Friday, August 9, 2013

Mr. Ed by Rodrigo?

This is a photo montage I posted on YouTube this evening. One of 3, actually. I have no videos of these, but I wanted to share them anyway. This one is from a CD called "MOZART TV", released by the old Delos label a decade or so ago. Yes, TV themes in the style of great composers!

This one is "Mr. Ed" in the style of JoaquĆ­n Rodrigo. Grant Gershon conducted the Hollywood Chamber Symphony, a group that was assembled specifically for this project, and included all of the top studio musicians in LA. What a blast it was to record this.

They did actually professionally film the session, although I don't have a copy. It can be seen now and then on public television's "Classical Showcase" late at night.