Jan Vogler & Bill Murray – New Worlds (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:04:55 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Classical
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Through a chance meeting on a flight from Berlin to New York, actor Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler became fast friends, curious about each others’ artistic worlds and interests. The result of their collaboration is New Worlds, an unexpected and enchanting exploration of the intersection of music and literature. Both the recording and live events feature songs paired with literary readings brought to life with classical music.
New Worlds showcases American values in literature and music, and the bridges artists have built between America and Europe. Twain, Hemingway, Whitman, Cooper, Bernstein, Bach, Piazzolla, Mancini, Gershwin and Foster are some of the writers and composers represented on New Worlds – masters whose distinct voices have influenced generations in America and beyond.
The ensemble performing New Worlds consists of Bill Murray (vocals and narration), Jan Vogler (cello), Mira Wang (violin) and Vanessa Perez (piano) – four musicians whose origins span four different continents.
This endeavor between great music and great literature brings together an unexpected collective of creative forces, each at the top of their fields. Jan Vogler’s distinguished career has pushed the boundaries of classical music. He is known for his strong curatorial approach to his music making, combining history, classical tradition and a contemporary style of performance. Bill Murray, in his own right, has forged the most independent career in Hollywood, weaving comedy and depth into some of the most memorable roles in cinema.
01. The Carnival Of The Animals, R.125 : The Swan / Blessing The Boats
02. Song Of The Open Road / Song Of Myself
03. J.S. Bach: Suite For Cello Solo No.1 In G Major, BWV 1007 : 1. Prelude
04. Piano Trio No.1 In B Flat, Op.99 D.898 : 2. Andante un poco mosso / The Deerslayer
05. Gershwin: Porgy and Bess – It Ain’t Necessarily So
06. Piazzolla: Muerte del Angel
07. When Will I Ever Learn To Live In God
08. Mancini: Moon River / Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
09. I Dream Of Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair
10. Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano : 2. Blues (Moderato) / If Grant Had Been Drinking At Appomattox
11. Bernstein: West Side Story – Somewhere
12. Bernstein: West Side Story – I Feel Pretty
13. Bernstein: West Side Story – America
Jan Vogler, cello
Vanessa Perez, piano
Bill Murray, recitation