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Classical Beatles

Album Summary

>Lennon, John : Yesterday
>Lennon, John : She's Leaving Home
>Lennon, John : A Hard Day's Night
>Lennon, John : Penny Lane
>Lennon, John : All You Need Is Love
>Lennon, John : Hey Jude
>Lennon, John : Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da
>Lennon, John : Let It Be
>Lennon, John : Girl
>Lennon, John : Ticket to Ride
>Harrison, George : Here Comes the Sun
>Lennon, John : Paperback Writer
>Lennon, John : Honey Pie
>Lennon, John : Maxwell's silver hammer
>Lennon, John : Lady Madonna
>Lennon, John : Michelle
>Lennon, John : Day tripper
>Lennon, John : The Fool on the Hill
>Lennon, John : Got to Get You into My Life
>Wilkinson, Arthur : Beatlecracker Suite (after Tchaikovsky, Lennon & McCartney)
>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
>Martin, George Clement : For No One / Blackbird, medley for soprano & orchestra (after Lennon & McCartney)
>Lennon, John : Eight Days a Week
>Lennon, John : And I Love Her
>Lennon, John : Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
>Lennon, John : Eleanor Rigby
>Lennon, John : Can't Buy Me Love
>Lennon, John : Here, There & Everywhere
>Lennon, John : Yellow Submarine
>Lennon, John : I Want to Hold Your Hand
>Lennon, John : The Long and Winding Road
>Lennon, John : Help!
>Lennon, John : We Can Work It Out
>Lennon, John : You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
>Lennon, John : Back in the USSR
>Rutter, John : Beatles Concerto, for 2 pianos & orchestra
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Beatles were and remain the most influential pop group of all time and their songs have been covered not only by many other groups and solo pop artists, but also by a number of classical performers. 'Classical Beatles' includes classical cover versions of more than 40 original Beatles songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, as well as several titles by George Harrison. The classical artists heard on the set include the vocal groups The King's Singers, The Vienna Boys' Choir, Kindred Spirits and The Swingle Singers in clever arrangements of Beatles favorites, as well as the opera star Lesley Garrett singing 'For No One' and 'Blackbird' with orchestra arranged and conducted by the Beatles original producer, Sir George Martin.

This two CD set contains 45 of Lennon & McCartney's finest songs as interpreted by a variety of classical performers. While the songs were initially intended for a Pop/Rock audience, the Beatles' tunes have consistently been reinterpreted in every musical genre imaginable. The beautiful melodies of the songs are enhanced ten-fold in a classical setting, especially when they are intelligently arranged for the ultimate emotional impact, as heard on this collection. Includes songs performed by Robert Chilcott, Manuel Barrueco, Swingle Singers and others. Features grand performances of 'Yesterday', 'Here, There And Everywhere', 'Let It Be', 'Long And Winding Road' and 'Fool On The Hill'. EMI.



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Works Details

>Lennon, John : Yesterday
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1965

>Lennon, John : She's Leaving Home
  • Performers: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar); David Tanenbaum (Guitar)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1967

>Lennon, John : A Hard Day's Night
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1964

>Lennon, John : Penny Lane
  • Conductor: Richard Edlinger
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1966

>Lennon, John : All You Need Is Love
  • Ensemble: Instrumental Ensemble
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lennon, John : Hey Jude
  • Performer: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1968

>Lennon, John : Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lennon, John : Let It Be
  • Performers: Zoe Mather (Piano); Lesley Garrett; Jonathan Harvey (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Philip Ellis
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lennon, John : Girl
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Lennon, John : Ticket to Ride
  • Performer: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Jeremy Lubbock
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Harrison, George : Here Comes the Sun
  • Conductor: Miriam Nemcová
  • Ensemble: Kindred Spirits
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1969

>Lennon, John : Paperback Writer
  • Conductor: Richard Edlinger
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lennon, John : Honey Pie
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lennon, John : Maxwell's silver hammer
  • Conductor: Ron Goodwin
  • Ensemble: Rostal & Schaefer Piano Duo
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lennon, John : Lady Madonna
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lennon, John : Michelle
  • Performer: Xue Yang (Guitar)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1965

>Lennon, John : Day tripper
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lennon, John : The Fool on the Hill
  • Conductor: Ron Goodwin
  • Ensemble: Rostal & Schaefer Piano Duo
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1967

>Lennon, John : Got to Get You into My Life
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Wilkinson, Arthur : Beatlecracker Suite (after Tchaikovsky, Lennon & McCartney)
  • Conductor: Arthur Wilkinson
  • Running Time: 10 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1965

>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
  • Period Time: Modern

>Martin, George Clement : For No One / Blackbird, medley for soprano & orchestra (after Lennon & McCartney)
  • Performer: Lesley Garrett
  • Conductor: George Martin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Lennon, John : Eight Days a Week
  • Conductor: Richard Edlinger
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lennon, John : And I Love Her
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1964

>Lennon, John : Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  • Performer: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1967

>Lennon, John : Eleanor Rigby
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1966

>Lennon, John : A Hard Day's Night
  • Conductor: Ron Goodwin
  • Ensemble: Rostal & Schaefer Piano Duo
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1964

>Lennon, John : Can't Buy Me Love
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1964

>Lennon, John : Here, There & Everywhere
  • Performer: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Jeremy Lubbock
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1966

>Lennon, John : The Fool on the Hill
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1967

>Lennon, John : Yellow Submarine
  • Conductor: Richard Edlinger
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lennon, John : I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lennon, John : The Long and Winding Road
  • Performer: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Jeremy Lubbock
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1969

>Lennon, John : Help!
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lennon, John : We Can Work It Out
  • Conductor: Richard Edlinger
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lennon, John : You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
  • Performer: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Jeremy Lubbock
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lennon, John : Back in the USSR
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Rutter, John : Beatles Concerto, for 2 pianos & orchestra
  • Conductor: Ron Goodwin
  • Ensemble: Rostal & Schaefer Piano Duo
  • Running Time: 23 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977