Aria

Aria

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by Paul Schwartz
     
 

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Ambient composers Paul Schwartz and Mario Grigorov add their electronic melodies to selected opera arias on this album. Popular melodies from Carmen, Madame Butterfly, The Magic Flute, Dido, Aeneas, and more are used here. The final effect is striking, though theseSee more details below

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Ambient composers Paul Schwartz and Mario Grigorov add their electronic melodies to selected opera arias on this album. Popular melodies from Carmen, Madame Butterfly, The Magic Flute, Dido, Aeneas, and more are used here. The final effect is striking, though these classic themes may be enhancing the Schwartz- Grigonoz creations more than they are helping the arias. A product of renowned Abbey Road Studio #1, all the operatic vocals were recorded live in this acoustically superb environment. This shows the creator's respect for the time-tested gems they are setting. It comes as no surprise that Schwartz was Andre Previn's assistant conductor with the Pittsburgh Symphony and musical director for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phanton of the Opera. Grigorov is a pianist and composer who is as comfortable in jazz and classical music as is in rock and electronica. Aria is sublime and rewarding.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/2004
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923576327
catalogNumber:
5763
Rank:
10133

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Schwartz   Primary Artist,Conductor,Track Performer
Sam Newsome   Saxophone,Vocals,Soloist
Sharon Bryant   Background Vocals
Michael Ivey   Vocals
Martin Loveday   Cello
Anthony Pleeth   Cello,Soloist
Scott Wendholt   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Soloist
Gavyn Wright   Violin
Helen Tunstall   Harp
Mario Grigorov   Track Performer
Boguslaw Kostecki   Violin
Rebecca Luker   Vocals
Gordon Rickmeister   Drum Loop
Linda Watson Brown   Background Vocals
Michelle Ivey   Vocals
Linda Watson-Brown   Background Vocals
Boguslav Kostecki   Violin
Michelle Ivey   Vocals
Helen Turnstall   Harp

Technical Credits

Paul Schwartz   Producer,String Arrangements,Concept,Audio Production,Creation
Mario Grigorov   Concept,Creation
Steve Plotnicki   Executive Producer
Gordon Rickmeister   drum programming

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