Jazz is the embodiment of arrangement, but what happens when jazz freedom and "classical" values meet head on? I found the track You Look Good to Me in the Oscar Peterson performances very appealing, and this, written for my son's wedding day, is one example of the fusion.

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A Bach arrangement you won't forget in a hurry. The CD is now out and UK listeners can hear the much more refined final product by replaying Record Review (Saturday 14.01.2017) at around 10.30.

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Britten's folksong arrangements vary in their degree of reinterpreting the material, one of my favourites is The Foggy Foggy Dew (here at 2.12") has a very light touch, but wonderfully demonstrates the empathy between the two performers. Once banned by the BBC for its theme and language.  

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I would have loved to hear the Comedian Harmonists live, if I owned a time machine it would be on my 10 top things to do! I have so many favourites, do you have one to share?

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After Anthony Littlewood's comment on the New Music Hub I went back to this recording from the Boulez complete AW works.

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Lili Boulanger's Pie Jesu is an intricate, beautifully constructed work. The use of FM voices permits the building of different harmonics to the organ which provides a shimmer to the music.

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La Mer has been described as the greatest symphony of the 20th century. To hear it arranged for 3 pianos is sometimes unsettling.
However the shimmer of the first movement and the oriental textures make for me a powerful argument for a connection with Hokusai's Great Wave.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo5zQ9hT724
Respighi is a well known composer for I Pini di Roma e Le fontane di Roma. Here stands his neoclassicism

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An arrangement written to help a guitarist who was not over fluent in reading standard notation. It also expanded his knowledge of musical history into new areas of study.
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