A Classical Crossover Honouring Famous Songs
Canadian violonist Alexandre Da Costa with the Orchestre Symphonique De Longueuil has released a new album entitled Stradivarius Je me souviens. It’s a musical homage to famous songs, including We Are The Champions and La Vie en Rose, through the style of classical music played by an incredible symphony.
The music is a Classical Crossover. There’s an incredible richness in these compositions. Alexandre Da Costa and the Orchestre Symphonique De Longueuil play harmoniously together -they follow the rhythm of each song perfectly. They also impressively play the music of classic hits of various musical genres. It felt as if I were at a symphony concert; that’s how phenomenal the sound is.
There’s a nostalgic feeling when hearing these pieces. The first example is Queen’s famous single We Are The Champions. I had the words in my head and tried to follow along with the music. The second example is the medley of Charles Aznavour’s famous songs Emmenez-moi and La Bohème. The third example is Amène-toi chez nous by Richard Seguin, which has an incredible rhythm. It reminded me of Wilfred LeBouthillier’s cover, which he performed at the first edition of Star Academie in 2003. Alexandre Da Costa is fantastic in leading the Orchestre Symphonique De Longueuil with remarkable precision and intricacy. The transition from one song to another in the same piece is smooth. The musicians capture the timelessness of these well-known and popular songs.
The album Stradivarius Je me souviens is available