Camilla Kerslake is the eponymous debut album from the classical singer who was "discovered" by Take That's Gary Barlow and signed to his very own record label. The album was produced by Mike Hedges (The Priests and Dido) and recorded in Ireland and features her own versions of classic songs including "How Can I Keep From Singing", "Pie Jesu", "Rule The World" and "I Can’t Help Falling In Love" to name a few.
Saint François d'Assise is unique among operas. Decidedly anti-dramatic (there is little or no action), it fulfills Messiaen's aim to present the journey of St. Francis' soul toward grace. St Francis advises another monk, Brother Leon; he meets a leper, kisses and cures him; he encounters an angel; he preaches to the birds; he prays for and receives the Stigmata; he dies. The tempo, save for a few moments, remains stubbornly moderate; if you do not give in to this fact and wish for something else, you're lost.
–Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com
Dance off the Inches is a professionally programmed workout presented by Strictly Come Dancings Camilla Dallerup. Camilla has developed and choreographed four dance-based workouts exclusively for you, so you can have fun dancing and lose inches at the same time. This dance workout brings the fun back to fitness. It takes you through four levels of dance routines with a steadily increasing tempo. Set to hit music so that you can burn calories as well as learn some new steps for the dance floor. Workout: - Warm up, The mambo and cha cha workout, The jive workout, The funky workout, The calorie burner, Cool down
Richard Strauss, the great composer of symphonic poems and grand operas, wrote solo songs throughout his life: his first compositions, performed within his family circle, were songs and his setting of the poem Malven (Mallows) was to be the last piece he completed. Taking a keen interest in the possibilities and limitations of the human voice, Strauss in the solo song genre found the opportunity to try out various musical options and to discover his own individual style. But the writing of songs also served as a form of relaxation, a way of passing the time. The result is a varied spectrum of atmospheres, moods and emotions: from the jesting tone of Hat gesagt — bleibt’s nicht dabei to the heart-felt declaration of love in Cäcilie and the portrayal of madness of the Three Songs of Ophelia.
Back in the 1970s Hawkwind set the template for powerhouse Spacerock and now Litmus have brought it up to date for the 21st century. Not a tribute band as such, but at times sailing dangerously close with material that would not have sounded out of place at a Lemmy-era Hawkwind gig - a heady cocktail of piledriver riffs that splatter your senses to the four winds, a cornucopia of cosmic noise to enhance the 'trip' into other worlds, and searing lead guitar runs the Captain can only dream of. A veritable sonic attack, that has appeared at Hawkfests and often gigged with Space Ritual in a mind-bending audio-visual extravaganza. Overall, Litmus is an excellent example of classic Spacerock and an essential purchase for all lovers of the genre.
Granted, there are better individual performances of the various symphonies from conductors as diverse as Eugen Jochum, Leonard Bernstein, Trevor Pinnock, and Thomas Fey; but when all is said and done this remains the finest complete set of Haydn symphonies yet recorded, and its basic musicality only seems to grow more impressive over time.