Martin West and San Francisco Ballet Orchestra’s Lowell Liebermann: Frankenstein recording gets a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review from Remy Frank’s Pizzicato Magazine:
“Lowell Liebermann’s score has a distinctly visual, plot-driven and dramatic character, and is absolutely brilliantly orchestrated, so that it is a great pleasure to hear this imaginative, colorful and richly ornamented music, pleasantly rich in movement.
The distinctive themes for the acting characters and the descriptive music make it easy to follow the action purely aurally, without seeing the ballet. In the process, the scenes become so characteristic that on a second listen-through at random, I recognized over 75% of the scenes and was able to associate them with their titles, whether in the love scenes or the terrifying moments where the ‘creature’ gets the upper hand.
The performance by the excellent San Francisco Ballet Orchestra under its Music Director, Martin West is atmospheric and evocative.
Frankenstein is undoubtedly a ballet score that joins the ranks of great works in the genre.”—Remy Franck, Pizzicato