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Classics for a New Century

Album Summary

>Sartori, Francesco : Oltre la tempesta
>Jobim, Antonio Carlos : Chega de Saudade
>Wood, Steve : Vincero, Perdero
>Massenet, Jules : Thais
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera
>Debussy, Claude : Children's Corner
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Lakme, opera
>Williams, John : Star Wars, Episode II
>Morricone, Ennio : Nella fantasia, for voice & orchestra
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 1 in C major, Op. 10/1, CT. 14
>Joel, Billy : Waltz no 3 for piano ("For Lola"), Op. 9
>Beckerman, Danny : Just Wave Hello (Ford Global Anthem)
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Notes & Reviews:

On Classics for a New Century, 13 of Sony Classical's releases are stripped of all but their most emotional moments. It's an exhausting listen start to finish, better served in small doses. There's classical artists crossing over to pop and pop artists crossing over to classical, bits of soundtracks, plus some blending of world and electronic music with traditional pieces. Just about everybody is trying something new except Murray Perahia, whose Chopin piece was probably included because it won a Grammy. The greatest injustice is the pianist who played on a track taken from The Pianist isn't even credited (it was Janusz Olejniczak). Nonetheless, advertising executives should grab a copy since all of the emotive tracks will work wonders for their products. Classics for a New Century is the kind of release that will make purists cringe and others will swoon over. ~ David Jeffries



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Works Details

>Sartori, Francesco : Oltre la tempesta
  • Performers: Duetto-Exe Terra (Tenor); Salvatore Licitra (Tenor); Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Jobim, Antonio Carlos : Chega de Saudade
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Rosa Passos (Voice)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Wood, Steve : Vincerò, Perderò
  • Performers: Mario Frangoulis (Cello); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.

>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs :: Meditation
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera :: Una furtiva lagrima
  • Performers: Mary Fahl; Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Debussy, Claude : Children's Corner :: Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Bela Fleck (Banjo)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906-1908

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé, opera :: Flower Duet "Lakmé H2O"
  • Performers: Opera Babes (Cello); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Williams, John : Star Wars, Episode II :: Attack of the Clones, film score
  • Performers: John Williams (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Morricone, Ennio : Nella fantasia, for voice & orchestra
  • Performers: Summer (Voice); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
  • Performers: Summer (Voice); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 1 in C major, Op. 10/1, CT. 14
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Joel, Billy : Waltz no 3 for piano ("For Lola"), Op. 9
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Billy Joel (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Waltz

>Beckerman, Danny : Just Wave Hello (Ford Global Anthem)
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Charlotte Church
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal