Tag Archives: classical

MARKUS REUTER with MANNHEIMER SCHLAGWERK – Sun Trance

September 26, 2020

MoonJune 2020 Reaching for the light, interdisciplinary collective invite a kindred spirit to show them the way. Traditionally perceived as a prog player, Markus Reuter has much more strings to his talent than the eye meets on the fretboard this … Continue reading

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PEPPINO D’AGOSTINO – ConneXion

March 16, 2020

Peppino D’Agostino 2020 “X” marking the spot, Sicilian axeman’s exquisite pieces seek out a route to one psyche. It’s telling that, decades after his crossing the Atlantic, Peppino D’Agostino is still perceived as Italian musician, because European classical tradition still … Continue reading

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NAPA VALLEY DUO – An American In Paris

December 26, 2018

IAC 2018 Sophomore effort from small instrumental unit with intrepid aspiration to grasp the grand scheme of things. It doesn’t sound overtly experimental, what cello player Jeffrey McFarland-Johnson and pianist Terry Winn do – because their arrangements can’t be too … Continue reading

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THE NAPA VALLEY DUO – A Soft Message To You

December 4, 2018

JohnSong Music 2016 / IAC 2018 Intoxicating variations on nocturnal themes to shake off the tiredness and float away past the sunset. Come the night and you may not notice how wonderful this world is, because slowing down and looking … Continue reading

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YAGULL – Yuna

November 23, 2018

Yagull 2018 Secret diary of New York duo’s descent into darkness and purifying trip toward brighter light. Some couples compose melodies to reflect on family comforts; other pairs aren’t averse to spreading euphonious despair and delight in equal measure. The … Continue reading

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