Monday, January 24, 2022

Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924): Requiem

Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924): Requiem, Cantique de Jean Racine, Messe Basse: The choir of King’s College, Cambridge – Stephen Cleobury Cond., Gerald Finley:...

Maria João Pires Plays Beethoven Concertos 3 & 4

This album of concerti 3 and 4 is a profound recording. It creates a palimpsest of Beethoven’s creative mindset during the last years when he had his sense of hearing and could perform his work. His earliest concerti were distinctly eighteenth works...
Rachel Therrien - Pensamiento - Proyecto Colombia

Rachel Therrien: Pensamiento

Editor's Pick · Album of the Month · For the wonderful Québécoise musician Rachel Therrien, stepping out of her comfort zone of her Jazz-inspired quintet,...

Eliades Ochoa & Alma Latina: Guajira +Mas Guajira

Those aficionados who come to this disc expecting it to be one in which the maestro Eliades Ochoa is the main attraction are likely...

Harvey Wainapel: Amigos Brasileiros – An Epic Voyage

If the reeds and woodwinds player Harvey Wainapel has not been made an honorary Brasilian already, then it is time that he is made...

Tom Giacabetti: Tender Heart – Songs of Tom Giacabetti and Melissa Gilstrap

There is something to be said about an artist who finds his calling late in life. The erudition that comes from such a state...

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...
Projets Arcomusical: Spinning in the Wheel

Projeto Arcomusical: Spinning in the Wheel

Elliot Cole - Roda – Movement I: Turning; Roda – Movement II: Dreaming; Roda – Movement III Spinning; Roda – Movement IV: Singing (2017);...
Idan Raichel: And If You Will Come To Me

Idan Raichel: And If You Will Come To Me

Idan Raichel – once vilified for being on the wrong side of Israeli politics, is, nevertheless, a bona-fide international superstar. His last few recordings,...

The Garifuna Collective: Ayó

The uniqueness of the Garifuna Diaspora has resulted in their truly singular cultural anthropology. These are a people who descended from the Arawak and the Caribe peoples, who migrated to the Caribbean and coastal Central America hundreds of years ago...

Gabriel Palatchi Band: Caja Musical

"Caja Musical" is a veritable panoply of celebratory music. The entire recording is deeply rooted in the folkloric music principally of Argentina, but cuts a rather large swathe through surrounding countries. It is no surprise also that it pays homage...

Hassan Hakmoun: Unity

Gnawas abound in Morocco. In Jajouka, the Master Musicians led by Bechir Attar; in Essaouria and by grand design, the Gnawa elders have passed the torch onto Maleem Mahmoud Ghania. Elsewhere in Morocco the healing force of Gnawa chants...

Rubén Blades: Tangos

There is nothing, or possibly very little, by way of music and dance in Latin America—and that includes Argentina—that is not a result of...
Terell Stafford and Dick Oats - Luck Be A Lady - A Tribute to Frank

Terell Stafford and Dick Oatts: Luck Be A Lady – A Tribute to Frank

However you may choose to regard this disc – as an extended extended-play or as a very short CD – the effect of listening...

Vahagni: Imagined Frequencies

Not a disc to consume at one sitting, I fancy. Each of the works, though well contrasted and distinctively individual in style, is a...
Antonio Adolfo Orquestra Atlântica: Encontros

Antonio Adolfo Orquestra Atlântica: Encontros

At last the renowned Brasilian musician Antonio Adolfo, pianist and pedagogue has followed esteemed fellow-Brasilians Moacir Santos, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal and Mario...
Grupo Falso Baiano - Depois

Grupo Falso Baiano Presents: Depois

Charming as it sounds, choro is actually the hardest and most complex Brasilian music to master, much less to compose. Remarkably, Grupo Falso Baiano...

Márcio Faraco: Cajueiro

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/161296097" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] Taking the Brasilian out of Brasil is sometimes possible, but try taking the Brasil out of the Brasilian...

Ithamara Koorax: Something of a Miracle

Putting these two recordings by a chanteuse like the miraculous Brazilian Ithamara Koorax presents something of a risk and a reward. A risk, because...
Zucchero Presents Black Cat

Zucchero Presents New Album: Black Cat

Zucchero presents his November 2016 recording (released in the US in February 2017) entitled Black Cat. This is a mega project that features the...

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