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. Enjoy classical music from three-time
Billboard Award winner,whose
albums have 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
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 copies 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 Lynch was
one of the first serious classical musicians to embrace
the use of new musical technologies, pioneering their
application in combination with a full range of classical
acoustic instruments, to create melodic, highly emotional
classical mp3 download:
The Vanished Gardens of Córdoba
comments on his classical music background:
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 guitar 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 composition at the University of Texas,
and composing 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.
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The "neo-classical music" of Ray Lynch:
Ray comments: "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 based in the classical style.
He combines traditional classical instruments, such as the
violin and viola, piano, French and English horns, flute,
guitar, oboe with non-traditional sounds he creates with modern
technology. He often works with members of the San Francisco
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masterful classical 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. " The Vanished
Gardens of Cordoba ", the most orchestral
piece Ray has done, expresses the majesty and the melancholy
of incarnation, the paradox of human existence with both the
promise of possible transcendence and inevitable mortality
(with all the melancholy attending the perception of a paradise
lost). " Her Knees
Deep in Your Mind " was written after
Ray had recovered from a long illness. It was the first piece
completed and it set the overall tone for this album. "Compelling"
is a good way to describe it.