Pianist Andrew Cooperstock releases this new recording of the piano works by Leonard Bernstein on Bridge Records. The two-disc recording marks the centennial celebration of Bernstein's birth and features collections dedicated to friends and colleagues, as well as two larger works for solo piano. As Cooperstock states, "Leonard Bernstein was one of the most significant American musical figures of the 20th century and it has been an honor to have performed his works throughout my career.
The former Royal Harpist Claire Jones returns to recording after starting a family, with 15 pieces of music that celebrate one thing, love, in all its forms. Claire says this album is “a celebration of love for one another. It feels emotional and honest to be creating an album of the world’s most romantic, love inspired classical melodies.”
It’s going to be a tale of woe, misery with a chance at a life lesson on this week’s World Music Show (7/29). No, this isn’t a After School Special from the 70s.
We’re going to take a psychedelic trip on this week’s World Music Show (7/22). That’s right, it’s time to don our bell bottoms, funky high heels-for both men and women of course, and turn on the black light because we’re going to take a trip in more ways than one.
And this being World Music, you know that the beats we hear tonight, including ones from Brazil, Turkey and India, are going to be trippy. Plus, thrown into this crazy mix will be some other interesting sounds, including some Tuvan throat singing, some Gypsy music as well some Bollywood dance music.
Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his insightful performances and recordings of a broad repertoire -- from Beethoven and Schubert to the music of today. In his latest release “Impromptu,” Shai pairs works by seven different composers focusing on the theme of improvisation.