This new recording presents three Cello Concertos originated from the two Capitals of classical music at the time: Naples and Vienna.
Nach unserer erfolgreichen Erstveröffentlichung der Instrumentalkonzerte Georg Matthias Monns lassen wir nun noch eine CD des Komponisten mit sechs seiner Sinfonien folgen, nicht nur um dem Komponisten den ihm gebührenden Rang zu verschaffen, sondern auch, um Ihnen die Bekanntschaft mit diesen lebendigen Werken zu ermöglichen. Monn schrieb mehr als 20 Sinfonien, die leider nur noch zum Teil erhalten sind.
Even when paying homage to the Moroccan music she grew up with, vocalist Natacha Atlas can't help but let the multicultural and modern seep in. With bossa nova, Western pop, and just a thin slice of electronica figuring into the mix, the "back to my roots" album Mish Maoul is a rich collection of music that doesn't sound decorated but natural coming from an artist who prides herself in being a musical nomad. Easy to believe a nomad's memories of her homeland would be foggy and sentimental, and easy to believe the modern nomad's soundtrack would sound something like this – only something like this because this is far and away Atlas' most personal album. Suitably, she seems totally in charge of its construction, making interesting production choices with the help of Temple of Sound, Timothy Whelan, and others. For someone who has worked with Transglobal Underground, Art of Trance, and Jah Wobble in the past, the restraint Atlas uses on the rhythmic and ritualistic "Hayati Inta" is surprising and creates an intoxicating tension with only a slight bit of electric guitar revealing this isn't a field recording.
Obscure Atlas is a new EP performed by Trio Basilova Fridman Napolov featuring Helena Basilova, Konstantyn Napolov, and Maya Fridman. It features the ensemble performing works by Aart Strootman and Daniel Wohl. This is something you really don’t want to miss.