Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rock Symphonies

International superstar David Garrett has been performing sold-out classical violin shows since he was a young boy, playing with the London Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Russian National Orchestra by age 12. The German born musician has breathed new life into the genre of classical music and has amassed a large and devoted global following of fans. Most of whom are younger than the listeners traditionally associated with classical music.

Garrett was the best-selling new classical artist of 2009. His debut album for Decca, entitled David Garrett, debuted at #1 on the Classical Crossover Chart and held the position for 31 solid weeks! He hold the Guinness Book of World Records title for the fastest performance of "The Flight of the Bumblebee," which he performed recently on Oprah.

His new album, Rock Symphonies brings together Garrett's great loves: classical music and the rock music of his generation. The album uniquely blends classical violin with songs from bands such as Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Nirvana. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard Classical Crossover chart (second to Sting at #1) and is still holding its position.

I love classical music and it's even better with a modern twist. I'm drawn towards the violin and amazed at the people who can play it. I think my favorite songs on this album is , "Smells Like Teen Spirit" , " The 5th", and "Vivaldi vs. Vertigo".

Rock Symphonies is available at Best Buy, iTunes and Amazon.

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