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24.09.2019
ABC Classic invites you on a magical journey into a world of fairies, dreams and enchanted trees, where love and music are more powerful than anything. Join us on The Little Green Road to Fairyland. Two small children, Maykin and her brother Robin, are being settled in their beds by their mother, who is reading their favourite book, The Little Green Road to Fairyland. Slowly they fall asleep,
24.09.2019
Delivering a second long-form release for 4AD, Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson continues with a second part of his proposed trilogy of albums themed around iconic American brands. After IBM 1401 - A User's Manual, Johannsson turns his attentions to Fordlandia, named after the expanse of land purchased by Henry Ford in the Brazillian rainforest - a failed settlement designed as a means for
24.09.2019
After Lucifer (2014) and Pour sortir au jour (2016), the French composer Guillaume Connesson returns to Deutsche Grammophon with "Lost Horizon", a new double-album directed by Stéphane Denève at the head of the Brussels Philharmonic. Already awarded the Victoire de la Musique Classique in the Composer category in 2015, Guillaume Connesson received last February his second award as Composer of the
24.09.2019
Reflections is a personal retrospective of Grammy-nominated artist Anoushka Shankar’s favorite tracks, with hits from previous albums such as Land of Gold, Traces of You, and Rise, presented in a new selection curated by Shankar herself. Featuring important collaborators in her career such as her father, Ravi Shankar, and her sister, Norah Jones, Reflections provides personal statements and the
24.09.2019
Based on 33 years of scholarship and promotion by the Istituto Nazionale Tostiano and a lifetime of studies on the part of Francesco Sanvitale, this volume lives up to its predecessors in bringing to wider attention the work of a born songsmith, at home in the English and French tongues as well as his native Italian, and one who brought the genre of salon song to a peak of perfection. No one, not
24.09.2019
In January 2019 Merel recorded her debut album together with pianist Dina Ivanova, prize winner of the most recent International Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht. The album will include their absolute favourite Sonata for violin and piano: the Franck Sonata. They will combine this Sonata with compositions by two female composers: Poldwoski (daughter of the famous composer Henryk Wieniawski) and
24.09.2019
Sensitivity and sadness are often known to link hands, but it’s usually not done out of love, less a public display of affection and more like a necessary, binding union. Sensitivity doesn’t always equal an automatic brand of sadness, but on Patterns (Repeat), where David Wenngren’s piano shines upon a lake of black silk, illuminated by nothing more than the pale light of the moon, the two not
24.09.2019
Josep Colom’s latest album includes Beethoven’s legendary last three piano sonatas (Opp. 109-111) and Bonn genius’ latest piano work, the Bagatelles op.126. Colom’s original and exceptional vision brings out a fresh and different view on Beethoven’s masterpieces, one which creates a single narrative path to weave together the individual movements of these three sonatas and the six bagatelles by
24.09.2019
Ed Carlsen has announced his latest solo album. Due out September 27th through Moderna Records, Morning Hour is a breakthrough on both a personal and musical level, with the composer/producer returning to his roots as a classically trained guitarist and finding a more positive outlook overall. “It’s when I’m calm that ideas start popping up in my head,” explains Carlsen. “Inspiration comes from
23.09.2019
Lyrically played by one of a new generation of French players, Ballad in Red is a beautifully recorded, imaginative collection of music for harp. Hindemith’s Sonata, written on the eve of the Second World War and his only work for harp, is a supremely evocative vision of music beyond death. Caplet’s Conte fantastique, with its blood-soaked climax, is brilliantly done by Ceysson and his