Michael Fix | ClassicFix

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ClassicFix

by Michael Fix

Famous orchestral classical masterpieces arranged (deranged?) and performed on steel string acoustic guitar.
Genre: Easy Listening: Classical Pop
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1. William Tell Overture
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3:20 $1.69
2. Waltz in C#m
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3:41 $1.69
3. Variations On Bouree
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4. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
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3:44 $1.69
5. Pavane
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3:09 $1.69
6. Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
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3:16 $1.69
7. Czardas
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8. Hungarian Dance #5
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9. Rondo All Turca
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10. Lagrima/Paint It Black
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4:21 $1.69
11. Traumerei
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12. Toccata
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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ClassicFix: Some of these tunes I remember from my childhood, some I started learning as a teenager (primarily as finger exercises) and later on, in the 1980s, they featured heavily in my life as I performed them regularly as a member of the Sydney band Hat Trick. Everywhere we played, audiences responded with wild enthusiasm to our “rocked up” versions of the classics. So, when I began to develop a career as a solo performer, it seemed natural to slip a few of the “tried and tested” classics into my set. Not surprisingly, the audience response was just as enthusiastic. From my earliest days of performing the ‘William Tell Overture’, I’ve had requests to record my versions of the classics.

And finally, here they are …!


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With "ClassicFix," Michael Fix takes a new approach to some beloved classical pieces, like "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring," "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik," and "William Tell Overture." On many of these songs, Fix is performing just a solo steel string guitar, and his talent is undeniable. By adding flourishes like percussion, bass, strings, or even a modern bluegrass inflection, as he does in "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring," the songs often go in new, unexpected directions. You'll recognize the timeless melodies, but be impressed by his virtuosity both in his performance and non-traditional interpretation of these tunes. Or check out his intertwining of Tarrega's flamenco classic "Lagrima" with the Rolling Stones' "Paint it Black." It's a new take on a mash-up, and it totally works. These are fun and captivating performances that will appeal both to lovers of the classics, and to those who can appreciate taking classical music a little beyond its comfort zone.