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It's no surprise that Yanni is most identified with this amazingly powerful experience also presented as one of PBS' most popular concerts ever, because it seems like the musical project he was most destined to make. After making millions stateside, he returns to the historic ancient Acropolis of his Greek homeland to share his sweeping music with his countrymen. One of the most impressive aspects of Yanni in this live setting is the way his beautiful piano passages blend with the occasional boom of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Shardad Rohani. Whereas it's easy to complain that his studio recordings are overly reliant on synthesized strings, here it's ...
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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
It's no surprise that Yanni is most identified with this amazingly powerful experience also presented as one of PBS' most popular concerts ever, because it seems like the musical project he was most destined to make. After making millions stateside, he returns to the historic ancient Acropolis of his Greek homeland to share his sweeping music with his countrymen. One of the most impressive aspects of Yanni in this live setting is the way his beautiful piano passages blend with the occasional boom of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Shardad Rohani. Whereas it's easy to complain that his studio recordings are overly reliant on synthesized strings, here it's the real deal. "Santorini" epitomizes the musical balance, opening with several minutes of percussive string fanfare, then allowing Yanni to be simply expressive on the acoustic piano as the orchestra tones down and provides a caress of accompaniment. "Until the Last Moment" flows along tenderly with the same effect. Even songs like "Keys to the Imagination," which are played on synth, are taken to more emotional levels with the dramatic swells of the orchestra. The concert features its share of familiar tunes "Swept Away," "Reflections of Passion", but surprises in spots with more drawn out, thoughtful dishes of exotica like "Acroval/Standing in Motion," which begins with atmosphere and chime effects, then evolves into an adventurous orchestral and synth explosion more ambitious than anything Yanni has attempted on his studio recordings. The sticker on the original disc release also informs listeners that it's recorded in 48-track digital sound. The same sticker calls it the event of a lifetime. It's an amazing concert, but more the core event of Yanni's life and career than anyone listening to this recording.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/1994
  • Label: Private Music
  • UPC: 010058211624
  • Catalog Number: 82116

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yanni Primary Artist
Shardad Rohani Violin, Conductor
Karen Briggs Violin
Charlie Adams Drums
Michael Bruno Percussion
Ric Fierabracci Bass
Julie Homi Keyboards
Bradley Joseph Keyboards
Technical Credits
Shardad Rohani Contributor, Orchestration
Yanni Producer, Engineer
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Contributor
Andy Rose Engineer
Norman Moore Art Direction
Chris Bellman Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellant

    Excellant performance, the best I have ever seen........ To this I will never forget his performance.. Live Acropolis

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A true masterpiece

    This is without a doubt one of the G-R-E-A-T-E-S-T live albums ever made. A MUST-HAVE!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Magic!

    I absolutely love this CD. I've listened to it a million times and never tire of it. It literally puts me in a different world when I hear it. I especially love the violins.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply Perfect

    Unrestrained by the rigidities of Classical Music and yet, unaffected by the obnoxious outporings of modern rock, Yanni's music is a tribute to the greatness that men dream of attaining. It is sweet as well as sensuous, conventional as well as daring. Live at the Acropolis is an experience few people will ever forget.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A spiritual inspiration to us all !!

    This is a must have...if you are in search of yourself, in search of the meaning of life, or if you need direction...these songs will guide you, entertain you, and inspire you...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best new age CD ever

    This is the best New Age CD I have ever heard. The way the songs are mixed is incredible you feel the ups and downs. Great for people practicing Yoga.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Yanni's unique expression of the energy of life.

    I believe this man touches and can express an energy that has been with mankind for centuries. He chooses to express it through the medium of music. If you choose to bring this music into to your home/life, you choose to connect, or begin your connection with all people and souls. We are, after all the same. Amelia, Boulder, Co.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best......!!!!!

    This album is very fantastic..... Yanni's music is soothing and engaging...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Just WONDERFUL !

    I don't know how to express my feeling.It is a great combination of all styles of music.Buy it,listen to it and enjoy it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Yanni's Best Performance!

    This is Yanni's best work! Being a live concert in his country of birth gives the music an intensity that really brings it to life. Yanni has given his best to the people of Greece in this superb performance. By doing so, he has also given his best to all of us. I haven't heard better yet!

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