Part II, entitled 'Entr'acte
', offers documents on Boris Godunov and the censor plus a selection of critical texts ranging from Cui and Laroche in 1874 to Sergei Slonimskii in 1989.
The first of these was originally a concerto for solo organ and strings(63) dating from the same period as the original form of the Concerto a due cori.(64) Handel later transformed this version into a concerto for solo organ.(65) Both concertos derived some movements from the Concerto a due cori,(66) but there is no evidence that either of them was played as entr'acte
music in the oratorio.
The National Academy Orchestra played magnificently--the Entr'acte
to Act III demonstrated the lush sound and emotion that conductor Boris Brott was able to draw from his young musicians.
: Thibault de Gialluly, Honore d'O, Elika Hedayat, Miguel Mont, Francois Morellet, Lucien Pelen, and Stephane Thidet
Musical Numbers: "Overture," "Political Science," "Dixie Flyer," "Down in New Orleans," "I Think It's Going to Rain Today," "Real Emotional Girl," "A Fool in Love," "Better Off Dead," "Potholes," "The Man," "Short People," "Great Nations of Europe," "Sail Away," "Birmingham," "Marie," "Gainesville," "Big Hat, No Cattle," "Louisiana 1927," "Happy", "I Love L.A.," "Entr'acte
," "God's Song," "The World Isn't Fail," "My Life Is Good," "Rollin'," "When She Loved Me," "Shame," "Feels Like Home," "I Gotta Be Your Man," "You Can Leave Your Hat On," "A Few Words in Defense of Our Country," "Old Man," "You've Got a Friend in Me," "Harps and Angels," "I Love L.A.
'Ethiopian Delineation', an entr'acte
or circus entertainment featuring white actors blacking up to impersonate black people (specifically black Americans), seems to have come to Britain from the United States almost as soon as it emerged there, as did its successor, the musical troupe (Dan Emmett's Virginia Minstrels in the 1840s).
For the 1706 court performance it would have been very easy to cut the dialogue introducing the musical scenes and play the farce uninterruptedly, or with only short entr'acte
entertainments of singing or dancing, before the performance of England's Glory as the grand finale.
Among the further delights in the set are Berlioz's Bevenuto Cellini overture; Schubert's Rosamunde Entr'acte
In fact the work suffered not just from an empty auditorium but from girlish giggling and chatter, presumably from those there more for the entr'acte
performance of Departures, a short interlude by Brecon High School students developed in workshops with the Carlsons.
(composed in association with Ravel) adds a particularly revealing detail, exhibiting Casella as an often sophisticated and able pasticheur of a whole range of musical styles (the titles of the pieces are a form of pastiche in themselves: Richard Wagner: Einleitung des dritten Aufzuges, Claude Debussy: Entr'acte
pour un drame en preparation, Richard Strauss: Sinfonia molestica .
The overture is even different: what is on the recording comes from the entr'acte
. The score demonstrates to the musical eye that this is not complicated music when compared, for example, to many operas.
He certainly understands the music and the character of the individual numbers, and, under his energetic direction, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra provided a well-played accompaniment, with lovely solos by the flute, clarinet and horn, especially in the entr'acte
Having enjoyed the resulting brouhaha from the relative calm of a nearby bar with Picabia and Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp himself (who appeared in Rene Clair's Entr'acte
, the cinematic component of the crucially multimedia revolt that bisected the theatrical goings-on) attended Sturtevant's 1967 performance by approaching and then strolling away from the poster pasted on the venue's door (sturtevant's relAche) while keeping his taxi waiting.
Musical numbers: "Overture," "My Kind of Town," "Come Dance With Me," "You Can't Love 'Em All," "Call Me Irresponsible," "What Makes It Happen," "I Like to Lead When I Dance," "Life Is for Livin'," "Walkin' Happy," "More Than Likely," "Same Old Song and Dance," "Ain't That a Kick in the Head," "Entr'acte
," "The Tender Trap," "Come Fly With Me," "Come on Strong," "High Hopes," "Love Is a Bore," "Come Blow Your Horn," "Ring-a-Ding Ding."
The Theatre maintained that once the band was removed from sight 'economy diminishes the strength of the music, the performers are indifferent or careless, and it appears too much trouble to play any entr'acte
music at all'.