Caprice

Caprice

by David Garrett
     
 
Caprice, violinist David Garrett's 2014 release on Decca, is a lively collection of crossover pieces that reflect his roles as a classically trained virtuoso and a populizer of many kinds of music. It's a balancing act that has great appeal for a large audience of casual listeners, and Garrett communicates both energy and excitement in his elaborate

Overview

Caprice, violinist David Garrett's 2014 release on Decca, is a lively collection of crossover pieces that reflect his roles as a classically trained virtuoso and a populizer of many kinds of music. It's a balancing act that has great appeal for a large audience of casual listeners, and Garrett communicates both energy and excitement in his elaborate arrangements of music by the Romantic violinist par excellence, Niccolò Paganini, giving a contemporary sound to the "Caprice No. 24," "La campanella," "Carnival of Venice," and other spectacular showpieces. He also includes his own lavish versions of themes from Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake," Rachmaninov's "Piano Concerto No. 2," Mozart's "Rondo alla Turca," Wieniawski's "Capriccio tarantella," and a smattering of flashy updates of old favorites. To add variety to the program, Garrett has also invited tenor Andrea Bocelli, pop vocalist Nicole Scherzinger, and guitarist Steve Morris, whose name recognition will draw in their fans. Of course, Garrett's unabashed showmanship and crowd-pleasing renditions of the classics will never win over purists, but since he makes no secret that he is an entertainer and not an academic, few listeners will feel misled. Instead, they will probably recognize much of the music here, and appreciate Garrett's intentions, if not always the results.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/22/2014
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0602537788583
catalogNumber:
1234220
Rank:
31804

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Garrett   Primary Artist,Violin
Steve Morse   Guitar
Munich Radio Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Andrea Bocelli   Tenor (Vocal)
Ray Vega   Trumpet
Ricciotti Ensemble   Performing Ensemble
Nicole Scherzinger   Vocals
Steven Wolf   Drums
Rogier Van Wegberg   Bass
Ulf Schirmer   Conductor
Franck Van Der Heijden   Guitar,Percussion,Conductor,Keyboards
John Haywood   Piano
Jeff Allen   Bass
Sergei Rachmanin   Drums
Jeff Lipstein   Drums

Technical Credits

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Composer
Niccolò Paganini   Composer,Original Material
Sergey Rachmaninov   Composer
Domenico Scarlatti   Composer
Giuseppe Tartini   Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Henryk Wieniawski   Composer
Ronald Prent   Engineering Support
Peter Urban   Engineering Support
Rick Blaskey   Executive Producer,Management
David Garrett   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Bernard Rose   Lyricist
Ricciotti Ensemble   String Ensemble
Jamie Corby   Management
Franck Van Der Heijden   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Thomas Liebchen   Art Direction
John Haywood   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Sibylle Schäfer   Liner Notes
Burkhard Schäfer   Liner Notes
Bernard Rose   Composer
Giancarlo Romita   Lyricist
Eric van der Horst   Engineering Support

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