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Béla Fleck: Perpetual Motion / Bela Fleck: Perpetual Motion

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Download links and information about Béla Fleck: Perpetual Motion / Bela Fleck: Perpetual Motion by Béla Fleck / Bela Fleck, Evelyn Glennie, John Williams. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Jazz, Country genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 56:18 minutes.

Artist: Béla Fleck / Bela Fleck, Evelyn Glennie, John Williams
Release date: 2001
Genre: Jazz, Country
Tracks: 20
Duration: 56:18
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Keyboard Sonata in C Major, K. 159 (L. 104) "La caccia" (featuring Chris Thile) 2:15
2. Two-Part Invention, BWV 784, No. 13 1:32
3. Children's Corner Suite, L. 113: Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (featuring Joshua Bell, Gary Hoffman) 2:26
4. Mazurka in F Sharp Minor, Op. 59, No. 3 3:38
5. Partita No. 3 for Solo Violin, BWV 1006: Prélude 3:46
6. Etude in C Sharp Minor, Op. 10, No. 4 (featuring Gary Hoffman) 2:17
7. Mazurka in F Sharp Minor, Op. 6, No. 1 (featuring Joshua Bell) 2:19
8. Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 10 in G Major, BWV 796 (featuring Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer) 0:57
9. Souvenir d'un lieu cher, for violin & piano (or orchestra), Op. 42 Melody in E Flat Major (featuring Edgar Meyer) 3:09
10. 5 Studies for piano, Anh. 1a/1 Presto No. 1 in G Minor after Bach, BWV 1001 1:41
11. Suite for Unaccompanied Cello No. 1, BWV 1007: Prélude 2:14
12. Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 15 in B Minor, BWV 801 (featuring Joshua Bell) 1:12
13. Moto Perpetuo in C Major, Op. 11, No. 2 (featuring Edgar Meyer) 3:38
14. Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K. 213 (L. 108) "The Lover" (featuring Chris Thile) 3:12
15. Two-Part Invention No. 6 in E Major, BWV 777 (featuring Edgar Meyer) 2:28
16. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight": Adagio Sostenuto (featuring Edgar Meyer, Gary Hoffman) 5:02
17. Two-Part Invention No. 11 in G Minor, BWV 782 0:55
18. Seven Variations on "God Save the King" in C Major, WoO 78 9:02
19. Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 7 in E Minor, BWV 793 (featuring Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer) 1:57
20. Moto Perpetuo in C Major, Op. 11, No. 2 (Bluegrass Version) 2:38

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Banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck has certainly broken more boundaries than any other picker in recent memory, from his early days performing bluegrass-inspired folk compositions on Rounder in the late '70s to his quirky jazz freak-outs with the Flecktones throughout the '90s. In late 2001, this peculiar innovator released an album of banjo interpretations of classical works by Bach, Chopin, and Scarlatti. Before classical purists roll their eyes, they must remember that the banjo hasn't always been seen as the instrument of choice of backwoods musicians in the Appalachian mountains, but as recently as the 1940s was used as a primary rhythm instrument in all manner of parlor music. That being said, Perpetual Motion is a bright and unique take on several well-known classical pieces (Moonlight Sonata, Bach's Cello Suite No. 1) as well as a number of interpretations of Bach's two-part and three-part inventions. These light and brief inventions act as buffers between the longer, more dramatic pieces, but end up serving as some of the highlights of the album. With Fleck often accompanied by Evelyn Glennie on marimba and Appalachia Waltz musicians Joshua Bell and Edgar Meyer on violin and bass, these short, delicate pieces weave in and out of the album, proving that the banjo can be seen in a different light altogether. Fleck's picking is uniquely unparalleled in that he can so easily dip his feet into so many different genres with an instrument that is so quickly pigeonholed. The album drifts easily into the background, which is not necessarily a detraction but, knowing the fire that Fleck can unleash from his fingertips, it would have been nice to have a few more impassioned numbers on the album. The closest the ensemble comes to really making some noise is the final track, Paganini's Moto Perpetuo (arranged in a bluegrass style), which is not necessarily more forceful, but is certainly faster and louder.