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Pieces in a Modern Style Import

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  • Performer: William Orbit
  • Composer: Samuel Barber, John Cage, Pietro Mascagni, Maurice Ravel
  • Audio CD (27 Mar. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: WEA
  • ASIN: B0000259SN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  Mini-Disc
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 56 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,188 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Adagio for strings (Samuel Barber)
  2. In a landscape (John Cage)
  3. Ogive Number 1 (Erik Satie)
  4. Cavalleria Rusticana (Pietro Mascagri)
  5. Pavane pour une infante defunte (Maurice Ravel)
  6. L'Inverno (Antonio Vivaldi)
  7. Triple Concerto (Ludwig Van Beethoven)
  8. Xerxes (George Frideric Handel)
  9. Piece in the old style 1 (Henryk Gorecki)
  10. Piece in the old style 3 (Henryk Gorecki)
  11. Opus 132 (Ludwig Van Beethoven)

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WILLIAM ORBIT Pieces In A Modern Style (UK 11-track CD album including Adagio For Strings LInverno Xerxes and Opus 132 16-page colour booklet picture sleeve with slipcase)

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Wiliam Orbit 's "Pieces in a Modern Style is an ambient album that rejigs 11 works by classical composers in a particularly tacky fashion. Even though Orbit has proved his mettle as an innovative and exciting producer for others--Blur's 13 and Madonna's Ray of Light--this is an ungainly meeting of the sublime and the absurd that, frankly, doesn't work. Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings", Ludwig Van Beethoven's "Triple Concerto", Henryk Gorecki's "Piece In the Old Style 1" and Antonio Vivaldi "L'Inverno" are four of the pieces that unfortunately meet their maker in a crude pile up of flat, belching synths and wallpaper flourishes. If he had combined live instrumentation with a playful reverence for the arcane glories of the past--perhaps he could have managed to make reality out of that most elusive of notions: experimental music that actually sells. However, Orbit fails to do anything more than resemble a second rate Vangelis. --Maxine Kabuubi


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