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CD+DVD: Three Fates Project. Keith Emerson Band in Symphony – Keith Emerson Band

KEITH EMERSON: Tarkus (concertante) · Endless Enigma Suite, part one & two · After all of this · Abaddon's Bolero · AARON COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man, part one & two · ALBERTO GINASTERA: Malambo · MARC BONILLA: American Matadormore… · Walking distance · The mourning sun

Keith Emerson, moogs, piano · Marc Bonilla, guitar · Keith Emerson Band · Terje Mikkelsen, conductor · Münchner Rundfunkorchester

“I’m sure every composer goes through an overwhelming feeling and experience hearing his music played by such wonderful musicians and orchestra’s. Aaron Copland said that he was late for a premier performance of one of his early orchestral works. When he entered the concert hall he said he was hit by this enormous sound and then realized he had written it. I feel so fortunate to have experienced the same thing particularly working with Terje and Marc on what I consider to be an epic undertaking on the making of Three Fates Project.” – Keith Emerson

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Keith Emerson with band and symphony orchestra

Keith Emerson is realizing the projects of his dreams in a close collaboration with the Norwegian conductor Terje Mikkelsen and American guitarist Marc Bonilla. At long last it is possible to hear ‘Tarkus (concertante)’, ‘The Endless Enigma Suite’ and ‘Abaddon’s Bolero’ with a four piece band and the Munich Radio Orchestra conducted by Terje Mikkelsen in a fantastic recording! Keith Emerson of course features as soloist on Moog and grand piano.

This release is the symphonic truth about the composer Keith Emerson, and a realization of the fantastic potential in his music. The man who brought composers like Mussorgsky, Sibelius, Bach, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky directly into rock music is keeping the doors between the genres wide open.

‘Tarkus (concertante)’ is no doubt the main work on this release, a 20 minutes epic work. ‘The Endless Enigma Suite’ in symphonic colours is of course also here, plus a new moving piece called ‘After all of this’. Marc Bonilla also contributes with three very attractive pieces on this recording, in addition to two works with the unmistakable Emerson twist from his biggest source of inspiration: Aaron Copland and Alberto Ginastera. A limited first edition of the CD also includes an exclusive DVD from the whole project.

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Keith Emerson is realizing the projects of his dreams in a close collaboration with the Norwegian conductor Terje Mikkelsen and American guitarist Marc Bonilla. At long last it is possible to hear great works like ‘Tarkus’, ‘Endless Enigma Suite’ and ‘Abaddon’s Bolero’ with a four piece band and a full symphony orchestra! And Keith Emerson of course features as soloist on Moog and piano.

Classics into rock

Emerson’s career, forming bands including The Nice and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, have established him as the icon within prog rock. He brought composers like Mussorgsky, Sibelius, Bach, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky directly into rock music, keeping the doors between the genres wide open. This brought the classics to a big new audience in the 70s, but sadly such activity was generally frowned upon by the classical community. Today the tide has changed and Emerson the composer receives great praise and interest from all over the world. Guitar phenomenon Marc Bonilla leads the brilliant band and maestro Terje Mikkelsen really fires up the Munich Radio Orchestra in these luscious orchestrations.

Emerson’s music for symphony orchestra – full circle

Three Fates Project is about making Emerson’s music resound in a symphonic scale. Conductor Terje Mikkelsen has the rock-and-roll approach needed, as well as total control over the symphony orchestra in break-neck ensemble with the Keith Emerson Band. In many ways the Three Fates Project completes the circle: Emerson brought classics into rock – now it is Emerson’s own music being performed by a classical orchestra.

Keith Emerson Band in symphony on CD, DVD and an exclusive selection on 180g vinyl

‘Tarkus (concertante)’ is no doubt the main work on this release, a 20 minutes epic work. ‘The Endless Enigma Suite’ in symphonic colours is of course also here, plus a new moving piece called ‘After all of this’. Marc Bonilla also contributes with three very attractive pieces on this recording, in addition to two works with the unmistakable Emerson twist from his biggest source of inspiration: Aaron Copland and Alberto Ginastera. A limited first edition of the CD also includes an exclusive DVD from the whole project. Also a separate vinyl pressing is available under the title Three Fates Project – Tarkus (concertante).

Aaron Copland |Alberto Ginastera |Keith Emerson |Keith Emerson Band |Marc Bonilla |Münchner Rundfunkorchester |Terje Mikkelsen |Torsten Schreier

Release date: 07.09.2012

EAN : 7033662013210

Cat.No.: PSC1321

Priskategori : CD