A wonderful 3-CD intro to Brazilian jazz. Rio Bossa – various performers [TrackList follows] – Le Chant du Monde 2742394.96 (3-CD box) [Distr. by Harmonia mundi/PIAS] (10/7/16) *****: This is a terrific sampler of the best of Brazilian music from the bossa nova period of the mid-‘50s, which seems to coming back again. There is […]
STRAVINSKY: Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring); Le Roi des Etoiles – Men’s Chorus of the New England Conserv./ Boston Sym. Orch./ Michael Tilson Thomas – Pentatone
A classic returns, though the results will surprise you.
MOZART: Cosi fan tutte (complete opera) – Simone Kermes (Fiordiligi)/ Malena Ernman (Dorabella)/ Christopher Maltman (Guglielmo)/ MusicAeterna/ Teodor Currentzis – Sony Classical
Enfant terrible Currentzis makes waves yet again in a performance of great value. But is he taking himself—and Mozart—too seriously?
For July EuroArts will donate three of their 14-hour-plus Classical Archive Collector’s Editions highlighting Ensembles, courtesy of Naxos Distributors. The videos were originally made from 1956 thru 1975 and are in black & white and color. Works of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Franck, Prokofiev, and Schubert are performed by some of the legendary soloists and […]
A celebration of 50 years of photojournalism by the photographer himself.
Coltrane completists, rejoice…..