First solo album of ex-BIRTH CONTROL guitarist. Fantastic collection of both powerful and melodious songs with competent instrumentation.Dirk Steffens was for a short period (from 1973 to 1974) guitarist in Birth Control. In Autumn 1975 he began work on his first solo album The Seventh Step (1976), a powerful collection of hard rock songs, well performed by Steffens (guitar), Rainer Baumann (guitar on some tracks). Ian Cussick (bass, vocals, who'd also worked with Lucifer's Friend) and Rolf Kohler (drums, percussion, who previously worked with Achim Reichel). Steffens revealed himself as a technically competent guitarist.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his last three symphonies in the summer of 1788, and since then they've usually been regarded as a set, even though there's little reason to believe he intended them to be performed together. Unlike Nikolaus Harnoncourt, who came to regard these symphonies as a kind of symphonic oratorio in 12 movements, Richard Tognetti thinks of them as separate pieces that Mozart wrote opportunistically, possibly for a commission that fell through, though beyond that, he lets the music speak for itself.
The young Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut has been described as “a miracle of musicality”, while Anne-Sophie Mutter has singled her out as “undoubtedly one of the musical hopes of her generation”. For her debut as a Warner Classics recording artist, Noa has chosen a programme of Mozart that combines concertante and chamber works. As she says: “I’m showing two sides of Mozart – and also two sides of myself.” Noa Wildschut, the young Dutch violinist, turned 16 in March 2017, but was just 15 when she signed an exclusive agreement with Warner Classics and recorded her debut album for the label.