Recordings of Bruckner’s last and greatest Mass are not exactly scarce but this most recent live performance from the celebrated Ebrach festival has claim to being regarded as special, not just for its own considerable merits, but also as it is presented by Profil in a double CD package in tandem with the barely known Psalm 146 and the further bonus of conductor-musicologist and performer Gerd Schaller playing six works on the Eisenbarth organ in the Abteikirche.
The XII Solos à Violon où Traversiere avec la basse chiffrée were published by Telemann in 1734. These 12 works conform to the church sonata pattern of four movements in slow-fast-slow-fast pattern. The works are carefully written so that either violin or flute could take the solo role in any of them. The movements are varied in Telemann’s usual mixture of French, Italian, and German styles, with the occasional Polish-inspired movement thrown in for good measure.
Motown 50 Love features three CDs of the greatest love songs from the Motown label. Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Lionel Richie, Boyz II Men are just a few of the phenomenal and iconic artists included in this 50 track collection of some of mysic's most enduring love songs. Exclusive to this collection are three tracks never before featured on a UK compilation album: Stevie Wonder – "Isn’t She Lovely", Stevie Wonder – "Lately" and Boyz II Men – "End Of The Road".
The popular and critically admired Chandos recordings of John Field’s expressive cycle of Piano Concertos are brought together for the first time as a limited edition 4-CD set and released at the price of only 2 CDs. A major forerunner of the Romantic school of pianism that culminated in Chopin, Dublin-born pianist and composer John Field had scarcely received his due until Chandos released the performances of the Piano Concertos by fellow countryman, Miceal O’Rourke.
This final LOiseau-Lyre set presents some of the most significant Medieval & Renaissance albums recorded by one of the most authoritative Early Music labels.
The R.E.M. By MTV documentary is now available as a stand-alone DVD and on Blu Ray for the first time. The program includes the 111 minute documentary, as well as five deleted scenes featured on the REMTV box set and two trailers…