In 1975 Fabrizio De André called Gianni Belleno, Ricky Belloni and Giorgio Usai (from the band "Nuova Idea") and Giorgio D'Adamo for his Italian tour: the New Trolls lacking components were only Vittorio and Nico, which were contacted in 1976 and decided to join the band again. In the same year New Trolls published an anthology of their hits and "Concerto Grosso n°2": Luis Bacalov and Sergio Bardotti proposed to go on with the musical experiment started in 1971 and the success was immediate. Japanese reissue of the progressive rock act's 1991 album.
…Writing of the chamber music of Friedrich Kiel, the famous scholar and critic Wilhelm Altmann notes that it was Kiel’s extreme modesty which kept him and his exceptional works from receiving the consideration they deserved. After mentioning Johannes Brahms and others, Altmann writes, “He produced a number of chamber works, which . . . need fear no comparison.”…
Revered pianist Mari Kodama shows off her pianistic technique on this program of exciting piano concertos from heavyweight composers, Loewe and Chopin. The polished instrumentalist delivers renowned interpretations of Chopin’s Piano Concerto in F Minor and Loewe’s Piano Concert in A. With superb sonic clarity, this album rejuvenates these familiar works.
In his Deutsche Grammophon orchestral debut, Warsaw Chopin Competition winner Rafal Blechacz performs his compatriot's two concertos in the Concertgebouw, his favourite hall, partnered by a legendary Polish conductor and Amsterdam's incomparable orchestra. Reviewing the concert, Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland) called Blechacz "the perfect musician to perform the young Chopin's works", while Trouw (NL) wrote: "Semkow and Blechacz fit wonderfully well together. This is symbiotic music-making as you seldom encounter it. Everything is in the service of the music."
Weissenberg's Chopin is not for the faint hearted, but it does have its fans. No less a pianist than Glenn Gould commented parenthetically in an article in the May 1976 issue of High Fidelity that: “I always felt that I could live without the Chopin concertos and managed to until Alexis Weissenberg dusted the cobwebs from Mme. Sand’s salon and made those works a contemporary experience.” Gould brands Weissenberg's Chopin as a “unique example of the rite of re-creation”, alongside Barbara Streisand's Classical Barbara album. Take from that what you will. In any case, those jaded listeners who cannot bear talk of the warmth of Chopin's limpid beauty will probably enjoy Weissenberg's bracing bucket of ice immensely.
– Tim Perry, MusicWeb International