Emerson, Keith - Three Fates Project

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"Three Fates Project is unlike any previous album by keyboard legend Keith Emerson and pre-eminent rock guitarist and composer Marc Bonilla. It is a unique and dynamic inseparable hybrid of orchestral and rock unlike any that's ever been heard before. Keith’s music has taken yet another step in a new direction with this album. Keith is truly a modern day composer, which is why Alberto Ginastera and Aaron Copland thought so highly of him - they recognized him as one of their kind. Three Fates Project contains both orchestral re-workings of ELP classics such as “Tarkus,” “The Endless Enigma,” “Abaddon's Bolero,” as well as Aaron Copland's “Fanfare For The Common Man,” Alberto Ginastera's “Malambo” and "American Matador" from Marc Bonilla’s second solo album, as well as brand new compositions: Emerson’s “After All Of This” and Marc Bonilla’s “Walking Distance,” and “The Mourning Sun.” The album was recorded in Munich and Los Angeles over a nine-month period starting in the summer of 2011. It features the 70-piece Münchner Rundfunkorchester conducted by world-reknown Maestro Terje Mikkelsen, who has been often referred to as "one of the few conductors with a rock 'n roll soul," and the Keith Emerson Band with veteran Emerson bassist Travis Davis and drummer Troy Luccketta, from the multi-platinum band Tesla."

"Keith is back with master guitarist Marc Bonilla (and the rest of the Keith Emerson Band) and the awesome conductor of the Munich Radio Orchestra, Terje Mikkelson - new material but mostly ELP (i.e., Keith Emerson) classics with a twist: full symphony orchestra PLUS keyboards, bass, lead guitar & drums. Tarkus has never sounded so great - the dynamics and orchestration are exceptional; likewise, the "Endless Enigma". Marc Bonilla really shines with this new arrangement of "American Matador" and two lovely new pieces ("Walking Distance" and "The Mourning Sun"). Keith also has a very moving new piece - "After All Of This" - that, to my ears, sounds a bit better arranged for orchestra than does the "bonus" solo piano arrangement; not to take away from the latter... it's lovely - it's just that the symphonic version sounds more complete and emotionally stirring. Emerson is much like Liszt - more appreciated in his time for his extraordinary performance skills than for his equally exquisite compositions and arrangements... a shame, as he will - eventually - be remembered as a truly great modern composer and arranger."-John Mcglynn
  • LabelVarese Sarabande
  • UPC030206716528
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