Finally, a credible setting of “Hamlet” as an opera by Brett Dean…!
ROLF WALLIN: “Manyworlds” = Fisher King for trumpet and orchestra; Id for large orchestra; Manyworlds – Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet/Bergen Philharmonic Orch./ John Storgårds – Ondine CD + Video Blu-ray
Very interesting works that do require some careful listening.
Cornelius Dufallo, Maya Beiser, Carmen Kordas, Erika Harrsch, Paola Prestini – Labyrinth: Installation Concertos – VisionIntoArt (VIA Records) (CD+DVD)
Modern technology and modern classical music meld meticulously.
Bang on a Can All-Stars – “Field Recordings” – various composers/soloists (TrackList follows) – Cantaloupe
An impressive compilation of some of the most creative and eclectic composers of today.
Child prodigy affirms his status as a blues legend!
An intimate look at the greatest rock and roll band of all time!
Branford Marsalis Quartet – Coltrane’s A Love Supreme: Live in Amsterdam – Marsalis Music/ Okeh – CD + DVD
A spiritual connection… Coltrane’s A Love Supreme done by Branford Marsalis Quartet.
Snarky Puppy & The Metropole Orkest – Compositions of Michael League/ Ork. cond. by Jules Buckley – Impulse!/Universal Classics
An amazing fusion band, together with an orchestra in quite a production – aurally and visually.
SCHUMANN: Violin Concerto in d minor; Piano Trio No. 3 in g minor, Op. 110 – Isabelle Faust, violin/ Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello, Alexander Melnikov, p./ Freiburger Barockorchester/ Pablo Heras-Casado – Harmonia mundi (CD + DVD)
The Faust-Queyvas-Melnikov trio embarks on a Schumann project that embraces the concertos and piano trios.
Cuban jazz pianist makes this two-disc release worthwhile.
Immensely satisfying portrait of the sea.
This is a must have for Cohen fans (and fans of poet-songwriters).
Genius certainly applies to Ray Charles, and this was his final recording session.
Another fine piano duo video from the Pekinel sisters; plus a CD of some of the program.
“The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994” – Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti – tenors/ LA Music Center Opera Chorus/ Los Angeles Phil./ Zubin Mehta – Warner Classics (CD+DVD)
It’s been out many times before, but now we have video and audio together in a history making performance.
An historic concert featuring two of the top names in jazz, in both CD and video form.
The debut recording of Carpenter’s new International Touring Organ, together with videos of it.
The Voice of Emotion II = Montserrat Figueras, soprano/ Hesperion XX-XXI/ Jordi Savall – AliaVox SACD+2 DVDs
Part II of a worthy and very fine tribute to a unique and highly-gifted artist.
The combination CD+DVD from Javier Perianes illustrates sonorous parallels between Debussy and Chopin.
Legendary rockabilly icon rides into the sunset on a high note.
Music for a While: Improvisations on HENRY PURCELL – Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor/ Raquel Andueza, sop./ Vincenzo Capezzuto, alto/Dominique Visse, countertenor/ Gianluigi Trovesi, clar./ Wolfgang Muthspiel, acoustic guitar & elec. guitar/ L’Arpeggiata/ Christina Pluhar – Erato
Some concepts should die on the drawing table—this is one of them.
This is essential for a study of twentieth century music!