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Lisa Batiashvili – City Lights (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Lisa Batiashvili – City Lights (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:05:47 minutes | 1,21 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Thematic albums have proven popular with many classical musicians in a stifling world filled with intimidating masterpieces. Here, violinist Lisa Batiashvili takes us on an autobiographical journey, mapping out important places and memories of her life and career through music, from her native Georgia to Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires and Hollywood.

In these very romantic arrangements by Nikoloz Rachveli layered with nostalgic sound effects from films, the virtuoso violinist pays a special tribute to Charles Chaplin with the music he composed and used in his films, beginning with City Lights, after which she named the album. “Chaplin was very popular in Georgia when I was a child. He was a multi-talent, not only acting and making movies but writing gorgeous music. For me, he represents the beauty and creative imagination of the 20th century”.

The choice of music in this album is very personal, with pieces ranging from Bach to Astor Piazzolla, Johann Strauss, Michel Legrand and many others. Joining Lisa Batiashvili are fellow Georgian singer Katie Melua, guitarist Miloš Karadaglić and German jazz trumpeter Till Brönner. © François Hudry

1. Lisa Batiashvili – Chaplin: The Terry Theme From “Limelight” / La Violetera From “City Lights” / Je cherche après Titine From “Modern Times” / Awakening From “Limelight” / Theme From “Modern Times” (CITY MEMORIES)
2. Lisa Batiashvili – Ich ruf zu dir, BWV 639 (Arr. Anders Hillborg for Violin Solo and Strings) (MUNICH)
3. Lisa Batiashvili – Paris Violon (PARIS)
4. Lisa Batiashvili – Ich hab’ noch einen Koffer in Berlin (Arr. Nikoloz Rachveli for Violin, Trumpet, Piano and Orchestra) (BERLIN)
5. Lisa Batiashvili – Evening Song (Arr. Jarkko Riihimäki for Violin and Orchestra) (HELSINKI)
6. Lisa Batiashvili – Furioso Galopp, Op. 114 (Adapt. Nikoloz Rachveli for Violin and Orchestra) (VIENNA)
7. Lisa Batiashvili – Love Theme From “Cinema Paradiso” (Arr. Nikoloz Rachveli for Violin, Cello and Orchestra) (ROME)
8. Lisa Batiashvili – Adios Nonino / Vuelvo al sur / Buenos Aires Hora Cero (Arr. Nikoloz Rachveli for Violin, Guitar, Piano and Orchestra) (BUENOS AIRES)
9. Lisa Batiashvili – II. Largo (Adapt. Tamas Batiashvili for Violin and Orchestra) (NEW YORK)
10. Lisa Batiashvili – No Better Magic (LONDON)
11. Lisa Batiashvili – The Lark (BUCHAREST)
12. Lisa Batiashvili – Herio Bichebo / Tovlis Panteli / Lament / Styx (Based on Themes by Giya Kancheli) (TBILISI)


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