KORPIJAAKKO: Nebula: Concerto for guitar and strings; The Spaceship of Dreams: Song cycle on poems of Rakel Liehu; Kimberley: Sonata – Petri Kumela, guitar / Tiina Penttinen, mezzo-sop./ Ostrobothnian Ch. Orch. /Juha Kangas – Alba
If you enjoy the contemporary classical guitar, and even if you just enjoy contemporary music, this album has its appeals.
FRANZ SCHREKER: Der ferne Klang (Complete Opera) – Soloists/ Augsburg Philharmonic & Choir/Dirk Kaftan – ARS (2 discs)
This is definitely an opera that should be seen as well as heard, but this SACD presentation offers a potent musical adventure all the same.
FRANZ SCHREKER: Irrelohe (Complete Opera) – Soloists/Theater Bonn Chorus & Orch./Stefan Blunier -MD&G multichannel SACD (2+2+2)
Schreker’s Irrelohe is one wild ride. Climb aboard, hold on tight, and enjoy!