Perpetual Motion (album)

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Perpetual Motion
Studio album by Béla Fleck
Released October 2, 2001
Recorded

Sanctuary Studios Nashville, TN also: Avatar Recording Studios, New York City
Air Studios, London


Peacock Gardens Studio, Nashville, TN
Genre Classical
Length 57:44
Label Sony Classical
Producer Béla Fleck and Edgar Meyer
Béla Fleck chronology
The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 2
(1999)
Perpetual Motion
(2001)
Music For Two
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Perpetual Motion is an album of classical music released in 2001. The album is unique in that none of the pieces featured on it are played on the instruments for which they were written. Arrangers Béla Fleck and Edgar Meyer won a Grammy in 2002 for their arrangement of Claude Debussy's "Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum". The album also won a Grammy as Best Classical Crossover Album.

Fleck assembled a group of musicians well-known on their own instruments: violinist Joshua Bell, cellist Gary Hoffman, percussionist Evelyn Glennie, double-bassist Edgar Meyer, mandolin player Chris Thile, and guitarists John Williams and Bryan Sutton. [2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs arranged by Edgar Meyer and Béla Fleck with additional arranger specified:

  1. "Keyboard Sonata In C Major" (K 159, L 104) (Domenico Scarlatti) – 2:19
  2. "Two Part Invention No. 13 In A Minor" (BWV 784) (Johann Sebastian Bach) – 1:45
  3. "Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum" from Children's Corner Suite (L 113) (Claude Debussy) – 2:25
  4. Mazurka In F Sharp Minor, Op. 59 No. 3 (Frédéric Chopin) – 3:43
  5. "Prelude" from Partitia No. 3 for Solo Violin (BWV 1006) (Bach) – 3:47
  6. Etude In C Sharp Minor, Op. 10 No. 4 (Chopin) – 2:13
  7. Mazurka In F Sharp Minor, Op. 6 No. 1 (Chopin) – 2:24
  8. Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 10 (BWV 796) (Bach) – 1:01
  9. Melody In E-flat (Peter Tchaikovsky) – 3:15
  10. "Presto No. 1 In G Minor After Bach" from Five Studies for Piano (Johannes Brahms) – 1:49
  11. "Prelude" from Suite for Unaccompanied Cello No. 1 (BWV 1007) (Bach) – 2:17
  12. Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 15 (BWV 801) (Bach) – 1:14
  13. Moto Perpetuo Op. 11 No. 2 (Nicolò Paganini) – 3:40
  14. Keyboard Sonata In D Minor (K 213, L 108) (Scarlatti) – 4:51
  15. Two Part Invention No. 6 (BWV 777) (Bach) – 2:29
  16. "Adagio Sostenuto" from Piano Sonata No. 14 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight" (Ludwig van Beethoven) – 5:07
  17. Two Part Invention No. 11 (BWV 782) (Bach) – 0:55
  18. Seven Variations In C On "God Save The King" (Beethoven) – 9:06
  19. Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 7 (BWV 793) (Bach) – 2:01
  20. Moto Perpetuo Op. 11 No. 2 (Bluegrass Version) (Paganini - arr:James Bryan Sutton) – 2:38

Personnel[edit]

Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards of 2002

  • Winner- Best Instrumental Arrangement - Béla Fleck and Edgar Meyer (arrangers) for Debussy: Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum performed by Béla Fleck with Joshua Bell and Gary Hoffman
  • Winner- Best Classical Crossover Album

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