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.
France's Naïve label has heavily promoted the career of the young pianist Lise de la Salle, who was 22 when this recording was made. Her fashion-spread good looks fit with Naïve's design concepts, and she has the ability to deliver the spontaneous, unorthodox performances the label favors. How does she fare in a field extremely crowded with Chopin recitals? Her performances certainly aren't derivative of anyone else, and this live recording from the Semperoper in Dresden (you get a one-minute track of just applause at the end) has a good deal of attention-getting flair. The standout feature of de la Salle's performance, in the four ballades at least, is her orientation toward slow tempos, inventively deployed.
…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.