音乐类别：Classical Crossover, Instrumental
Lucia Micarelli是一位在纽约长大的女孩，现年26岁，这张《Music From A Farther Room》是她的首张个人专辑，看看曲目会有点惊讶，非常跨界，这里古典的曲目有Massenet的小提琴名曲“泰绮斯冥思曲”，Sibelius的小提琴协奏曲选段，Ravel的弦乐四重奏的小提琴改编曲，爵士乐的有“My Funny Valentine”，摇滚乐的David Bowie的“Lady Grinning Soul”，Queen“Bohemian Rhapsody”，流行的有David Foster的“To Love You More”等等，这样说吧12首曲子都师出名门，简直是横跨了所有纯音乐流派，更不用说Lucia Micarelli还邀请了一些嘉宾来演唱演奏，和她合作“泰绮斯冥思曲”的还是大陆的钢琴新锐郎郎，Lucia Micarelli对各种曲风的把握都洽到好处，当然这还要归功于制作人Paul Schwartz的精心调配，唱片的录音水准完全是HI-FI级别的，通透的层次感，非常舒服，12首曲子曲风各异，从古典的室内乐形式到新世纪的电子节奏都有，但起承转合得毫无冷场结束曲，一首Paul Schwartz作曲的“夜曲”和ueen的经典“波西尼亚狂想曲”甚至是溶为一体的，就像是DJ做的一个完美的Mix接歌，Lucia Micarelli用小提琴完美再现Freddie Mercury当年演唱这首歌时的温雅低徊和激情狂放。
整张专辑带着无法忽略的忧郁和哀愁，虽然很淡却深摄我心：来自Paul Schwartz的“Portrait”就是最好的证明，我反复的品味着这首曲，心情也随着曲调的升降而变化，揉弦的功底实在让我佩服，扎实的基本功让曲目音色宏亮干净，不拖沓零碎。而与Leigh Nash合作的“She Is Like the Swallow”是整张专辑中唯一加入人声的曲目，声线的丝丝沙哑，配合提琴的快速拉弦变调间或缓缓而出音，诉说着女人的无限心事，孤单、楚楚可怜。而来自Paul Schwartz/F.Mercury的“Nocturne/Bohemian Rhapsody”前段抒情缓缓，到3分20秒时的鼓点加入，瞬间让气势窜升磅礴，引领小小的高潮，短暂的澎湃之后再次化为安宁和静谧。
Josh Groban fans who caught the singer's 2004 Closer tour would no doubt take note of Lucia Micarelli, who was the violinist and concertmaster for Groban. Like her boss, who also is executive producer of Music From A Farther Room, Micarelli is a young, attractive, and talented player who has the classical training, but who is also enchanted with pop music. Also like her boss, her strain of classical crossover works thanks to tasteful accompaniment, in this case from arranger/composer Paul Schwartz. The smartly chosen program of material comes from such varied catalogs as David Bowie and Rogers and Hart. Micarelli's playing is emotional without being overreaching, assertive when called upon, and nuanced. When she does go over-the-top pop on Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," it's brief but fun; when she navigates Piazzolla’s "Oblivion" she draws upon the song's passion more than its technical requisites. This is a debut with likeable pizzazz, coming in a genre not often enough known for it. -- Tad Hendrickson (Amazon.com)
For anyone who has attended Josh Groban's phenomenal live show, you will have undoubtedly had the pleasure of seeing and hearing his lead violinist, Lucia Micarelli. Lucia came to Josh's tour after appearing with the Trans- Siberian Orchestra playing arenas across the U.S. in 2003. With the close of the second leg of Josh's tour, Lucia is recording her debut album in New York and London with producer Paul Schwartz. Musical selections will range from the works of composers Ravel and Ennio Morricone to David Bowie. (Product Description)
3岁开始学习小提琴、19岁组团演出、来自纽约曼哈顿音乐学院的女小提琴家，同时也是受著名唱片制作人David Foster大力提拔的古典新人——Lucia Micarelli。
Lucia Micarelli (1983年7月9日生于纽约皇后区)，美国小提琴家，因与Josh Groban和古典摇滚乐队 Jethro Tull合作而知名。曾就读朱利亚和曼哈顿音乐学院。2003年担任Trans-Siberian Orchestra圣诞巡演的首席，后来在Josh Groban的《Closer》专辑巡演中作为嘉宾担任小提琴首席。2004年在Josh Groban主持下发行了首张个人专辑《Music From A Farther Room》。2005年5月曾为Michael Ball担任主奏。同年10-11月与古典摇滚乐队 Jethro Tull合作进行圣诞巡演。由于合作愉快，2006年再度合作巡演。2007年与Josh Groban巡演，推介专辑《Awake》，同年完成第二张专辑《Interlude》。
This is beautiful music played (and arranged) with passion. The sheer lushness of the sound is so different than 99.99% of the "popular" music that spills out of elevators, malls and cars. There is a strain of a modern beat that seems to segue into many of the pieces creating what I guess can be called "crossover music" (I hate that term)... For most released CDs, the norm is one or two oustanding tracks yet here it seems that every single selection is a winner. This is music for contemplation and I would dare say, solitude. Music of this caliber requires a more intensive ear and seems to become muddled in a crowd. I look forward to the next album. (Customer Review on Amazon.com)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lucia Micarelli (born July 9, 1983 in Queens, NY) is an American violinist best known for her collaborations with Josh Groban and classic rock band Jethro Tull.
Of Italian - Korean heritage, she began playing the violin at the age of three and played her first concert with an orchestra at six years old. She was classically trained at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music. She was the concertmaster with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra on their Christmas Season Tour in 2003. After her tour with TSO, Micarelli joined Josh Groban on his Closer Tour as a guest soloist and concertmaster.
In 2004, Micarelli released her first album Music From A Farther Room, executive produced by Groban. It is a blend of classical pieces and familiar pop songs, including Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", David Bowie's "Lady Grinning Soul" and David Foster's "To Love You More". In May 2005, Micarelli opened for West End singer Michael Ball. In October and November 2005, she toured the United States with Jethro Tull. Both Lucia and Jethro Tull were so pleased at the quality of the performances, and at how well they worked together, that they decided to tour together for much of 2006. In 2007, Micarelli toured with Josh Groban again to promote his album Awake, and completed her second album, titled Interlude.
Micarelli has recently been touring with trumpeter Chris Botti (2008).
Official website www.luciamicarelli.com
Lucia Micarelli's MySpace Music page www.myspace.com/luciamicarelli
Radio Interview luciamicarelli.com/media/2006-08-10T05_39_32-07_00.mp3
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01. Samarkand 4:29
02. Oblivion 4:12
03. Meditation From "Thais" (With Guest Artist Lang Lang) 5:07
04. Portrait 5:08
05. To Love You More 4:32
06. Reflexio (From Cavalia) 4:23
07. Aurora 3:03
08. Lady Grinning Soul 4:10
09. Ravel String Quartet in F Major: Assez vif - Tres rythme 6:11
10. She Is Like The Swallow (Featuring Leigh Nash) 4:29
11. My Funny Valentine 4:06
12. Nocturne/Bohemian Rhapsody (Bonus Track) 4:59
2009/05/02 02:37:36 补充
（先放放，看看后来有啥可补充的……Jethro Tull - 2005. Kashmir with Lucia Micarelli (Live)4mn 4）