Claudio Abbado is undeniably the supreme Mahler conductor of our time.
The Lucerne Festival Orchestra has set new standards in the field of classical music.
The core of the orchestra is provided by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, itself an élite body of players. Soloists like violinist Kolja Blacher, clarinettist Sabine Meyer, oboist Albrecht Mayer, violist Wolfram Christ, cellist Natalia Gutman, the Hagen Quartet and members of the Alban Berg Quartet to name just a few, make the Lucerne Festival Orchestra a star-studded ensemble.
Brand new recording – state-of-the-art quality.
The much delayed DVD of the Tony Ashton show at Abbey Road in 2000 is finally out on DVD. It has twenty two tracks, including all the PAL and Company Of Snakes performance, as well the three track Tony Ashton set, and Pete York / Eddie Hardin's set. A few of the opening acts are missing, but all the important stuff is here. It's been done as a combined DVD / CD package, so you also get the same set on a 2xCD, all in a thick digipak.
A unique 8-CD collection comprising nine hours of the best loved classical music!
Jon Lord recorded the marvellous rhythm section - Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd, Madonna) & Brett Morgan (Jon Anderson, Sting) and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (with whom Jon had recorded twice before) in June 2011 in Liverpool - conducted by Paul Mann. The production then moved to Abbey Road Studios in London to record Iron Maiden‘s Bruce Dickinson (on vocals with Steve Balsamo and Kasia Laska) and Joe Bonamassa, Darin Vasilev and Steve Morse on guitars.
Play guitar like a classical genius with Esteban's Complete 10 DVD Classical Guitar Series. These DVD's contain all of his finest classics that can be both instructional or simply enjoyable to listen to. Cherish this opportunity to learn from the best and become a classical guitar connoisseur.
Deutsche Grammophon continues its successful relationship with the acclaimed Cleveland Orchestra and its chief conductor Franz Welser-Most with this thrilling all-Wagner album. The release of this album will tie in with Franz Welser-Most picking up the baton as General Music Director of the Vienna State Opera. The Clevelanders deliver Lohengrin Prelude (Act I and Act III), The Ride of the Valkyries, the Rienzi and Meistersinger Overture, and the orchestral version of opera's non plus ultra of love's power to transfigure, the Liebestod, from Tristan und Isolde. The impact of soprano Measha Brueggergosman's Wesendonck Lieder, was, said The Plain Dealer "as if she'd penned them herself Tracking Brueggergosman's every move from fierce declamation down to the faintest whisper, Welser-Most and crew nudge the singer's performance into the musical heavens."
Donald Runnicles leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 'Britannia', a new Telarc recording of 20th-century British music. Recorded in Atlanta in April 2007, the album opens and closes with Edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March Nos. 1 and 4, among the most beloved and famous of all British compositions. The other four works on this disc are Mark-Anthony Turnage's Three Screaming Popes; Sir Peter Maxwell Davis's An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise featuring bagpiper Scott Long; James MacMillan's Britannia; and Benjamin Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20.