Cristal: Glass Music Through the Ages

Cristal: Glass Music Through the Ages

by Dennis James, Dennis James
     
 

Ten-time Grammy winner Linda Ronstadt was the driving force behind Cristal: Glass Music Through the Ages, an album celebrating the haunting sound of the glass harmonica. Dennis James is the featured artist, performing on various types of glass harmonicas in combination with other musicians, including soprano Ruth Ann Swenson, the Emerson String Quartet, andSee more details below

Overview

Ten-time Grammy winner Linda Ronstadt was the driving force behind Cristal: Glass Music Through the Ages, an album celebrating the haunting sound of the glass harmonica. Dennis James is the featured artist, performing on various types of glass harmonicas in combination with other musicians, including soprano Ruth Ann Swenson, the Emerson String Quartet, and Ronstadt, who appears on three tracks. The music ranges from classical works by Mozart, Scarlatti, and Fauré to an Irish folk song and contemporary compositions.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Borghi
Cristal is an excellent and original recording. This is a disc that is fresh and exciting. Its brilliance comes through from the first piece right through to the last. Cristal, subtitled "Glass Music Through the Ages," is a unique recording that features Linda Ronstadt with glass virtuoso Dennis James. This recording showcases a variety of different moods, but the glass harmonica and the crystal baschet have lush and serenely sweet sounds that bring the pieces to life while also letting them settle in the background. Cristal features a variety of performers, including the Emerson String Quartet and Ruth Ann Swenson. The recording also features original glass music by Mozart, Beethoven, C.P.E. Bach, and Purcell. For fans of ethereal music, particularly space and new age music, this is an excellent find. Fans of classical and more mainstream music will also find this recording to be exceptionally refreshing. Overall, this is a fantastic work and one that belongs in any music lover's collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/15/2002
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998904729
catalogNumber:
89047

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dennis James   Primary Artist,Harmonica,Cristal Bachet
Linda Ronstadt   Soprano (Vocal)
Julie Gigante   Violin
Roland Kato   Viola
Simon Oswell   Viola
Geri Rotella   Flute
David Shostac   Flute
Marcia Dickstein   Harp
Sebastian Toettcher   Cello
Gary Bovyer   Clarinet
Leslie Reed   Oboe
Michael Horton   Tenor (Vocal)
Ruth Ann Swenson   Soprano (Vocal)
Virenia Lind   Vocals
Emerson String Quartet   String Quartet
Terri Koide   Vocals
Daniel Cuiller   Conductor
Ensemble Stradivaria   Ensemble
John Ellis   Oboe
Leslie Sabedra   Vocals
Veronique Dietschy   Soprano (Vocal)
Sarah Parkins   Violin
Dennis James   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Linda Ronstadt   Producer,Liner Notes
Jim Brady   Engineer
Dennis James   Liner Notes
Shawn Murphy   Engineer
Ellen Fitton   Engineer
Roxanne Slimak   Art Direction
Nicolas Bartholomee   Engineer
Johnny Boylan   Producer
Andre Poulain   Producer
Nicolo Minato   Text

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