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Editor’s Pick #155: Classics by the Sea by carlywolkoff
August 9, 2009, 11:29 am
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Album merges classical masterpieces with ocean serenity.

Album merges classical masterpieces with ocean serenity.

 

PREVIEW: Download “Etude in A-flat Major” MP3

The sound of ocean waves can make anything tolerable — from screaming children to obnoxious Jersey mothers — but more importantly, it makes an iPod orgasmic. I’d like to meet the person who decided to take classical music masters (Chopin, Bach, Debussy) and set their flawless compositions amidst the ebb and flow of the ocean tide. Classics by the Sea – Chopin is genius.

You might half-expect to hear a seagull chime in, or a lifeguard’s whistle-blow; but mostly, the waves aren’t too overpowering. My favorite is “Etude in A-flat Major,” in which the crashing waves act as an orchestral instrument competing with the rapid build-up of the piano.

— Carly Wolkoff, Managing Editor

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