Posted by : Aggie♥Anni Friday, 16 May 2014

Olá a todos, como estão?
Hello everybody, how are you?

  O musical Chess é um musical da dupla Benny&Björn, juntamente com Tim Rice, lançado em 1984.
  Tim Rice andava com o desejo de criar um musical relacionado com a Guerra Fria e Benny & Björn tinham também o desejo de fazer um musical. Richard Vos sugeriu a Tim Rice que trabalhasse com a dupla masculina dos ABBA. Rapidamente ele aceitou pois era um fã da banda.
15 de Dezembro de 1981, Tim foi a Estocolmo para discutir o projecto com Benny e Björn.

  The Chess musical was created by Benny&Björn duo, together with Tim Rice, released in 1984.
  Tim Rice had been with the desire to create a musical about the Cold War and Benny & Björn also had the desire to make a musical. Richard Vos suggested to Tim Rice to work with the masculine duo from ABBA. Quickly he accepted because he was a big fan of the band. 15th December 1981, Tim went to Stockholm to talk about the project with Benny and Björn.


  Inicialmente este musical seria para os ABBA mas acabou por ser um projecto fora dos ABBA. Estes três compositores trabalharam em 1983 as melodias e as letras para cada canção no musical. O álbum Chess começou a ser gravado em Novembro de 1983 em Estocolmo, onde Benny gravou algumas partes de piano. A Orquestra Sinfônica de Londres e The Ambrosian Singers gravaram em Londres.
  Os arranjos do álbum foram feitos dos estúdios da Polar Music pelo engenheiro de som dos ABBA, Michael B. Tretow.

  Initially this musical would be for ABBA but ended up being a project outside of ABBA. These three composers worked in 1983 the melodies and the lyrics to every song from the musical. The album Chess started being recorded in November of 1983 in Stockholm, where Benny recorded some piano parts. The London Symphony Orchestra and The Ambrosian Singers recorded in London.
  The arrangements on the album were made ​​in the Polar Music studios by the ABBA sound engineer, Michael B. Tretow.


  A história deste musical ocorre durante a Guerra Fria, entre um triângulo amoroso de dois jogadores de xadrez, na disputada do Campeonato Mundial de Xadrez pelo amor de uma mulher.

  The history of musical occurs during the Cold War, between a love triangle of two chess grandmasters, in the dispute of the World Chess Championship for the love of a woman.


Lista das músicas (ORIGINAL) / Track List (ORIGINAL):
"Merano"
"The Russian and Molokov" / "Where I Want to Be"
"Opening Ceremony"
"Quartet (A Model of Decorum and Tranquility)"
"The American and Florence" / "Nobody's Side"
"Chess"
"Mountain Duet"
"Florence Quits"
"Embassy Lament"
"Anthem"
"Bangkok" / "One Night in Bangkok"
"Heaven Help My Heart"
"Argument"
"I Know Him So Well"
"The Deal (No Deal)"
"Pity the Child"
"Endgame"
"Epilogue: You and I" / "The Story of Chess" / "You and I (Reprise)"


Elenco (ORIGINAL) / Cast (ORIGINAL):
The AmericanMurray Head
The RussianTommy Körberg
FlorenceElaine Paige
MolokovDenis Quilley
The ArbiterBjörn Skifs
SvetlanaBarbara Dickson



Produções / Productions:
1984 European concert tour
1986 West End
1988 Broadway
1989 Carnegie Hall concert
1989 Skellefteå concert
1990 United States Tour
1990 Sydney
1992 Budapest
1994 Gothenburg concert
1995 Los Angeles
1997 Melbourne
2001 Denmark tour
2002 Stockholm
2003 Broadway concert
2005 Norway concert
2006 Tartu
2007 Los Angeles
2008 Johannesburg
2008 Cape Town
2008 London concert
2010 Arlington
2010 U.K. tour
2011 Aberystwyth
2011 Charlotte
2011 Dublin
2011 Bielefeld
2011 Toronto
2012 Denver
2012 Århus
2012 Greåker
2012 Melbourne
2012 Gothenburg
2013 Sandefjord
2013 Prague


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