[ Sony Classical / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 7 February 2020
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Hauser, the dynamic young cellist who rocketed to fame as half of the genre-busting worldwide musical sensation 2Cellos, now releases his solo album.
"It's simple," says Hauser when asked to describe Classic. "It's the most beautiful, the most romantic melodies ever written in classical music - by the greatest composers - played on the cello, the most beautiful and romantic instrument of all." Hauser could hardly be blamed for calling each of the compositions on Classic "the most iconic" or "the most beautiful" or "the most romantic" melody in classical music. Because they are. Working alongside arranger Robin Smith and producer Nick Patrick, Hauser has adopted these immortal compositions for the cello, letting them sing as never before with help from the London Symphony Orchestra.
Classic includes some of the most beloved classical melodies ever written, each a personal, longtime favorite of Hauser he's carefully curated and rearranged for the cello.
1. Swan Lake
2. Rachmaninov 2nd Piano Concerto
4. Air on a G String
5. The Nutcracker Suite
6. Concerto for Clarinet
7. Nocturne in C Sharp
8. Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana)
9. River Flows in You
10. Lascia Ch' io Pianga
11. The Lonely Shepherd
12. Piano Concerto No. 21
14. Nessun Dorma
16. Adagio for Strings