Bobby McFerrin - The Mozart Sessions (CD)
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- Pop Vocal
- Number of Items
- The Mozart Sessions
- Country of Origin
- USA / Canada
- Sony Classical
- Sbme Special Mkts.
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Prelude - Concerto For Piano & Orchestra No.23 In A Major
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Prelude - Concerto For Piano & Orchestra No.23 In A Major
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Prelude - Concerto For Piano & Orchestra No.23 In A Major
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Prelude - Concerto For Piano & Orchestra No.20 In D Minor
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Prelude - Concerto For Piano & Orchestra No.20 In D Minor
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Prelude - Concerto For Piano & Orchestra No.20 In D Minor
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Song For Amadeus
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: Allegro
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: Adagio
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: Allegro assai
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466: Allegro
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466: Romance
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466: Rondo (Allegro assai)
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Piano Sonata No. 2 in F major, K. 280 (K. 189e): adagio
- Release Date
- 15 October 1996
Personnel: Bobby McFerrin (vocals); Rob Rapley (recorder); Chick Corea (piano).
Recording information: Donald Benson Great Hall, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN (02/05/1996-05/21/1996); Masonic Grand Lodge, New York, NY (02/05/1996-05/21/1996).
Editor: Todd Whitelock.
Illustrator: McDavid Henderson.
Photographers: Greg Helgeson; David Katzenstein.
Unknown Contributor Role: Saint Paul Chamber And Minneapolis Orchestra (members of).
The informal title says a great deal about the contents of The Mozart Sessions, which could have been called Concerti for Piano and Orchestra, Nos. 23 and 20, since that is, for the most part, what it is. But of course the conductors, vocalist Bobby McFerrin and jazz keyboard player Chick Corea, are not your average classical musicians. Nor is there any doubt about the non-traditional nature of the recording, when it starts with McFerrin's patented improvisational vocals followed by Corea's piano inventions under the title "Prelude." So, for a start, purists should be warned away. On the other hand, the more adventurous may be slightly disappointed, since after they get the preliminaries out of the way, McFerrin and Corea, aided and abetted by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, turn in pleasant but unexceptional readings of the concerti, with Corea especially eschewing any attempt at dazzle in what are usually showcase pieces. The piano work is fluid and the orchestral accompaniment delicate, but the principals seem sufficiently concerned about getting anything wrong not to really take off. At the end, as Corea once again improvises in tandem with McFerrin's voice, one longs for more of their interaction, perhaps in a less restrictive context. ~ William Ruhlmann
- Date Released
- 1999-01-01 00:00:00
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Video Disabled
- Bobby McFerrin
- Steven Epstein
- 66m 5s
- Rob Rapley; Todd Whitelock
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