for some classical mp3s to download, or classical music CDs
to buy, but want something a little different from well-worn
classical composers like Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart? You've
come to the right place -- three-time Billboard
has crafted new
classical music that has captured
the hearts of millions, and sold in excess of 2 million copies.
the unique classical music of Ray Lynch:
a Baroque/Renaissance court: a small group of people are gathered
around someone with a lute who is making beautiful classical
music no one has ever heard before. Now transport him into
the 21st century, familiarize him with the intervening 400
years of world culture, and surround him with a wealth of
classical musical instruments, as well as keyboards. This
is an appropriate introduction to Ray Lynch, whose 5 albums
have sold in excess of two million albums worldwide.
is the communication of deep and profound feeling, at once
sensual and transcendent, that lies at the heart of Ray Lynch's
musical sensibility. A classically trained guitarist and lutenist
specializing in early and Renaissance music, Ray
one of the first serious classical composers to embrace the
use of new musical technologies, pioneering their application
in combination with a full range of acoustic instruments,
to create melodic, highly emotional musical recordings.
classical mp3 download: excerpt from
Her Knees Deep in Your Mind
Ray's early classical training. On
his training as a classical composer, Ray writes: "Both
my mother and my older brother were classical pianists and
I began studying piano at the age of 5 or 6. I studied classical
with Eduardo Sainz de la Maza in Barcelona for three years
in the early 60's. I practiced 8 hours a day, saw him twice
a week, and I covered a lot of ground in those three years.
He was also a composer and I became increasingly interested
in composition. I left Spain and taking my training in 'musique
classique' I returned to the University of Texas in order
to study composition and music theory."
age 21, Ray returned to Austin, where he spent the next three
years studying classical composition at the University of
Texas, and composing classical symphonic and chamber music,
some of which was performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
"As a lutenist, I wanted to learn more about early music
(which had become more interesting and moving to me than the
standard classical repertoire) and I also wanted to play with
other good musicians (as opposed to playing solo): The lute
offered far more ensemble music than the classical guitar."
the Renaissance Quartet in New York. Ray's growing expertise
with the lute earned him a second invitation, this time from
the Renaissance Quartet. He moved to New York City where he
spent the next seven years performing with the quartet and other
"Early Music" groups that were at the core of New
York City's revival of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music.
classical mp3 download: excerpt from
"neo-classical" compositions of Ray Lynch.
"The most important influence throughout my career, both
as performer and composer, is Western classical music of the
last five centuries." All of Ray Lynch's music is composed
and structured in the classical style.
combines traditional instruments, such as violin and viola,
classical guitar, oboe, flute, horns and the woodwinds, with
non-traditional sounds that he creates with modern technology.
He often works with members of the San Francisco Symphony.
CDs of classical composer, Ray Lynch
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masterful album offers a musical depth, structural sophistication
and emotional richness that summarizes Ray's classical background.
It marks the completion of a major phase of his artistic work.
Passionate and stirring melodies with members of the San Francisco
Symphony on flute, English horn, oboe, solo strings, guitars,
piano, brass, and his trademark richly textured keyboards.
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