FANNY offers a serious and sympathetic account of the call of the sea versus the call of love among the earthy denizens of the teeming Old Port of Marseille. The songs serve as real emotional peaks in the dialogue, and the orchestra underlines the action with brief random passages. Familiar favorites are the title song, "Restless Heart," a driving chant of the sea-crazed Marius, the lovely ballads, "The Thought of You" and "I Have to Tell You," César’s, "Love is a Very Light Thing" and Panisse’s, "To My Wife." Variety is added by the amusing "Be kind to your Parents" and "Octopus Song." "Welcome Home" is indeed a touching number.
Marius, Fanny’s sweetheart is more enchanted with ideas of world travel than with love. He feels an irresistible call of the sea, leaving behind his father and sweetheart. Wealthy, middle-aged Panisse marries Fanny to give her son an affectionate father and is delighted with his belated acquisition of a family. Derelict Marius returns but is sent away by his saddened father. Finally Panisse dies, and Marius claims his rightful family. FANNY is a colorful, human, tuneful romance.
|1||Violin D & Mandolin|
|1||Reed I: Flute & Piccolo|
|1||Reed II: Oboe & English Horn|
|1||Reed III: Clarinet & Bass Clarinet|
|1||Reed IV: Flute & Clarinet|
|1||Reed V: Clarinet & Bassoon|
|1||Horn I & II|
|1||Trumpet I & II|
|1||Piano & Celeste|
|Piano-Conductor’s Score sent with rehearsal material.|
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