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4.01 | 43 ratings | 4 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1998

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Icarus Dream Fanfare (5:26)
2. Cavallino Rampante (3:56)
3. Fugue (3:39)
4. Prelude to April (2:43)
5. Toccata (3:56)
6. Andante (4:20)
7. Sarabande (3:22)
8. Allegro (1:29)
9. Adagio (3:08)
10. Vivace (4:49)
11. Presto Vivace (3:40)
12. Finale (1:49)

Total Time 42:17

Line-up / Musicians

- Yngwie Malmsteen / guitar, orchestrations, composer & producer

- The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
- Yoel Levi / conductor

Releases information

CD Dream Catcher ‎- CRIDE 16RX (1998, UK)

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra in E Flat Minor Op. 1 ratings distribution

(43 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(30%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(44%)
Good, but non-essential (12%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra in E Flat Minor Op. 1 reviews

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Review by Menswear
5 stars A must in your collection.

You have to get this album. Why? Just because it's one of it's kind. A dynamic and super- catchy blend of Fender Stratocaster with somptuous classical music. If you love dusk, that special period of the day, this is right your alley.

There's no drums, no bass, no vocals. Just an orchestra and Mr. Fast Hands. But it's not 'metal' per se, since there's no back up band, but there's the most impressive connection between the electric guitar and the symphonic genre. Don't worry, it's not all pedal to the metal, there's some softer moments and it's mostly upbeat.

This record makes me want to run fast in the wind on a stormy day. Get this, almost impossible to regret.


Review by SouthSideoftheSky
3 stars Classical music with electric guitar

Yngwie Malmsteen's Concerto Suite For Electric Guitar And Orchestra In E Flat Minor Op. 1 is pretty much exactly what the title says - lots of electric guitar over a full symphony orchestra. I don't know of anything else like it and I must say that it is very successful indeed taken for what it is. This is certainly one of Malmsteen's most adventurous projects, but it has nothing to do with Prog as such. It might indeed be thought to be "progressive" in some sense of that word, but there is no Rock here whatsoever. There are no drums, no bass, no keyboards, no vocals - this is pure Classical music, albeit with electric (and some acoustic) guitar. It might leave some of Malmsteen's traditional fans bewildered, but those who had dismissed him before might be even more bewildered and, dare I say, very much impressed!

This is certainly not the Malmsteen album that I would recommend the most, but Prog fans with a taste for Classical music should definitely check this out. It is not the type of thing I would normally like, but I have to admit that this is high quality music and I enjoy listening to it. As I have emphasized above, this is not Rock music. But there is some of that same passion and fire that can be found on Malmsteen's better Rock albums.


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4 stars I always think that this album, which is a concerto with Yngwie plays electric guitar as soloist, accompanied by Czech Philharmonic orchestra - is kind of his long term ambitions or even dream. Unlike the other well known blending of rock and classical genres like Deep Purple's Concerto for Gro ... (read more)

Report this review (#2455287) | Posted by Mark-P | Saturday, October 10, 2020 | Review Permanlink

5 stars My collection of classical music consists of Beethoven, Bach, Stravinsky, Mozart, and Vivaldi; I do not frequently listen to classical music but really enjoy it. Therefore, take whatever I say with a grain of salt considering I'm as far from an expert as can be. I really enjoy this album. My ... (read more)

Report this review (#661382) | Posted by threethousandgt | Friday, March 16, 2012 | Review Permanlink

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