Fifty Shades Of Grey, The Soundtrack: Let’s Get It On…To Chopin
Forget Al Green — there’s a new mix of make-out classics on the scene. And by classics, we mean classical. This morning, EMI announced the release of a new compilation inspired by the music of Fifty Shades Of Grey. That’s right, everyone’s not-so-secret guilty pleasure has its very own soundtrack. Theoretically, it’s supposed to enhance your experience of the book…but we have a feeling buyers won’t be rushing home to read to this music.
Thanks to E L James, millions of readers are looking at classical music in a whole new light. Throughout the “mommy porn” opus are scattered references to Bach adagios, Debussy sonatas, and even the super-sexy Pachelbel “Canon in D” – yes, the one you played in your seventh-grade piano recital.
The compilation will be released digitally on August 21 (CD to follow on September 18). Here’s the full track listing. Rachmaninoff? Don’t make us blush!
1. Lakmé (Act I): Flower Duet (Mady Mesplé, Danielle Millet)
2. Bach: Adagio from Concerto #3 BWV 974 (Alexandre Tharaud)
3. Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasilerias #5 – Cantilena (Barbara Hendricks)
4. Verdi: La Traviata Prelude (Riccardo Muti / Philharmonia Orchestra)
5. Pachelbel: Canon in D (Sir Neville Marriner/ Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields)
6. Tallis: Spem in Alium (The Tallis Scholars)
7. Chopin: Prelude #4 in E minor, Largo (Samson François)
8. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2 – Adagio Sostenuto (Cecile Ousset, Sir Simon Rattle / CBSO)
9. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (Sir Adrian Boult / LPO)
10. Canteloube: Chants d’auvergne, Bailero (Arleen Auger)
11. Chopin: Nocturne #1 in B-flat minor (Samson François)
12. Faure: Requiem – In Paradisum (Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury)
13. Bach: Goldberg Variation – Aria (Maria Tipo)
14. Debussy: La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin (Moura Lympany)
15. Bach: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring (Alexis Weissenberg)
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