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The Baroque Beatles Book


  • 1. Royale Beatleworks Musicke, MBE 1963: Ouverture, The (I Want to Hold Your Hand)
    2. Royale Beatleworks Musicke, MBE 1963: Rjouissance, The (I'll Cry Instead)
    3. Royale Beatleworks Musicke, MBE 1963: La Paix, The (Things We Said Today)
    4. Royale Beatleworks Musicke, MBE 1963: L'amore s'en cachant, The (You've Got to Hide Your Love Away)
    5. Royale Beatleworks Musicke, MBE 1963: Les Plaisirs, The (Ticket to Ride)
    6. Epstein Variations (Hold Me Tight), MBE 69A
    7. "Last Night I Said", Cantata for the third Saturday after Shea Stadium, MBE 38.000: Chorus "Last Night I Said" (Please Please Me)
    8. "Last Night I Said", Cantata for the third Saturday after Shea Stadium, MBE 38.000: Recitative "In They Came Joking"
    9. "Last Night I Said", Cantata for the third Saturday after Shea Stadium, MBE 38.000: Aria "When I Was Younger" (Help!)
    10. "Last Night I Said", Cantata for the third Saturday after Shea Stadium, MBE 38.000: Chorale "You Know, If You Break My Heart" (I'll Be Back)
    11. Trio Sonata: Das Kaferlein, MBE 004 1/4: Grave - Allegro - Grave (Eight Days a Week)
    12. Trio Sonata: Das Kaferlein, MBE 004 1/4: Quodlibette (She Loves You, Thank You Girl, Hard Day's Night)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 517948

  • Credits
    ProducerMark Abramson; Mark Abramson; Paul Rothchild
    Engineer

    Composers: John Lennon; Paul McCartney.
    Audio Remasterer: Robert C. Ludwig.
    Liner Note Authors: Joshua Rifkin; Richie Unterberger.
    This record is one of the better executed attempts by "the squares" to understand the Beatles, and one of the best examples of "classical versions of popular music" -- a genre that has no real reason to exist, but so be it. Joshua Rifkin, who would later repopularize Scott Joplin as a composer, "rediscovered and edited" these pieces, which set Lennon-McCartney melodies -- nothing past 1965 -- in the style of Handel, Bach, and Telemann. The liner notes and titles are groanworthy -- "Epstein Variations, MBE 69a" and "Cantata for the Third Saturday After Shea Stadium, MBE 58,000" -- but because Rifkin is no hack, the music is accomplished. These are rhapsodies on themes, not simple symphonic transcriptions. The somber La Paix to which "Things We Said Today" is set reveals a melodic line not too far from an English melody such as "Greensleeves." Thankfully short, the record makes its statement -- a comical counterpart to the music theorists who wanted, at the outset of Beatlemania, to compare Lennon-McCartney to Bach and Mozart. ~ Ted Mills

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