The music on this recital was specifically written or arranged for duo violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun. It highlights the personal and professional connections between Philip Glass and Nico Muhly, a longtime colleague and admirer of Glass's work. Glass's miniaturist works, Mad Rush and In the Summer House, create a maximum effect when paired with Muhly's minimalist Four Studies and Honest Music.
's 1983 albums, both released while the singer was with , are combined on this reissue from 's label. , a number six hit produced with , is one of her best albums. It contains two of her bigger hits: the upbeat pop-funk title track and the quiet storm favorite 's once again prominent on , which wasn't nearly as major. Although it reached number 20 on the chart, the material let her down. The most notable number is the ballad
1986's collects the biggest hits and definitive album tracks of her career up to that point, including and For the most part the collection concentrates on the smooth, soulful ballads with which made her name, although there are a few of her more up-tempo tracks, like and for variety's sake. Strangely, the collection doesn't include one of her biggest hits for Arista, opting instead for from that album. Still, despite the collection's brevity, The Best of does give a good, concise idea of the sound and songs that made one of the best urban songstresses of the '70s and '80s.
In the wild, when a wolf knows its time is over, when it knows it is of no more use to its pack, it may sometimes choose to slip away. Dying apart from its family, it stays proud and true to its nature. Humans aren’t so lucky. Luke Warren has spent his life researching wolves. He has written about them, studied their habits intensively, and even lived with them for extended periods of time. In many ways, Luke understands wolf dynamics better than those of his own family. His wife, Georgie, has left him, finally giving up on their lonely marriage. His son, Edward, twenty-four, fled six years ago, leaving behind a shattered relationship with his father.
A brilliant specialist in the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach, which she has recorded to great critical acclaim, Angela Hewitt proves herself equally attuned to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in this first installment of the complete piano concertos. While beginning with the Piano Concertos No. 6, No. 8, and No. 9 might be an unusual opening gambit, jumping ahead of the earliest and least compelling concertos, they are still youthful works and more than competent examples of Mozart's budding mastery.