Album: Various composers, Fiction – Quatuor Ebene & Guests (Virgin Classics)

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Lorraine Hunt Lieberson did it first.

Then Anne Sofie von Otter had a go. Now it seems you can't move for classical musicians swooning to that song from Bagdad Café, though "Calling You" is the least successful track in Quatuor Ebene's MOR recital. "Come Together" mixes slap and spiccato, while the collaborations with Natalie Dessay and Stacey Kent are unobtrusive. "Misirlou" (from Pulp Fiction) is more Hot Club de Paris than Fat Boy Slim, but Fanny Ardent's performance of "Lilac Wine" has a haunting slovenliness.