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Two Worlds – Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin

By: Joseph Luk 陆强声 1st September 2011 Two Worlds,是结他大师Lee Ritenour 及钢琴家Dave Grusin在十多年前年推出的专辑,中文译名为《俩个世界》。Two Worlds是代表古典及爵士音乐的两个不同世界。远在七十五年前,巳有音乐家George Gershwin敢於将古典及爵士乐,二混而为一,创作出经典名曲Rhapsody In Blue。这专辑更将这份敢於创作的艺术家精神,表达无遗,且迈进了一个新音乐领域,把古典及爵士、古今音乐混元归一,达到天衣无缝、进入自然、纯和、无瑕的境界。 其实,Lee 与Dave在这专辑以前巳在乐坛上合作了二十五年多。今次在这专辑里,俩位大师以其非凡的结他及钢琴造艺以合作形式,从新演绎多首古今名曲。此外,也邀请了数位顶尖乐手助阵,如知名女高音歌家Renee Fleming 被誉为America’s Beautiful Voice,盛名大提琴家Julian Lloyd Webber及格林美得奖小提琴家 Gil Shaham、等。 这专辑共收录了十三精彩首作品: Concerto in A Minor for Four Keyboards and Strings, BWV 1065 Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 … Continue reading

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Art or Copy?

The face of music is represented by its accompanying cover art, whether LP or CD. The identity of these cover art sometimes can be as strong and iconic as the music itself, think Pink Floyd’s DSOTM or Andy Warhol’s yellow banana in Velvet Underground’s debut. Part of … Continue reading

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All Those Years Ago – Back To 1992

Since the posting of We Remember Joe Lee article, I received several positive feedback from readers/customers and I thank you all. One particular young audiophile surprised me by painstakingly digging The Straits Times archives (microfilm) in our library to relive The Adelphi scene of 20 years ago.  … Continue reading

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Michael Rabin – The Early Years

By Joseph Luk 陆强声 (6 September 2011) Sony Classical MHK 60894 “听 Michael Rabin演奏, 你就会知道神没有忘掉少提琴”。 这是Claudia Cassidy对Michael Rabin的演艺评说。Claudia (1899-1996)是一个知名音乐,舞蹈和戏剧 评论家 。她的判断被视为极具争议。 由此而知,Michael Rabin的琴艺多高吧。  但是,天才多是短命。Michael Rabin早在1972年逝世,享年36。真是英年早逝。非常可惜! 神巳忘掉了Michael Rabin?至少Sony Classical没有忘掉Michael Rabin的琴艺, 在1999年发行了Michael Rabin的一张富纪念性的 CD专辑“Michael Rabin – The Early Years”。 Sony Classical把Michael Rabin在1951-1953年的单声道原录音母带,以SBM … Continue reading

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