British soprano songstress Sarah Brightman has announced her brand new album Hymn which is set for release on November 9.
Japanese musician Yoshiki, the lead songwriter of X Japan, collaborated with Brightman on her song Hymn for which he composed and played the piano. To date, Brightman has teamed up with some of the industry’s most celebrated musicians including English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and Italian composer Ennio Morricone.
Yoshiki will appear as a special guest at Sarah Brightman’s global TV and cinema event “Extravaganza in Bavaria!” at Ludwigs Festspielhaus in Hohenschwangau, Germany on September 21.
Sarah Brightman has sold over 30 million records worldwide and has acquired over 180 gold and platinum albums in over 40 countries. She has performed at the Olympics in Barcelona and Beijing. Her song Time to Say Goodbye is one of the biggest selling singles in history.
Yoshiki’s experience as a composer of classical music includes his composition and performance of his song Anniversary which was performed in celebration of Emperor Akihito’s rise to the throne in 1999. He also wrote the official theme song for the 69th Golden Globe Awards. This year, on November 12 and 15, he will hold a classical concert entitled YOSHIKI CLASSICAL ~Two Violet Nights~ with Philharmonic Orchestra. A trailer for the concert can be seen below.
Comments: Sarah Brightman
“This is the biggest piece of music on the album. It has elements of Carl Off’s ‘Carmina Burana.’ I really like it. Yoshiki has real talent.” (Translated from Japanese)
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