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György Ligeti Edition 3: Works for Piano (Etudes, Musica Ricercata) - Pierre-Laurent Aimard
I have probably played this cd 20 times since first getting it a few weeks ago. I was first introduced to Ligeti's music a long time ago when I saw Stanley Kubrick's brilliant film "2001: A Space Odyssey" when it first came out in the theater's in the late 60's. Ligeti's music, of course, played a prominent role in that film, and was also used in Kubrick's "The Shining" and the god-awful ...
ALPHA PRODUCTIONS, 2004
A gorgeous album!
First, a few words about the ensemble, L'Arpeggiata, from their "myspace" page: "Arpeggiata is a baroque music ensemble directed by the harpist and lute player Christina Pluhar [pictured on the cover]. Its members are today's finest instrumentalists and in addition they work with the most exceptional singers from the Baroque and the traditional music worlds. "Arpeggiata's work and ...
Ligeti: Mechanical Music
share Ligeti's fascination with mechanical things.
First off, I should inform you that Sony's Ligeti Edition series is being deleted so if you're interested in this stuff, you should pick up the ones you want as soon as you can. Ligeti Edition 5 is a good one. No, it's AWESOME. If you have any interest in "mechanical music," this should be essential. Poeme Symphonique for 100 Metronomes was the main thing I wanted to hear on this collection. The ...
In a Quiet Cathedral
Delos Records, 1994
As the daughter of an organist, and having grown up with a full sized church organ (albeit electric and not a pipe organ) in the house, I heard a lot of wonderful music. My favorite is the R. Vaughn Williams "Prelude on the Welsh Hymn Tune 'Rhosymedre'". Such a lovely piece has never been matched, in my opinion. And it is rare to find it on any recording. But this CD has it!!! And Mr ...
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 50th Anniversary Box
Emanuele d' Astorga
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 2008
This is an absurd bargain - very high quality stuff (nearly all the recordings are from the 90s) covering an enormous range, and at a low low price. Superb in every way.
The Canadian Brass Plays the Pachelbel Canon - Great Baroque Music
Delightful brihgtness. Real poliphony and counterpoint.
Realistic sound. You can bet that is an giant pipe organ playing the toccata and fugue. The most beautiful melodies among the cantatas. Great force on the watermusic. Deep sound on Frescobaldi. Well executed baroque music.
The Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli
, Girolamo Frescobaldi, ...
Purists look elsewhere... All else, buy now!
Imagine a pastry chef of a future age who sees a perfect color picture of an historical artifact known as a "hamburger." Using this image, he perfectly recreates it using the tool of his trade, the primary ingredients being meringue for the bun and mousse for the burger. The result is absolutely delicious - in fact, a superlative dessert. Sometime later, a legitimate hamburger recipe is ...
Eliot Fisk: Bell' Italia - Four Centuries of Italian Music for Guitar
Music Masters Jazz, 1993
Philippe Jaroussky - Beata Vergine
Giovanni Battista Bassani
Pietro Francesco Cavalli
EMI Classics, 2006
A Showcase CD
Trying to describe Philippe Jaroussky's voice is like trying to find fresh adjective for a vintage wine: butterscotch and vanilla, with plenty of oak and a hint of pear! Describing his technique is more straightforward: perfect pitch control, expressive dynamics from intimate to operatic, astonishing agility in singing the most lickety-split 'passagi' of 32nd notes, thrillingly masculine affect ...
Art of Segovia
Deutsche Grammophon, 2002
genius at his best
When you need a little down pulsing, put on Mr. Segovia and just chill. This is genius at his best.
Msr Classics, 2002
Forbidden Dance delivers a delightful lineup of 13 songs and improvisations taken from the chacona (Spanish by way of the Americas), folia (Portuguese), and passacalle (Spanish) dance forms - collectively the Lambada of their day. These dances were once considered so erotic and scandalous that the church banned them under penalty of flogging. But when Italian composers got hold of them (in the ...
Segovia Is The Best Guitar player I Have Ever Heard. Anyone into classical Guitar Music Is familar with this iconic legend. This CD has excellent music on it. His playing is incredibly moving. The Timeless quality and beauty of these pieces will live on!
Carlos Mena - vespro a voce sola
, Girolamo Frescobaldi, ...
a voice teacher and early music fan
THE VESPERS FOR ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST 'The idea occurred to me of introducing a kind of music in which men might, as it were,speak in harmony....'Thus says Giulio Caccini in 1601 who encouraged the use of the solo voice accompanied by a harmony instrument as a means of expressing the "passion" of the text. Then around the same time Ludovico Grossi suggested using one or more voices underpinned ...
Music Masters Jazz, 1995
Beg to differ with "Terrible"
Quite simply put, as a guitarist Eliot Fisk is in a class by himself. He plays the instrument like no one else, can create an array of timbres, reveal the architecture of a work, and project an expressive range beyond anyone playing the instrument today. Yes, people love to hate him, and yes there are other players who make the instrument sound more "beautiful". Guess what? These debates are ...
Gabrieli Consort & Players
Dg Imports, 2001
Better than gold...
Don't listen to the music experts and their hair-splitting arguments: as a lover of Renaissance music I can tell you that this more than 80 minutes long recording by an all-male choir is simply wonderful and gives you the best of Western sacred music: virile Gregorian chant, exuberant but still deeply religious Late Medieval polyphony a la Desprez by Cipriano Rore and Italian Baroque by Giovanni ...
When They Had Pedals, Vol. 1 - The Pleyel
Lyrichord Discs Inc., 1998
"If it SOUNDS Right, it IS Right"
These works were recorded in the late 1950's on a 1907 striped zebra wood double manual Pleyel Harpsichord with six pedals, exactly like the one Wanda Landowska played(This Pleyel however, I believe, did not have a 16')The brilliant Paul Wolfe was himself a student of Wanda Landowska in Lakeville,CT,and had an illustrious recording career, which incudes, amongst others, The Complete Handel ...
, Girolamo Frescobaldi, ...
Celestial Harmonies, 1995
Sunday, April 10, 1994, was a very special day in the musical history of Munich, a city blessed with a rich and colorful musical past. Late in the afternoon on a pleasant spring day, an unexpectedly large audience of thousands assembled in the Dome at Munich, the Liebfrauendom or Frauenkirche. There were just too many people for the big church to hold, so the audience flowed through the open gates into the plaza surrounding the Dome. The ...
Lo Splendore D'Italia
The Whole Noyse
, Girolamo Frescobaldi, ...
Helicon Records, 1997
The Splendor of Italy -- and of The Whole Noyse
The Whole Noyse takes its name from the term used to describe a complete wind-band during the Renaissance period. And the Noyse these players make is beautiful indeed. Exceptionally well crafted performances informed by as much artistry as scholarship make this CD one of the most pleasant hour-long experiences anyone can have. Fine performances of vocal music from the period (late Renaissance) ...
Stokowski & The Symphony of the Air: Shostakovich, Respighi, Khachaturian, Bloch, Frescobaldi, Palestrina, ...
cello George Neikrug
An indispensable purchase for the Stokowski admirer
Let me join the two previous commentators and add on to their praise of this set, while also providing some additional information. It is an indispensable purchase for the Stokowski admirer. The two well-filled discs collect the contents of three and a half LPs recorded in 1958-9 and released by the apparently short-lived United Artists label: UAS 8001 had Respighi's Pines (surprisingly the ...
Buenos Aires Madrigal: Argentine Tangos & Italian Madrigals
M.a. Recordings, 2004
ClassicsToday 10/10! Music that inspired both the old Italian madrigal and the Buenos Aires tango.
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