Beatles Arias

In 1966, opera singer Cathy Berberian recorded an album of Beatles covers, backed by classical arrangements.

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to hell.

Cathy Berberian "Beatles Arias"

Regular readers
of this blog will find this album frequently hilarious (love how she trills her Rs); otherwise, it can clear rooms. Berberian has extensive legit classical and avant-garde credentials - she was composer Luciano Berio's wife; John Cage wrote pieces for her. So it's not easy to dismiss this as another misguided record company Beatles rip-off. Maybe if I spoke European, I'd understand the interview included on this album which may reveal her motives.

1
Ticket To Ride

2
I Want To Hold Your Hand

3
Michelle

4
Eleanor Rigby

5
Yellow Submarine

6
Here, There And Everywhere

7
Help!

8
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

9
Yesterday

10
Can't Buy Me Love

11
Girl

12
A Hard Day's Night
13 Interview



R├ęcitals
14
Introduction

15
Ticket To Ride

16
Yesterday
Piano – Bruno Canino


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