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  • Audio CD (23 Aug. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B003U51X7Q
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 106,718 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  1. Saint-Saëns: Aquarium 3:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Elgar: Nimrod 8:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Porpora: Alto Giove 4:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Grieg: Peer Gynt 5:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. J.S. Bach: Arioso 2:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Vaughan Williams: Lark 5:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Bellini: Sonnambula 3:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Fauré: Paradisum 3:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Fauré: Pavane 4:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. J.S. Bach: Clavier 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Puccini: Babbino 3:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake 5:15£0.99  Buy MP3 


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  1. Elgar: Nimrod 3:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Bizet: Carmen 4:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Aquarium (Remix) 6:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. J.S. Bach: Prelude 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Vaughan Williams: Lark (John Digweed & Nick Muir Remix) 8:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Lark (Alex Metric Remix) 6:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Lark (Rockdaworld Remix) 5:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Clavier (Ferry Corsten Remix) 7:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Elgar: Nimrod (Timo Maas & Santos Remix) 6:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus 4:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Mouton: Nesciens Mater 1 4:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Mouton: Nesciens Mater 2 4:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater 3:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Rico's Variation 6:06£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Pieces in a Modern Style 2 is the second volume of classical masterpieces re-arranged, programmed, produced and performed by former Blur and Madonna producer William Orbit, in--as the title suggests--a modern electronic style. This collection includes "Nimrod" and "Swan Lake".

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bill Merrill on 2 Sept. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Mr. Orbit's first Pieces collection (in 2000) was an enjoyable set of electronic interpretations of classical themes, and now he's come out with another dozen Pieces. Where in the first collection he took on Barber, Ravel and Satie, this time it's Elgar, Faure and Grieg. As before, what Orbit does with these pieces is a poppier, less sterile version of Wendy Carlos' synth classics. And once again, he's put out additional bonus tracks, on the 2nd disc of this 2-CD edition. The bonus disc features five additional new pieces, plus guest remixes of themes from the primary album. My favorite among these 2010 Pieces is the shimmering, delightful "Aquarium" (from Saint-Saens); an initially unrecognisable, futuristic-sounding "Peer Gynt;" and the "robots in love" feeling of "Paradisum." But all dozen are relatively good. I'm less enamored of the bonus disc. For example, I think Orbit was wise in leaving his "Carmen" off of the main album; it's rather ordinary. As for the remixes, by people such as Digweed and Timo Maas, they succeed only in sounding like the latest dance tracks you might hear in a generic dance club. But then I'm not as much into that sort of thing, so take that for what it's worth. By the way, there is a companion CD of the classical originals of these Pieces also available (something also done in 2000). It's called Pieces in the Original Style 2, also on Decca.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Field on 13 May 2011
Format: Audio CD
William Orbit is an exciting producer and Volume 1 was excellent. This collection Volume 2 is less assured. I liked 'Nimrod' and 'Swan Lake' very much; they seemed to be in keeping with the ethos of Volume 1; classy, interesting and engaging. The bonus CD with the remixes, unfortunately, is the let down. The artistes are less confident and exciting as William Orbit. However, I would buy Volume 3 because of William Orbit's contribution but not because of any 'remix bonus' tracks.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 3 Nov. 2010
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Sorry to contradict the other reviews here, but I really thought this was a really poor album. I really enjoyed the first 'Pieces in a Modern Style' Album and bought this without hesitation. However, on listening to it, I was severely disappointed. Peer Gynt 'murdered'. String release times out of step. The only half decent track was Faures' Pavane which sounded like an ametuerish MIDI track... Definitely listen before purchasing. Sorry, but a lazy effort in comparison to the first album. I like the idea of using modern technology to update and popularise the classics, but this album is a backwards step.
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A clever modern take on classical tunes - one of the few albums I can listen to again and again.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By George Crispin on 13 Sept. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Those of you who liked the first Pieces in a Modern Style will probably like the first CD of this 2 CD set. The second CD is a cop out. It sounds like Orbit has let his talentless chums into a studio full of electronic instruments and they've resorted to no semblance of the original tunes and added lots of bass and drums. I suspect I'm not modern enough for the second CD. A strange cargo, indeed.
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