Based on the book by Ilias Venezis 'The Number 31328', the film by Nikos Koundouros unfolds through the personal tragedies of three characters, the Asia Minor Disaster and the agonizing travails of the Asia Minor Greeks who had been arrested and led to death by Kemal's troops and armed groups of Muslims. The wife of a merchant, a teacher and a seventeen-year old boy try to survive, following the column of prisoners into the depths of Asia Minor. The teacher will be murdered by a Turk, the wife of the merchant will lose her senses, and only the young boy will manage to survive.
First released in 1995, Document's Earliest Negro Vocal Groups, Vol. 2 reaches back to 1893 for one of the earliest known recordings by an African-American singing group, unveiling a fascinating array of 27rarities by seven different ensembles, and ultimately inching no closer to the present day than 1922. As is the case with each of Document's sacred and secular vocal ensemble compilations, this installment is packed with recordings so rare as to fill the receptive listener with gratitude for access to such historic treasures. Fifteen years after its first appearance, this was released in a new edition with a different cover photo as Earliest Negro Vocal Quartets, Vol. 2…..
After several albums of Western classical music, Chinese pianist Lang Lang returns to the music of his native country on Dragon Songs (…) The 63-minute CD is accompanied by a lengthy DVD that includes a 45-minute documentary of Lang's return visit to China for master classes, concerts, and even a little time with his family at "home" (an apartment he says he has slept in twice). There are also video performances of the all of the album's tracks, each one prefaced by introductory remarks by the pianist. Just as "Yellow River Piano Concerto" began the CD, it ends the DVD in a mammoth performance in Guangzhou with four orchestras combined and 100 female piano players, all spread out in a space that looks larger than a football field.