Laurie Anderson's third proper studio album, coming over five years after 1984's Mister Heartbreak (1986's Home of the Brave was a film soundtrack), is a near-total departure from anything she had done before or, indeed, anything she did after. The most purely musical of Anderson's albums and the one on which she does the most actual singing (though her trademark deadpan spoken-word passages are still present and accounted for), Strange Angels seems to be Anderson's idea of a straightforward pop album.
The 900 series consists of 22 shows all shot on beautiful secluded beaches on Oahu. The good news is you get 22 different workouts in this series. The 900 series debuted in 1993. The locations included Waikiki Beach, Kailua Beach, Sandy Beach and the tropical jungle at the Nature Center. All of these locations are on the island of Oahu.
Esistono numerose storie d'Italia dal 1861, anno conclusivo del Risorgimento, ad oggi. Nessuna però si presenta con l'agilità di questa, che condensa in un centinaio di pagine gli avvenimenti dell'Italia unita, i periodi di libertà e democrazia e quello del fascismo, con la partecipazione a due guerre mondiali. …
The concert works of film composer Nino Rota, best known for his scores for the Godfather trilogy and for a long series of films by Federico Fellini, have increasingly often been finding space in classical recording catalogs. Here's a nicely recorded rendering of Rota's two numbered symphonies, virtually unknown until perhaps the turn of the century, issued on a major British label, Chandos. Both are attractive pieces that could be profitably programmed by any symphony orchestra. They were composed in the 1930s, when Rota was as much American as Italian; he won a scholarship to the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and studied there for several years. Both reflect the French neo-classic trends that flourished in the U.S. between the wars, and, although Rota sounds nothing like Copland, you do experience in these works an evocation of what annotator Michele Rene Mannucci aptly calls "landscape in sound." Each work is in the conventional four movements, with a slow movement placed second in the Symphony No. 1 in G major and third in the Symphony No. 2 in F major.