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Last Week's Question
Question: The introduction of the Beatles’ song ‘Blackbird’ is based on a piece written by which composer:
C) JS Bach
Answer: JS Bach
CD: Miloš – ‘Blackbird’, the Beatles album. Miloš Karadaglić writes: “Recording this album opened a door into a very different reality. It felt as if I was exploring an alter ego I never knew I had.” Karadaglić recorded the ‘Blackbird’ album at Studio 2 Abbey Road, where the Beatles recorded almost all of their albums.
Growing up as a young classical musician, Karadaglić did not become familiar with the oeuvre of the Beatles until his teacher at London’s Royal Academy suggested he learn Takemitsu’s arrangement of ‘Yesterday’. Later, upon getting wind of Paul McCartney’s work on a guitar concerto, Karadaglić sent McCartney his demo CD (including ‘Yesterday’) and a letter explaining why he should premiere the concerto. He didn’t hear back, but it was “a step in the right direction”.
Over the next years, Karadaglić explored the Beatles catalogue with an eye for those which would work best on classical guitar. The arrangements on this album are by several high-profile musicians: almost all the solo guitar arrangements are by Sérgio Assad, Brazilian composer and guitarist. Christopher Austin and Chris Hill were also part of the collaboration. The CD also features artists performing alongside Karadaglić, including Stephen Isserlis, Anoushka Shankar, Tori Amos, and Gregory Porter. The tracks include ‘Yesterday’, ‘Let it be’, ‘She’s leaving home’, ‘Here comes the sun’, and perhaps most appropriately, ‘While my guitar gently weeps’.
Miloš – ‘Blackbird’ The Beatles Album
481 2310 DH
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