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David Garrett Audio CD
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He’s a star everywhere from the catwalk to the Billboard charts, but violinist David Garrett is ready to conquer new terrain with his groundbreaking Rock Symphonies album, available on Decca July 20th, just in time for his newest PBS special.

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  • Audio CD (June 5, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca Records
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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1. Beethoven: Allegro ma non troppo [Violin Concerto in D, Op.61]
2. Beethoven: Larghetto - [Violin Concerto in D, Op.61]
3. Beethoven: Rondo (Allegro) [Violin Concerto in D, Op.61]
4. Kreisler: Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani
5. Rachmaninov: Variation 18 [Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43]
6. Kreisler: Caprice Viennoise, Op.2
7. Kreisler: Variations on a theme of Corelli in the style of Tartini
8. Kreisler: Romance: Larghetto on a theme by Carl Maria von Weber
9. Kreisler: Tambourin Chinois, Op.3
10. Kreisler: Liebesleid

Editorial Reviews

He moves between two musical worlds ... and it seems as if two hearts beating in his chest: David Garrett in the world of classical music celebrated his international breakthrough. But that was not enough. He has finally re-invented, with its crossover albums conquered the rest of the world and sparked enthusiasm everywhere. After his spectacular success in the pop-rock world around David Garrett now with the new album "Legacy" to his roots, to mark the foundation of his skills and also the beginning of his extraordinary journey. "It's not what life is about, it is easy to make, but to do something right," said David Garrett's drive, the diversity of its projects more complex and challenging, rather than simply to repeat. His great role models Nicolo Paganini, Fritz Kreisler, Isaac Stern, and obliged, David Garrett for "legacy" with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ion Marin and the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) was added. David Garrett is an artist who tried quite in the tradition of the violin virtuoso, combining old with new, without forgetting their roots. So he has decided to arrange next to Beethoven's Violin Concerto, works by Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962) and to re-record. Fritz Kreisler has suffered any almost forgotten Violin Concerto in the concert halls of the 20th Century, brought back and given wonderful cadences. It is natural to the combination of Beethoven and Kreisler. Fritz Kreisler was a violinist, composer and arranger. He scooped out a generous hand and provided over again with new works, such as of Pugnani, Corelli or Tartini. He later admitted that the works of him came in the style of the composer. David Garrett on his new album 'Legacy' six works by Fritz Kreisler for violin and orchestra, and the 18th Variation from Rachmaninoff's Paganini Variations arranged for piano and orchestra again. In the latter showed David's research shows that the arrangement for violin and orchestra is also by Fritz Kreisler. With the recording of the Violin Concerto by Beethoven meets David Garrett a lifelong dream and highlights after his three crossover albums "Virtuoso", "Encore" and "Rock Symphonies" that the journey is more to his musical roots as a return: it is the start a new chapter of his amazing success story that brings together two worlds as there are only a few successful artists on the planet.

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars pure perfection,once again February 8, 2012
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Last summer,I was fortunate enough to hear David perform most of the selections on Legacy live at the Verbier Music Festival. As much as I love his crossover material,nothing matches experiencing the virtuosity,emotion,and pure perfection of his classical interpretations.It is a huge shame that many of his most fervent fans here in the U.S. have never been privy to David Garrett,the classical musician etraordinire .It is a treat that defies description.By all means, BUY Leagcy!
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More on David Garrett's Legacy January 3, 2012
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Addition to my original review: Last night, I attended our city's symphony orchestra featuring Beethoven's Violin Concerto. Later I listened to my Legacy CD with David Garrett playing the concerto. It reminded of the astonishing power he conveys when he plays. What an amazing talent.

I understood the release date of Legacy to be November 4th, but it turned out to be a European release date. As I didn't wish to wait, I bought the album from and it was well worth the rush. David Garrett plays every piece with elegance and skill and with the passion we expect whenever he picks up his violin. The Beethoven violin concerto and especially the Kreisler Praeludium & Allegro are beautiful and beautifully played.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely incredible . . . February 6, 2012
By Cathy V
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If you like classical music, and if you like to hear classical music performed with incredible talent, you should buy this CD. Friends from Germany introduced me to David Garret nearly 3 years ago, by mailing me a CD. The CD cover showed a handsome young guy, holding a violin. I thought, "Oh dear." While I like and appreciate all music (except rap, which isn't music), classical was not always necessarily at the top of my list. So imagine my surprise when the first song on the CD turned out to be a kick-butt version of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal." I was driving at the time, rocking out to such amazing music. A minute or so into the next song, I had to pull over. It was "Who Wants to Live Forever" (which I later learned was made famous by Metallica), and is so beautiful that it brought tears to my eyes. Since then, David brought out another mostly rock-themed CD, "Rock Symphonies," which I highly recommend. Imagine a violin with the range, nuance and emotion of a human voice. Amazing.

