David Garrett: Pure Classics
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||Violin Concerto in D, KV271i: Allegro maestoso||David Garrett, Chamber Orchestra of Europe & Claudio Abbado||11:10||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: Giga||David Garrett||3:32||29,00 Kč||View in iTunes|
||Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5 in F, Op. 24 "Spring": Allegro||David Garrett & Alexander Markovich||10:49||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Sonata for Piano and Violin in B Flat, K. 454: Allegretto||David Garrett & Itamar Golan||6:27||29,00 Kč||View in iTunes|
||24 Caprices for Violin, Op. 1: No. 1 in E||David Garrett & Bruno Canino||1:54||29,00 Kč||View in iTunes|
||24 Caprices for Violin, Op. 1: No. 9 in E||David Garrett & Bruno Canino||3:03||29,00 Kč||View in iTunes|
||Violin Concerto in E Minor: Adagio (Excerpt) [Excerpt]||David Garrett, Russian National Orchestra & Mikhail Pletnev||4:20||29,00 Kč||View in iTunes|
||24 Caprices for Violin, Op. 1: No. 6 in G Minor||David Garrett & Bruno Canino||4:36||29,00 Kč||View in iTunes|
||24 Caprices for Violin, Op. 1: No. 13 in B Flat||David Garrett & Bruno Canino||1:52||29,00 Kč||View in iTunes|
||Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35: 3. Finale (Allegro vivacissimo)||David Garrett, Russian National Orchestra & Mikhail Pletnev||9:58||29,00 Kč||View in iTunes|
||24 Caprices for Violin, Op. 1: No. 24 in A Minor||David Garrett||4:52||29,00 Kč||View in iTunes|
Taking his career out of the world of Nigel Kennedy and into the realm of Twelve Girls Band and other flashy "spectacle" acts, David Garrett's self-titled album from 2009 emphasizes the classically arranged rock and pop numbers from his repertoire with a handful of familiar and true classical pieces thrown in. This American release was launched with a large television commercial campaign and is compiled from two British releases, 2007's Virtuoso and 2008's Encore. The big attractions are Garrett's orchestrated cover of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" (frantic and showy with crunchy guitar) and his own composition "Chelsea Girl" (one sappy and sentimental step away from Frank Mills' "Music Box Dancer"). Check "Smooth Criminal" and you'll be able to imagine what the rest of the rock covers sound like, all of them "turned up to eleven" and played with fury. Purists will rightfully run in horror, but even if he's prone to cheese and marketed as "the David Beckham of the classical scene," he's more the Eddie Van Halen of bowed instruments and could influence young violin students accordingly.
Born: 04 September 1981 in Aachen, Germany
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s