William Ørbit* ‎– Pieces In A Modern Style

Maverick ‎– 9 47596-2
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1.01 Adagio For Strings
Written-By – Samuel Barber
1.02 In A Landscape
Written-By – John Cage
1.03 Ogive Number 1
Written-By – Erik Satie
1.04 Cavalleria Rusticana
Written-By – Pietro Mascagni
1.05 Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte
Written-By – Maurice Ravel
1.06 L'Inverno
Written-By – Antonio Vivaldi
1.07 Triple Concerto
Written-By – Ludwig van Beethoven
1.08 Xerxes
Written-By – George Frideric Handel*
1.09 Piece In The Old Style 1
Written-By – Henryk Górecki
1.10 Piece In The Old Style 3
Written-By – Henryk Górecki
1.11 Opus 132
Written-By – Ludwig van Beethoven
2.01 Adagio For Strings (Ferry Corsten Remix)
Remix – Ferry CorstenWritten-By – Samuel Barber
2.02 Adagio For Strings (ATB Remix)
Remix – ATBWritten-By – Samuel Barber

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Disc 2 is not listed with the track listing on the back of the CD case.

The copyright in this sound recording and artwork is owned by Warner Music UK Ltd. ©2000 Warner Music UK Ltd. ℗1999 Warner Music UK Ltd. Made in U.S.A.

Slim double jewel case with an embossed Warner “W” logo identity.
Front insert: 12-page stapled booklet, color print exterior and interior.
Back insert: color print exterior and interior.
Disc tray: clear.
Disc 1: 2 spot-color print (gray, white).
Disc 2: 2 spot-color print (white, gray).

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  • Barcode (Text): 0 9362-47596-2 1
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1): ifpi L902
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI 2U2X
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  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Mother/Stamper etching): M1S1
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  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2): ifpi L903
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  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Mother/Stamper etching): M1S1
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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
3984289572 William Ørbit* Pieces In A Modern Style(CD, Album) WEA Records 3984289572 UK 2000 Sell This Version
3984289572 William Ørbit* Pieces In A Modern Style(CD, Album, Unofficial) WEA Records (4) 3984289572 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
3984 28957-8 William Ørbit* Pieces In A Modern Style(MD) WEA Records 3984 28957-8 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
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October 18, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

Classical music done in electronic instruments: it's been done before, but not quite with the sophistication as William Orbit has done on PIECES IN A MODERN STYLE. So while "Adagio for Strings" would sound good played with kazoos, the more surprising selections on here are the ones worth investigating, like the modern minimalism of John Cage's "In a Landscape" or the Ravel's delicate "Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte." It's fascinating to hear Beethoven's "Triple Concerto" as modulated trip-hop, but hey, whatever. The revisions of Gorecki's "Pieces in the Old Style" are more intriguing, however, with the electronics successfully conveying the mood of the originals. The mixes of "Adagio for Strings" on the bonus disc are fun, but fluff. While, generally, the end result is pleasant, the concept of the album as a whole makes me wonder, "And?" The conversion of classical music to electronic music should be more transformative, I feel, to justify the switch. And William Orbit hasn't quite convinced me yet.