Various Artists: L.V. Beethoven-Ode To Perfection
Lion Music have released a new album featuring their own roster of incredible musicians paying homage to the great Classical composer, Ludwig Van Beethoven. Included are 9 of Beethoven's greatest pieces of music that have been transcribed to a Rock and Metal setting and shedding a new and different light on this incredible composer's works.
Ode To Perfection is the fourth release in a series of which some of Lion Music's best artists are given the task of covering some of their favorite Classical pieces and this release is all about Beethoven. Airless guitarist, Robert Rodrigo, puts forth an excellent guitar rendition of the internationally famous, Symphony No. 5 Movement 1. Charly Sahona's interpretation of the intricate "Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major Op. 53 Movement 1", is especially masterfully executed. It is absolutely flawless.
The entire project was started in 2014 and was to only be a three album release that has now with this release, turned into a four record series. L.V. Beethoven-Ode To Perfection is an excellent and enlightening way to discover what Classical music is about and specifically what Beethoven's music is all about. Introducing someone not all that enthralled with traditional Classical music with this more Rock and Metal spin on Beethoven's awe-inspiring music, might be a much more rewarding and pleasurable endeavor. While Metal infused Classical music is not exactly a new thing (thanks Yngwie), this Lion Music tribute to Beethoven is quite an interesting listen, especially if you are a fan of Neo-Classical shredfest guitar.
1. Symphony No. 5 Movement 1
2. Turkish March, Op 113
3. Grande Sonata Pathetique No. 8 in Cm, Opus13, Movement 1
4. Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, Movement 1
5. Symphony No 3 "Eroica" Scherzo: Allegro vivace
6. Thy Ship Must Sail, My Henry Dear (Woo 153 N. 20)
(Mathias Holm Klarin)
7. Sonata "Pathetique" Op. 13 : III. Rondo. Allegro
(Boguslaw Balcerak's Crylord)
8. Ode to Joy
9. Piano Sonata 31, Movement Three, Adagio ma non troppo
Added: June 27th 2017
Reviewer: Butch Jones
Related Link: Lion Music
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