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Benjamin Wallfisch - OST Hellboy
Eydis Evensen - Bylur
Alexis Ffrench - Truth
Nicolas Van Poucke - In The Moment
Nicolas Van Poucke
In The Moment
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Night Dreamer)
24,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Classical Music
"The stakes are high; if I mess up the last bar, the whole recording is ruined." As Dutch pianist Nicolas van Poucke acknowledges, there is an electricity in the room whenever the lathe is on. Direct-to-disc recording generates tension and release unlike other methods, not least in the final moments of a 20-minute solo piano recital. Described as "the young freethinker" of his generation, van Poucke relished the challenge. Having spent day one setting up to record works by Frédéric Chopin, van Poucke changed tack on day two to perform two Beethoven piano sonatas - Sonata No. 12 Opus 26 in A flat major, and Sonata No. 23 Opus 57 in f minor, also known as the "Appassionata".
Igor Stravinsky - Firebird
Franz Schubert / Amadeus Quartet - Streichquartett 12 & 14
Schönberg / Ravel / Debussy - Verklärte Nacht / Intr.And Allegro / Danses Sacree Et
Schönberg / Ravel / Debussy
Verklärte Nacht / Intr.And Allegro / Danses Sacree Et
LP | 1955 | EU | Reissue (Vinyl Passion Classical)
14,99 €*
Release:1955 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Classical Music
Recorded:
21 & 22 August 1950 (Schoenberg)
29 October 1951 (Ravel)
30 October 1951 (Debussy)
Ravel - Bolero/Valse/Rapsodie Espagnole
Puccini - Tosca
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sonatas For Piano & Violin
Norbert Rodenkirchen - Opalescence
Jonah Sirota - Strong Sad
LTO - Daear
V.A. - Witches' Brew
Shida Shahabi - Homes
Emilie Levienaise-Farouch - Epoques
Gounod / Bizet - Faust/Carmen
Glenn Gould - Beethoven Concerto 2 & Bach Concerto 1
Glenn Gould - Bach: Italian Concerto
Kathleen Ferrier - Historical Recordings 1947-1952
Edourd Cheritel - Suite 1
Johann Sebastian Bach - Complete Brandenburg Concertos
Antje Weithaas / Camerata Bern - Violinkonzert Op.77/...
Andy Akiho - War Below
Damrau / Renaudin / Rattle / Previn / Gheorghiu / + - Lenny:The Best Of Bernstein
Sakis Papadimitriou - Piano Voices
Sakis Papadimitriou
Piano Voices
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (To Pikap)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Classical Music
We proudly present the latest work of Sakis Papadimitriou, one of the greatest Greek piano players, composers and improvisers. This is his first vinyl release since 1988. Piano Voices is about a man and a piano. It's about a research of what a musician can produce mentally, emotionally and physically. It's about what this instrument can offer in its wholeness, not just its black and white keys but its entire body. This is more than an avant-garde album. It's an amalgamation of Mr. Papadimitriou's wisdom, gained in his long artistic journey. All music by Sakis Papadimitriou All tracks in this album were recorded in one session, without any editing or overdubs.
