Music Genre: Classical

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lisab
5

The Sistine Chapel is ordinarily a place of silence but in Cantate Domino, the voices are allowed to soar. Features music written for the popes over centuries by such composers as Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrinia.   Some critics feel the acoustics compromised the recording but I found...

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Alison Balsom
lisab
4

Alison Balsom is unusual in that she’ a female trumpeter.  Her first piece in the Paris CD is Erik Satie’s Trois Gymnopedie no.  3 which on the trumpet comes across as very haunting. Some people may not think of the trumpet as something that you might want to listen too as a...

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Ferruccio Busoni
MarioS
5

Concerto for pianoforte, orchestra and male chorus in C Major, op.39, by Ferruccio Busoni holds a unique place in the musical tradition. It is the longest concerto in the repertoire, has five movements and a choral final. It is formidably difficult for the soloist and the piano and orchestra are...

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Iver Holter
MarioS
4

This CD contains two pieces by little known Norwegian composer Iver Holter. He was a major figure in the musical life of Norway in the late 19th and early 20th century, a respected conductor and musical administrator. He was not a very productive composer. The Concerto for Violin and Orchestra...

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DeVotchKa (Musical group)
Porscha
5

With this album I feel Devotchka reached a new height. The combination of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the live recording makes for an intimate feel and really displays the expertise of the members of Devotchka. It’s also an endearing dose of Colorado talent; the 303 Children’s Choir even...

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