Since 1727, JS Bach's "Great Passion" has gripped the hearts and uplifted the minds of audiences all over the globe. Nearly three centuries after its premiere, the work has lost none of its power to evoke feelings of compassion for all those who suffer. Its mix of urgent story-telling, meditative arias and mighty choruses sets St Matthew's account of Christ's betrayal, trial and execution eloquently and emotionally.
Welcome to the magic world of Maiia! In the ancient world there are many mysteries, but none as perplexing as those found in the Mayan culture.The Maya were noted as well for elaborate and highly decorated ceremonial architecture, including temple-pyramids, palaces and observatories, all built without metal tools.They are regarded as the inventors of many aspects of Meso-American cultures including the first calendar and hieroglyphic writing in the Western hemisphere. Unlocking the Secrets of a Lost Civilization, Maiia's album Sacred Knowledge of Ancient Civilizations' will transport you straight out in the middle of a magical forest of emerald…
Harmonia Mundi's Geminiani: Concerti Grossi VII-XII (after Corelli, Op. 5) is a single disc excerpted from a larger set issued in 1999 including all of Geminiani's concerti based on models of Corelli. That set was, and is, something of an expensive proposition, but certainly a first-class choice for the music of Geminiani, for the way the Academy of Ancient Music sounds under the direction of Andrew Manze and as representative of late English Baroque music as a whole. This disc is a single-disc condensation drawn from the earlier set that comes, as an added bonus, with a thick catalog of Harmonia Mundi's active releases, and the asking price is modest.
The debut album of the Swedish Epic Power Metal band TWILIGHT FORCE. Twilight Force stands for neo-classic symphonic metal from Falun, Sweden. You think you've heard the name of this city earlier. True. It's also the hometown of Sabaton. This fact also explains why Joakim Broden is doing some guest vocals on three tracks. Their sound includes some neo-classic elements which are more influenced by the sound of e.g. Yngwie Malmsteen.