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7 August 2012, 15:02
You may not associate Sir Simon Rattle and King’s College Choir with the erotic novel, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, but a new classical album is set to change that.
After the Tallis Scholars set pulses racing with their chart-topping recording of Tallis’ Spem in alium, featured in Fifty Shades of Grey, EMI Classics are releasing an album of classical music chosen by author E L James.
If you’ve failed to be inspired by the plot of the naughty bestseller, the music may come as a pleasant surprise. The album features classic pieces including Pachelbel’s Canon in D, the second movement of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and the ‘In Paradisum’ from Fauré’s Requiem – all firm favourites in the Classic FM Hall of Fame.
James said: "I am thrilled that the classical pieces that inspired me while I wrote the Fifty Shades Trilogy are being brought together in one collection for all lovers of the books to enjoy."
The album is available to download on 21 August.