Fifty Shades of Grey Gets a Soundtrack

Fifty Shades of Grey The Classical AlbumIt’ll soon be made into a feature film but for now you can enjoy your Fifty Shades of Grey book along with a classical soundtrack selected by the book’s author. E.L. James. EMI Classics just unveiled Fifty Shades of Grey – The Classical Album including 15 tracks that are referenced in James’ Fifty Shades book trilogy.
 
Sir Simon Rattle, King’s College Choir, and Alexandre Tharaud are featured on the album, as well as The Tallis Scholars performing “Spem in Alium” (mentioned in the first book).
 

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.” – E L James

Fifty Shades of Grey – The Classical Album Track List:

1. Lakmé (Act I) (1987 Digital Remaster): Flower Duet – Mady Mesplé/Danielle Millet/Orchestre du Théâtre National de I’Opéra-Comique/Alain Lombard
 
2. Keyboard Concerto in D Minor BWV 974: II Adagio – Alexandre Tharaud/Les Violins du Roy/Bernard Labadie
 
3. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (for soprano and 8 cellos): I. Aria (Cantilena): Adagio – Barbara Hendricks/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Enrique Bátiz
 
4. La traviata: Preludio – Philharmonia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti
 
5. Canon in D (1997 – Remaster) – Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Marriner
 
6. Spem in Alium – Peter Phillips & The Tallis Scholars
 
7. Prélude No.4 en mi mineur Op.28 (Remasterisé en 1995) – Samson François
 
8. Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor, Op.18: II. Adagio sostenuto (excerpt) – Cécile Ousset/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
 
9. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (opening) (1985 Digital Remaster) – London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult
 
10. Chants d’Auvergne: Baïlèro (Series 1, No.2) – Arleen Augér/English Chamber Orchestra/Yan Pascal Tortelier
 
11. Nocturne No.1 en si bémol mineur Op.9 No.1 (Remasterisé en 1995) – Samson François
 
12. Requiem, Op.48: In Paradisum – King’s College Choir, Cambridge/English Chamber Orchestra/José-Luis Garcia/Peter Barley/Stephen Cleobury
 
13. Aria from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 – Maria Tipo
 
14. La fille aux cheveux de lin from Préludes Book I – Dame Moura Lympany
 
15. Cantata No. 147, ‘Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben’ BWV147: Choral: Jesu bleibe meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man’s desiring) – Alexis Weissenberg
 
Source: EMI Classics
 

Rebecca Murray

Editor in Chief at ShowbizJunkies
Journalist covering the entertainment industry for more than 13 years. Member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and San Diego Film Critics Society.

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