If you could read my mind

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If you could read my mind
Cameron Carpenter (International touring organ)

[ Sony Classical / CD / CD ]

Release Date: Saturday 3 May 2014

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Sony Classical announces the release of the classical crossover 'If You Could Read My Mind' by exceptional young American organist, Cameron Carpenter. Determined to turn classical norms upside down and inside out, this virtuosic, audacious, quixotic musician presents here a hand-picked selection of classical and popular repertoire, all performed with his trademark flair, verve and panache.

Carpenter debuts here his dream instrument: a touring organ built to his very own specifications in collaboration with American digital organ pioneers, Marshall and Ogletree. Like Carpenter himself, it also represents a seismic shift in the organ world! This custom-built instrument dispenses with traditional pipes and instead uses digitalised sounds from instruments from across the globe, thus allowing Carpenter's artistry to expand in even more compelling directions. It is indeed a radical first for any organist to choose a digital organ over a traditional pipe organ both for live performance and recording.

"there is something compelling about Cameron's performance. If one ignores the sequined blouson, the tight-fitting white jeans and hint of mascara, there is a real musical genius at work here" Gramophone


1. 'Cello Suite Elaboration'
(after Suites for Cello, Suite No. 1 in G Major BWV 1007: Prelude, 2013)
Johann Sebastian Bach/Cameron Carpenter

2. 'Overture to "Candide"' (1956)
Leonard Bernstein

3. 'Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14′ (1912)
Sergei Rachmaninov

4. 'Music for an Imaginary Film' (2013)
Cameron Carpenter

5. 'Oblivion' (1982)
Ástor Piazzolla

'Variations sur un noel pour orgue op. 20′ (1922)
Marcel Dupré
6. 1. Moderato
7. 2. Variation I: Larghetto
8. 3. Variation II: Poco Animato
9. 4. Variation III: Canon á l'octave
10. 5. Variation IV: Vif
11. 6. Variation V: Vivace
12. 7. Variation VI: Canon á la quarte et á la quinte
13. 8. Variation VII: Vivace
14. 9. Variation VIII: Canon á la seconde
15. 10. Variation IX: Animé
16. 11. Variation X: Non troppo vivace
17. 12. Presto

18. 'If You Could Read My Mind' (1970)
Gordon Lightfoot

19. 'Alfie' (1965)
Burt Bacharach

20. 'Sisters of Mercy' (1967)
Leonard Cohen

21. 'Pure Imagination' (1971)
Anthony Newley/Leslie Bricusse

22. 'Back in Baby's Arms' (1963)
Bob Montgomery

'Piano Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major, Op. 30′ (1903)
Alexander Scriabin

23. 1. Andante
24. 2. Prestissimo volando

'Organ Sonata No. VI in G major BWV 530′ (1727 - 1732)
Johann Sebastian Bach
25. 1. Vivace
26. 2. Lento
27. 3. Allegro