Playing Time: 70:09
Release Date: 22 Nov 2019
musicality and originality of The Beatles’ songs,
Leonard Bernstein declaring the Lennon-McCartney
composing team ‘the Schuberts of our time’. This sequel
to Peter Breiner’s multi-platinum Beatles Go Baroque
(Naxos 8.555010) takes the original concept even further,
keeping 18th-century masterpieces such as Vivaldi’s
The Four Seasons and Bach’s famously stylish and
beautiful Violin Concerto No. 1 largely intact, elegantly
combining them with The Beatles’ most enduring melodies
to create a joyously genuine 21st-century mashup.
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (after J.S. Bach)
Abbey Road Medley
Arranger and Conductor
Peter Breiner is one of the world’s most recorded musicians, with over 200 albums released and multiple streams and downloads. Known as a conductor, composer, pianist and arranger, he has conducted, often doubling as a pianist, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bournemouth, Jerusalem, New Zealand, Moscow and Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestras, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Slovak Philharmonic and the Orchestre National de France, to mention just a few. His compositions and arrangements have been played in concerts and broadcast worldwide, and some of the most prestigious ballet companies have used his music in numerous performances. He has published two books of essays and he is also active as a journalist, talk show host and footballer.
Peter Breiner and His Orchestra has been performing Peter Breiner’s Beatles concerti grossi for several decades in many countries worldwide and consists of top musicians from France, Austria, Germany, Japan and Slovakia, where they perform as soloists and members of top orchestras.
‘It says something about the quality of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s songs that they continue to inspire discs like this one. This [disc] is thoroughly enjoyable… Beatles Go Baroque will give you pleasure.’ – Fanfare
– Audiophile Audition
is colorful and
– WQXR (New York)