Epic Performance of Forever: Kotipelto, Tampere Filharmonia

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Epic Performance of Forever: Kotipelto, Tampere Filharmonia

Post by HowardPerlman » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:55 am

I recently learned that Timo Kotipelto and the Tampere Filharmonia (Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra) performed an epic performance of Forever in early 2015 and that a video of the performance is available on the Internet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCypLwuOoUY

There have been many excellent renditions of Forever, but among them all, this has become my favorite.

While the instrumentation of the original release of Forever on Episode has an emphasis on classical strings, the Tampere Filharmonia adds much to this instrumentation focus with far greater depth of classical instrumentation sound.

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Re: Epic Performance of Forever: Kotipelto, Tampere Filharmonia

Post by rikkertje » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:12 am

He played some other songs with the orchestra as well. They're all on youtube. Nice performances.

I don't understand why they played Forever one key higher than the original though. Makes TK sounds a bit too forced in the chorus.

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Re: Epic Performance of Forever: Kotipelto, Tampere Filharmonia

Post by Southern_Cross » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:32 pm

They did some other songs for the New Year's, I think that's what it is.

They did Burning Heart and All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera

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Re: Epic Performance of Forever: Kotipelto, Tampere Filharmonia

Post by HowardPerlman » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:26 am

Southern_Cross wrote:They did some other songs for the New Year's, I think that's what it is.

They did Burning Heart and All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera
Indeed, the performances of All I Ask of You and Burning Heart are great.

All I Ask of You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfeqKl12ARY

Burning Heart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gNH3ZcDLJA

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