Sunday, October 25, 2020
The Garifuna Collective: Aban

The Garifuna Collective: Aban

The Garifuna story began when the cultural topography of the Caribs of St Vincent collided with that of the West Africans sometime...
Sofia Tosello - Lluvia Fué

Sofia Tosello: Lluvia Fué

With the plethora of discs with wonderful music glorifying the tango, it is often tempting to think that the music of Argentina is just...

Kelly Thoma: 7 Fish

Kelly Thoma must love her lyra and its ability to bend pitches and play multiple ones, because the music she writes and arranges for...

The Delegation: Evergreen (Canceled World)

Evergreen (Canceled World) a very Noir release from the iconic label ESP-Disk cues the Orwellian world of 1984, or more contemporaneously, Christopher Nolan’s dystopian...
Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive: Ragmala

Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive: Ragmala

Listening to the drone of the tanpura that announces the first track on disc one of this package by the Go:Organic Orchestra...
Just Wôan: A Second Chance

Just Wôan Presents: A Second Chance

A Second Chance is the third full-length disc for Just Wôan, the young Cameroun-born Montréalais. With it the composer and multi-instrumentalist clearly establishes himself...

Anoushka Shankar – Traces of You

Anoushka Shankar, who is performing at Koerner Hall in Toronto this Saturday, Nov 23, received her musical instruction at the feet of her father and the grandmaster of the sitar, Pandit Ravi Shankar who was not just one of the greatest musicians of the Indian sub-continent, but one of the greatest...

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...

Alfredo Cáceres & Waldo Valenzuela: Hispanica

Sometimes wonderfully talented guitarists can be tucked away where you can scarcely hear them until, that is, they happen to get together and produce...

Plácido Domingo: Encanto Del Mar

Elan, imagination and passionate engagement: The great Spanish tenor brings it all to his exemplary performance of Encanto del mar, the cycle of Mediterranean...
Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba: Routes

Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba: Routes

There can be no doubt that once the great ethnomusicologist Verna Gillis really introduced the world to African music, the celebrated genius, Youssou N'Dour...
Väsen: Rule of 3

Väsen: Rule of 3

This splendid 2019 disc by Väsen shows the musicians that make up this fascinating Swedish trio heading off to the interior landscape...
Stanley Grill: At the Center of All Things

Stanley Grill: At the Center of All Things

Stanley Grill: American Landscapes; Lonely Pieces; At the Center of All Things; Diderot String Quartet – Adriane Post: vn; Johanna Novom: vn; Kyle Miller:...

Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica – Where Here Meets There

It seems almost trite to talk of where cultures collide, when it comes to the music of Brian O’Neill, or Mr. Ho—as he likes to sometimes call himself. The musical big bang theory is centuries old and that would necessarily make that epithet old hat. The question that arises when Mr. O’Neill makes his music...

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Roadsides

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/66402164" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] While the hatred between one human being for another will make even the wildest animals squirm with disgust,...

Achilles Liarmakopoulos: Trombone Atrevido

Although he partnered the Canadian Brass for several years – both in performance and on record – it’s taken some time for Achilles Liarmakopoulos...

Toninho Ferragutti – O Sorriso Da Manu

Whether he came to the accordion by way of the forró—xôte and Baião—or by way of the gaucho bands that he often plays in, Toninho Ferragutti has now mastered the instrument. However, he is now more than a virtuoso; the complete mastery of the emotion and the magical idiosyncrasies of the...
Igor Willcox: #1

Igor Willcox: #1

This viscerally exciting recording with the young Brasilian drummer, Igor Willcox at the helm of affairs bodes well for the new generation of musicians...

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;...

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) – String Quartets dedicated to Joseph Haydn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) – String Quartets dedicated to Joseph Haydn; Cuarteto Casals: Abel Tomàs Realp: violin; Vera Martinez Mehner: violin; Jonathan...

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