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Title:
Music for two
Author:
Fleck, Béla, 1958-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Sony Classical, [2004]

℗2004
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 videodisc (DVD : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.) + 1 booklet.
General Note:
Compact disc and bonus DVD.

Program notes on container insert.

Bonus DVD includes: Obstinato: making music for two ; and two bonus audio track tracks (Green slime & Happy drum drum monkey girl).
Language:
English
Contents:
Bug Tussle -- Invention no. 10 -- Pile-up -- Prelude no. 24 -- Solar -- Blue spruce -- Canon -- The one I left behind -- Menuett I-II from Partita no. 1 -- Prelude no. 2 -- Palmyra -- The lake effect -- Largo from Sonata -- Allegro vivace from Sonata -- Wrong number -- Wooly mammoth -- Wishful thinking.
Added Author:
Added Title:
Obstinato : making music for two.
UPC:
827969210628
Format :
Music CD

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Banjo player supreme Béla Fleck and bassist Edgar Meyer make for a fascinating and daring duo, and they appear to be at their best live, as this esoteric disc shows. While there are plenty of original compositions from both pens, they also tackle several pieces by Bach, a wonderful Henry Eccles sonata, and some Miles Davis -- gadding about all over the shop. It works primarily because they put no restrictions on the possibilities of the instruments, but sheer skill certainly helps, from the wicked alacrity of "Bug Tussle" to the near competition of "Woolly Mamouth." There's even a delicious sense of humor, as "Wrong Number" is interrupted by what seems to be an errant cell phone -- but which turns out to be a sample that returns and returns to act like a punctuation in the piece. Meyer takes to the piano for part of "Palmyra," proving surprisingly adept, while Fleck shows his chops to full effect on "The One I Left Behind." For this album he depends more on virtuosity than any electric trickery, and he's good enough to pull it off with no problem, as on "The Lake Effect." Meyer is more than a foil, though; he looms large throughout, whether plucking or bowing the bass. However you want to categorize this disc, it's music of the highest order. ~ Chris Nickson