A stunning collection of sounds from the legendary Philip Glass – a complete set of every single one of his recordings for Columbia Records – which is the label at which he did most of his important music! The set's a treasure trove of modernist musical moments – not just a ... (Out Sound, Classical)read moreCD
A beautiful score from Philip Glass – the kind of spare sounds that make his soundtrack material some of our favorite in his large catalog of compositions! The tracks here are all for a stage production of The Crucible – the famous play by Arthur Miller – but the music works ... (Out Sound, Classical)read moreCD
A fantastic solo piano presentation of the music of Philip Glass – on a record that maybe even has a more haunting approach to the sounds than similar efforts by the composer himself! Icelandic pianist Vikingur Olafsson brings a slightly dynamic reading to some of the work – almost ... (Out Sound, Classical)read moreCD
A set that features two fantastic pieces by composer Camargo Guarnieri – both full of color and light, both with a soaring piano performance by Cristina Ortiz, a player who really opens up the promise of the music! The CD also features an early composition (1902) by Alberto Nepomuceno, of ... read moreCD
Daniel Hope —
For Seasons ... CD Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 2017. New Copy ...
A very cool project from Daniel Hope – one that follows off his work with Max Richter on Vivaldi Recomposed – as it first features an unusual take on Vivaldi's "Four Seasons", then moves into different month-based performances of work from talents as diverse as Chilly Gonzales ... read moreCD
Johann Johansson —
Orphee ... CD Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 2016. New Copy ...
A beautiful re-interpretation of the myth of Orpheus – handled here by composer Johann Johannsson in a beautiful style that recalls some of the best Deutsche Grammophon projects from Max Richter! The composer plays a variety of keyboards – including electric and pipe organ – in ... (Out Sound, Classical)read moreCD
An amazing side of the many talents of Michel Legrand – his more serious compositional work, presented here in two different concertos – with some surprisingly fantastic piano by the composer himself! You'll know Legrand best for his famous soundtrack material of the 60s and 70s – ... (Soundtracks, Classical)read moreCD
A transcendental performance of the 12 Etudes by Liszt – performed by Yukio Yokoyama on piano, and recorded with a beautifully rich sound! There's a great sense of "room" in the production – as the notes move into space, and grow with their own resonance – a quality ... read moreCD
The legendary maestro – standing strong with the baton in a beautiful concert presentation of some of his greatest themes from films! The album presents a full concert, recorded in Rome in 1998 – with Ennio Morricone conducting the Orchestra Of The Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia, ... (Soundtracks, Classical)read moreCD
We're not sure why Ennio Morricone is making the "shush" sound at us on the cover – as the set's such a wonderful celebration of his music, it makes us want to cheer! The performance here is all new – and features Morricone conducting the Czech National Symphony in a ... (Soundtracks, Classical)read moreCD
Pure, simple genius from Max Richter – the kind of understated brilliance that always makes his music so compelling! The album's got this beautiful balance between melody and noise, acoustic and electronic – sounds that mostly come from Richter's hands, but which are augmented here and ... read moreCD
A beautiful larger concept work from Max Richter – based on the writings of Virginia Woolf, which are read at three short points in the set – to introduce the kind of subtle sonic spectrums that we've really come to love in Richter's music! The album mixes together Max's own sounds on ... (Out Sound, Classical)read moreCD
Einfluss ... CD Deutsche Grammophon, 2017. New Copy ...
A beautiful collaboration between two different generations of German music – the legendary Hans Joachim Roedelius, whose albums of the 70s set a whole new standard for minimalism, both on his own, and with the group Cluster – and younger pianist Arnold Kasar, who turns out to be a ... (Rock, Classical)read moreCD
An overlooked gem from this groovy French vocal group – a set that was issued in the early 70s, after their initial rise to 60s fame for mixing classical themes and scatting jazz – but a record that's every bit as great as those classics! This time around, the group take on Vivaldi's ... (Vocalists, Classical)read moreCD
(Hyrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works in standard players!)
A beautiful tribute to the genius of Mstislav Rostropovich – one of the greatest cellists of the 20th Century, and a musician who really helped transform the role of the instrument in classical music! This package brings together music from three decades of recording – some of ... read moreCD