So how do you produce a CD of piano concerti without an actual orchestra? Well, find a computer expert / musician like Frederick Moyer did.

Wayland [Massachusetts] native and concert pianist Frederick Moyer has just released an unusual new CD of three well-known romantic concertos – Rachmaninoff’s No. 2, Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto, and Saint-Saëns’ No. 4.

 

Unusual because the orchestra was created entirely inside a computer by British musician Stephen Ware using a technology called “sampling.”According to Moyer, “We believe this is the first complete album of major standard orchestra repertoire using this revolutionary system.
The sound is realistic and rich, at times even surpassing a human orchestra in precision and detail – one of those few examples where technology exhibits soul, excitement and emotion.”Moyer and Ware were introduced by Irv Kratka, the president of Music Minus One, a niche music production and recording company.

So, are orchestra musician jobs in danger? Tell us what you think!

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