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Symphonic Fantasies

Catalog Number 476 404-2 (European printing of SQEX-10202)
Release Date Sep 17, 2010
Publish Format Commercial
Release Price 14.95 EUR
Media Format CD
Classification Arrangement, Live Event, Original Work
Published by Decca / /
Composed by Jonne Valtonen, Yoko Shimomura / , Hiroki Kikuta / , Yasunori Mitsuda / , Nobuo Uematsu /
Arranged by Jonne Valtonen, Roger Wanamo
Performed by the WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln (Benyamin Nuss, Rony Barrak, Juraj Cizmarovic, Dan Lupu), the WDR Rundfunkchor Köln (Robert Blank)

Tracklist

Disc 1

01 Fanfare Overture 3:12
02 Fantasy I: Kingdom Hearts 15:28
03 Fantasy II: Secret of Mana 17:42
04 Fantasy III: Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross 17:39
05 Fantasy IV: Final Fantasy 18:29
Disc length 72:30

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Notes

Live recording of the video game concert dedicated to Square-Enix.
Performed on 12th of September 2009 in the Cologne Philharmonic Hall.

Orchestra and choir conducted by Arnie Roth

Main arranger on all suites: Jonne Valtonen
Co/guest arranger on tr. 4: Roger Wanamo

Piano performed by Benyamin Nuss (tr. 2)
Darbouka/percussion performed by Rony Barrak (tr. 4)

Orchestra manager and producer for the WDR: Winfried Fechner
Choir manager: Patricia Just
Choir production: Robert Blank
Concert concept and coordination: Thomas Böcker
Concertmaster: Juraj Cizmarovic
Solo cello performance: Dan Lupu
Recording engineer (Tonmeister): Peter Eichenseher
Audio control engineer (Toningenieure): Bardo Kox and Reiner Kühl
Sound engineer (Tontechniker): Dirk Franken
Mastering: Andrew Walter, Abbey Road Studios
Producer for Universal Music: Thomas Böcker
Consultant for Universal Music: Thilo Berg

Notes from Parent Album:
FANFARE OVERTURE

FANTASY I: KINGDOM HEARTS
Dearly Beloved | The Other Promise | A Fight to the Death | Hand in Hand etc.

FANTASY II: SECRET OF MANA
Fear of the Heavens | Into the Thick of it | The Oracle | Prophecy etc.

FANTASY III: CHRONO TRIGGER/CHRONO CROSS
Chrono Trigger | Scars of Time | Battle with Magus | Prisoners of Fate etc.

FANTASY IV: FINAL FANTASY
Prelude | Bombing Mission | Battle at the Big Bridge | Phantom Forest etc.


Original Music Composed by Nobuo Uematsu, Hiroki Kikuta, Yoko Shimomura & Yasunori Mitsuda
Music arranged and orchestrated by Jonne Valtonen (Merregnon Studios)
Additional arrangement and orchestration by Roger Wanamo

Performed by the WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln and the WDR Rundfunkchor Köln

Conductor: Arnie Roth
Choir Master: Robert Blank

1st Violin: Juraj Cizmarovic
Mr. Cizmarovic with 1st Violin Solo

Piano: Benyamin Nuss (Track-02)
Darbuka: Rony Barrak (Track-04)

Concert Coordinator & CD Consultant: Thomas Böcker (Merregnon Studios)
Recording Producer: Peter Eichenseher
Recording Engineer: Bardo Kox, Reiner Kühl
Recording Assistant Engineer: Dirk Franken

Mastering Engineer: Andrew Walter (Abbey Road Studios)


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from 476 404-2  (European printing of SQEX-10202)
Solo cello performance: Dan Lupu