Jane Gregory - Do Not Go
Jane Gregory
Do Not Go
12" | 1985 | UK | Reissue (Crass)
17,99 €* 19,99 € -10%
Release:1985 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Classical Music
Jane Gregory's infamous 'Do Not Go' is a beautiful operatic drama, one seeped in a level of expression and passion rarely found across other genres. Rare too are the original pressings, with as few as 90 copies released by Crass Records in 1985 it's now one of the hardest on their back catalogue to find. One Little Independent have announced it as part of a new vinyl single reissue series. The origins of this record lay a long way from classical music. The band Crass put anarchy to use in a positive way in the post-punk era from 1978 with a mixture of brilliant records and a willingness to educate and engage with their followers through their collective-living mentality, concerts and concerns over a range of issues from animal rights to anti-nuclear campaigning. To be honest, such a summary does not do justice to the powerful effect of Crass, who offered up a sense of empowerment to themselves and their followers, and the influence then extended to the music business. As for Gregory's identity, she was (according to Rimbaud, who produced the single at Southern Studios) an "operatic and classical singer who acted as Sarah Brightman's understudy, in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem". Requiem was actually a classical piece of music rather than a musical that came together in 1984 (with three soloists, Brightman, Placido Domingo and Paul Miles-Kingston and was premiered early in 1985. According to Rimbaud: "Crass wanted to do a crossover single and the idea was to make a popular, classical record, which it isn't - but it is nevertheless very beautiful." By the time Rimbaud had produced the single, Crass had split (1984) and their label - the Crass Records arm - was winding down as a viable concern. This probably accounts for the Jane Gregory single Do Not Go/ After A Dream being issued on the D Sharp imprint in late 1984 or early 1985. It would be fair to say that the record limped out rather than being released and there is web speculation that as few as 90 copies were pressed, so you were very lucky to pick one up. Like the Our Wedding single (which sells for up to a300), the Jane Gregory record is now one of the most sought-after and collectable records in the Crass and Crass Records catalogue. It is in the Rare Record Price Guide at a150 although copies have sold for up to a300 in competitive online auctions. The A-side of this single also appeared on the 1992 Crass Records compilation A Sides Part 2 1982-84.
Hélène Grimaud - Reflection
Mönche Der Benediktinerabtei Münsterschwarzach - Gregorianischer Choral
David Garrett - Virtuoso
Martha Argerich - Frederic Chopin: 24 Preludes Op.28
Mstislav Rostropowitsch - Cello-Konzerte
Klaus Jäckle - Musik Für Gitarre
Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Beethoven: Tripelkonzert
Anne-Sophie Mutter / Herbert Von Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Violinkonzert
Anne-Sophie Mutter - Violinkonzert / Gesungene Zeit
Johanna Martzy - Dvorak: Konzert Für Violine Und Orchester
Berliner Philharmoniker - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violinkonzerte
Martha Argerich / Charles Dutoit / Royal Philharmonica - Tschaikowsky: Klavierkonzert 1 B-Moll
Wiener Philharmoniker / Karl Böhm - Schubert: 8
V.A. - Grosse Meister-Kleine Stücke
Karl Böhm / Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
Jean-Yves Bosseur - Musiques Vertes
Jean-Yves Bosseur
Musiques Vertes
LP | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Holidays)
22,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Classical Music
First ever vinyl reissue of Jean-Yves Bosseur's visionary LP “Musiques Vertes”, recorded by the legendary French ornithologist and wildlife field recordist Jean-Claude Roché, originally issued by Atelier 82. Utilising handmade instruments constructed from plants and other natural materials, played by a collective of children and untrained musicians, its radically experimental sounds build a revelatory bridge between the avant-garde and ancient forms of folk.

Jean-Yves Bosseur is a relatively obscure figure in the history of the French avant-garde. A student of Henri Pousseur and Karlheinz Stockhausen, as well as a close associate of Knud Viktor, he belonged to the legendary collective Groupe d'Etude et Réalisation Musicale Germ, widely celebrated for their realization of Terry Riley's Keyboard Study 2, issued by BYG / Actuel in 1970.

The “Musiques Vertes” project began in South East France during the late 1970s, spearheaded by Christine Armengaud, who was investigating, via elderly people in the region, a long tradition of musical instruments made with organic materials and plants. With their help, she was able to construct 240 instruments, collected in her book “Musiques Vertes”, published in 1978 by Christine Bonneton éditeur, that had long been used for bird calls, dancing, toys of young shepherds and children, and much more, but had been lost to common usage following the First World War.

In 1980 the Direction de la Musique awarded the composer Jean-Yves Bosseur a grant to start a collective practice of music using the instrument constructed / reconstructed by Armengaud. Rather than working with professional musicians, he chose to use locals and children he encountered in Aix-en-Provence between 1981 and 1982. The Musiques Vertes album is the result of hours of practice and recording by these players, in each case, within the album 11 musical excursions, utilising a series of instructions or games set up by the composer in an attempt to create collective musical exchange, as well as a dialogic exchange between this practice and active listening within a natural environment.

