INSPIRATO - The Masterpiece Album from YANNI Available April 29, 2014
4 years to complete the album, 30 years to write the music that inspired it.YANNI's greatest music performed by the world's most extraordinary voices:
Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Rolando Villazón, Katherine Jenkins, Vittorio Grigólo, Russell Watson, Micaëla Oeste, Nathan Pacheco, Chloe Lowery, Lauren Jelencovich, Plácido Domingo Jr., and Pretty Yende
About the Music
The beautiful instrumental melodies of internationally renowned composer YANNI have gained him over 40 platinum and gold albums throughout the world. Now his popularity looks set to cross even more borders. Working in partnership with the legendary operatic superstar Plácido Domingo and Ric Wake, YANNI has assembled a stellar line-up of the greatest singers to perform on his new album, INSPIRATO, available April 29th on Sony Music Masterworks. His timeless compositions have been transformed by the addition of lyrics and tell the story of the loves of YANNI's life.
YANNI collaborated with Plácido Domingo and Ric Wake to pair YANNI's music with the perfect voice for each song. This project took 4 years to complete and over 30 years to compose the music that inspired it. This is a one of a kind album, there has never been another album like this and there will never be another album like this.
YANNI's music has crossed all cultural borders and has been performed all over the world in more than 40 different countries. He is particularly known for his spectacular concerts at famous landmarks such as the Taj Mahal, the Acropolis, the Kremlin, and China's Forbidden City. Until recently the self-taught composer and pianist has avoided using words with his melodies, but now felt compelled to explore this exciting new direction. In this project, he has used some of his most successful hits from a career spanning more than thirty years, including 'Tribute', 'End Of August' and 'Adagio in C minor'.
Each song has a deeply personal story behind it. 'Ode alla Grecia' (which was formerly the instrumental 'End of August') was composed when YANNI was at home in Greece, watching all the tourists departing at the end of summer. As he stared at the ocean, he reflected on his love for his homeland, and felt how bittersweet it was to leave to return to his career in the USA. When Domingo and his son heard this track, they knew immediately what story the lyrics would have to tell.
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