Filmmaker John Milius is an influential storyteller of his generation who co-wrote many iconic films such as "Apocalypse Now," "Jaws," and "Conan the Barbarian." A larger than life personality, Milius speaks with zero filter which at times can be as unpopular as it is celebrated. Here, we follow Milius from his childhood aspirations to join the military to his formative years at the USC Film School, his work on legendary films to his ultimate dismissal from Hollywood due to his radical beliefs and controversial behavior.
Philadelphian Terri Wells had sung in '70s soul group City Limits and contributed the lead vocal to contemporary Dexter Wansel's Top 40 R&B hit "The Sweetest Pain" prior to releasing this underrated solo effort in 1984. The set is notable for its distinctively smooth jazz-oriented take on contemporary R&B.
Following the collections of symphonies (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Kletzki, SU 4051-2) and violin sonatas (Suk, Panenka, SU 4077-2), Supraphon is now releasing the complete Beethoven concertante pieces. All of them (including the Triple Concerto and the genre-unique Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra) came into being within a mere sixteen years, between 1793 and 1809. Although Beethoven deemed the piano "an imperfect instrument", his five piano concertos form one of the cornerstones of his oeuvre and represent a significant landmark in this genre.