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Midday Music Playlist for 08/16/2011

Introducing 2CELLOS! That's award-winning, Croatian-born, English-trained, internet-viral cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser rocking songs by the likes of Sting, Michael Jackson and U2. Are their arrangements classical-compatible? My ears think so. (Well, some of the songs anyway. We'll skip the Pulp Fiction theme for now, though it's pretty great.) How about yours?

Sting Fragile 2CELLOS Sony Masterworks 91011
Copland, A. Appalachian Spring Nashville Chamber Orch, Gambill Naxos 8.559069
Mozart, W.A. Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201 English Baroque Soloists, Gardiner Philips 412 736
Porcaro, S. & Bettis, J. (Michael Jackson) Human Nature 2CELLOS Sony Masterworks 91011
Bach, J.S. Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971, for two guitars Henderson-Kolk Duo Henderson-Kolk
Strauss, R. Aus Italien (From Italy): mvts 2-4 Scottish National Orch, Jarvi Chandos 10218 X
Followill & Followill (Kings of Leon) Use Somebody 2CELLOS Sony Masterworks 91011
Brahms, J. Clarinet Sonata in E-flat, Op. 120/2 Jon Manasse, Jon Nakamatsu Harmonia Mundi 907430
Haydn, F.J. Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major Mstislav Rostropovich, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields EMI 65701
Evans, D. et al. (U2) With or Without You 2CELLOS Sony Masterworks 91011