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Music to Drive Away Loiterers
     

Music to Drive Away Loiterers

by Gil Shaham
 
While classical music has been used effectively to disperse groups of loitering teenagers, basing a greatest-hits album on this method of passive crowd control might seem ill-advised, unless it's a compilation by popular violinist Gil Shaham, which is guaranteed to attract attention. Music to Drive Away Loiterers may have a practical value as a deterrent at

Overview

While classical music has been used effectively to disperse groups of loitering teenagers, basing a greatest-hits album on this method of passive crowd control might seem ill-advised, unless it's a compilation by popular violinist Gil Shaham, which is guaranteed to attract attention. Music to Drive Away Loiterers may have a practical value as a deterrent at malls and public spaces, but serious listeners will try it to sample Shaham's output, which includes selections from the five albums he recorded for his label, Canary Classics, between 2007 and 2013. The 15 tracks represent Shaham in concerto and chamber repertoire, and his charismatic personality is most apparent in such virtuosic showstoppers by Pablo de Sarasate as the "Carmen Fantasy," "Navarra" (with violinist Adele Anthony), and "Zapateado," along with some flashy movements from works by Felix Mendelssohn and Jean Sibelius. Even so, such a collection needs balance, so his expressive side is revealed in quieter pieces by Gabriel Fauré, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, John Williams, Ernest Bloch, and others. Because the ensembles and venues vary, the sound quality is a little uneven, though this will matter little to Shaham's fans, who already know what to expect.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2014
Label:
Canary Classics
UPC:
0892118001136
catalogNumber:
13
Rank:
124440

Tracks

  1. Carmen Fantasies, for various combinations (arranged by various composers): Introduction

    1. Introduction  (02:54)
  2. Pelléas et Mélisande, incidental music and suite for orchestra, Op. 80: Sicilienne

    1. Sicilienne  (03:35)
  3. Pelléas et Mélisande, incidental music and suite for orchestra, Op. 80: Fileuse (Spinning Song)

    1. Fileuse (Spinning Song)  (02:21)
  4. Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20: 3. Scherzo

    1. 3. Scherzo  (04:07)
  5. Sonata for violin & piano No. 19 in E flat major, K. 302 (K. 293b): 2. Rondeau

    1. 2. Rondeau  (06:10)
  6. The Love for Three Oranges, suite for orchestra, Op. 33 bis: March

    1. March  (01:38)
  7. Melodies (5) for violin & piano, Op. 35 bis: Andante

    1. Andante  (02:22)
  8. Navarra, for 2 violins & orchestra (or piano) ("Spanish Dance") Op. 33  (06:51)
  9. Concerto for violin & orchestra "Maninyas": Chorale

    1. Chorale  (04:07)
  10. Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: 3. Allegro ma non tanto

    1. 3. Allegro ma non tanto  (07:34)
  11. Pieces (3) from Schindler's List, for violin & orchestra: Remembrances

    1. Remembrances  (04:48)
  12. Baal Shem: 3 pictures of Hassidic life, for violin & piano (or orchestra): Nigun

    1. Nigun  (06:06)
  13. Zapateado, for violin & piano, Op. 23/2  (03:20)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gil Shaham   Primary Artist

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