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Great treatment of Beatles songs
Jorge Rivera | Lima, Perú | 12/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Presenting Beatles tunes in a Baroque treatment is not new (Back in 1965, Joshua Rifkin released an album tailored this way). The album presents the songs gathered on a concerto grosso form in a particular composer style (Haendel, Vivaldi, Bach). The main problem however is that being such so well known tunes, the tendence is to think them as separate pieces instead of being part of a whole. This does not prevent the effect to be great. The selection of the songs is good. In some cases the theme is merely a quotation to start a variation in the best baroque tradition, not only related to the melody line but to the harmonic structure. Some themes due to their rich chord progresion work better under a baroque treatment. Curiosly those on a minor key such as "Girl" and "Michelle", the latter adopting a fugue structure. Echoes of the composers can be heard on a few themes. "Lady Madonna" resembles the first bars of Haendel's "Hallelujah Chorus" and Vivaldi's "The Spring" can be heard on "Paperback writer""