Spiritual keyboard improvisations performed by Laraaji and recorded in a Brooklyn Church by Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile, The War On Drugs, Mary Lattimore). Sun Piano finds Laraaji fulfilling a lifelong ambition to return to his first instrument, learnt whilst growing up in 1950s New Jersey. A departure from his FX-soaked cosmic zither jams, these elegant miniatures nevertheless reveal enough personality and inner light to be clearly identifiable as 'Laraaji Music'. This release is the latest step in something of a late career renaissance for the New York City based musician and mystic. He first came to public attention in the late 70s via his entry in the legendary Brian Eno-produced Ambient series of albums, Ambient 3: Day Of Radiance.
Three years after his last recording, Grigory Sokolov returns with a double album of live recordings from his triumphant European 2019-20 tour. Focusing on the early (Piano Sonata No. 3) and late Beethoven sonatas (Piano Sonatas Nos. 27 & 32) as well as Brahms's autumnal piano pieces opp. 118 & 119, this is a showcase of the Russian pianist's "stunning technique" (The Telegraph).
Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release, the long-awaited follow-up to the Grammy Award-winning The Goat Rodeo Sessions, with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile. Not Our First Goat Rodeo builds on 2011's genre-defying The Goat Rodeo Sessions, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Classical, Classical Crossover, and Bluegrass charts and remained at # 1 for 11 weeks on the Bluegrass chart. Marking Yo-Yo Ma's highest debut on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart, the release went on to break into the chart's top 20 albums, where it peaked at #18.
An album of brand new, lush recordings of the world's favorite songs from beloved Disney films such as The Lion King, Frozen, and Toy Story, Disney Goes Classical was recorded by the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and features special guest artists Matteo Bocelli, Renée Fleming, and more.
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GRAMMY Award-winning violinist Nicola Benedetti's new album explores music by Britain's beloved composer, Edward Elgar. The centerpiece is his Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61, performed by Benedetti with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. The vast and technically demanding concerto is coupled with three short works for violin and piano: Salut d'Amour, Sospiri and Chanson de Nuit.
The vinyl counterpart to celebrated pianist and renowned Beethoven specialist Rudolf Buchbinder's debut on DG, The New Diabelli, this LP features the twelve contemporary Diabelli Variations by composers ranging from Penderecki to Shchedrin.
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Decca brings together, for the first time in one concise edition, the complete recordings of Herbert von Karajan for the label- Including ten complete operas with the Decca-RCA recordings of Tosca and Carmen- Recordings with the Leontyne Price, Luciano Pavarotti, Mario del Monaco, Renata Tebaldi, Giuseppe di Stefano, and Carlo Bergonzi- PACKAGING: 2-piece box 33CDs original jackets & spined wallets booklet with extensive new essay by Karajan biographer, Richard Osborne"
Tales from Home, the debut album from Eleanor Tomlinson star of the PBS series Poldark, is an enchanting collection of folk-influenced songs. The album is long-awaited by fans of the series after they watched her stunning performances on the hit TV show. Tales from Home features classic hits from Simon & Garfunkel ( Homeward Bound ), Carole King ( Tapestry ) and Bonnie Raitt ( I Can t Make You Love Me ). Also included on the album are a number of Irish and Scottish folk songs such as The Spinning Wheel. The album is produced by Poldark soundtrack composer and Academy Award®-winner Anne Dudley who has previously recorded with the likes of Elton John, Tina Turner and Robbie Williams.
Eleanor Tomlinson is best known for her roles as Demelza Poldark in Poldark, Lady Isabel Neville in The White Queen and Princess Isabelle in Jack the Giant Slayer. Tomlinson has recently starred in the 2018 Academy Award® nominated film Loving Vincent with Saoirse Ronan, Douglas Booth and Chris O Dowd. She will also be featured in the upcoming film Colette with Keira Knightley and Dominic West as well as the BBC s adaptation of Agatha Christie s Ordeal By Innocence.
Taken from concert performances in Strasbourg that were described as “the musical event of the year”, this recording of Berlioz’s epic Les Troyens presents the score absolutely complete. John Nelson, unrivalled in his authority in this mighty work, conducts a cast led by Marie-Nicole Lemieux as Cassandre, Joyce DiDonato as Didon and Michael Spyres as Énée.This new Erato recording of the complete, uncut score of Les Troyens is drawn from two concert performances that took place over the Easter weekend in April 2017 in the city of Strasbourg in eastern France. A magnificent cast of singers, predominantly Francophone, assembled under the baton of John Nelson, an acknowledged master of Berlioz’s music who has conducted Les Troyens more frequently than anyone else over a period of more than 40 years; he made his name with the piece when he led performances at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in 1974 and enjoyed great acclaim for a production at the Frankfurt Opera shortly before the Strasbourg concerts.
Violinist and conductor André Rieu brings classical music and waltzes to the masses this fall. After selling over 40 million albums and DVDs worldwide, and with over 400 million YouTube views, Rieu and his orchestra are set to tour the US this October and release an album full of audience favorites and classics.
Benny Andersson of ABBA releases his new solo album, Piano, on Deutsche Grammophon. Piano is an instrumental piano album, featuring Andersson performing pieces from his entire career, including selections from ABBA, songs from his musicals (Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla) and contemporary solo works.
John Carpenter is a legend. As the director and composer behind dozens of classic movies, Carpenter has established a reputation as one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of modern cinema, as well as one of its most influential musicians. The minimal, synthesizer-driven themes to films like Halloween, Escape From New York, and Assault on Precinct 13 are as indelible as their images, and their timelessness was evident as Carpenter performed them live in a string of internationally sold-out concert dates in 2016. Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 collects 13 classic themes from Carpenter's illustrious career together on one volume for the first time. Each theme has been newly recorded with the same collaborators that Carpenter worked with on his hit Lost Themes studio albums: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.
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Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra once again pairs The King of Rock and Roll with England's most beloved orchestra for a new symphonic take on Elvis' timeless Christmas favorites, with arrangements recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London. Includes "Blue Christmas," "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)," "Merry Christmas Baby," "Silent Night" and more.
The Tenors, the award-winning group with 4 multi-platinum selling albums, return with what is sure to become a holiday classic. Supported by a North American tour, the album includes classics such as I ll Be Home for Christmas and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas as well as their original When We are Together.
Classical Crossover trio The Texas Tenors are back with a brand new studio album RISE! These PBS stars have assembled an award winning team to create a collection of timeless Americana classics and highly anticipated new original songs. RISE features over 100 of the world's finest musicians including a 65-piece orchestra and full choir with Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award winning producers, songwriters and engineers. The Texas Tenors pour their heart and soul into favorites like Desperado, Bruno Mars' Just the Way You Are and rousingly patriotic God Bless America. RISE also features a once in a lifetime duet with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers on TTT's You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'. Along with phenomenal covers, the tenors are excited to debut several original songs like the haunting ballad I Don't Want to Let You Go and the title song RISE that will inspire and stir the soul. This brand new album features everything from John Denverto Puccini and is the quintessential collection of music for the modern Classical Crossover genre.