Director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) tapped award-winning French film composer Alexandre Desplat (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Philomena, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) to provide the score for his 2014 reboot of Godzilla, the world's most famous Kaiju, and Desplat delivers with an efficient, melodic, and undeniably bombastic brass- and percussion-heavy blast of summer blockbuster-appropriate clamor that capably juggles both emotion and destruction, while managing to hold its own against the big lizard's iconic, air-raid siren of a roar.
Faustina Bordoni was one half of Handel’s so-called ‘Rival Queens’ for just under three seasons (172628), and in 1730 she married Hasse in Venice – so Vivica Genaux’s recital of arias for Faustina by Handel and Hasse is such an obviously sensible idea that it’s amazing it hasn’t been done before. Quantz praised Faustina’s immaculate articulation and excellent trills – and Genaux lives up to that vocal artistry brilliantly with the copious trills and arching melodic phrases in the long but lovely ‘Piange quel fonte’ from Hasse’s Numa Pompilio.
Alexandre Desplat is reteaming with George Clooney on the upcoming crime comedy Suburbicon. The film directed by Clooney and stars Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, Noah Jupe and Glenn Fleshler. The movie centers on a father who hatches a plan to kill his wife in order to be with the woman’s sister, with whom he’s having an affair. Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, Fargo) wrote the screenplay. Clooney is also producing the project with Joel Silver (The Matrix, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon), Grant Heslov (Argo, August: Osage County) and Teddy Schwarzman (The Imitation Game, Gold). Desplat has previously collaborated with Clooney on his last two directorial efforts, The Ides of March and The Monuments Men. Suburbicon is currently in post-production and is expected to be released later this year by Paramount Pictures.
Four discs of key recordings by the most revered classical guitarist of our time, many debuting on CD! Disc one, "Concertos," features works by Rodrigo, Ponce and Boccherini. Discs two and three, "Works for Solo Guitar," include Seis Pavanas Milan; Granada Albeniz; Praeludium & Allegro De Murcia, and more. And disc four collects Segovia's celebrated arrangements of works by J.S. Bach. Over five hours of gorgeous guitar mastery!
Andrés Torres Segovia, 1st Marquis of Salobreña (February 21, 1893 – June 2, 1987), known as Andrés Segovia, was a Spanish classical guitarist from Linares, Jaén, Andalucia, Spain. He is widely considered to be one of the finest classical guitarists of the 20th century - and one of the founders of what we now consider "Classical Guitar"