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EARL WILD – The Complete Transcriptions and Original Piano Works = Giovanni Doria Miglietta, piano – Piano Classics EARL WILD – The Complete Transcriptions and Original Piano Works = Giovanni Doria Miglietta, piano – Piano Classics
Published on July 22, 2014

A young Italian piano virtuoso meets Earl Wild on his home ground of classics, jazz and Gershwin and they shake talented hands.


Distant Light = BACH: Violin Concerto No. 1; Violin Concerto No. 2; VASKS: Concerto for Violin and Strings “Distant Light” – Renaud Capucon, violin/ Chamber Orch. of Europe – Erato Distant Light = BACH: Violin Concerto No. 1; Violin Concerto No. 2; VASKS: Concerto for Violin and Strings “Distant Light” – Renaud Capucon, violin/ Chamber Orch. of Europe – Erato
Published on July 20, 2014

Violinist Capucon juxtaposes two composers separated by 300 years but whose spirits “bring calm, revitalize, and give hope.”


ALKAN: Huits Prieres for Solo Piano; Neuf Preludes for Piano, Four Hands; Benediction Pedal Piano or Piano 3 Hands – Vincenzo Maltempo & Emanuele Delucchi, pianos – Toccata Classics ALKAN: Huits Prieres for Solo Piano; Neuf Preludes for Piano, Four Hands; Benediction Pedal Piano or Piano 3 Hands – Vincenzo Maltempo & Emanuele Delucchi, pianos – Toccata Classics
Published on July 16, 2014

For the collector of rare keyboard repertory, this Alkan disc provides powerful and original materials.


CONLON NANCARROW: Studies for Player Piano 16, 20, 26, 32, 44; Suite for Orchestra; Three Movements for Chamber Orchestra; Septet (fragment); PAUL USHER: Nancarrow Concerto for Pianola and Chamber Orch. – Wergo CONLON NANCARROW: Studies for Player Piano 16, 20, 26, 32, 44; Suite for Orchestra; Three Movements for Chamber Orchestra; Septet (fragment); PAUL USHER: Nancarrow Concerto for Pianola and Chamber Orch. – Wergo
Published on July 16, 2014

Maybe not the best introduction to this fascinating and innovative composer, but well-played and offering an “almost” completion as well.


DAVID LANG: Love Fail – Anonymous 4 – Cantaloupe DAVID LANG: Love Fail – Anonymous 4 – Cantaloupe
Published on July 16, 2014

 
Beautiful, mysterious, a bit disturbing and wonderful!




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