Pop Songs

Album cover art for upc 196587011222
Label: SME
Catalog: 19658701122

Jan Vogler & BBC Philharmonic & Omer Meir Wellber

rbb Kulturradio says: "Jan Vogler sings with his instrument". For "Pop Songs" he takes them by their word and recorded the most beautiful and popular vocal pieces from Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bizet, Mozart to The Beatles, Gary Moore or and Micheal Jackson, spanning a period of almost 500 years. For this special project he teams up with the BBC Philharmonic and conductor Omer Meier Wellber. The pieces were specifically arranged for cello and orchestra and make them come alive in an unheard new splendor. The BBC Philharmonic accentuates Jan Vogler beautifully while conductor Omer Meier Wellber features on the accordion on a beautifully arranged version of Monteverdi's "Pur ti miro". Vogler chose the most delightful pieces from operas such as Dido and Aeneas, Carmen or the Magic Flute. He also does not shy away from 20th centuy favorites such as "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess, "It was a very good year" ironically performed by Frank Sinatra or Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean". TRACKLISTPur ti miro (Monteverdi)Air de Didon (Purcell)Vedro con mio diletto (Vivaldi)Ach ich habe sie verloren (Gluck)Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (Mozart)Casta Diva (Bellini)Largo al factotum (Rossini)La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Bizet)Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Verdi)O du, mein holder Abendstern (Wagner)Summertime (Gershwin)It was a very good year (Drake)Golden Slumbers (Lennon/McCartney)Still Got the Blues (Moore)Billie Jean (Jackson)​​​​​​​