Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born 17 August 1977), known professionally as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves….
The Drummer discovered 4 further studio longtracks from the original formation of 2004 which have not been released yet! Psychedelic hardrock Hammond tracks, which celebrate the late 60's and were recorded during the time when the album 'Kraut Lok' was recorded. The title track lives through Tom Kunkel's dominating heavy original 70's Hammond organ. Included is the track 'Second sight part II, whose first part was already released on the album 'Kraut-Lok'. The 8 minute track 'Schwachbach' is a homage to JS Bach. Furthermore the CD contains 2 further archive tracks with the new formation which shows Winnie-Rimbach Sator on Keyboards. And a monster version of 'Mountain' with a very experimental psychedelic middle part…
What the world needs more of is intelligently planned, stupendously played, and brilliantly recorded collections like this one. These two discs contain all the piano works of Michael Tippett, works that come from every period of the composer's very long life except his very last. It includes the youthful, tuneful Piano Sonata No. 1 written between 1936 and 1938 and revised in 1941, the massive Fantasia on a Theme of Handel from 1941, the exuberant Piano Concerto from 1955, the experimental Piano Sonata No. 2, the gnomic almost Beethovenian Piano Sonata No. 3 from 1973, and the gnarly post-Beethovenian Piano Sonata No. 4. It features a bravura performance by pianist Steven Osborne that makes the best case for all the music, no matter how outré or recherché its harmonic proclivities or rhythmic audacities. Osborne has the emotional enthusiasm, intellectual clarity, physical strength, and sheer willpower to make listeners believe that Tippett is a major English composer and make them wonder why they ever doubted it. With the superlative accompaniment of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Martyn Brabbins in the Concerto and the Fantasia and the sparkling recording by Andrew Keener for Hyperion, this disc marks a major step forward in the Tippett discography.
A dynamic live concert from the era of Humidity, blending moments of pure sonic improvisation with melodic pieces from the Fathom-era catalog.