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24/12/2011

For a while, I’m trying to make up my mind which kind of nugget I want to create, unfortunately, if you follow this blog you could feel my absence for a long time, and I can say it was only for good reasons – intensive work and creation. Last month I was busy with the recording of the new album of Keren Hecht as an arranger and music producer (I had the honor to compose some of the songs too). Last recording session we recorded a string section that includes the well-talented viola player Shir-Ran Yinon, the virtuoso violinist Ariav Buchris, Odelia Bar-Yehuda – successful architect and viola player that she and I know each other from elementary school, and Oded Uni which is a day working lawyer and a violinist in the night 😉
All this dealing with notes and transpositions and fitting the right scales to the players (I also wrote parts for a brass section that I’ll record next week) reminded me my big love for symphonic and classical music in general. Then I decided it would be the right moment to release this nugget – ‘Class.’ As you can see, I picked some different pieces that resemble my personal taste on this musical domain: I like mainly the Baroque and Renaissance eras that characterized with a lot of Modal motives that gradually disappeared through the Classic period (Which I’m less connected to). And then, of course, the end of the Romantic era and from there to the Modern which some define it that way until today – these are the colors that paint these presented tracks. I also picked some authentic performances like Rachmaninoff’s and Rubinstein’s, also some less known composers like Ibert and Kabalevsky (that I used to play one of his pieces). This is the tip of the iceberg, and I could fill hours of this musical domain, but I have some other ideas for other refreshing nuggets.

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