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#593345 - 04/21/20 07:42 AM [Best of YouTube] genre mashup -- "Flower Duet" (from Lakmé) -- classical-meets-rock ballad from Lithuania
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Without doubt, the "Flower Duet" from "Lakmé" -- an opera written by Léo Delibes -- is one of the most beautiful pairing of counterpoint melodies written for soprano and mezzo soprano.

This particular presentation of the song takes genre crossover to whole new heights. In his arrangement, Tomas Varnagiris from Lithuania transforms the "Flower Duet" into a classical-meets-rock ballad.

The audio recording of this presentation is nothing short of outstanding! I honestly have no idea how to take a live performance and make it sound so crystal clear.



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#593525 - 04/22/20 05:35 AM [Best of YouTube] Re: genre mashup -- "Flower Duet" (from Lakmé) -- classical-meets-rock ballad from Lithuania [Re: Noel96]
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Listened to this several times. Have to agree with you Noel, if it weren't for the applause at the end I was thinking that this was recorded on sound stage and not during a live performance. The clarity and dynamics are not at all what I've come to expect from live performances. Thanks for posting.

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#595079 - 04/30/20 06:21 PM [Best of YouTube] Re: genre mashup -- "Flower Duet" (from Lakmé) -- classical-meets-rock ballad from Lithuania [Re: Noel96]
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This is a really intense mash up. It's really impressive how talented some people are out there. Thanks for sharing!
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