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A CLOCKWORK OPERETTA
EMILY HOWARD / JOHN TURNER / EBB TRIO / FIDELIO TRIO / MANCHESTER SINFONIA conducted by RICHARD HOWARTH

Music by Kevin Malone ranging from the ethereal and haunting 'Angels and Fireflies' in version for recorder and orchestra, to the new and eclectic chamber work American Terpsichore, the album centers around the 'pop' songs written by Anthony Burgess for the original film script of A Clockwork Orange, which was rejected by director Stanley Kubrick in favor of his own less aggressive screenplay. A wild cabaret setting in which the songs have been arranged into five scenes, acrobatically perfomed by leading New York actress and singer Emily Howard..

CD DURATION:  70:05

AUDIO SAMPLE: Clockwork Operetta scene 2 extract




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tracks:
The Radio Song
Emily Howard (mezzo-soprano), Elizabeth Jordan (clarinet), Adam Swayne (piano)
American Terpsichore
The Fidelio Trio
Angels and Fireflies
John Turner (recorder), Manchester Sinfonia, conducted by Richard Howarth
A Clockwork Operetta
Emily Howard (mezzo-soprano), Cheryl Law (viola), Adam Swayne (piano)

review extracts: for full reviews click here

“A good introduction to this Manchester-based American composer's wide range, It is allusive, socially engaged music... sophisticated, witty and sometimes deeply moving. This enjoyable disc gives the listener much to think about.” – Rob Keeley (Manchester Sounds)

“What a CD for movie fans! Besides new ambitious chamber music, included in the recording are five songs written by Anthony Burgess for the Kubrick film ‘A Clockwork Orange', masterworks of cabaret fiercely composed by Kevin Malone, recorded here for the first time – and which are crying out for the stage.” - Unnamed reviewer (Die Deutsche Bühne)

“A tour de force by American mezzo Emily Howard who vocalizes in extraordinary ways. Malone's music is surprisingly economical in its scoring.” – Rick Jones (Words and Music ) Disc of the Day 13 January 2014

“A quartet of eclectic works from a talented composer who understands how to mix genres across the musical spectrum.” – Steven Bergman (Edge on the Net)

“Painted in fairly broad strokes but certainly worth hearing” – Roger Thomas (International Record Review)

“[Malone's] music is riotous, a whirligig of discombobulatory fun. The more one hears this music, the more one is fascinated by it. This is a fascinating disc, evidence of Kevin Malone's clear talent... a composer who has a clear vision of what he wants.. . a most impressive enterprise.” - Colin Clarke (Fanfare)