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Ultra HD 32-bit mastering CD will play on all CD players!
Limited edition of 2,000 copies
Cincinnati Pops' Telarc release takes listeners on a breathtaking musical journey
Boléro, the newest release by conductor Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra on the Grammy Award-winning Telarc label, takes the listener on an exotic, breathtaking musical journey from Spain to Baghdad and back again. Now available on Ultra HD 32-bit mastering CD from First Impression Music.
"Using the most up-to-date recording technology to record phenomenal and wildly popular pieces like Ravel's Boléro was an opportunity we couldn't pass up," said Kunzel. "I am grateful to Bob Woods, Elaine Martone, and the entire team at Telarc for partnering with us on this fantastic CD. This great music perfectly showcases the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra."
The disc opens in Spain with Maurice Ravel's magnificent Boléro, known for its feverish, hypnotic rhythm and massive orchestral sound. The listener is then taken to Baghdad circa 1071 A.D. with a medley of music popularized by the classic 1953 musical Kismet. This Tony-award winning show was constructed entirely around the music of celebrated Russian composer Alexander Borodin. The listener journeys from Baghdad back to Spain with Suite Nos. 1 and 2 from Georges Bizet's immensely popular opera, Carmen, and closes with a festival procession in the Spanish city of Seville from composer Isaac Albéniz, Féte-Dieu à Séville.
Boléro is the 86th Telarc recording by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. In his remarkable 42-year association in Cincinnati, Erich Kunzel's accomplishments are almost too numerous to list. Beginning with his invitation by Max Rudolf in 1965 to conduct the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to being named Conductor of the Cincinnati Pops in 1977, Maestro Kunzel's credits include an unprecedented catalog of 86 Pops recordings on the Telarc label; four consecutive years as Billboard Magazine's Classical Crossover Artist of the Year; eight nationally televised Pops specials on PBS; and national and international appearances with the Pops including 10 Carnegie Hall concerts, two tours to Taiwan, three tours to Japan and a historic tour to China. In December 2006 he received the National Medal Arts at a White House ceremony with President Bush. Maestro Kunzel is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his professional debut during the 2007-2008 season.
|Kismet Part 1|
|Kismet Part 2|
|Prelude to Act 1 – Carmen|
|Argonaise – Carmen|
|Intermezzo – Carmen|
|Seguidilla – Carmen|
|The Dragoons of Alcala – Carmen|
|The Toreadors – Carmen|
|March of the Smuggles – Carmen|
|Habanera – Carmen|
|Song of the Toreador – Carmen|
|The Changing of the Guard – Carmen|
|Dance Boheme – Carmen|
|Fete dieu a Seville - Iberia|