Monday, November 30, 2020

Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006): Three pieces – 1949 to 1964

Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006) – Sonata for violin and piano; Trio for clarinet, violin and piano; Duet for violin and piano: Patricia Kopatchinskaja: violin; Markus...
Betsayda Machado & Parranda El Clavo: Loe Loa

Betsayda Machado & Parranda el Clavo: Loe Loa

Betsayda Machado is one of a kind. A parrandera queen and notional leader here of Parranda el Clavo on the album Loe Loa (Rural...

Aram Khachaturian Violin Concerto + Dimitri Shostakovich String Quartets

Aram Khachaturian (1903—1978) Violin Concerto; + Dimitri Shostakovich (1906—1975) String Quartets No.7 in F# Minor Opus 108 and No.8 in C Minor Opus 110;...
Lakou Mizik: Haitianola

Lakou Mizik: Haitianola

Haiti and New Orleans have an extremely deep cultural connection which, in turn, arises from its historical one. Both places saw an infusion of...

Banda Magda Presents: Amour t’es là

The remarkable aspect of Magda Giannikou’s musicianship is not that she can play almost any instrument, but it is that she is a remarkably talented singer who has absolute pitch. She has an angelic voice and she usually sings with a...
Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro by Clara_Angeleas

Anat Cohen: Música da Paz e Alegria

Anat Cohen Presents Two New Albums: "Rosa Dos Ventos" and "Outra Coisa" (The Music of Moacir Santos) Montanha, Cristiano Alves, Nailor Proveta, Buosi and Burgani;...

Al Jarreau in Concert at the Markham Flato Theatre

When the lineup for the new season at the Markham Flato Theatre in Markham was announced in the spring of this year, the biggest wave of excitement was created when fans of Al Jarreau found his name on the list of performers. As it was the only show in the Toronto area, anticipation was building...

Charenee Wade: Offering – The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson

Thanks to this courageous recording Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson there will be no such thing as an orphaned song...

Mente Clara: Forrozêra

Musicians with a passion for Brasilian music soon rather than later discover Hermeto Pascoal and fall under the spell of “Bruxo”, the “Sorcerer”. But...

Handel & Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus

In the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church Psalm 109 Dixit Dominus--“The Lord said unto my Lord” has actually been set to music more times than any other Psalm. The motive is simply this: within the cycle of five psalms sung each day at Vespers, the Dixit Dominus...

Fatoumata Diawara – Fatou

The Malian sensation Fatoumata Diawara is fast making her name around the world. The move to France first got her recognised and now she is one step away from the world. A woman who has near perfect-pitch, Ms. Diawara, like most African singers...
Philippe Baden Powell Notes over Poetry CD Cover

Philippe Baden Powell: Notes Over Poetry

The album Notes Over Poetry seems to indicate that the pianist Philippe Baden Powell is ready for his jump off the cliff and that...

Daniela Mercury: Virtual Vinyl

‘Alluring,’ ‘mesmerising,’ ‘bewitching’ none of these epithets even begin to capture the attraction of Daniela Mercury and yet they all do, because Mercury is...

Sofia Ribeiro: Mar Sonoro

The poetic imagery conjured up by Sofia Ribeiro and her expressions of grief and joy have inspired ten of the most haunting and beautiful...

In the Finding of a Masterpiece

Andre Pirro’s classic, "The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach" brings to life the aesthetic of the master who changed all music since Palestrina, creating a German Renaissance that paved the way for Ludwig Van Beethoven and Richard Wagner...

Presenting Perry Beekman’s album “So in Love”

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/139893024" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] Perry Beekman is that voice that is not easy to find in the jazz scene. He has in...
Benny Benack III: One of a Kind

Benny Benack III Presents: One Of A Kind

With so much 21st century, atmospheric Jazz vocals – enough to replace all of the music in an entire collection, actually – it’s refreshing...

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) German Requiem

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) German Requiem: Valery Gergiev; London Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Chorus; Sally Matthews: soprano; Christopher Maltman: baritone; Simon Halsey: chorus...

Cristina Morrison: I Love

Exceptional musicians are part of this interesting and loving project, creating a profound mix of rhythms where the interpretation of each band member contributes...

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928 – 2007): Mantra

Mantra: Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928 - 2007); Mark Knoop, Roderick Chadwick: pianos; Newton Armstrong: electronics The word “Mantra” in Indian scripture means a sacred utterance, mystical...

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