Marian Anderson – Let Freedom Ring = Works of DONIZETTI, SCHUBERT, BRAHMS, SCHUBERT SIBELIUS & Others –
Musical and social history are well served by this historic restoration devoted to the art of Marian Anderson. Marian Anderson – Let Freedom Ring = TRAD: “America”; DONIZETTI: “Fia dunque vero…O mio Fernando” from La Favorita; SCHUBERT: Ave Maria; “Gospel Train”; “Trampin’”; BRAHMS: “Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer,” Op. 105, No. 2; “Von ewiger Liebe,” […]
Triple 9, Blu-ray (2016)
An enjoyable action-thriller with a lot of top stars. Triple 9, Blu-ray (2016) Cast: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie Director: John Hillcoat Studio: Universal Home Ent. 55179078 [5/31/16] Video: 2.40:1 for 16:9 1080i HD color Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1, DD 2.0 Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French Extras: Deleted Scenes, “Under the Gun,” “An […]
Yehudi Menuhin – The First Concerto Recordings 1931/32 = BRUCH & ELGAR – Pristine Audio
Mark Obert-Thorn revives the first two concerto performances by the youthful master Yehudi Menuhin – still astonishing. Yehudi Menuhin – The First Concerto Recordings 1931/32 = BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor, Op. 26; ELGAR: Violin Concerto in e minor, Op. 61 – Yehudi Menuhin, violin/ London Sym. Orch./ Sir Landon Ronald & […]
Ray Charles In Person – Atlantic Records/ Pure Pleasure Records – vinyl
The historical value trumps the admittedly non-audiophile quality acoustics…
“JOSEPH BYRD: NYC 1960-63” = Animals; Loops and Sequences; Three Aphorisms; Densities I; Four Sound*Poems; Water Music; Prelude to “The Mystery Cheese-Ball” – American Cont. Music Ens./ Clarice Jensen & Alan Zimmerman – New World
Joseph Byrd: NYC 1960-63 provides a musical trip back in time—and is literally a trip, if you’re up for it.
Audio News for September 10, 2013
New Specialist Direct-Disc Label; Facebook is Gearing Up for Showing Video Ads to Users; U.S. Trade Deficit Widens; Rentrak Corp. Top DVD & Blu-ray Sales; The Expansion of Sacred Harp Singing; New Broadway Musical on Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club
The Valley Sings: Choral Music by Composers of the Hudson Valley – Kairos—A Consort of Singers/ Edward Lundergan – MSR Classics
Sometimes big things come from unexpected places. The Hudson Valley is obviously one of those.
Audio News for October 9, 2012
Pay Crunch for Many U.S. Symphony Orchestras; D+M Sells Off McIntosh; Emotiva Adds Stereo & Surround Preamps
JENNIFER HIGDON: The Singing Rooms; ALVIN SINGLETON: Praisemaker; SCRIABIN: Poem of Ecstasy – Jennifer Koh, violin/ Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/ Robert Spano, conductor – Telarc
An excellently conceived program that just misses the “must-have” recommendation, but still well worth your while if you are a Higdon or Singleton fan.