"Eastern wind" is the first album by Lot Lorien. It was recorded with analog equipment in Balkanton - one of the old bulgarian studios, equiped with good old style expensive analog equipment - multitrack tape recorders, mixers, tube microphones and amplifiers, etc. The recording was made live in the studio - all instruments were played/recorded together, except vocals and additional overdubbed violins, guitars and percussions. The album has little retro sound, the songs were written in the period since foundation of the band till the summer of 2002 when the album was recorded.cdbaby.com
Philip Glass’ Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra, composed in 2000 and transcribed for wind ensemble by Mark Lortz in 2004, is a significant addition to the repertoire of large-scale works for timpani. The work is rhythmically galvanizing, sonically alluring, and features virtuoso cadenzas for both soloists. Symphony No 4 ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’ is Mohammed Fairouz’s first major work for wind ensemble, and its inspiration is the provocative comic book by Art Spiegelman, written shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Spiegelman himself has commented: “I’m moved by [this] scary, somber, and seriously silly symphony…I’m honored that the composer found an echo in my work that allowed him to strike a responsive chord and express his own complex responses to post 9/11 America. He emerges from the rubble with a very tony piece of high-brow cartoon music.”
Johann Georg Lickl, also Ligkl, Hans-Georg Lickl, Hungarian: Lickl György (11 April 1769 – 12 May 1843) was an Austrian composer, organist, Kapellmeister in the main church of Pécs, and piano teacher. He wrote operas, one wind quintet, three string quartets, and served as a Kapellmeister at several churches. From 1807 until his death he was choirmaster at what is now Pécs. A large portion of his output is sacred music, including masses and requiems…
Christian Lindberg and his Swedish Wind Ensemble here perform a colourful programme of original works and arrangements. The British composer Adam Gorb (b. 1958) opens the disc with his suite of Yiddish Dances inspired by klezmer, the folk music of the Eastern European Jews. The dance theme reappears in An American in Paris and is followed by the programmatic work Homenaje a Sorolla by the Spanish composer Bernardo Ferrero.