While the acoustic practises that underscore Musiques Vertes display a deep resonance with those embarked upon by artists like Akio Suzuki, Toshiya Tsunoda, and Jeph Jerman, the structural resemblance, held deeply within utopian avant-garde principles, falls far closer to experimental electronic works that might have emerged from experimental electronic studios like Groupe de Recherches Musicales or EMS, or subtle object oriented efforts in free improvisation. Bubbling textures and atonalities, blended with sounds from the natural environment, intermingle with staggering birdsong-alike tonalities and rattling percussive passages, producing striking moments of abstraction that retain a remarkable sense of humanity and ease. A document of pure sonic magic and stunningly organic creativity.
John Williams / Anne-Sophie Mutter / Bso - Violinkonzert 2
Havels, The (Irena & Vojtech Havlovi) - Saving One Who Was Dead / Little Crusader
Havels, The (Irena & Vojtech Havlovi)
Saving One Who Was Dead / Little Crusader
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Sirius)
20,69 €* 22,99 € -10%
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Classical Music
"Absence of the loved one is a theme running through both films, but during the creative process we never discuss with the Havels the themes, symptoms or attributes of the characters. We do not specify any meanings. Our collaboration is intuitive, based on interconnectedness. We neither explain things to each other nor analyse. From the outset we have a common goal: to quieten the viewers’ perception, to attune them to certain vibrations by visual, musical and acoustic repetitions, thus enabling them to focus on every tiny detail, every subtle aesthetic quality, so that by the end of the film they have a sense of reconciliation. In fact it is a state similar to meditation or prayer. The aim is being shown Mercy. Each time, the linking of the filmed images with Irena and Vojtech’s music has uncovered a new quality that we have named: a commentary on eternity. Characters cease to be determined by their senses, psychological motivations, or the times they live in. They find liberation in the stream of eternal time." /Václav Kadrnka

"We would like to thank all our friends, sound engineers and musicians. The main thanks go to director Václav Kadrnka, his family and all his collaborators for the precious opportunity to assist them in creating both films. We have worked on our music for the film Saving One Who Was Dead for three years. We met with Václav, discussed the screenplay while it was being born and many other things. We have gradually prepared several working versions that included compositions for piano, Indonesian gamelan, gongs, Tibetan bowls, bells and mini-bells. Yet, step by step, we made it simpler and simpler and eventually only kept violas da gamba, organ and chanting. Everything else was redundant. We made most of the recordings of the compositions for viola da gamba in a church in Prague. The composition for organ was recorded in Milan where we performed a concert shortly before the pandemic arrived in December 2019. We tried to record it in various churches in Bohemia but it was not until the church in Milan that we found the best sounding organ.

As for Little Crusader, we recorded the music for the film after it was completed. We had several versions and used the piano version for this album. Together with Václav, we searched for instruments that would work the best for this Medieval story. Eventually, we opted for harmonium with simple chanting which accompanies the character little boy Jenik. Violas da gamba intertwine, move close and then apart from each other the same way as paths of little boy Jenik and his father who is searching for him. Simple chanting and Tibetan bowl accompany scenes with little boy Jenik’s mother who awaits them at home. Trombone and saxophone are like metal swords and the knights’ armor. Violoncello and viola da gamba walk in the rhythm of horse’s hooves, in the rhythm of heartbeat of both the horse and his rider – a father searching for his lost son." / Irena and Vojtěch Havlovi
Bostridge / Pahud / Rana / Fray / Say / Anderszewski - The Best Of Bach
Damian Marhulets - Constellation Machine
Matthias Vogt - Pianissimo
Matthias Vogt
Pianissimo
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (INFRACom!)