I've been fortunate enough to have seen David Garrett in concert twice (in Reno in 2010, and in Sacramento in 2011), and he continues to amaze. Aside from the fact that he is drop-dead gorgeous, he's the most talented musician I've ever heard. (Oh, and my German friends are a little jealous because they've been trying to see him in Europe for a few years, where he is a HUGE deal, but have been unable to get tickets -- they sell out almost instantly, plus the tickets are three- to six-hundred Euros per.)

"Legacy" is pure classical. No rock infusions. And it's absolutely beautiful.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music for your Soul January 15, 2012
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To write or try to describe how music can move you deeply, it could need probably a complete chapter, so to speak. I have been following David's trajectory for several years. Be awared that David Garrett is not an improvised violinist, he is a great performer, a consolidated musician, a Virtuoso. It is amazing and wonderful how a young man, since his early 11 years old, was so mature with his performance, and has come to be into an astonishing violinist. The first time I heard one of his recordings I was so attracted and fascinated, the violin sound was so brilliant, deep and moving at the same time that I couldn't help but only to feel great joy. Since then I have bought every CD. And "Legacy" is by no mistake a precious gift for your ears. The recordings selection and interpretation are magnificent, not only by David's virtuosity as a Violinist but the Director Ion Marin and the Orchestra complete the circle. If you are David's big fan you would enjoy it as I have but if you only have heard David Garrett by reference, you won't be dissapointed with this Legacy Master Piece.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!! June 8, 2012
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Another outstanding release from one of the very best violinists of all time, IMHO. I have been a fan since late 2009 & I find it amazing that he just keeps getting better & better. I was never really interested in classical music before I heard DG. As fate would have it, I discovered him at the same time I was wrapping up a college class in Music Appreciation. The class, which naturally covered the entire history of music, caused me to become a great deal more open-minded about all genres of music. Enter David Garrett. Love his classical & crossover. His emotional, passionate play goes right to my soul. I believe there is nothing this man cannot do with his instrument. It truly is like a part of his body. Whether or not you are a classical fan, if you are at least open-minded, you will LOVE this cd. I would bet on it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this man and his music! May 31, 2014
By Dodger
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Legacy is a wonderful CD by David Garrett. Any CD is wonderful by David Garrett! This one features more of the classical, rather than contemporary adaptations of music, and is a treat for the ears to listen to. I love anything by David Garrett and you should see him at a concert if he comes to your town. You will be thrilled to see him play.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The most beautiful music you'll ever hear!!
David Garrett and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play Beethoven Violin Concerto in D and Kreisler Praeludium and Allegro. This is the most beautiful music in the world! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Goodbuy
1.0 out of 5 stars not what I expected
I expected something more like his 2009 cd, not an orchestra. Orchesral music is nice, but not my favorite. I should have read the fine print.
Published 1 month ago by C. Allred
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good CD
After viewing a show on the TV I bought 5 CD of David Garrett

I love this musician

I recommand this CD for any violon lover any appreciate the special style... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Robert Clement
5.0 out of 5 stars A delight
Must be in every music lover's library. A very talented young man whom we will be hearing a great deal about
Published 8 months ago by Reading Tante
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this CD
David Garrett plays beautifully Beethoven's Concerto ,is a dream come true for me. I recommend this CD with all my heart.
Published 8 months ago by Nina Petrie
5.0 out of 5 stars Must hear this!!'
What a wonderful way to spend a rainy day; sounds of David Garrett and his violin. Keep those tracts coming!!!
Published 12 months ago by Sandra Ibach
5.0 out of 5 stars New David Garrett Fan
I bought this CD from Amazon along with Music and Encore. This is a CD for purist classical music lovers. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jennifer McDonnell
5.0 out of 5 stars Legacy by David Garrett
Never get bored by listening to his violin music. Extremely soothing, very professional sounds, and Very enjoyable. One of the best musicians in the world!
Published 12 months ago by Nicky C.
5.0 out of 5 stars david garrett
I am very happy with my Garrett cd, and this is the first one that I ordered, but most of his cds are expensive, so tjhis ws good deal.
Published 15 months ago by Wasil Siwulich
5.0 out of 5 stars David Garrett, Violinist
David Garrett is a masterful, world class violinist. He studied at Juilliard in New York under Isaac Perleman, after first picking up a violin at age 4! Read more
Published 16 months ago by Lori
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