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A Nathan Milstein Recital : Pergolesi, Schumann, Brahms, Suk, Bloch, Milstein
This work is the last of twelve trio sonatas that Pergolesi wrote for two violins and bass. It is played here in a transcription by the Italian scholar-composer Alessandro Longo.
Antonio Carlos Jobim : Stone Flower
Around the year 1970, almost everything appeared to have been said about the style of music over the past two decades, which was a mix of samba and cool jazz. Adventurous musicians such as Luis Bonfa, Baden Powell, Charly Byrd, João and Astrud Gilberto, and the saxophonist Stan Getz lent fire and sentiment to the “new trend”. First and foremost among them was Carlos Antonio Jobim, whose catchy tunes such as the ticking, shuffling song "Desafinado" and the genial "One Note Samba" were heard all over the globe.
Beethoven : Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor : Glenn Gould – Leonard Bernstein
The composition of Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto is linked to a number of musical innovations that mark the character of this weighty work in C minor. Unlike his two previous concertos for the keyboard, in the Third Beethoven does not permit the piano part to melt with the orchestra, but lets the instrument act for itself as a opponent, as it were, within the symphonic context.
Billy the Kid/Rodeo : Morton Gould and His Orchestra – Copland
Analogue Productions' RCA Living Stereo Reissue Series No. 2, with 25 newly remastered mainstay classical albums, will delight and astound your ears with their clarity and warm, rich tone. As with our first highly-regarded LSC series, shortcomings of previous editions have been improved upon — from the mastering, to the LP pressing, to the sharp-looking glossy heavyweight Stoughton Printing tip-on jackets that faithfully duplicate the original artwork, "Living Stereo" logo, "Shaded Dog" label and all!
Brahms : Symphony No.1
Brahms's Reticence as a symphonist is well known. It was not until 1876, when he was 43, that he completed his first published symphony. When writing the first movement, Brahms was transposing into an orchestral mould the highly condensed and open-ended lyrical idiom that he was developing in his chamber music....
Brother Jack McDuff : Tobacco Road
»Imitation, assimilation, innovation.« With these three words the great Clark Terry summed up the art of leaning musical improvisation. Salvador Dalí, the artist who melted time in his colourful and bizarre works, stated radically that a person who didn’t want to copy others would never manage to accomplish anything at all.
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Dvorak : String Quintet in G major
A perusal of string quintets throughout history leaves one with the impression that their creators wish to bestow a powerful impact upon the small group of musicians. And it is no different with Dvořák’s Quintet in G major: a double bass, instead of the usual second cello, paints with broad strokes in the lengthy score whose first movement almost takes on symphonic dimensions.
Elaiza : March 28
Elaiza is a young female trio which was formed around singer and songwriter Ela Steinmetz, and whose sound is given a special character thanks to her Ukrainian-German background. Having recently won the Young Talent Award at the Women Of The World Festival, Elaiza subsequently won over audiences at sold-out live shows, and then released the direct-to-disc production March 28.
Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires : His Hand in Mine
Almost everyone loves gospel songs. After all – it is inspirational music about good news and hope and warms the heart without demanding religious belief. But what in God’s name makes these songs so enjoyable?
Felix Baloy : Baila mi son
There's an absolute joy about this record, and Baloy proves himself worthy of all the praise that's been heaped on him in Cuba, as capable of gliding through the cha cha of "Van a Bailar el Cha Cha Cha," with its prim strings, as the rawer bolero of "El Mal de la Hipocresia." The arrangements frame his voice wonderfully, too, as on the rich bolero cha of "Los Es Todo Tu Amor," with its glistening flute solo. Baloy does himself proud, and Gonzalez gives him a band to remember behind him, some crystal clear production, and songs any singer would love to sing. Nigh on perfect.
Franz Schubert : Complete Trios For Piano Violin and Cello
Anyone who takes an interest in Schubert’s late works will sooner or later come across cliché-like interpretations of his music that have been associated with a foreboding of his early death. Robert Schumann on the other hand was more objective when he looked at the score of Schubert’s two great Piano Trios: he characterised that in E flat major as effectual, masculine and dramatic, and the sister work in B flat major as languishing, feminine and lyrical. Both masterpieces have in common highly varied movements, which must be approached with great insight, a deeply felt sustained lyricism, and a courageous approach as regards the bold themes.
Hank Jones : Arigato
Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "Over his many years as a performer, Hank Jones has established himself not only as a major force in jazz piano, but also nonpareil when it comes to the piano trio format. This 1976 recording does absolutely nothing to diminish his matchless status in the annals of that combination"