You might think that Handel's Water Music, HWV 348-350, arguably the most familiar piece of Baroque music (the Four Seasons of Vivaldi can give it a run for its money, but its popularity is more recent), has received every possible interpretation. And you would be wrong, as the musicians of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin have shown in this Harmonia Mundi release, precisely recorded in Berlin's Teldex studio. You get a steady parade of innovations here, marked overall by, but not in the least restricted to, blisteringly fast tempos that turn the horn-dominated movements into tests of virtuosity. Unexpected dynamic contrasts and the unusual rhythmic treatment of the "Overture" to the Suite No. 1 (sample track one) are other novelties, but this veteran group is not out for shock value. The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin operate without a conductor, and their coordination in these crisp prestos is worth the price of admission in itself. Their ability to act as one in really unusual shapings of each individual movement is remarkable, and the treacherous horn parts are near perfection in the hands of Erwin Wieringa and Miroslav Rovenský.
Adenike and Ayodele, a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, are having trouble conceiving a child - a problem that defies cultural expectations and leads Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save or destroy her family.
Elektrolux presents the phantastic Chill Out Album “Silk” by George Pallikaris aka “G. Pal”. George is well known for his deep Housetraks on labels likeYoshitoshi, Ovum, Bedrock, Low Pressings or latest with his album on Plastic City. With his full length Chill Out Album on Elektrolux he surpriseswith laid back and mellow Tracks that reflect a deep and positive warm mediteranean vibe with complex structures. “Silk” is the perfect Soudtrack for almost any occasion, a summerday at the beach, in the garden or even for a barbecue. Especially at night under the stars, the tracks will unfold their magic spirit…
One of the first composers to use jazz themes within classical music forms, George Gershwin was primarily involved in the Broadway musical theater. Ira Gershwin, his brother, worked with him, writing the words to his music in more than 20 stage musicals and motion pictures.
The only album by Boy George's side project Jesus Loves You. The Martyr Mantras is a 1990 album by Boy George. It was credited to Jesus Loves You worldwide, a move to help people concentrate on the music rather than on the popular artist's name, except in North America, where it was credited to Boy George upon its release there in 1991, as requested by Virgin Records America.