This is the fourth recording by Patricia Kopatchinskaja on naïve; the second in the concerto repertoire. The collaboration with conductor/composer Peter Eötvos and the programme is an intense series of connections. Between Bartok, Ligeti, Eotvos and Kopatchinskaja, there are many links: Hungary, the land of the 3 composers featured; Peter Eötvos was the conductor of the first performance of the second version of Ligeti violin concerto, in 1992, with Ensemble Modern; Patricia Kopatchinakaja and Peter Eötvös have been working together for 4 years, performing several concertos, including those recorded here.
Sony Classical presents Horowitz plays Scriabin remastered, celebrating Russian composer and pianist Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915) and featuring the complete authorized studio recordings by Vladimir Horowitz, newly remastered from the original analogue tapes and discs.
"Plays" is the debut album of Battista Lena Via Veneto Jazz, but is also and above all an album that marks a sort of "back to basics", ie to the essential dimension of the jazz trio. This work differs from previous recordings of the guitarist and composer, focusing on projects with extended and rich in organic contamination with other musical universes (remember the experience with the Plectrum Orchestra Senese and the Banda Sonora); "Plays" is configured as a return to the starting point in the musical journey of Lena (a decidedly elliptical path, which often included the composition of film scores), and as a re-taking possession of the instrument, after having concentrated years mainly on writing.
Perry Beekman plays guitar and sings, the former in the old Green / Ellis / Kessel vein, the latter as a combo of Barry Manilow, Peter Allen, and what it would sound like if Kyle McLauchlan were a vocalist. In So in Love, he formulated a trio format to keep things simple but swingin' and, in the instrumental aspects, succeeded very nicely…
1965 was a seminal year for the John Coltrane Quartet, a period in which the leader instigated a bold cycle of exploratory new directions, leading to such extended free jazz rites as ASCENSION and MEDITATIONS. Yet for all the emotional turbulence and the protracted solo flights, THE JOHN COLTRANE QUARTET PLAYS finds the saxophonist taking an affectionate, powerful backwards glance at the foundation of his quartet's collective sound.