The Russian-British pianist Alexander Melnikov has recorded Shostakovich and a variety of Romantic chamber music with great success. But nothing quite prepares the listener for the controlled power in these performances of three Prokofiev piano sonatas. The Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82, and Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84, are among the most modernist works Prokofiev ever wrote. They appeared during World War II and are often thought, with some justification, to reflect that environment.
Shapeshifter is a melodic an rhythmical electronic album by Venja aka Johan Geens from Belgium. The track "Drifting" was especially composed for the Space Opera concert at the Cosmodrome in Genk, February 28th 2014.