Master Classical Violinist Gil Shaham Releases Music to Drive Away Loiterers on April 1

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Master Classical Violinist Gil Shaham Releases Music to Drive Away Loiterers on April 1

 

 

 

It’s happening all around the world: train stations, shopping malls, and local governments have found themselves forced to turn to classical music in their efforts to keep loiterers at bay. As the Los Angeles Times reports, “Whether it’s Handel piped into New York’s Port Authority or Tchaikovsky at a public library in London, the sound of classical music is apparently so repellent to teenagers that it sends them scurrying away like frightened mice.” When Gil Shaham – hailed by Time magazine as “the outstanding American violinist of his generation” – heard the news he combed the catalog of his recording label, Canary Classics, to create Music to Drive Away Loiterers, the perfect compilation to deter anyone, which is due for U.S. release on April 1.

 

 

The concerned Grammy Award- and Avery Fisher Prize-winner explains:

 

 

“As a violinist dedicated to his art, I have always looked for ways to help the Greater Good. When I heard that classical music was being used to drive loiterers away, I knew I had finally found my calling. I hope people enjoy this album…or not. Whatever.”

 

 

Details of Music to Drive Away Loiterers follow below, and more information is available at the violinist’s website, www.gilshaham.com, and www.canaryclassics.com. High-resolution photos are available here.

 

 

 

 

Gil Shaham: Music to Drive Away Loiterers

 

Canary Classics

 

Single CD digipack

 

U.S. release date: April 1

 

 

 

Bizet (arr. Sarasate): Introduction from Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25

 

  With Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León / Alejandro Posada

 

 

 

Fauré: Sicilienne Op.78; Fileuse Op. 80. No. 2 from Pelléas et Mélisande

 

   With Akira Eguchi, piano

 

 

 

Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat, Op. 20: iii. Scherzo

 

   With Sejong Soloists

 

 

 

Mozart: Sonata in E-flat, K. 302: ii Rondeau

 

   With Orli Shaham, piano

 

 

 

Prokofiev (trans. Heifetz): March from Love for Three Oranges

 

   With Orli Shaham, piano

 

 

 

Prokofiev: Andante from Five Melodies, Op. 35

 

   With Orli Shaham, piano

 

 

 

Chen/He: Theme from Butterfly Lovers Concerto

 

   With Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Lan Shui

 

 

 

Sarasate: Navarra for 2 violins, Op. 33

 

   With Adele Anthony, violin; Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León/ Alejandro Posada

 

 

 

Edwards: Chorale from Maninyas

 

   With Adele Anthony, violin; Adelaide Symphony Orchestra / Arvo Volmer

 

 

 

Sibelius: 3rd movement from Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

 

   With Adele Anthony, violin; Adelaide Symphony Orchestra / Arvo Volmer

 

 

 

Williams: “Remembrances” from Schindler’s List

 

   With Orli Shaham, piano

 

 

 

Bloch: “Nigun” from Baal Shem

 

   With Orli Shaham, piano

 

 

 

Dorman: Scherzo from Nigunim (Violin Sonata No.3)

 

   With Orli Shaham, piano

 

 

 

Sarasate: Zapateado Op.23 No.2

 

   With Akira Eguchi, piano

 

 

 

 

 

www.gilshaham.com

 

 

 

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twitter.com/gilshaham

 

 

 

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