Tra biografia e racconto d'armi, le vite di John Hawkwood, soldato inglese ribattezzato Giovanni Acuto, e dei condottieri al soldo. Attraverso la vita eccezionale di colui che è stato il più grande, stimato e temuto condottiero al soldo dei fiorentini, l'autore descrive le esistenze dei cavalieri e guerrieri mercenari, l'apprendistato delle armi, la struttura delle compagnie, il rapporto con la gente e i committenti, il denaro, gli strumenti del mestiere e la trasformazione delle compagnie di ventura in eserciti regolari. …
With his symphonies the Danish composer Rued Langgaard offered 16 vastly different versions of what a symphony can be. His captivating, complex genius made room for all conceivable idioms and a wealth of styles ranging from the grandiosely Late Romantic to the purest Absurdism. This box is the first collected recording of Langgaard's 16 symphonies based on the critical edition of the scores; recordings which demonstrate, with spectacular sound quality, Langgaards masterly grasp of the orchestra and his ecstatic view of art: "Mr. Dausgaard's keen advocacy elicits polished, persuasive accounts that live up to Langgaard's motto: 'Long Live Beauty'", wrote The New York Times.
Raised in the Danish countryside as the son of a poor folk musician, Carl Nielsen possessed indomitable courage and infinite curiosity: qualities that helped him develop into one of the greatest symphonists of the 20th century and eventually Denmark’s national composer. This box set collects the acclaimed live recording series of Nielsen’s complete symphonies and concertos by the New York Philhamonic, Music Director Alan Gilbert, and soloists Nikolaj Znaider, Robert Langevin, and Anthony McGill.
Recordings of Beethoven's Triple Concerto, Op. 56, by a piano trio rather than by a group of virtuosi (a configuration that almost always misunderstands the work) are not abundant. Still rarer are those like the present release by the Storioni Trio, a Dutch group that takes its name from the maker of the 1790s instrument played by the violinist (and strung, like the viola, with gut strings). Pianist Bart van de Roer plays an 1815 Lagasse fortepiano. This recording is part of a series devoted to Beethoven's piano trios, but the Triple Concerto actually is more comfortable in those surroundings than when forced to keep company with the likes of the Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61.
The late Warren Zevon's 1976 debut for Asylum Records showcases the artist's songwriting genius, sardonic wit and blazing intelligence. 'Warren Zevon' reels through unforgettable tracks about a rogue's gallery of reckless souls. The expanded 2-CD edition of Zevon's masterpiece presents the remastered original album on Disc one. Bonus Disc two features 15 previously unissued tracks including an alternate version of every song from the original release.
Disen Gage is a unique mixture of various genres of instrumental music, including progressive, fusion, world music, psychedelic and improvised spots. Formed in 1999, the duo-guitar quartet (Yuri Alaverdyan and Konstantin Mochalov - guitars, Nikolay Syrtsev - bass and later Eugeniy Kudryashov - drums) gained popularity in intellectual and student's communities. Being busy with their academic career in the Moscow Institute of Bio-Organic Chemistry, the band members decided to stop their musical activity…
From the minds of Italian horror kings Mario Bava (Twitch of the Death Nerve) and Antonio Margheriti (Cannibal Apocalypse) comes this macabre tale of murder at an all girls school. The corpses are piling up at St. Hilda’s School for Girls, leaving top cop Michael Rennie (The Day the Earth Stood Still) with more than the usual suspects. Is the killer playboy riding instructor Mark Damon (House of Usher)? Peeping tom Luciano Pigozzi (Baron Blood)? Or how about hulking swim teacher Giovanni Di Benedetto (The Bird With The Crystal Plumage), whose wetsuit and dive mask make the perfect ensemble for slaughter?