30,39 €* 31,99 € -5%
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Classical Music
For his twelfth studio album, Pianissimo, Matthias Vogt ([re:jazz], Motorcitysoul) makes a clear political statement in symbiosis with his well-placed notes and the stylishly experimental and pronouncedly eclectic electro-jazz sound. Pianissimo does not only mean playing very softly but also playing very intensively. It is definitely not an album to skip through. Matthias Vogt combines great music with current socio-political attitudes and issues for this new album. He conducted interviews on topics like “climate change” with people from his circle of friends and acquaintances - creatives, artists, activists and musicians who tick similarly to himself and with whose voices he could give expression and form to his own thoughts. With this material, he created this hybrid piece of music and socio-political reflexion. His companions are Demian Kappenstein (ätna & Massa) on drums & guitarist Daniel Stelter (Sing mein Song, TV-Total Heavytones). Vinyl incl. the outer packaging will be produced on a completely recycled basis by INFRACom! which starts its 30 years celebration with this release.
Federico Albanese - Before And Now Seems Infinite
Joep Beving - Hermetism
Nikolaus Harnoncourt / Cmw / Pregardien / Goerne - Matthäus-Passion (2001)
Ludovico Einaudi - Underwater
Joe Satriani - The Elephants Of Mars
Sophia Jani - Music As A Mirror
Sophia Jani
Music As A Mirror
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Neue Meister)
29,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Classical Music
Currently based in Berlin, Munich and New Haven (us) Sophia Jani is a composer of contemporary classical and electronic music. She is part of a new generation of artists who were influenced early on by the boundlessness of the 21st century. On February 25th, 2022, her debut album with chamber music works will be released on Berlin-based label Neue Meister.
V.A. - L'italia E Nel Mondo
Matthias Gusset - Burden
Daniel Hope / Zürcher Kammerorchester - America
Daniel Barenboim - Encores
John Eliot Gardiner / Monteverdi Orchestra - Music For Queen Mary, Come Ye Sons Of Arts
Disassembler - A Wave From A Shore Bleeding Glacier Colored Vinyl Edition
Disassembler
A Wave From A Shore Bleeding Glacier Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Western Vinyl)
23,74 €* 24,99 € -5%
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Classical Music
Via tape loops and synth motifs sent from LA to NY, sound artist Christopher Royal King has teamed with violinist and composer Christopher Tignor toward richly timbral, emotionally gripping works of spontaneity that unfurl immense details with each replay while marrying west coast outboard-ambient to studied east coast modern classical. The resulting debut album, A Wave From A Shore, exhibits both artists' sonic identifiers falling in and out of cooperation before binding into a new entity distinct from either's solitary palettes. A visual artist whose work includes album covers for Thrice and Deftones in addition to video bumps for Adult Swim, Christopher Royal King spent his teenage years cutting his teeth on heavy metal and punk before gravitating, quickly and perhaps unexpectedly, toward experimental composers like Philip Glass and Terry Riley. This unlikely seesaw of influences led directly to King forming the post-rock pillar This Will Destroy You with fellow San Antonio native Jeremy Galindo. Similar to his former band's output, King's solo meanderings impart a mood of buoyancy and contemplation while hinting at darker, more shadowy hues beneath the glimmer, making his music stand apart from the glut of New Age droners and modular-synth influencers. Where the genre at large is sometimes guilty of being the spiritual equivalent of a topical balm, King's aesthetic is more like a rigorous therapy session that's as healing as it is confronting. Christopher Tignor first crossed paths with King in the mid 2000s, lending string arrangements to This Will Destroy You releases, and sometimes touring as a live member of the group. Over the years, Tignor has mounted an impressive discography under his own name and with his groups Slow Six, and Wires Under Tension, all while completing Princeton's PhD program for music composition, and NYU's Masters of computer science program. He put the full power of his dual studies to use, arriving at the illusionist-like meld of sound design and physical performance that his current-day solo efforts portray. In his own words "I banned backing tracks, click tracks, and even live looping - anything that would enforce a strict grid. All sounds originate from me kicking a drum, playing the violin, or various natural percussion sources. I built software that lets me do all this. This offers an unprecedented amount of control over this music's elastic sense of time." King's own music follows parallel rivulets of happenstance, but in desktop form, his array of analog gadgets in perpetual dialogue with one another as he omnipotently guides and documents the chatter. Tignor's lucid string work frames King's impressionism, sharpening the focus while being softened by the textural overgrowth. Their debut A Wave From A Shore does its part to rescue ambient music from its purely anesthetic functionality, offering instead a profound, often ravaging emotional experience for listeners who wish to be moved and not just lulled.
