It's good to have this collection of Fauré chamber music, played by French performers, still available in the catalog. Fauré's music doesn't appeal to everyone, despite its late-Romantic idiom; most of it is very subtle, almost withdrawn, and to get the most out of it takes a lot of listening. That listening is eventually rewarded by a rich experience. Fauré's most overtly romantic and exciting chamber piece, the Piano Quartet No. 1, is included in this set, and should appeal to most listeners.
To celebrate the 350 anniversary of the birth of Alessandro Scarlatti, Alexander Weimann continues his project of recording the complete keyboard works of this great Italian baroque composer. This oeuvre comprises some 30 toccatas and variations, the scores of which are conserved in the collections of European and American libraries. Some of these works have never been recorded before.
DJ Andy Smith returns to BBE Music with a second stunning installment of his compilation series ‘Reach Up – Disco Wonderland’, released on triple vinyl, double CD and digital formats.
Noi non ci saremo, Vol. 2 is the second volume of a double collection of the Italian musical group Consorzio Suonatori Indipendenti, published in 2001.
… hear Bach performed on modern piano – if you are one of those calcified troglodytes who proclaims that you 'don't like the sound of the harpsichord' – then you might consider this recording of the Preludes and Fugues by John Lewis, the classically-trained pianist of the Modern Jazz Quartet. It has the virtue of integrity; that is, it treats the piano as a piano, and not a harpsichord wannabe. Bach's compositions do NOT employ the full resources of the modern grand piano, for the obvious reason that those resources were not available on even a double-manual harpsichord. But the harpsichord had resources that the modern piano has lost.
2012 two disc compilation featuring 36 of the finest chillout tracks from various artists including Living Room, Cubmatix, Florentine, Moby, Deep Dive Corp and of course many more.
Edinburgh University’s Russell Collection is one of the world’s finest collections of early keyboard instruments. The second volume in John Kitchen’s ongoing project to bring its musical exhibits to life matches music by Handel, Purcell, the Scottish composer Robert Bremner and others including Mozart’s son Franz Xaver with a gloriously vigorous menagerie of spinets, virginals, chamber organs, clavichord and harpsichords.