In the late '80s, TSOL's original mouthpiece (now billed as Jack Grisham) and skins-pounder Todd Barnes reappeared with a metal-gilded project of their own, Tender Fury.
One discovered Aviva, aka Dmitri Loukanienko, with an excellent first opus published on Musea in the year 2007. Following the good press earned by "Rokus Tonalis", the Russian keyboardist from Nijni-Novgorod logically decided to go one step beyond, in establishing a band. And Aviva Omnibus was born. Included are two guitarists, a bassist-drummer and a second keyboards player (Who also plays violin) helping the Master of Ceremony. As the name indicates, "Nutcracker In Fury" creates a sort of musical fantasy, rearranging, twisting and paying tribute to Tschaikovsky's "Nutcracker", still based on Offenbach's "The Tales Of Hoffmann"…
From the list of his surviving compositions and the number of their sources, Firmin Caron was clearly highly esteemed in the second half of the fifteenth century, particularly as a composer of French chansons. Most sources of his works are of Italian provenance; nonetheless the oldest French sources, from around 1470, leave little doubt that the composer himself was a Frenchman. Born around 1440 in Amiens and probably trained at the choir school, he developed his original musical language there under the stylistic influence of Guillaume Dufay.
The incomparable lied baritone, Christian Gerhaher, revisits Gustav Mahler in his latest release Mahler: Orchestral Songs. Accompanied by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra , under the elegant baton of Kent Nagano, Gerhaher has recorded three Mahler song cycles in their authentic orchestral versions for the first time. On Mahler: Orchestral Songs, Gerhaher manages to blend with the compelling sound of the orchestra, but at the same time makes his baritone hover above the instruments, so that every word and nuance comes across without ever sounding forced. Simple in style and full of empathy, this is the art of song at its finest.
It was not until the beginning of the year that Fury In The Slaughterhouse released a best-of-album with some new songs to coincide with their 30th anniversary. Now, Kai Wingenfelder, Thorsten Wingenfelder, Christof Stein-Schneider, Rainer Schumann, Gero Drnek and Christian Decker will present another highlight for their fans: the new concert album »Little Big World: Live & Acoustic«. The Acoustic album was recorded live at the end of April in the Hamburger Grünspan. 23 songs are waiting, including many Fury classics. In addition, some exciting guests are waiting for »Little Big World: Live & Acoustic«, for example producer Mousse T. and Kölschrocker Wolfgang Niedecken.