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Paul McCartney - Working Classical / Foster, Quinn


Release Date: 10/19/1999 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 56897   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Paul McCartney
Performer:  Krista Bennion-FeeneyAnca NicolauMyron LutzkeJoanna Hood
Conductor:  Lawrence FosterAndrea Quinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loma Mar String QuartetLondon Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Throughout his musical life, through the many genres, bands and orchestras, a common theme in the works of Sir Paul McCartney is his uncanny understanding of melody. WORKING CLASSICAL is ripe with his signature style and grace.
Soft-spoken and delicate, McCartney's compositions are touching in their simplicity. Layers of tone and color wash through in graceful waves. Strings and muted horns create a warm and regal mood.
In the liner notes, McCartney writes about the inspiration and theory behind his compositions. Much of it is dedicated to the memory of his wife, Linda, such as a string quartet version of the Beatles' "Maybe I'm Amazed." But it is the music itself that will leave listeners satisfied.
Throughout his musical life, through the many genres, bands and orchestras, a common theme in the works of Sir Paul McCartney is his uncanny understanding of melody. WORKING CLASSICAL is ripe with his signature style and grace.
Soft-spoken and delicate, McCartney's compositions are touching in their simplicity. Layers of tone and color wash through in graceful waves. Strings and muted horns create a warm and regal mood.
In the liner notes, McCartney writes about the inspiration and theory behind his compositions. Much of it is dedicated to the memory of his wife, Linda, such as a string quartet version of the Beatles' "Maybe I'm Amazed." But it is the music itself that will leave listeners satisfied. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Junk by Paul McCartney
Performer:  Krista Bennion-Feeney (Violin), Anca Nicolau (Violin), Myron Lutzke (Cello),
Joanna Hood (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loma Mar String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; India 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Andy Stein 
2. A Leaf by Paul McCartney
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1999 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Jonathan Tunick 
3. Haymakers by Paul McCartney
Performer:  Krista Bennion-Feeney (Violin), Anca Nicolau (Violin), Joanna Hood (Viola),
Myron Lutzke (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loma Mar String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1999 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
4. Midwife by Paul McCartney
Performer:  Krista Bennion-Feeney (Violin), Anca Nicolau (Violin), Joanna Hood (Viola),
Myron Lutzke (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loma Mar String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1999 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
5. Spiral by Paul McCartney
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1999 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Richard Rodney Bennett 
6. Warm and Beautiful by Paul McCartney
Performer:  Krista Bennion-Feeney (Violin), Anca Nicolau (Violin), Joanna Hood (Viola),
Myron Lutzke (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loma Mar String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1976 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Michael Thomas 
7. My Love by Paul McCartney
Performer:  Krista Bennion-Feeney (Violin), Anca Nicolau (Violin), Joanna Hood (Viola),
Myron Lutzke (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loma Mar String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1973 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Michael Thomas 
8. Maybe I'm Amazed by Paul McCartney
Performer:  Krista Bennion-Feeney (Violin), Anca Nicolau (Violin), Joanna Hood (Viola),
Myron Lutzke (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loma Mar String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1970 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Loma Mar Quartet, Roberto Pansera 
9. Calico Skies by Paul McCartney
Performer:  Krista Bennion-Feeney (Violin), Anca Nicolau (Violin), Joanna Hood (Viola),
Myron Lutzke (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loma Mar String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1997 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Loma Mar Quartet 
10. Golden Earth Girl by Paul McCartney
Performer:  Krista Bennion-Feeney (Violin), Anca Nicolau (Violin), Joanna Hood (Viola),
Myron Lutzke (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loma Mar String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1993 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Loma Mar Quartet 
11. Somedays by Paul McCartney
Performer:  Myron Lutzke (Cello), Joanna Hood (Viola), Anca Nicolau (Violin),
Krista Bennion-Feeney (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loma Mar String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1997 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Loma Mar Quartet 
12. Tuesday by Paul McCartney
Conductor:  Andrea Quinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1999 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England 
Length: 12 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Richard Rodney Bennett 
13. She's My Baby by Paul McCartney
Performer:  Myron Lutzke (Cello), Joanna Hood (Viola), Krista Bennion-Feeney (Violin),
Anca Nicolau (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loma Mar String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1976 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Loma Mar Quartet 
14. The Lovely Linda by Paul McCartney
Performer:  Myron Lutzke (Cello), Joanna Hood (Viola), Anca Nicolau (Violin),
Krista Bennion-Feeney (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loma Mar String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1970 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Roberto Pansera 

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