Publisher: Music Sales Limited
Publication Date: July 20, 2018
Binding: Kobo eBook
The Juliet Letters is a song sequence for String Quartet and Voice written by Elvis Costello and performed with The Brodsky Quartet.
Written in response to an article detailing the discovery that a Veronese academic had been replying to letters addressed to 'Juliet Capulet', the delicate and personal nature of the content of such correspondence has inspired a wonderful and poignant set of songs arranged specifically for, and performed by, The Brodsky Quartet.
This is a deceptively simple and work, baring all the qualities of Costello's intelligent sense of melody, and this matching folio of the work is carefully arranged and wonderfully presented, including a foreword by Elvis Costello himself.