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He manages to do it with the right taste, using different arrangments & personal mash-ups: I do hope that for the future he'll manage to get the rights to play for inst. the cinematic scores he likes & more, because I'm always curious to hear his interpretation (& naturally I've enjoyed also his own compositions, let's hope to have some more for the future then, because this time he's done just covers).
I think with this cd, where there's a bit for everyone's tastes, he'll get even more fans. I've liked that, as with his previous cds (apart Rock Symphonies), he's written down in the booklet the genesis of every track on the album, both in English & German (as he's used to explain in lenght on interviews); it's an useful overview to those not familiar with the songs & makes it a more personal work indeed.
Last but not least, he'll make his debut next year as the virtuoso Paganini, in a film dedicated to his legend: he's also played the musical parts so, even if David isn't an actor it'll be interesting to watch it regardless.
-Tracklist (standard edition):
VIVA LA VIDA, CRY ME A RIVER, BEETHOVEN-SCHERZO, HUMAN NATURE, TICO-TICO (feat. Arturo Sandoval), CHOPIN-NOCTURNE (feat. David Foster), WHOLE LOTTA BOND, CLEMENTI-SONATINA, SANDSTORM, MUSIC, SABRE DANCE, BACH-DOUBLE HARPSICHORD CONCERTO, WE WILL ROCK YOU, CELTIC RONDO, ODE TO JOY (feat. The European Community Choir)
1. Viva La Vida
A sunny, uplifting track. The violin indulges listeners with beautiful layering of solo violin parts, and the confluence erupts into string orchestra; male Rock backup vocals enter to add excitement, and the motivational music concludes with a beautiful coda on high strings.
2. Cry Me A River
A gypsy-flavoured virtuoso rendition of the famous break-up song. The violin executes sweet revenge with wistful glissando, sensuous double-stop slides and passive-aggressive pizzicato.
3. Beethoven - Scherzo
A high-drama Rock version of Scherzo from Beethoven's ninth symphony. With an opening orchestra blast, the charismatic violin leads the Scherzo theme with masculine martelé while sustaining a strangely exciting bass drone as the string-heavy orchestra bulldozes ahead in grand splendour.
4. Human Nature
An easy, breezy cover version of Michael Jackson's pop hit with good-natured humour, played mostly with lighthearted pizzicato to connect with the imaginative, playful child within.
5. Tico Tico
A rhythmical fusion of European classical and Brazilian party music featuring two-handed pizzicato strings following Piazzolla-style tango phrasing (on the violin; Brazilians enjoy tango music too).
6. Chopin - Nocturne
A devastatingly beautiful melody. The violin is in a delicate poetic mood, conveying a gripping sense of longing and lush melancholic sentiments through long-breathed Bellini bel canto line with trills and soaring intensity.
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David, thank you for your fantastic work.
amazing and brilliant musician who will captivate an audience of any age and musical preference. Handsome too.
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Fantastic music, he is an amazing violinist with mix pop and classic music together, love it!Published 8 months ago by Andrew
What a talent , even if you are not into classical ,this guy brings new life to it , it won't go stale , very good .Published on 19 Jun. 2014 by Carol Don-Merritt
very disappointed with this CD not with David Garrett's playing but terrible mixing from the sound engineer. Read morePublished on 1 Nov. 2013 by felizpie