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2008 release of Music of the Spheres. After 35 years, another first - Mike's first 'classical' album, Music of the Spheres. The concept is the relative movements of objects in space creating mathematical relationships which can be expressed as music and harmonies, but what exactly is Classical music? Although there are many opinions about period, instruments, form and complexity, most seem to agree that Classical music will last the test of time. Michael Gordon Oldfield is an English multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, working a style that blends Progressive Rock, Folk, Ethnic or World music, Classical music, Electronic music, New Age and recently Dance. His music is often elaborate and complex in nature. He is best known for his hit 1973 album Tubular Bells which broke new ground as an instrumental concept album and launched Virgin Records.
Elements of Tubular Bells and Ommadawn present with the general movement of the entire piece toward one theme musically. Read morePublished 5 months ago by David Whiteman
This composition is a departure for Oldfield and it is fantastic. It's alive, draws you in and majestically orchestral and expansive. Read morePublished 6 months ago by kkc
Mike Oldfield has been blending classical concepts with modern instruments for a long time. Now he finally admits it.Published 7 months ago by M. Spangler
Oldfield goes classical. I really enjoyed this album. I'd have loved to attend a live performance.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer