Here are two concerts for Carlo Graziani's cello and orchestra, rarely listening to the artist's Berlin period, until 1772. These are two concerts of pleasing listening, in the galante-classical style with a fairly virtuoso cello, which is particularly pronounced in cadences. Marco Testori, specialist of the period and of the historical-informed execution practice, gives us a fine interpretation, well supported by the orchestra of the musicians of St. Pelagia, directed by Vanni Moretto. Good, though a bit tight, the booklet that accompanies the cd and clean and detailed sound reproduction.
This release from Urania Records features one of the last concerts of Luis Bacalov, wherein the great artist recalls his homeland and some of his own works alongside works of great composers like Astor Piazzolla and Isaac Albeniz in a personal journey which is moving and evocative. Argentine-born Italian composer and pianist Luis Bacalov first became famous for the film scores that he composed for Spaghetti Western films. He was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Original Score, winning it in 1996 for Il Postino. He also composed widely for chorus and orchestra, and served as artistic director of the Orchestra della Magna Grecia in Taranto, Italy. He was also considered a brilliant pianist, widely regarded among his peers for his virtuosic technique.
A massive collection with faszinating mystic sounds from Africa Asia and Orient. "Buddha Deluxe Lounge" with his 50 trax slides you in a faszinating mystic mood. Exotic instruments mystic vocals phrases a journey into another world. Special Highlights at this compilation are from: Cafe Americaine, Mahoroba, The Man Behind C., Asian Chill Art, Noise Boyz, Frank Borell and many more. Enjoy "Buddha Deluxe Lounge Vol.3" …50 mystic bar sounds!
Though Puccini represents the late-Romantic apex of the Italian operatic tradition, his songs are much less well known and, in their pared simplicity and emotional restraint, could hardly be more different from his stage works. The nineteen complete songs for soprano (two in duet with a mezzo) and piano cover themes typical of lyric poetry including life, death, personal resolution, love, nature, home and religious faith. There are also rare salon pieces and examples of Puccini’s secular and sacred juvenilia, written between 1875 and 1880.