Three Fates Project

Three Fates Project

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by Keith Emerson Band
     
 

The Three Fates Project combines rocker Keith Emerson's band -- featuring guitarist Marc Bonilla -- with the 70-piece Münchner Rundfunkorchester, conducted by Terje Mikkelsen, though these orchestrations are much more ambitious than the earlier Emerson, Lake & Palmer recordings…  See more details below

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The Three Fates Project combines rocker Keith Emerson's band -- featuring guitarist Marc Bonilla -- with the 70-piece Münchner Rundfunkorchester, conducted by Terje Mikkelsen, though these orchestrations are much more ambitious than the earlier Emerson, Lake & Palmer recordings with orchestra. This is hardly a typical rock-meets-orchestra recording, as the orchestra has a more prominent role than usual, while virtuoso Emerson's occasional solos are more sublime, while all vocals have been omitted. "The Endless Enigma" was an Emerson work rarely played in concert, so hearing a fleshed-out, dramatic orchestra arrangement casts it in a different light. The complete "Tarkus" suite, retitled "Tarkus (Concertante)," undergoes an even more radical transformation, as Emerson's prominent organ fades into the background as the focus shifts to the orchestra, with Bonilla taking advantage of his featured solos, particularly in "Battlefield," while Emerson's synthesizer is dominant in "Aquatarkus." An earlier orchestral version of Emerson's "Abbadon's Bolero" appeared on a late-'70s promotional interview LP (On Tour with Emerson, Lake & Palmer), but this new recording sounds better rehearsed, with Emerson bursting out on synthesizer in the finale. Another orchestral reprise is a new version of Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man," with Bonilla's potent solo in the jam section being a highlight. Both band and orchestra dive full force into Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera's lively dance work "Malambo," building to a furious climax. There are also new works that make their premiere here. Emerson's "After All of This" has a pastoral air, while Bonilla's "Walking Distance" is a multifaceted work that sounds like it could have been written for a film soundtrack. Bonilla's "The Mourning Sun" is a somber, emotional work played by the string section. The Three Fates Project succeeds far beyond earlier experiments in blending rock with orchestra, inviting rock fans to open their ears and expand their listening habits.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2012
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206716528
catalogNumber:
067165
Rank:
34470

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Keith Emerson Band   Primary Artist
Keith Emerson   Indexed Contributor,Organ,Piano,Group Member
Marc Bonilla   Guitar,Mandolin,Group Member
Troy Luccketta   Drums,Group Member
Toss Panos   Drums
Christian Obermaier   Timpani
Emmanuel Hahn   Violin
Tomoko Shimazaki   Oboe
Georg Liener   Violin
Florian Eutermoser   Violin
Ulrich Poschner   Violin
Henry Raudales   Violin
Karl Reitmayer   Horn
Ingo Nawra   Contrabass (Vocal)
Christian Höcherl   Trumpet
Terje Mikkelsen   Conductor
Eberhard Knobloch   Clarinet
Jurgen Evers   Oboe
Travis Davis   6-string bass,Group Member
Uta Jungwirth   Harp
Oliver Klenk   Clarinet
Michael Weigel   Bassoon
Josef Gröbmayr   Violin
Thomas Hastreiter   Percussion
Wolfram Dierig   Cello
Thomas Jauch   Contrabass (Vocal)
Stephanie Finke   Flute
Stefana Titeica   Violin
Robert Polzer   Bassoon
Ralf Klepper   Violin
Raimund Müller   Percussion
Norbert Merkl   Viola
Norbert Bernklau   Violin
Martina Liesenkötter   Violin
Martin Schöne   Contrabass (Vocal)
Markus Blecher   Trombone
Marc Ostertag   Horn
Manuela Poleschner   Tuba
Malgorzata Stefaniak   Viola
Lonel Craciunescu   Violin
Jenny Stölken   Viola
Janine Schöllhorn   Flute
Isabelle Soulas   Flute
Hans-Ulrich Breyer   Viola
Hans-Peter Besig   Cello
Karol Liman   Violin
Julia Bassler   Violin
Josef Bierlmeier   Trumpet
Georg Birner   Trumpet
Fritz Scwinghammer   Piano
Franz Kanefzky   Horn
Florian Adam   Oboe
Walter Brachtel   Cello
Vladimir Lakatos   Violin
Ulrish Hahn   Violin
Toyomi Suzuki   Violin
Tom Vissgren   Timpani
Till Heine   Bassoon
Tilbert Weigel   Viola
Emil Radutiu   Cello
Elmar Spier   Trombone
Ekaterina Reshetnyak   Violin
Dieter Hepp   Horn
Damien Lingard   Trombone
Damien Fiedler   Violin
Christian Adamsky   Cello
Caroline Heilig   Clarinet
Arpad György   Contrabass (Vocal)
Andreas Moser   Percussion
Alexander Finckel   Percussion
Albert Bachhuber   Viola

Technical Credits

Aaron Copland   Composer
Marc Bonilla   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Orchestration,Art Direction
Bryon Davis   Executive Producer
Keith Emerson   Composer,Orchestration
Kjetil Bjerkestrand   Orchestration
Marc Greene   Engineer
Cary E. Mansfield   Executive Producer
Bill Pitzonka   Art Direction
Takashi Yoshimatsu   Orchestration
Chuck Alkazian   Engineer
Aaron Walk   Engineer
John Mayer   Orchestration
Julie Giroux   Orchestration
Veronika Weber   Executive Producer
Ulrike Schwarz   Engineer
Torsten Schreier   Producer
William Neal   Paintings
Terje Mikkelsen   Executive Producer,Orchestration
Jorg Heilmann   Engineer
Ginastera   Composer
Josh Karpowicz   Engineer
Jacob Dennis   Engineer
Thorsten Cremer   Stage Manager
Michele Di Bano   Stage Manager
Jake Seipel   Engineer
Jostein Nygard   Orchestration
Andreas Mittelstaedt   Engineer
Andreas Fuerst   Engineer

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