As a musician, as a man of ideals, and as a true world citizen, Yehudi Menuhin made an extraordinary mark on his era. The Menuhin Century commemorates the 100th anniversary of his birth on 22 April 1916. Live Performances and Festival Recordings captures Menuhin in action in the concert hall and in collaboration with two orchestras he founded, the Menuhin Festival Orchestra and the Bath Festival Orchestra.
Sir John Eliot Gardiner has revolutionized music making with his Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists, and has created completely new sounds from many well-known works.
The great British piano virtuoso Solomon Cutner (known professionally by his first name alone) was born in the East End of London in 1902. He was best known for his performances of the music of Beethoven, of which there are many examples in this 7 CD set…
This vocal quartet originally started life as an extension of jazz band the Hi-Lo’s. From that prominent '50s band came Don Shelton, who decided to form Singers Unlimited after the Hi-Lo’s broke up in 1964. After retreating to Chicago, Illinois, where he worked on a series of television commercials, he enlisted fellow Hi-Lo’s veteran Gene Puerling of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to join him in the city in 1967. The group was formed along with Len Dresslar and Bonnie Herman, with the express intention of recording commercials in the doo wop/vocal group idiom. Shelton’s connections in the industry ensured the group was able to exploit the market successfully, and lucrative work rolled in. However, the 30-second snatches of songs hardly satisfied their artistic ambitions, and when they found themselves with studio time left over after one session, they recorded a take on the Beatles' "The Fool on the Hill." Through visiting jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, the demo of the a cappella recording was passed to MPS Records in Germany.
Box set celebrating the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks' 60th anniversary. Some of the featured conductors include Eugen Jochum, Rafael Kubelik, Lorin Maazel and Mariss Jansons.
Hermann Baumann is easily one of the finest horn players of the second half of the 20th century. He came to prominence as a soloist in the 1960s and in 1964 won the prestigious ARD International Music Competition in Munich, beating out Jessye Norman for first place
Unique limited edition consists of seven discs and includes 111 songs and instrumentals of the great Irish woman named Enya. At the initiative of Olaf Thulemann was created this collection of albums with bonus tracks arranged in chronological order. All musical materials have been thoroughly treated in Tokyo mastering studio "Sekiguchidai Studio". We give gratitude to Mr. Ken and his assistants. These discs will give you a real pleasure with the music of mysterious Queen of New Age.
Major league Danish indierock band. Formed 1991 by schoolmates Kasper, Mads & Asger initially as a band titled Nirvana, playing heavy blues. As the US Nirvana grew in popularity, the band was aware that they had to change name - they changed it to Kashmir, named after a song by one of their favourite bands, Led Zeppelin.Kashmir finished second in the 1993 Danish Rock Championship (the winner that year was Dizzy Mizz Lizzy), and the attention on the band rose. In 1994 Kashmir got their first record deal, on the new-formed record label Start, where their first album, Travelogue, was released. Later on, Kashmir signed a contract with Sony Denmark.