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4.06 | 46 ratings | 3 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2000

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Misterio (7:53)
2. Double Concerto (5:58)
3. Prelude: Adagio for Theresa (1:21)
4. Grande Passion (9:05)
5. Asia de Vuba (8:58)
6. Soledad (7:37)
7. Opus Green (10:20)
8. Libertango (5:07)
9. Azucar (3:13)

Total Time: 59:32


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Line-up / Musicians

- Fred Rizner / French Horn
- Christopher Redfield / Viola
- Hernan Romero / Charango, Guitar, Vocals
- Gumbi Ortiz / Conga
- Virginia Wells / Violin
- Kent Teeple / Viola
- Bridget Hunt / Violin
- Carol Fujino / Violin
- Harcus Hennigar / French Horn
- Roberto Occhipinti / Bass
- Michael Sweeney / Bassoon
- Cynthia Steljes / Oboe
- Michael Mossman / Trumpet
- Oscar Feldman / Sax (Tenor)
- John Patitucci / Bass (Acoustic), Guitar (Bass), Percussion
- Mario Parmisano / Percussion, Synthesizer, Piano
- Daniel Blackman / Viola
- Gilad / Percussion
- Audrey King / Cello
- David Hetherington / Cello
- Victoria Richard / Violin
- Al DiMeola / Bandoneon, Dumbek, Percussion, Roland Synthesizer, Tambur, String Arrangements, Piano (Electric), Oboe, Guitar (Acoustic), Cymbals
- Erica Goodman / Harp
- Arto Tuncboyaciyan / Percussion, Vocals
- Wendy Rose / Violin

Releases information

CD Tomato (1990)
CD Telarc 83481 (2000)

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(46 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(39%)
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AL DI MEOLA The Grande Passion - World Sinfonia reviews

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Review by Atavachron
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
5 stars When I saw that no one had offered a review of this record I was both stunned and delighted. Though the first two World Sinfonia sessions are brilliant, lovely works of World fusion, 'The Grande Passion' is something remarkable. The musicians Mr. Di Meola brings together are all top-notch, the compositions carry on the haunting beauty of the World Sinfonia vision, and the recording may be the best sounding piece of phonics I've ever spun on my machine. But what really makes this experience special is the fact that between the orchestra, Latin percussives and Di Meola's Flamenco-rock fire, a real infusion of music occurs at a level never before attained by the jazz rock world in which he is pigeonholed. This is the most passed over of Di Meola's Sinfonia projects but don't let that stop you from enjoying this unsung hero of an album.
Review by snobb
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4 stars Most monumental World Sinfonia album is recorded with big team of musicians, including Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Al Di Meola plays usual for his World Sinfonia project world fusion, based on Piazzola/Latin American music, but as usual, presented with soft and elegant Mediterranean arrangements. Compositions all are Al's or Piazzola's, music is very acoustic, perfectly arranged, sound is pleasant and never boring.

The only possible ingredient I missed is some fresh air: music is excellent, but very safe. It looks Di Meola found a right formula and continues to explore it. Even Piazzola's one of most popular songs "Libertango" is presented there. Very comfortable music, just needs a bit of new blood to be added to become perfect listening.

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4 stars Without a doubt an excellent disc, one of best of Al Di Meola, in which it touches accompanied of members of the symphony orchestra of Toronto. A sample of the genius and virtuosity of iMeola. 4.4 stars.! ... (read more)

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