Kollar Attila is the flautist/flutist for Hungarian group Solaris. He released a new album which is a compilation of his work as a solo artist and also with Solaris. It is called "Progrock '55" and also contains seven previously unreleased tunes.
Kollar Attila: "This compilation was created from those songs where the author was me or I was one of the authors of these songs. It wasn’t so easy to chose 16 compositions from our last 36 years, because a lot of song are very close to my heart! But I know there are some real milestones during my musical career. The first five compositions of the album are definitly new songs or new recordings, which previously were not published…
Salvatore, Knight Adamo, known commonly as Adamo, is a musician and singer known for his romantic ballads. Adamo was born in Italy and his family's ancestry is Italian, but he grew up from a very early age in Belgium and has made that country his homeland. He first gained popularity throughout Europe and later in the Middle East, Latin America, Japan, and the United States. He has sold more than 80 million albums and 20 million singles making him one of the most commercially successful musicians in the world. He mainly performs in French but has also sung in English, German, Italian, Spanish and Turkish. "Tombe la neige", "La nuit", and "Inch'Allah" remain his best known songs. He is currently the best selling Belgian musician of all time.
Compiled by Peter Gabriel. A collection of tracks featuring the work of musicians who played on Gabriel's album "Us". A world music compendium, generously doused with previously unreleased music and skilfully sequenced so that tracks with little common ground flow effortlessly into one another. Peter Hammill, Tony Levin, Brian Eno, William Orbit and many more.
The Aeolian Quartet's epic cycle, originally released in the Seventies, was one of the gramophone's major contributions to Haydn's cause. Listening to the performances anew I find they have lost none of their freshness: they were based on the latest research, and the playing itself is always intelligent and thoughtful, with Emanuel Hurwitz's sweet-toned violin-playing a great asset throughout. (Misha Donat)