Harmony: The Official Athens 2004 Olympic Games Classical Album

Harmony: The Official Athens 2004 Olympic Games Classical Album

     
 

Harmony: The Official Athens 2004 Olympic Games Classical Album brings together a winning team of top musicians to celebrate the 28th Olympiad. Singers such as Sarah Brightman, Plácido Domingo, Charlotte Church and the Celtic Tenors -- alongside instrumentalists Vanessa-Mae, Nigel Kennedy, André Rieu, and others -- feature on this star-studded compilation.…  See more details below

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Harmony: The Official Athens 2004 Olympic Games Classical Album brings together a winning team of top musicians to celebrate the 28th Olympiad. Singers such as Sarah Brightman, Plácido Domingo, Charlotte Church and the Celtic Tenors -- alongside instrumentalists Vanessa-Mae, Nigel Kennedy, André Rieu, and others -- feature on this star-studded compilation. Including such golden tunes as Vangelis's Chariots of Fire theme, it's an inspirational Olympics soundtrack from today's most popular classical crossover artists.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Released in relation to the Athens Olympics in 2004, Harmony is purportedly a classical album, but in reality is a fair bit less coherent. Classical music is the core, with a few instrumental pieces as well as operatic works here and there. Along with this, though, are a fair number of new age and adult contemporary-style works. The majority of the pieces are relatively popular crossover hits from the last decade, and the artists involved nearly all hold some name value. The collection itself is certainly well performed -- these are artists of an extremely high caliber after all. The mix of styles is likely intended to represent the cross-culturalism of the Olympics, but the tone is very overly Western European and relatively modern. The real treats are those pieces and performers with less (though still some) name value in the West. Natacha Atlas provides some exquisite vocals on a track with Nigel Kennedy and Kroke, and Vanessa-Mae leaves a very nice contemporary classical piece related to the reunification of Hong Kong with mainland China. A nice album, though one would be better served by a basic "opera's greatest hits" album, or similar items on the market.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/2004
Label:
Emi Classics
UPC:
0724355786227
catalogNumber:
57862

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Tracks

  1. Olympic Dream (Eden Mix)  -  Maksim
  2. Adiemus, for female voices & orchestra
  3. Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò), song
  4. Adje Jano
  5. Maria Elena / Corazón, corazón / Fina estampa  - Plácido Domingo
  6. A Time For Us  - André Rieu
  7. Qui Radamès verrè... O patria mia  - Maria Callas
  8. Voca Me  -  Libera
  9. [Unspecified excerpt]
  10. Happy Valley, the 1997 Re-Unification Overture
  11. Pokarekare Ana
  12. Mull of Kintyre
  13. Pie Jesu  - Charlotte Church
  14. Händel: Sarabande  - Julia Thornton
  15. Song of our Homeland  -  Izzy
  16. Agnus Dei  - Karl Jenkins
  17. Auld Lang Syne

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nigel Kennedy   Violin,Electric Violin
Sarah Brightman   Vocals
Maria Callas   Vocals
Plácido Domingo   Vocals
Kiri Te Kanawa   Vocals
Natacha Atlas   Vocals
Ronan Browne   Pipe,uillean pipes,tin whistle
Mitch Dalton   Acoustic Guitar
Pete Howarth   Vocals,Background Vocals
Karl Jenkins   Conductor
Paul Keogh   Acoustic Guitar
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Bruce Lynch   Musical Direction
Suzanne Lynch   Group Member
Mike Moran   Conductor,Drums,Keyboards
Brett Morgan   Drums
Peter Morgan   Group Member
Mick Mullins   Vocals,Background Vocals
Keith Murrell   Vocals,Background Vocals
Tullio Serafin   Conductor
Bebu Silvetti   Conductor
Miriam Stockley   Vocals
Peter Weihe   Guitar
Gavyn Wright   Leader
André Rieu   Violin
Dave Arch   Conductor
Trevor Barry   Guitar,Bass Guitar
Helmut Lotti   Vocals
Alfredo Oliva   Concert Master
David Hartley   Piano
Peter Lockett   Percussion
Robert Prizeman   Conductor
Vasko Vassilev   Leader
Michael Soltau   Keyboards
Mike Reed   Conductor
Charlotte Church   Vocals
VVC Symphonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Ernö Olah   Leader
Sîan Edwards   Conductor
Libera   Ensemble
Abbey Road Ensemble   Ensemble
Pete Murray   Keyboards
Celtic Tenors   Vocals
Jerzy Bawol   Accordion,Vocals
Christopher Robson   Vocals,Soloist
Tomasz Kukurba   Flute,Percussion,Viola,Vocals
Kroke   Flute,Percussion,Viola,Vocals,Ensemble
Tomasz Lato   Double Bass
Julia Thornton   Vocals
Paul Beniston   Trumpet
Matthew Gilsenan   Vocals
James Nelson   Vocals
National Youth Choir of Great Britain   Choir, Chorus
Welsh National Opera Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Joseph Platt   Vocals
Peter Murray   Keyboards
Mitchell Dalton   Acoustic Guitar
Scala Theater Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Natasha Atlas   Vocals
Maori Vocal Group   Ensemble
Michael Reed   Conductor
Anthony Chadney   Vocals
Adiemus Singers   Track Performer
Netherlands National Radio Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Izzy   Vocals
Mike Brewer   Musical Direction
Maksim   Vocals

Technical Credits

George Frideric Handel   Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Nino Rota   Composer
John Stanley   Producer
David Essex   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Nigel Kennedy   Arranger
Denny Laine   Composer
Craig Leon   Arranger,Producer
John Cacavas   Arranger
Peter Cobbin   Producer,Engineer,Engineering
Jaz Coleman   Producer
Nick Griffiths   Engineer
Andy Hill   Composer,Producer
Ruud Jacobs   Producer
Karl Jenkins   Composer,Producer
Eric Jordan   Engineer
Dick Lewzey   Engineer
Bruce Lynch   Arranger
Mike Moran   Arranger,Producer
Vangelis   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Bebu Silvetti   Producer
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
André Rieu   Arranger
Tony Taverner   Engineer
Ian Cooper   Mastering
Carl Jenkins   Composer
Frank Peterson   Composer,Producer
Glen Marchese   Engineer
Paul Bailey   Mastering
Patrick Kiernan   Orchestra Leader
Joel Numa   Engineer
Helmut Lotti   Arranger
Roy Emerson   Producer
John Fraser   Producer
Grace Row   Producer
Robert Prizeman   Arranger,Composer,Director,Producer,Text
Vasko Vassilev   Producer,Orchestra Leader
Gert Jan Vermeulen   Producer
Walter Legge   Producer
Lorenzo Barcelata   Composer
Ernö Olah   Orchestra Leader
Andy Green   Engineer
Jeremy Caulton   Executive Producer
Traditional   Composer
Ian Tilley   Producer
Helen Connolly   Executive Producer
Simon Kiln   Mastering
Jerzy Bawol   Arranger
Tomasz Kukurba   Arranger
Pamela Nicholson   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Dariusz Grela   Engineer
Sam O'Kell   Engineer
Tomasz Lato   Arranger
Wojciech Gruszka   Engineer
Wim Bohets   Arranger
Limo Hearn   Mastering
Lucio Quarantotto   Composer
Duncan Riddell   Orchestra Leader
Robert E. Beckett   Engineer
David Bryce   Executive Producer
Whiteburn   Producer
Rolf Bremmer   Engineer
Paul Baily   Mastering
Grace Kristopher Row   Producer
Antonio Ghislanzoni   Librettist
Mike Brewer   Musical Director

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