Quatuor Ebène delves into pop, jazz and film music for Virgin Classics
The French quartet, who regularly play music from other genres as concert encores, will be joined by four very differet female vocalists on the disc – Virgin Classics stablemate soprano Natalie Dessay, jazz singer Stacey Kent, Spanish pop star Luz Casal, and film actress Fanny Ardant – with Richard Héry on drums.
The 16 tracks include arrangements of The Beatles’ Come Together, Smile by Charlie Chaplin, Harlen and Arlen’s ‘Over the Rainbow’ from The Wizard of Oz, and Nicholas Roubanis’s main theme from Quentin Tarrantino’s Pulp Fiction.
The Quartet are also to heard singing on the recording, with viola-player Mathieu Herzog taking the vocal lead in Bruce Springsteen’s Streets of Philadelphia, and all four performing an a cappella rendition in French of ‘Some Day My Prince Will Come’ from Walt Disney’s Snow White.
Fictions will be released on October 25.
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