Rob Burger - Marching With Feathers
Rob Burger
Marching With Feathers
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Western Vinyl)
24,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Classical Music
Rob Burger's keyboard work can be heard in everything from Guggenheim showcases to the blockbuster film Ocean's 8 -- in addition to albums by John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, and Iron & Wine -- but the moonlit compositions he spins up on his own may be his most compelling work. His newest solo venture, Marching With Feathers, departs from the controlled exotica and kosmische of 2019's The Grid towards a genreless seesaw of electrified apprehension and capacious piano rumination. Piano-based tracks like "Figurine" and "Still" draw the listener into a realm of quiet contemplation, while arid psyche vignettes like "Library Science" and "Hotel For Saints" imbue the collection with a vital groove, conjuring images of a searing, high desert plain. At the core of the album is a central dichotomy between strength and gentleness, power and vulnerability. By uniting these seemingly opposing concepts, Burger catches you off guard by carving trails that turn from mirage to starkreality at every bend. As the album draws to a close, the listener feels as though they're waking from a dream, pensive yet determined to rise, like a lost hikerreaching a vista - or a clenched fist full of feathers.
Sergej Prokofjew - Gelesen Von Matthias Ernst - Peter Und Der Wolf
Ensemble Alraune - Strues
Francesco Meli - Prima Verdi
Roedelius Story - 4 Hands Black Vinyl Editoin
Blod - Abba
Daniel Barenboim, / Wiener Philharmoniker - Neujahrskonzert 2022
Asger Baden - If The Music Stops, They'll Eat Him
Bryce Dessner / Aaron Dessner / Lco - Cyrano
Armand Bultheel - Lullabies For Computers
Armand Bultheel
Lullabies For Computers
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Cracki)
9,59 €* 11,99 € -20%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Classical Music
Armand Bultheel is half of the group Agar Agar. He also makes music on his own, which he now feels ready to present to the world. He composed an album, Lullabies For Computers which will be his first to be released on vinyl. It's a series of lullabies, addressed to our computers that so often accompany us in bed and sleep - even if in the end, while composing the tracks, Armand felt more like writing them for his friends. With this album, he presents a sensitive and organic electronic music, whose softness provokes a contrast of emotions between joy and melancholy. Happy to share these tunes, he put in the softest ingredients possible, with round bass and little melodies that wander over. He slipped in the colors of his favorite synths, one of which he made in the shape of a human mouth. Lullabies for Computers is the second part of the new "Meditations" series from Cracki Records, a series of records made to listen (for once) to escape and dream.
Ruth Palmer - Johann Sebastian Bach
Nino Keller - The Hunt
Jean-Michel Blais - Aubades
Pat Metheny - Road To The Sun Limited Edition Box
Jessica Moss - Phosphenes
Daniel Brandt, John Kameel Farah & Paul Frick - Live Im Haus Des Rundfunks
Daniel Brandt, John Kameel Farah & Paul Frick
Live Im Haus Des Rundfunks
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Galerie)
16,09 €* 22,99 € -30%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Pop, Classical Music
The story of six soulmate musicians meeting at the intersection of classical composition, pop, electronic and minimal music begins in 2016 with their celebrated performance at the Cologne Philharmonie. After follow-up performances at the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn as well as the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Gregor Schwellenbach, Daniel Brandt, John Kameel Farah, Paul Frick, Erol Sarp and Kai Schuhmacher made a guest appearance at the invitation of Radio Berlin Brandenburg in the iconic Haus des Rundfunks in Berlin's Westend on February 2, 2019. "Live im Haus des Rundfunks" documents the first half of this evening, in which the individual composer-pianists introduced themselves to the audience in solos, duos and trios. This carefully choreographed set served as an electrifying prelude to the grand finale, the 20-minute collective mantra of Steve Reich's 1973 composition Six Pianos, a studio recording of which has already been released on the 2016 record Steve Reich "Six Pianos" – Terry Riley "Keyboard Study #1" (FILM LP/CD 002).
