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The Folly of Desire

Brad Mehldau, Ian Bostridge

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New Song Cycle Inquiring the Limits of Sexual Freedom

Composer and Pianist Brad Mehldau makes his Pentatone debut with The Folly of Desire. The album inquires about the limits of sexual freedom in a post-#MeToo political age. It features Tenor Ian Bostridge, one of the greatest song interpreters of our times. The album is exclusively available in Stereo DSD from Native DSD Music. 

Setting poetry by Blake, Yeats, Shakespeare, Brecht, Goethe, Auden and Cummings, Mehldau’s music shifts seamlessly between a Jazz idiom and Classical art song, and the work explores a theme as timeless as it is topical. The stylistic diversity of this project is underlined by adding a selection of Jazz standards including Cole Porter’s Night And Day and Every Time We Say Goodbye and David Mann’s In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning.

Brad Mehldau appears courtesy of Nonesuch Records.

 

Ian Bostridge, Tenor
Brad Mehldau, Pianist and Composer

Tracklist

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1.
The Folly of Desire: The Sick Rose
01:43
2.
The Folly of Desire: Leda and the Swan
04:17
3.
The Folly of Desire: Sonnet 147
02:56
4.
The Folly of Desire: Sonnet 75
02:50
5.
The Folly of Desire: Über die Verführung von Engeln
03:15
6.
The Folly of Desire: Ganymede I
06:27
7.
The Folly of Desire: Ganymede II
03:28
8.
The Folly of Desire: the boys i mean are not refined
04:51
9.
The Folly of Desire: Sailing to Byzantium
02:22
10.
The Folly of Desire: Night II
06:41
11.
The Folly of Desire: Lullaby
07:54
12.
These Foolish Things
05:13
13.
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
03:09
14.
Every Time We Say Goodbye
05:09
15.
Nacht und Träume, D 827
03:47
16.
Night and Day
03:56

Total time: 01:07:58

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PTC5187035

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Brad Mehldau appears courtesy of Nonesuch Records

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Piano Technician

Barry Caradine

Producer

Mark Brown

Recording Engineer

Philip Siney

Recording Location

This album was recorded at the Alpheton New Maltings, Sudbury, UK in July 2022

Release DateJune 2, 2023

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