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On March 14, 2011.

On March 14, 2011, “Parlaphone” label released “The Most Incredible Thing”, album by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. It featured music for the 2011 ballet of same name, based on 1870 fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. It was recorded 2009 – 2010, and was produced by Sven Helbig, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. Wrocław Score Orchestra was recorded by “Teldex Studio Berlin” in the “Concert Hall of Polish Radio” in Wrocław, Poland

Personnel:

  • Neil Tenant – performer
  • Chris Lowe– performer, programming
  • Bartek Bober – concertmaster
  • Joris Bartsch Buhle – contractor
  • Pete Gleadall – programming
  • Andreas Gundlach – piano
  • Sven Helbig– orchestrations
  • Dominic Wheeler – Wrocław Score Orchestra conductor
  • Jan-Peter Klöpfel – copyist
  • Bob Kraushaar– mixing
  • Tobias Lehmann – sound engineer, editing
  • Tom Russbüldt – Pro Toolsengineer
  • Dietrich Zöllner – copyist

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.

Act One

  1. Prologue
  2. The Grind
  3. The Challenge
  4. Help Me
  5. Risk
  6. Physical Jerks
  7. The Competition
  8. The Meeting” – 2:52

Act Two

  1. The Clock 1/2/3
  2. The Clock 4/5/6
  3. The Clock 7/8/9
  4. The Clock 10/11/12
  5. The Winner
  6. Destruction

Act Three

  1. Back to the Grind
  2. The Miracle – Ceremony
  3. The Miracle – Revolution
  4. The Miracle – Resurrection
  5. The Miracle – Colour and Light
  6. The Miracle – The Meeting (Reprise)
  7. The Wedding
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On October 14, 1990.

On October 14, 1990, Leonard Bernstein died aged 72. He was pianist, composer,  conductor and music lecturer, regarded as one of the most important, influential and successful artists in the American music history. He was director of the New York Philharmonic and has been conducting concerts with some of the leading world orchestras. As composer he has worked with various music forms including ballet, opera, musicals, film scores, orchestral, chamber, choral, piano and  vocal music. Many of his music works are still regularly performed on the stages around the world, and his best known and most popular musical “West Side Story” is regarded as one of the classics of the world music literature.