Franck Pourcel is considered as the inventor of music lounge, easy listening and environmental instrumental music. He recorded more than two thousand songs and two hundred music albums with his inimitable touch and style. Among other things he was famous for his arrangements of the hits of the moment and for making classical music accessible to the general public. His work was mainly based on percussion and strings, particularly the violin, which revived in contemporary music. This album includes ten selected songs from great authors of classical music.
40 great tracks. The orchestras of Franck Pourcel, Ron Goodwin, Geoff Love, Manuel And The Music Of Mountains play 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Never On A Sunday', 'Love Theme from 'The Godfather', 'Moon River from 'Breakfast At Tiffany's', 'Summertime from 'Porgy & Bess', 'Autumn Leaves', 'Thus Spake Zarathustra' from the '2001-a Space Odyssey', 'Chi Mai', 'Clair De Lune' and many more…
Sentimental Journey CD series is a strong one with lots of fine music from a wide diversity of artists. I really like the music on this albums. The sound quality is really rather good considering the age of these recordings.
Italian sisters Natascia and Raffaella Gazzana deliver a sensitively performed survey of French music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, alongside a nod to modern Hungarian composer György Ligeti. They place Franck’s monumental Sonata in A Major at the heart of their program, its second movement Allegro blazing with passion, the final Allegretto beautifully restrained yet unleashed in the closing bars. Ravel’s Sonate Posthume is a fascinating document of a 22-year-old composer’s development, in thrall to early Impressionism, while Messiaen’s equally youthful “Thème et Variations,” played with sparkling clarity and poise, shows a composer ahead of his time. Ligeti’s direct musical language functions almost as a refreshing sorbet among the French riches.