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Compilation of tracks from Dutch CBS albums from early 70's. Thijs van Leer however contributes with two special recorded tracks in the style of his Introspection album.

Year:  1973
Media:  Vinyl LP
Label: CBS
Release no: S 65293
Manufactured: Holland

Musicians: Thijs van Leer
Louis van Dyke
Rogier van Otterloo
Chris Hinze
Jacques Schols
John Engels
Henk Alkema
Harro Ruysenaars
Rob Langereis
Peter Ypma
Hut˙ra Ferenc
Wouter Möller
Lett de Jong
Producer: n/a
Engineer: n/a
Studio: n/a

Liner notes:
Great themes frome some of the world's most beloved classical masterpieces are axpertly performed here by a group of prominent European artists: pianist Louis van Dyke, arranger-conductor Rogier van Otterloo, and flautists Chris Hinze and Thijs van Leer. Four musicians who happen to have a great deal in common. Although they have become highly successful in the popular and jazz fields they were all trained in classical music, taking their conservatory degree.

All have recorded extensively for CBS, and are winners of the coveted Edison award; the yearly Dutch prize for the best recording released in musical category. Besides, all are leaders of their own group with wich they have become popular all over Europe: Louis van Dyke with his own trio, Rogier van Otterloo with an orchestra which has accompanied several bestselling vocal recordings on CBS, Chris Hinze with his Combination, and, last but not least, Thijs van Leer with Focus.

This album, compiled especially for the sophisticated listener, presents seven choice selections from previously released CBS recordings. In addition, however, there are two tracks that were specially recorded for this release by Thijs van Leer. Both his interpretations of Bach's "Siciliana" and "Qui Tollis Peccata" are in a vein similar to his excellent work on the "Introspection" album, which, at the time of this writing, has almost earned him his first gold record as a soloist.

In general, these unique translations of classical themes into contemporary music, without obscuring a single line of the original music, are characterized by a truly marvelous feeling for the material. As you listen you will rediscover these wll-known melodies and appreciate the fresh manner in which they have been interpreted.

Tracks: Siciliana
Alla breve
Qui tollis peccata
Agnus dei

Unique identifier: 547

Sorting code: zzz-33-1973-metamorphose-1973