Marios Papadopoulos plays Janacek's sonata with a gentle, romanticizing melancholy that is nature can well encompass, even if such an approach can diminish the work's sense of tragedy. It is a work with a tougher core than is here suggested. However, this is not an unattractive performance, and Papadopoulos seems more attuned to its manner than to the crisp assertions of the Capriccio or of Stravinsky's Concerto. It does not seem a good idea to attempt the Capriccio without a conductor. The admirable RPO players sound less than wholly comfortable, and their ensemble is a trifle precarious at times; moreover, the work's odd, sharp character does not emerge with sufficient definition.
The ambitious new project from one of the world s leading orchestras recording fully orchestrated progressive rock masterpieces with guest appearances by members of iconic prog rock bands! Features scintillating symphonic versions of Pink Floyd s Comfortably Numb with Alan Parsons Project multi-instrumentalist Ian Bairnson, King Crimson s 21st Century Schizoid Man featuring King Crimson and Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison, Gentle Giant s Think Of Me With Kindness featuring Yes and Moody Blues keyboardist Patrick Moraz and many more…
Album released in Spain performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, conducted by Ettore Stratta, which offers a selection of 10 great songs of Spanish singer Julio Iglesias. The arrangements and orchestration are the work of Jorge Calandrelli, musician and pianist, who also plays the piano solo passages. Short but nice selection of music, very suitable for atmosphere, available to fans of the creations of Julio Iglesias.
Album released in Europe and performed by the Argentine producer and musician Gustavo Montesano (Buenos Aires, 1955) accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) of London. This album is a musical project unique, original and innovative of Montesano in which the guitar plays a total of 11 highly recognized pieces of classical music with orchestral contribution of the RPO. Classics as Albinoni, Beethoven, Pachelbel, Mozart, Bach, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi and Rabel lend some of his great scores for this novel exercise fusion of classical and flamenco music.
Editorial Reviews- Amazon.com
Noted podium tyrant and sadist Fritz Reiner must have scared the daylights out of the Royal Philharmonic, which plays this music as though their very lives depended on it. This is one of the great Brahms Fourth Symphonies, a performance of eruptive force and barely contained fury. It's been superbly transferred to CD, and anyone who loves this symphony simply has to own this recording. No question about it. –David Hurwitz