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Performer: Alex Masi
Title: In The Name Of Beethoven
Country: Finland
Released: 2005
Rating: 4.3/5
Format: MP3 FLAC MP3 DMF MMF XM VOX VQF MP4
FLAC size: 1769 mb | MP3 size: 1741 mb | WMA size: 1986 mb
Genre: Rock / Classical

Alex Masi is an Italian guitarist. He was born 14 May 1969 in Venice, and studied at the Conservatory of Music in Verona. He formed the heavy rock band Dark Lord in 1984 and recorded two EPs with them. In the early 1980s Masi moved briefly to London, where he played with several musicians in the NWOBHM scene. With Dark Lord he toured as opening act for several major acts of the period until 1986, when he was invited by Metal Blade Records to move to Los Angeles and join the band Sound Barrier

Let it be noted that In The Name Of Beethoven represents the third time that Italy’s Grammy Nominated Guitar Shredder, Alex Masi, has done just that. This is the third and final part of Alex’s series, which pays homage to some of the greatest Classical Music composers (Mozart and Bach being the other two). Each movement’s duration clocks in at a hefty eight minutes plus. The album is a solo, instrumental guitar concerto with acoustic and electric guitars played throughout. Movement Romance For Violin No. 5, deserves special mention, as Alex does a remarkable job of delivering an emotional and moving piece while achieving a violin-like sound using a distorted electric guitar.

Masi has plenty of technique, handling the big runs in the "Waldstein" cleanly and using the lower register of the guitar effectively in the percussive bass notes that open the sonata. Better still, he has a knack for turning difficulties into virtues, altering things that just won't work on a guitar into simple, distinctive new shapes. The sforzandi in the "Moonlight" finale would be one example, and there are many others in the Symphony No. 5, which he adapts from Franz Liszt 's piano transcription. This disc should stir up interest outside the small subculture of metal fans who are interested in classical music.

1987 - Fire In The Rain. 1988 - Downtown Dreamers. 1989 - Attack Of The Neon Shark. 1990 - Vertical Invader. 1995 - Tales From The North. 1999 - In The Name Of Bach. 2001 - Eternal Struggle. 2004 - In The Name Of Mozart. 2005 - In The Name Of Beethoven. 2006 - Late Nights At Desert& Rimrock. 2010 - Theory Of Everything.

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Tracklist

Symphony n.5 08:14
Sonata n.21 09:37
Romance For Violin n.2 09:22
Sonata n.14 [ a. Adagio Sostenuto - b. Alegretto - c. Rondo Agitato ] 15:05

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LMC 136 Alex Masi In The Name Of Beethoven ‎(CD, Album) Lion Music LMC 136 Finland 2005
CD 05-DD268 Alex Masi In The Name Of Beethoven ‎(CD, Album) Irond CD 05-DD268 Russia 2005
IROND CD 05-DD268 Alex Masi In The Name Of Beethoven ‎(CD, Album) Irond IROND CD 05-DD268 Russia 2005
LMC 136 Alex Masi In The Name Of Beethoven ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Lion Music LMC 136 Finland 2005