For more than 30 years, Aerosmith has defined American Rock and Roll. Just a brief overview of their remarkable career is truly mind-boggling: over 100 million albums sold, countless awards (Grammy's, American Music Awards, Billboard Awards, MTV Awards), and a diehard fan-base in the millions worldwide. As the band embarks on yet another world tour to support their 25th release Honkin' On Bobo, they remain creatively vital, and are the platinum standard for artistic and commercial success in the music business. Through it all they have defeated the odds, silenced their critics and have undeniably withstood the test of time.
Esteemed pianist Samson Francois interprets pieces by Chopin. His performance is poised, powerful and exhilarating, driven by his deep appreciation for Chopin’s works. With astounding sound quality, Francois exudes pianism at its finest. A definitive collection for any audiophile.
Legendary pianist Samson François conjures exciting readings of works by Ravel. His performances display his full artistry and masterful technique, exposing the works’ rich colors. This audiophile download is an absolute essential.
Acclaimed instrumentalists, Jacqueline du Pre and Daniel Barenboim, perform earlier masterpieces by Brahms. These sonatas written for cello and piano invoke the romantic style, interpreted superbly by the pair. The performances are expressive, graceful and reveal the pieces’ sheer tonal beauty. A vital addition to any music lover's library.
This pivotal recording features classic performances of late eighteenth-century cello concertos, one by Haydn and Friedrich Grutzmacher’s 1895 arrangement of Boccherini’s work in B flat. The album demonstrates the enormous gifts of Jacqueline du Pre. Recorded in London in 1967, Jacqueline du Pre is accompanied by her husband Daniel Barenboim and the English Chamber Orchestra.
In his debut recording, Al Somma introduces a distinctive and very personal approach to some of the classics of the American popular songbook––with a bow to major influences like Louis Armstrong, Nat “King” Cole and Frank Sinatra.
By restoring many of the introductory verses of these classic songs, Somma has helped a growing audience discover—or rediscover––the saucy wit and sheer romance of American popular standards. In Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience, Al Somma explores the songs of seeming polar opposites such as Irving Berlin and Thelonious Monk in order to tell us of the complexities of the human heart.