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The Baroque Beatles Book - Joshua Rifkin
Track Listing
  1. Ouverture (I Want to Hold Your Hand)
  2. Réjouissance (I'll Cry Instead)
  3. La Paix (Things We Said Today)
  4. L'amore s'en cachant (You've Got to Hide Your Love Away)
  5. Les Plaisirs (Ticket to Ride)
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  1. Ouverture (I Want to Hold Your Hand)
  2. Réjouissance (I'll Cry Instead)
  3. La Paix (Things We Said Today)
  4. L'amore s'en cachant (You've Got to Hide Your Love Away)
  5. Les Plaisirs (Ticket to Ride)
  6. Epstein Variations (Hold Me Tight), MBE 69A
  7. Chorus "Last Night I Said" (Please Please Me)
  8. Recitative "In They Came Joking"
  9. Aria "When I Was Younger" (Help!)
  10. Chorale "You Know, If You Break My Heart" (I'll Be Back)
  11. Grave - Allegro - Grave (Eight Days a Week)
  12. Quodlibette (She Loves You, Thank You Girl, Hard Day's Night)
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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 ...

The Baroque Beatles Book 2009, Nonesuch

UPC: 075597983227

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The Baroque Beatles Book 1987, Nonesuch

UPC: 075597142044

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