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Aptly-titled debut album from Violin virtuoso David Garrett. A passionate selection that combines fantastic musicianship with a popular edge, this is a record that will please classical purists and casual listeners alike. Includes the Metallica cover 'Nothing Else Matters'.


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  7. Paganini Rhapsody (On Caprice 24) 4:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 11, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Edge J26181
  • ASIN: B0010NX274
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,487 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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92 of 95 people found the following review helpful By Bundtlust TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 3, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I first heard of violin prodigy David Garrett in a Barnes and Noble in-store play, and picked up his eponymous (US) debut David Garrett. However, I felt that the North American version, which was cobbled together from 2007's "Virtuoso" and 2008's "Encore," was a tad short. I went searching for other Garrett recordings only to discover that they're only available as super-expensive imports. After comparing tracklistings on Free, Virtuoso and Encore, I decided on the version of Virtuoso that has Pachelbel's Canon in D (the other pressing does not). Many of the tracks are also on "David Garrett" (Carmen, Nothing Else Matters, Csardas, Duelling Banjos), but there are other superb additions such as Morricone's "La Califfa," Paganini's Rhapsody (best known from Andrew Lloyd Webber's divine Variations), Bernstein's "Somewhere," Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee" (for which David set a Guinness World Record for fastest performance on live TV at 66 seconds, or 13 notes per second), Secret Garden's "You Raise Me Up" (check out the stunning original by Irish singer Brian Kennedy, NOT Josh Groban, on You Raise Me Up), and three original compositions, "Serenade," "Toccata," and "Eliza's Song."

Opening with La Califfa (of which Sarah Brightman did a stunning cover of on
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Pgh JP on July 12, 2009
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This CD is wonderful. The quality of the sound is excellent and the song selections showcase the huge range of David Garrett's ability. Great CD.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Tari & Brisco on November 11, 2009
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David Garrett is absolutely outstanding!!! This CD is just beautiful to listen to.

I just ordered his newest CD "Classic Romance" heard a short preview of a song, it is going to be another outstanding CD.

I would recommend any of his music in CD~DVD~MP3,classic or crossover all are outstanding. Yes I am a fan.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Shirley Kussner on January 24, 2010
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This artist appeals to all ages and adds his unique blend of talent and passion to the music. Treat yourself to listening or viewing this remarkable young classical violinist. He has his own interpretation which is new and refreshing. His relaxed demeanor and romancing of the violin leaves the listener inspired and left wanting more. He has total command of his instrument as he and his violin mesh in oneness. One senses his originality while staying true to the past. He makes current the classics of the past. Truly there are no words to describe this highly talented musician. He instantly moved to the top of my list of favorites. He is without a doubt an inspired artist who transmits that inspiration listening to him. Can't hear enough from this fine young artist.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sparto16 on May 7, 2010
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Had the pleasure of seeing David Garrett live in concert!!!!Please go and see him when he comes to your area you won't be disappointed!
He played many of the songs from Virtuoso,I highly recommend this CD it is like being there live.
David is really the master at fusing classical,rock and movie theme songs together in his style that anyone can enjoy.
His version of Somewhere is the most beautiful rendition I have heard to date.
This is an absolute must have CD!!!!!!!!!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Inghard Del Toro on April 19, 2013
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Love this CD David Garrett gives us a modern and youthful interpretations of classical music. Full of passion and genius for the violin, in particular Carmen, Dueling Banjos and Csardas Gypsy Dance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linda Lou on October 23, 2009
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I have enjoyed listing to David Garret since I first heard him on public tv. I was glad to know there were other cd's out there that he had made. The cd arrived in good condition.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Ball on January 25, 2010
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GREAT CD! LOVE ALL THE SONGS- BRAND NEW CD CAME IN A FEW SHORT DAYS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
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