Tarja And Mike Terrana - 'Beauty & The Beat' Release In May


Singer Tarja Turunen and drummer Mike Terrana are set to release the classic/rock cross-over live project Beauty & The Beat on May 30th, 2014 on earMUSIC. It includes interpretations of classic music pieces ranging from Bach to Mozart to Rossini as well as rock classics from Queen, Led Zeppelin and Tarja's own pieces. Beauty & The Beat will be released as 2CD, DVD, Blu-ray and download. For now, you can check out the teaser of the release below.

"Beauty & The Beat is something very different than your ordinary rock show, let alone your ordinary classic concert. It's music played in an unorthodox manner, it's the performance of a wide range of classical pieces and rock songs together with an orchestra and choir. It strikes you with awe. Originally planned as a one-time event - the first performance was already held in 2011, the show was too successful with fans and critics to simply never happen again. In spring 2013, Tarja Turunen and drummer Mike Terrana again toured throughout the world, from Poland to Russia to Mexico."




Tarja Turunen explains: "The idea of having a symphonic orchestra, choir and Mr. Terrana on drums was originally mine. Mike has done a recording with drums over classical pieces that I think it is great. I immediately imagined it performed live on a stage with a real orchestra as a part of a bigger concept. I believe this kind of combination of instruments, particularly playing mainly classical music, is very unique. I have been making collaborations with orchestras before and I could foresee a great outcome. Our main goal with these kind of concerts is that the younger audience experiences the beauty and power of a symphonic orchestra and choir. Hopefully it will serve as an introduction to classical music for some of our fans."

Mike Terrana jokingly adds: "It's obvious that I provide the BEAT & Tarja provides the BEAUTY."






Tracklist:

CD1:
01. Mike - Concert For Violin & Oboe (Bach)
02. Tarja - Blute Nur (Bach)
03. Tarja - Zueignung - Op. 10, No. 1 (Strauss)
04. Mike - Barber of Seville (Rossini)
05. Mike - New World Symphony (Dvorák)
06. Tarja - Song To The Moon (Dvorák)
07. Tarja - Vilja Lied (Lehár)
08. Tarja - O mio babbino caro (Puccini)
09. Mike - Can-can (Offenbach)
10. Tarja - I Feel Pretty (Leonard Bernstein)
11. Mike - William Tell Overture (Rossini)
12. Tarja - Mein Herr Marquis (Strauss)
13. Mike - Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)

CD2:
01. Tarja - You Take My Breath Away (Queen)
02. Tarja & Mike - The Reign (Tarja)
03. Tarja & Mike - Witch-hunt (Tarja)
04. Tarja & Mike - Led Zeppelin Medley
05. Tarja & Mike - Swanheart (Nightwish)
06. Mike & Tarja - Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
07. Tarja & Mike - Into The Sun (Tarja)
08. Tarja & Mike - I Walk Alone (Tarja)

DVD/Blu-ray:

First part:
01. Orchestra - Carmen Overture
02. Mike - Concert For Violin & Oboe (Bach)
03. Tarja - Blute Nur (Bach)
04. Tarja - Zueignung - Op. 10, No. 1 (Strauss)
05. Mike - Barber of Seville (Rossini)
06. Mike - New World Symphony (Dvorák)
07. Tarja - Song To The Moon (Dvorák)
08. Tarja - Vilja Lied (Lehár)
09. Tarja - O mio babbino caro (Puccini)
10. Tarja & Mike - The Reign (Tarja)

Second part:
11. Tarja - You Take My Breath Away (Queen)
12. Tarja & Mike - Witch-hunt (Tarja)
13. Tarja & Mike - Led Zeppelin Medley
14. Tarja & Mike - Swanheart (Nightwish)
15. Mike - Can-can (Offenbach)
16. Tarja - Mein Herr Marquis (Strauss)
17. Mike & Tarja - Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
18. Tarja & Mike - Into The Sun (Tarja)

Encore:
23. Mike - William Tell Overture (Rossini)
24. Tarja - I Feel Pretty (Leonard Bernstein)
25. Mike - Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)
26. Tarja & Mike - I Walk Alone (Tarja)

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Source: ear-music.net
Band profile: Tarja
 
Posted: 25.04.2014 by BloodTears


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25.04.2014 - 13:55
Ruchesko
Nice to see the old siren diversifying. The Nightwish-lite solo stuff was getting a bit stale.
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25.04.2014 - 16:31
Rasa
Should be interesting!
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27.04.2014 - 08:46
LeChron James
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Sounds like the title to a hip hop album.
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