Immortal Memory is a collaboration between vocalist Lisa Gerrard and Irish composer Patrick Cassidy. Billed as a cycle of life and death and rebirth, Immortal Memory is better described as an orphaned film score. Cassidy's warm arrangements allow the former Dead Can Dance singer to step out of the dark medieval world that she's called home for nearly 20 years – though there is much of that world within these castle walls – and focus on the simplicity of love, faith, and loss with a grace that's bereft of the icy perfection of her previous work. Gerrard, whose voice has aged like the finest oak, displays an almost supernatural mastery of the material. Her effortless contralto wraps itself around the ten Gaelic, Latin, and Aramaic spirituals like an evening prayer, making each stunning entrance the equivalent of audio comfort food.
Patrick Weber est royaliste… Les couronnes, il est tombé dedans quand il était petit et depuis lors, il n’a jamais cessé de s’y intéresser. Aujourd’hui, il est reconnu comme un des meilleurs spécialistes en la matière.
Dans son nouveau livre, il explore les coulisses de la monarchie et nous explique pourquoi les rois gardent la cote dans un monde où tout va de plus en plus vite. Dix couronnes rien qu’en Europe et plusieurs dizaines dans le monde, ce n’est pas si mal pour un régime que certains jugent dépassé ! …
The late 18th century was a transcription-heavy time, and it would seem that the substitution of a flute for the violin in Mozart's sonatas for violin and piano would be the most natural thing in the world. Yet it doesn't quite work out that way in this release by French flutist Patrick Gallois and Bulgarian pianist Maria Prinz. The music makes a perfectly pleasant impression; Gallois comes from a long line of French players whose tone alone is probably worth the purchase price, and he's got a lovely way with Mozart's melodies.
Versatile Atlanta-based bassist Moore's new album is packed with fun grooves from the word go. His technique and ideas are steeped in the electric bass developments of the past thirty years, but with a fresh contemporary edge. Soul Cloud is a jazz/funk/rock excursion that features Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic, Allman Brothers), Yonrico Scott on drums (Derek Trucks Band, Royal Southern Brotherhood), Bill Anschell on piano and is produced by Buzz Amato of Curtis Mayfield fame.
Just a generation ago, Heinrich von Biber's Rosary (or "Mystery") Sonatas were looked upon as ultra-rare repertoire, the sort of thing a Classical record collector would have to go out of his/her way to obtain on recordings. It appears that by now anyone who plays Baroque violin music to any degree of seriousness has had contact with Biber's sonatas, and there are no less than 20 complete or near complete recordings of Rosary Sonatas available.