Posts Tagged ‘Sarabande’


Jon Lord in Budapest: Maestro-pieces galore

September 22, 2010

Jon Lord has reached a new level with his efforts to merge modern rhythmical music with the orchestral world. This became apparent Saturday night at Budapest‘s Béla Bartók National Concert Hall. The musical gods smiled down on a near-sold out Hungarian audience as they witnessed the world premiere of Jon Lord’s reworked Sarabande suite performed in full.

And quite fitting it is too that Lord would premiere this exact work here, inspired as it is largely by traditional music from this part of the world. With him onstage were local Deep Purple tribute band Cry Free and the Györ Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Márton Rácz. With Kasia Łaska as Jon Lord’s mainstay female vocalist and Attila Scholtz as stand-in for Steve Balsamo on male voice, it was a very strong lineup.

So let’s go back and relive that magical night.

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Jon Lord to perform entire Sarabande suite

September 12, 2010

Jon Lord has revisited his Sarabande suite from 1975 and plans to perform it live this fall. Sarabande is one of Jon Lord’s most successful and most loved orchestral works.

– In Budapest on the 18th of this month, I am playing the Sarabande suite for the first time ever live. That is, in its entirety, and in the same running order as the original recording.

– I have of course played Gigue and Bourrée many times and occasionally Pavane and Sarabande, but this is the first time the suite has been done ‘whole’.

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Interview: Jon Lord’s state of the nation

February 14, 2010

Click for details and to orderIn this part of’s new year interview, Jon Lord looks into the future and talks about upcoming projects and plans.

In March his new album, To Notice Such Things, is coming out on Avie Records. Will he take this new music to the stage?

– Yes. We’re going to play it. I’m hoping it’ll be in the summer season up in Liverpool with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra – the same orchestra that I recorded with for Durham Concerto.

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