Café Mozart is a 2 CD Album featuring 17 of Mozart's most famous and timeless melodies, re-arranged in a modern style.
This release is a LIMITED EDITION double-CD album, packaged in the luxurious digipak fold-out format with gorgeous graphic artwork and liner notes. Please reserve your copy now before this exclusive limited pressing runs out!
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Mozart Modern succeeds in presenting Mozart's most timeless melodies in a totally new, richly rhythmical context, utilizing a widely eclectic mix of instruments ranging from traditional (symphonic) to modern instrumentation. The philosophy, reflected in the detailed liner notes of this luxurious digipak 2-disc fold-out release, is to free these famous melodies from the elitism of the concert halls, and re-arrange them in a coffeehouse style with instruments that include accordion, guitar, piano, ethnic percussion, synthesizers and beats. Every single piece is freshly re-arranged, while retaining the emotional impact and integrity of the original orchestration. Most importantly, this recording never once crosses the delicate line into artistic 'heresy'.
The musical influences span symphonic, pop, klezmer, latin and middle eastern, transporting this music into a modern context in a true 21st century merging of cultures. One is very tempted to imagine how other composers will sound in this style.
MOZART MODERN – Reinventing Classics
January 27th 2006 marked the 250th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. We thought it was fitting to use Mozart’s 250th anniversary as an opportunity to draw inspiration from his most famous works, and update them in a fresh, new context.
CAFÉ MOZART – The History [excerpts from CD liner notes]
By allowing a much more free structure of performance of the works of both major and unknown composers, the café ensembles would breed interesting musical hybrids, and create a common bond with the public.
Mozart can be regarded as the first defining artist who dared to venture into artistic freedom from the constraints of the time and commercial independence from the slavery of the patrons, his life always on the edge of poverty.
Boris Berlin & Bob Parr (Producers)