The first hits package from iconic singer/songwriter Mylene Farmer, 2001 release Mots, showcases her musical evolution from French pop chanteuse to feisty rock chick to futuristic dance diva. A celebration of her 17-year career, the two-CD collection includes 27 of her most popular singles and B-sides compiled in chronological order, from her 1989 debut "Maman a Tort" to 2001's "L'Histoire D'Une Fee, C'est…" alongside three new compositions, "C'est Une Belle Journee," "Pardonne-Moi," and the title track collaboration with Seal.
Upon graduating from The Music Academy in Jerusalem, Sela evolved from classical music and jazz into ethnic music, specializing in unique woodwind instruments of this genre. Sela plays in a variety of classic and ethnic woodwinds including: Classical Clarinet, Turkish Clarinet, Silver Flute, Indian Bamboo Flute, Turkish Zorna, Armanian Duduk, African Flute, Saxophone, Irish Penny Whislte, Middle Eastern Ney Flute. In recent years, Sela has performed and recorded with some of the best international artists including Omar Faruk Tekbilek (Turkey), Ross Daily (Greece), Adel Salameh (France) and the leading international Jewish singer, Avraham Fried (USA). He has also performed with some of the leading Israeli musicians and singers such as Idan Raichel (The Idan Raichel Project), Rita, Etti Ankri, Yair Dalal, Shem Tov Levy, Din Din Aviv.
Acoustic MTV is a live album by Gilberto Gil, released in 1994 as part of the MTV Acoustic series. Between the tracks are old compositions of the musician and novelties. For being one of the first in the series, produced by MTV Brazil, did not have on the cover, the logo of the broadcaster or the symbol of 'Acoustic MTV', since it followed the pattern of the North American series of 'MTV Unplugged'. Where he brought only the artist in question, in the classic image, stool and guitar, with the other musicians in the background, reading only 'Gilberto Gil Unplugged'.
A wide-ranging planetarium concert that opens with modular analog sequences and moves into pieces from Outpost, Bestiary and '90s Fathom-era material.
Naxos has done music lovers yet another good turn by releasing these recordings (1932-36), vividly remasterd from 78s. Menuhin was in his later teens when he made them. The concertos in A minor and E are conducted by his teacher Enescu, who is the other soloist in the D minor Double concerto, which Monteux conducts. The performances are compelling, and the slow movements of the solo concertos are imprinted with that beauty of tone and phrase that makes the young Menuhin a permanent wonder. But the Double Concerto is the treasure. The soloists are indistinguishably linked yet each a consummate individual. Playing more heart-easing than in the distraught largo could not be imagined.(Paul Driver)