John Corigliano: Review: “Phantasmagoria” and other works

John Corigliano: Review: “Phantasmagoria” and other works
John Corigliano PHANTASMAGORIA TO MUSIC FANTASIA ON AN OSTINATO THREE HALLUCINATIONS Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra/Klas Ondine-1058-2(CD) Ondine’s exciting new Corigliano collection presents the world-premiere orchestral recording of PHANTASMAGORIA, a fantasy on his opera THE GHOST OF VERSAILLES. Corigliano fashions a compelling narrative incorporating the opera’s main thematic elements and juxtaposing its wildly diverse musical styles, from bracing otherworldly modernism...to neoclassical — albeit viewed through a refracted lens.... THREE HALLUCINATIONS features what probably is Corigliano’s best-known music....[His] stunning film score for "Altered States" set new standards in marrying music to cinematic images, and it established the composer as a formidable artistic force... — Victor Carr Jr., CLASSICSTODAY.COM

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