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  • NPW-Paris: Janacek uses chains in From the House of the Dead. 4:24 PM
  • Krunoslav: Were Umberto Borso and Ion Piso unavailable? 4:23 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Actually, you can access the full score, or the individual parts, here:... 3:24 PM
  • MontyNostry: It always pleases me that Kad?köy is where chalcedony originally came from. 3:22 PM
  • MontyNostry: armer – was that Cavaradossi opposite Bumbry, in Mae West mode, in 1990 or so? 3:19 PM
  • MontyNostry: Poor Giacomini inexplicably got booed on the first night of that Turandot in Paris in 1981... 3:16 PM
  • Buster: Manuela Uhl replaces Deborah Voigt as Venusabeth in Hamburg. 3:15 PM
  • MontyNostry: I’m really looking forward to Piazzola’s recital in London next year. He’s... 3:15 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: The percussion forces are listed in my source material as: 6 Timpani Tenor... 3:13 PM
  • La Valkyrietta: Thank you for this piece that I don’t listen to every day :). I have some silly... 2:43 PM

Problem solved!

Press release: “EMI Classics will release Fifty Shades of Grey – The Classical Album, a 15-track album featuring classical music personally selected by author E L James herself and referenced in her bestselling Fifty Shades book trilogy. . . . Says James of the new album:  ‘I am thrilled that the classical pieces that inspired me while I wrote the Fifty Shades Trilogy are being brought together in one collection for all lovers of the books to enjoy’.”

“We are delighted to be partnering with E L James and Random House on this project,” said Wendy Ong, VP of EMI Classics. “The Fifty Shades books are a bona fide cultural phenomenon, and they offer an exciting new way to present this timeless music to audiences who might not otherwise be exposed to it [i.e., the music].”

And now, a sampling of EMI’s “Music to Torture By.”


57 comments

  • OpinionatedNeophyte says:

    I’ve finally heard Renee’s I Could’ve Danced All Night, life’s ambition complete.