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Bach (Arr. Fiennes) / Lara St. John


Release Date: 05/25/2004 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 93022   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Magnus Fiennes
Performer:  Lara St. JohnPaul ClarvisLaurence CottleAndy Findon,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Violinist Lara St. John is not an artist who aims to please everyone. She's an adventurous performer committed to making music on her own terms. Accusations that she exploits her model-worthy looks have dogged her since early in her career, despite near-universal acclaim for her superb technique, imaginative interpretations, and high-powered performance style. St. John shrugs these negative remarks off as old news and looks forward, instead, to new challenges.
RE: BACH, her initial foray into the treacherous terrain of "crossover" territory, will likely work purists and traditionalists into a fresh lather. St. John, in collaboration with composer/producer Magnus Fiennes, draws from sources including jazz, world beat, electronica, and
Read more contemporary pop for an unconventional approach to the music of J.S. Bach. Fiennes, a guiding force behind the phenomenally successful crossover group Bond, stamps the proceedings with his unmistakable production style, creating richly textured soundscapes that are ideal tableaus for St. John's virtuosic flights of fancy. The disc's roster of fine musicians, including tabla master Trilok Gurtu and B.J. Cole on pedal steel guitar, is notable for the diverse disciplines represented. Elitists may scoff, but open-minded listeners will find much to enjoy on this intriguing album. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Goldberg2 by Magnus Fiennes
Performer:  Lara St. John (Violin), Paul Clarvis (Percussion), Laurence Cottle (Fretless Bass),
Andy Findon (Flute), John Paracelli (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Olympic Studios, London, England (03/08/2002 - 03/12/2002); 365 Artists, London, England (07/01/2002 - 07/10/2002) 
2.
Largo by Magnus Fiennes
Performer:  Pandit Danesh (Tabla), Pandit Danesh (Percussion), Brian Gascoigne (Hammond B-3 Organ),
John Themis (Guitar), Laurence Cottle (Fretless Bass), Lara St. John (Violin),
John Paracelli (Electric Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Olympic Studios, London, England (03/08/2002 - 03/12/2002); 365 Artists, London, England (07/01/2002 - 07/10/2002) 
3.
Tocceilidh by Magnus Fiennes
Performer:  Paul Clarvis (Percussion), John Paracelli (Mandolin), Matthew Sharp (Cello),
Chris Laurence (Double Bass), Dario Rossetti-Bonell (Guitar), John Paracelli (Steel Guitar),
Lara St. John (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Olympic Studios, London, England (03/08/2002 - 03/12/2002); 365 Artists, London, England (07/01/2002 - 07/10/2002) 
4.
Duetto by Magnus Fiennes
Performer:  Brian Gascoigne (Hammond B-3 Organ), Matthew Sharp (Cello), Lara St. John (Violin),
Chris Laurence (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Lara St. John performs the two violin parts in this recording.
Olympic Studios, London, England (03/08/2002 - 03/12/2002); 365 Artists, London, England (07/01/2002 - 07/10/2002) 
5.
Echo by Magnus Fiennes
Performer:  Tim Vine (Wurlitzer Organ), Lara St. John (Violin), Paul Clarvis (Percussion),
John Paracelli (Guitar), Chris Laurence (Double Bass), Aziz Chabadiss (Ney)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Olympic Studios, London, England (03/08/2002 - 03/12/2002); 365 Artists, London, England (07/01/2002 - 07/10/2002) 
6.
The Sicilian by Magnus Fiennes
Performer:  Yoad Nevo (Bass Guitar), Lara St. John (Violin), John Paracelli (Guitar),
Chris Laurence (Double Bass), Yoad Nevo (Electric Guitar), Paul Clarvis (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: Olympic Studios, London, England (03/08/2002 - 03/12/2002); 365 Artists, London, England (07/01/2002 - 07/10/2002) 
7.
Bombay Minor by Magnus Fiennes
Performer:  Lara St. John (Violin), Trilok Gurtu (Tabla)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Olympic Studios, London, England (03/08/2002 - 03/12/2002); 365 Artists, London, England (07/01/2002 - 07/10/2002) 
8.
Recit by Magnus Fiennes
Performer:  Anna Noakes (Alto Flute), Yoad Nevo (Electric Guitar), Brian Gascoigne (Marimba),
B.J. Cole (Pedal Steel Guitar), Trilok Gurtu (Percussion), Lara St. John (Violin),
Yoad Nevo (Bass Guitar), Trilok Gurtu (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Olympic Studios, London, England (03/08/2002 - 03/12/2002); 365 Artists, London, England (07/01/2002 - 07/10/2002) 
9.
Aria by Magnus Fiennes
Performer:  Lara St. John (Violin), Robbie Jacobs (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: Olympic Studios, London, England (03/08/2002 - 03/12/2002); 365 Artists, London, England (07/01/2002 - 07/10/2002) 
10.
Fugue by Magnus Fiennes
Performer:  Chris Lawrence (Double Bass), Trilok Gurtu (Tabla), Krzysztof Chorzelski (Viola),
Matthew Sharp (Cello), Lara St. John (Violin), Trilok Gurtu (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Olympic Studios, London, England (03/08/2002 - 03/12/2002); 365 Artists, London, England (07/01/2002 - 07/10/2002) 
11.
Double by Magnus Fiennes
Performer:  Lara St. John (Violin), Phil Todd (Flute), John Themis (Guitar),
Chris Lawrence (Double Bass), Trilok Gurtu (Tabla), Trilok Gurtu (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Olympic Studios, London, England (03/08/2002 - 03/12/2002); 365 Artists, London, England (07/01/2002 - 07/10/2002) 
12.
Gigue by Magnus Fiennes
Performer:  Lara St. John (Violin), Pandit Danesh (Tabla), Matthew Sharp (Cello),
Pandit Danesh (Percussion), Gregory Knowles (Dulcimer), Aziz Chabadiss (Ney),
John Paracelli (Electric Guitar), Yoad Nevo (Electric Guitar), Laurence Cottle (Bass Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Olympic Studios, London, England (03/08/2002 - 03/12/2002); 365 Artists, London, England (07/01/2002 - 07/10/2002) 
13.
Prelude by Magnus Fiennes
Performer:  Lara St. John (Violin), Aziz Chabadiss (Ney), Gregory Knowles (Dulcimer),
John Paracelli (Electric Guitar), Laurence Cottle (Fretless Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Olympic Studios, London, England (03/08/2002 - 03/12/2002); 365 Artists, London, England (07/01/2002 - 07/10/2002) 
14.
Ten Fifty Two by Magnus Fiennes
Performer:  Paul Clarvis (Percussion), Chris Laurence (Double Bass), Brian Gascoigne (Organ),
Tim Vine (Clavinet), Lara St. John (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Olympic Studios, London, England (03/08/2002 - 03/12/2002); 365 Artists, London, England (07/01/2002 - 07/10/2002) 
15.
BADinerie by Magnus Fiennes
Performer:  Lara St. John (Violin), Brian Gascoigne (Organ), Tim Vine (Clavinet),
Chris Laurence (Double Bass), Paul Clarvis (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Olympic Studios, London, England (03/08/2002 - 03/12/2002); 365 Artists, London, England (07/01/2002 - 07/10/2002) 

Sound Samples

Goldberg2
Largo
Tocceilidh
Duetto
Echo
The Sicilian
Bombay Minor
Recit
aria
Fugue
Double
Gigue
Prelude
Ten Fifty Two
BADinerie

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