The debut album “Litanies from the Woods” includes ten tracks and is a well-balanced combination of hard rock, progressive rock, psychedelia, blues and southern rock with a dreary and vintage 1970s atmosphere…
Marking 50 years since the death of French composer Francis Poulenc, star soprano Patricia Petibon is the soloist in new recordings of his most rapturously beautiful sacred works; “Gloria” and “Stabat Mater”. Conductor Paavo Järvi also makes his DG recording debut, conducting the Orchestre de Paris and their renowned choir.
Known as the ‘First Lady of the organ’, Marie-Claire Alain was a strikingly mature, creative and intuitive artist. Spanning four centuries of music, from Baroque masterpieces by the likes of Couperin and Grigny, through cornerstones of the French organ repertoire by Widor, Vierne and Messiaen, to two discs of works by her brother Jehan, this collection is testament to her vast and impressively wide-ranging recording legacy.
"The grande dame of French organists, Marie-Claire Alain recorded the complete organ music of Bach not once, not twice, but three times. This collection is the third recording, made in the late '80s and early '90s, and recorded digitally by Erato. For this version, Alain had access to restored, historic organs, including some that Bach himself would have played…"
The Protestantn Gustav-Adolf-Stabkirche is a stave church situated in Hahnenklee, in the Harz region, Germany. The church is a free copy of Borgund stave church in Norway, with adaptions to fulfil its role as the Hahnenklee parish church.
Diamanda Galás is a Greek-American avant-garde composer, vocalist, pianist, performance artist and painter. Known for her expert piano as well as her distinctive, operatic voice, which has a three and a half octave range, Galás has been described as "capable of the most unnerving vocal terror". Galás often shrieks, howls, and seems to imitate glossolalia in her performances. Her works largely concentrate on the topics of suffering, despair, condemnation, injustice and loss of dignity. She has worked with many avant-garde composers, including Iannis Xenakis, Vinko Globokar and John Zorn.
Le 24 décembre 1979, le première fusée Ariane décolle du centre spatial de kourou, en Guyane, sous les yeux d'Alain Souchier. Autour de lui, ses camarades, les techniciens des onze nations différentes associées au projet. Tous saluent d'une formidable ovation ce premier pas de l'accession de l'Europe à l'indépendance en matière de lanceur spatial. …
The three-disc, 50-track collection 50 Plus Belles Chansons is an excellent compilation of material from throughout Alain Bashung's three decade career. It contains all the hits and some well-chosen live and album cuts. It is both an excellent introduction to the artist and a seamless listening treat for fans.