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    Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:42:01

    "Fifty Shades of Grey - The Classical Album" to Release Digitally on Aug. 21 - It'll be available in physical form on Sept. 18 [an error occurred while processing this directive]

    Romance and eroticism are in the air ... or at least the way will be in the next few weeks.

    EMI Classics will release Fifty Shades of Grey - The Classical Album, a 15-track album featuring classical music personally selected by author E L James herself and referenced in her bestselling Fifty Shades book trilogy. The album will be available in the U.S. and Canada digitally on Aug. 21 and in CD format on Sept. 18.

    Says James of the new album: "I am thrilled that the classical pieces that inspired me while I wrote the Fifty Shades Trilogy are being brought together in one collection for all lovers of the books to enjoy."

    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)

    Have you read the books?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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    Tags: Alexandre Tharaud, Mady Mesplé, Barbara Hendricks, Philharmonia Orchestra, Samson François, Maria Tipo, Alexis Weissenberg, The Tallis Scholars

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