Alexander Krichel - Enescu And Mussorgsky
Vangelis - Juno To Jupiter
Loren Rush - Dans Le Sable
Loren Rush
Dans Le Sable
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Recital)
26,59 €* 27,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Classical Music
The first new album in over 40 years by composer, pianist, and digital audio pioneer Loren Rush (b. 1935). Active in the Bay Area new music scene since the late 1950s alongside composers such as Robert Erickson and Pauline Oliveros, he also co-founded the Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics in 1975. The title piece "Dans le Sable" (1967-68, 70) covers the first side of the record, the second piece on the album “Song and Dance” begins with the watery held tones of “Song.” Melancholy phrases are deconstructed and stretched in different retellings, invoking a harmonic fog. We are then thrust into “Dance,” one of the first orchestral pieces to employ computer-generated digital synthesis. A hypnotic and percussive march is propelled into a storm of early computer-processed cannonades.
Esther Abrami - Violin Classics
Wilhelm Furtwängler - Furtwängler: Sämtliche Studio-Aufnahmen Auf Dg
V.A. - Project Xii 2021
Brian Wilson - At My Piano
V.A. - Winter Tales
V.A.
Winter Tales
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Deutsche Grammophon)
27,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Classical Music
In celebration of Specialty Records’ 75th anniversary, a new Sam Cooke compilation featuring tracks from his Specialty catalogue focusing on his pop-leaning tracks plus the live recordings from the legendary 1955 Shrine Concert that has never been available on vinyl before. 3x10″ released in a triple-gatefold jacket, featuring replica flyers and other ephemera included as inserts in the packaging.
Richard Carpenter - Richard Carpenter's Piano Songbook
Wilhelm Furtwängler / Obf / Schwarzkopf / Höngen - Sinfonie:Nr.9 Remastered Edition
Bartoli / Barenboim / Harnoncourt / Muti / Marriner - Amadeus:The Best Of Mozart
Maria Callas - La Grande Nuit De L'opéra
Maria Callas
La Grande Nuit De L'opéra
2LP | 1987 | US | Reissue (INA)
34,19 €* 37,99 € -10%
Release:1987 / US – Reissue
Genre:Classical Music
The gala evening at the Paris Opera on December 19, 1958 was announced in the press as ''the greatest show in the world'. Maria Callas, at the height of her glory, performed for the first time in front of a Parisian audience. The diva delivered all the facets of her art through the Italian classics that she loved, with the theatrical genius that is proper to her. Paris gave her a triumphant evening!

The original recording of this evening, broadcast in Eurovision throughout Europe, has been newly restored with the greatest care.

Presentation by Benoît Duteurtre, novelist, essayist and music critic.

Excerpts from Norma by Bellini Excerpts from Il Trovatore by Verdi Excerpts from Il barbiere di Seviglia by Rossini Complete second act of Tosca by Puccini'
Helge Burggrabe - Human
Ceeys - Musikhaus
Marina Baranova - Atlas Of Imaginary Places
Alessandro Nidi & Juri Camisasca - Genesi Opera In Tre Atti Di Franco Battiato
Martha Argerich - M.Argerich Live From The Concertgebouw
Anna Netrebko / Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala - Amata Dalle Tenebre
Paray / Dso - The Music Of Chabrier
Los Romeros - Los Romeros: A Flamenco Wedding Party
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