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Roger Marsh: Albert Giraud's Pierrot Lunaire - Alex Shepherd (piano); Anna Maria Friman (vocals); Anna Myatt (soprano); Chris O'Gorman (tenor); Christian Mason (violin);...
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It might seem foolhardy to set about to compose a piece based on the same text as that of one of the seminal works in twentieth century music, but British composer Roger Marsh has taken the risk and succeeded in creating something entirely new and hugely engaging. His choral cycle, Albert Giraud's Pierrot Lunaire, uses the same texts as Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, but beyond that, there is little basis for comparing the works, setting up Marsh's effort as a challenge to Schoenberg's masterpiece. Schoenberg used a German ...