Classic Wynton

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All Music Guide - John Bush
There are undoubtedly many jazz fans who've been curious about Wynton Marsalis' classical recordings. Recognizing Marsalis' canon would benefit from an introductory volume, Sony Classical compiled Classic Wynton, which includes a cross-section of his non-jazz recordings from 1984 to 1998. Fans won't be surprised by the artist's clear, pure tone on these pieces, composed by Purcell, Handel, J.S. Bach, Hovhaness, Rimsky-Korsakov, and J.B. Arban. (The last, "Variations on 'Le Carnaval de Venise'," is famous as one of teenage Wynton's favorite pieces from his practice book.) Unfortunately for novices, the liners neglect a list of his classical discography, and the 1998 date ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
There are undoubtedly many jazz fans who've been curious about Wynton Marsalis' classical recordings. Recognizing Marsalis' canon would benefit from an introductory volume, Sony Classical compiled Classic Wynton, which includes a cross-section of his non-jazz recordings from 1984 to 1998. Fans won't be surprised by the artist's clear, pure tone on these pieces, composed by Purcell, Handel, J.S. Bach, Hovhaness, Rimsky-Korsakov, and J.B. Arban. (The last, "Variations on 'Le Carnaval de Venise'," is famous as one of teenage Wynton's favorite pieces from his practice book.) Unfortunately for novices, the liners neglect a list of his classical discography, and the 1998 date ensures that several of his famous 1999 performances won't be present. Still, dipping a toe in the water is quite easy with this volume.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/10/1998
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646080429
  • Catalog Number: 60804
  • Sales rank: 1,393

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wynton Marsalis Primary Artist, Trumpet
Anthony Newman Organ, Conductor, Keyboards, Continuo
Judith Lynn Stillman Piano
Kathleen Battle Soprano (Vocal)
Esa-Pekka Salonen Conductor
Orchestra of St. Luke's Performing Ensemble
English Chamber Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Raymond Leppard Conductor
Charles Tunnell Cello, Continuo
Ian On Awi Watson Harpsichord
Neal Black Oboe
Cho-Liang Lin Violin
Donald Hunsberger Conductor
Neil Black Oboe
Eastman Wind Ensemble Ensemble
William Bennett Flute
Ian Watson Harpsichord
John Nelson Conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Jeremiah Clarke Composer
George Frideric Handel Composer
Leopold Mozart Composer
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Composer
Michael Haydn Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach Composer
Thomas Frost Producer
Josephine DiDonato Art Direction
Donald Hunsberger Arranger
Eva Reisinger translation
Josee Begaud Contributor, translation
Traditional Composer
Laura Kszan Editorial Production
Josephine di Donato Artwork
Steven Epstein Producer
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