Pieces in a Modern Style, Vol. 2

Pieces in a Modern Style, Vol. 2

by William Orbit
     
 

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The artist most often mentioned when discussing William Orbit's classical crossover albums is Wendy Carlos, whose synthesizer pieces of Bach piqued many a college student's interest during the early '70s. But on Pieces in a Modern Style 2, Orbit's second edition in a series that also includes 2000's original,See more details below

Overview

The artist most often mentioned when discussing William Orbit's classical crossover albums is Wendy Carlos, whose synthesizer pieces of Bach piqued many a college student's interest during the early '70s. But on Pieces in a Modern Style 2, Orbit's second edition in a series that also includes 2000's original, he sounds like his closest inspiration is Tomita, the Japanese synth maestro who focused less on interpreting the classical canon than conveying the emotion and feel of these pieces, in a manner that struck classical fans as dumbing down the classics, but showed non-classical listeners a little bit of what's special about the form. Orbit's style here is close to Tomita's, with Casio synth of the late-'70s variety burbling arpeggios in the background while synth-strings play the basic melody of the piece.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2010
Label:
Decca U.S.
UPC:
0028947825388
catalogNumber:
001481002

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

William Orbit   Primary Artist,Synthesizer
Rico Conning   Keyboards
Laurie Mayer   Keyboards,Vocals
Damian leGassick   Keyboards
Sean Spuehler   Keyboards
Arden Hart   Piano
Francesca Jackson   Vocals

Technical Credits

Vicenzo Bellini   Original Material
Edward Elgar   Original Material
Gabriel Fauré   Original Material
Edvard Grieg   Original Material
Giacomo Puccini   Original Material
Camille Saint-Saëns   Original Material
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Original Material
Ralph Vaughan Williams   Original Material
William Orbit   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Original Material
Rico Conning   Programming
Nicola Porpora   Original Material
Damian leGassick   Pro-Tools
Geoff Pesche   Mastering
Sean Spuehler   Pro-Tools
Iain Roberton   Pro-Tools

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