Lior Rosner's Sugar Plum On The Run Released November 8th
7th November 2019
November 8th marks the release of Sugar Plum On The Run, a new album from composer Lior Rosner, featuring an original story about the Sugar Plum Fairy from holiday favorite The Nutcracker. Jeremy Irons narrates the story, written by James Lorick and Rosner, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Scott Dunn performing Rosner’s music. The album is released by Sony Classical, with compositions published by Chester Music (part of the Music Sales group).
A World Soundtrack-nominated and ASCAP award-winning composer of film, television and concert music, Rosner was inspired by the Christmas season and Tchaikovsky’s well-loved miniature, which he felt could be developed into a longer work. He subsequently added a narrative which tells a story about the adventures of a young fairy. “I was fascinated with the idea of Christmas and the Christmas season. That fascination started after moving to the US. From classic holiday specials on television to the iconic music and plays, I always thought of adding my musical voice to the acclaimed Christmas canon.
“No piece is more synonymous with the Christmas season than Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. When I used to listen to the ballet, I really wished that Tchaikovsky had continued developing the music from the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – so I chose to craft a set of variations based on that musical material. Shortly after finishing the work, I realized that there is a strong narrative feel to the piece, and I decided to add a narrator, telling what will be the first in a series of new adventures for Sugar Plum. I couldn’t be happier to create this narrative with Jeremy Irons, our phenomenally gifted narrator, and the acclaimed Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.”