In the wake of Madonna's success, many dance-pop divas filled the charts, but out of them all, Paula Abdul was the only one who sustained a career. The former L.A. Lakers cheerleader and choreographer scored her first hit in 1989, when "Straight Up" shot to Billboard's number one spot, becoming the first of four U.S. chart-toppers from her 1988 debut, Forever Your Girl; the others were "Forever Your Girl," "Cold Hearted," and "Opposites Attract," each earning a gold certification from the RIAA. This success laid the groundwork for her second act as a judge on American Idol, the televised singing competition that began in 2002 and kept Abdul in the spotlight throughout the decade.
With the release of this live recording of Hector Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, RCO Live celebrates the start of its collaboration with Daniele Gatti as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's seventh chief conductor on 9 September 2016. His unconventional take on this spectacular score evokes the astonishment audiences must have experienced at the time of the 1830 premiere. It is exactly this sense of surprise and freshness - founded on a thorough knowledge of the score - and the sheer joy of making music together that prompted the members of the RCO to choose Daniele Gatti as their new chief conductor.
The revolutionary new way to play guitar by Daniele Gottardo, international winner of the 2009 Steve Vai Award in London.
Daniele Gottardo was born August 26, 1983 in Rovigo and is a young Italian guitarist, composer, arranger and teacher. He has played with musicians such as Greg Howe, Ritchie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan, Rudy Sarzo, Atma Anur, Lee Pearson. His main musical influences are Igor Stravinksy, Arnold Schoenberg, Anatoly Liadov, Rimksy Korsakov and guitarists as Charlie Christian and Yngwie Malmsteen.