Leif Ove Andsnes - Sibelius is WFMT: Featured New Release

Sibelius' solo piano music – too long in the shadow of his symphonic writings – is the focus of Leif Ove Andsnes' new recording. The album gathers together some of the Finnish composer's lesser-known gems that Andsnes uncovered while going through Sibelius' entire piano output. Andsnes says, "There has been such a feeling of discovery. Everyone was astonished that there can be a major composer out there with such beautiful, accessible music that people don't know. The fact that many will be hearing it for the first time, that's a wonderful feeling." Leif Ove Andsnes - Sibelius is WFMT: Chicago - Featured New Release. SEE THE PAGE
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Rolando Villazon, Ildar Abdrazakov - Duets is WFMT: Featured New Release

Two of the world's top opera stars – Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón and Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov – are joined by dynamic young Canadian maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, future music director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, for a thrilling choice of dramatic and comic duets. The program features music from great 19th-century Italian and French operas, including the ever-popular. Rolando Villazon, Ildar Abdrazakov - Duets is WFMT: Chicago - Featured New Release. SEE THE PAGE
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Cecile McLorin Salvant - Dreams and Daggers. Excellent work / jazz & blues report

The praise Cecile McLorin Salvant has garnered over a now three-album, Grammy-recognized career seems further justified as evidenced on this third release.  The Miami-born vocalist sets a high bar on virtually every measurement with which one might assess a jazz vocalist: technique, range, power and, perhaps most important, the mastery of these finely-honed tools.

On these "live" recordings, Ms. McLorin Savant takes on Irving Berlin ("The Best Thing For You Would Be Me", "Let's Face The Music and Dance"), Kurt Weill ("Somehow I Never Could Believe") and Bob Dorough ("Devil May Care", "Nothing Like You") among others, constructing a most satisfying pair of classic jazz singer's sets. Thrown in for good measure are some delightful blues diva gems, Ida Cox's "Wild Women Don't Have The Blues" for one.

Her trio backup is solid and pianist Aaron Diehl delivers some ear-catching choruses of his own.  The reliable appearance of "Best Of" candidates close to year's end continues with the arrival Dreams and Daggers.  Excellent work. - Duane Verh       
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Lara Downes gives extended sneak peek Into upcoming 'For Lenny' album / Capital Public Radio

Renowned pianist and Davis resident Lara Downes is giving the world a series of sneak previews in anticipation of her upcoming album, For Lenny. Early yesterday morning, Downes tweeted out a 75-second video with insight into what to expect from the new recording, due out in February. This tweet led me down the rabbit hole, so to speak. It turns out this teaser video is just the beginning. Downes is giving us twelve weekly "episodes" at her website featuring tracks from the album, a short podcast about Bernstein and his music, and behind the scenes videos as an extended pre-release.  READ THE FULL ARTICLE BY Capital Public Radio's Kevin Doherty & WATCH THE VIDEOS     p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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Arturo Sandoval set for Blues Alley / The Georgetown Dish

Enjoy an evening with 10X Grammy Winning legend of Latin Jazz Arturo Sandoval at Blues Alley November 30 through December 3, 2017. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call Miami, Florida home. A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. Blues Alley is located at 1073 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. READ The Georgetown Dish ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px} span.Apple-tab-span {white-space:pre}
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Renee Fleming - Sound Health: Music and the Mind set for the Gaillard Center / Charleston City Paper

On Fri. Dec. 8 at 1:30 p.m. the Gaillard Center features a special talk from visiting Soprano, Renee Fleming, called Sound Health: Music and the Mind. Fleming will be joined by executive director of the Clinical Biotechnology Research Institute at St. Francis Hospital, Dr. Jacobo Mintzer; principal cellist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Norbert Lewandowski; and CEO and president of Network Neurology, Dr. Robert Turner. Impressed yet? Us too. Fleming's talk comes on the eve of her Gaillard Center performance, held on Sat. Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m., where she'll perform classic opera arias as well as Broadway standards. If you attend Friday's talk, you can bring your ticket stub to Saturday night's performance and receive $10 off your purchase.  READ THE FULL Charleston City Paper ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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Jorge Federico Osorio gives his Final Thoughts to Spokane Public Radio

Jorge Federico Osorio, pairs Brahms's final solo piano works with those by Schubert for an inventive program of richly satisfying works that capture the essence of each composer's towering individuality. Osorio records Brahms's Three Intermezzos, Op. 117, and Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118, for the first time. He revisits Brahms's Seven Fantasies, Op. 116, and Four Piano Pieces, Op. 119, which he last recorded nearly two decades ago, to great acclaim: "Quite marvelous," said BBC Music Magazine. "It's clear that Jorge Federico Osorio is an important Brahmsian," proclaimed the Chicago Tribune. On his new album, Osorio's penchant for color accentuates the individual character of these concentrated miniatures. Maestro Osorio sat down with Spokane Public Radio's James tenevan to discuss the album. Listen to the attached clip.
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  Interview with Spokane Public Radio's James Tenevan

Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O'Riley interview with WGTE Radio

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} Pianist (and From The Top host) Christopher O'Riley joins forces with cellist Matt Haimovitz for their latest collaboration: TROIKA – a portrait of artistic rebellion in the face of political suppression. The two sat down with WGTE's Brad Cresswell to talk about the album, which pairs works by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Shostakovich with modern protest songs by Viktor Tsoi, Pussy Riot, and the Beatles. LISTEN TO THE WGTE: Toledo OH FEATURE
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  Interview with WGTE's Brad Cresswell

Stephen Marchionda - La guitarra poetica is KDFC: Download of the Week

The new release from Stephen Marchionda, "La guitarra poética", celebrates Enrique Granados' 150th anniversary with adventurous transcriptions for guitar taken from the composer's original piano music. During his lifetime Granados was highly valued for the poetry of his compositions, and Marchionda, honors this aspect with personal and virtuostic arrangements for guitar which breathe the poetic spirit. The guitar holds a special place in Spain, so not surprisingly it's imitated repeatedly in the original piano version of Danzas españolas. Especially impressive is the dazzling intensification of Rondalla aragonesa which culminates in wild rasgueados that embrace flamenco. Marchionda's renderings create an impressive authenticity and an illuminating link to Granados' interest in Spanish folkloric music. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} Download the Villanesca now for free! on KDFC: San Francisco
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New Classical Tracks - Norman Krieger goes for Beethoven and Buffalo

New Classical Tracks is a Syndicated Feature airing Nationally on Classical 24 & Statewide on Minnesota Public Radio. Listen to Julie Amacher's Feature with    Norman Krieger. READ THE TRANSCRIPT - "We had this beautiful German Shepherd in our house, and it was very interesting because every time I'd open the case he would hide under the kitchen table and start howling even before I would start practicing." And that's when Norman Krieger decided to switch from the violin to the piano. Today he serves as a piano professor at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He also collaborates with some of his favorite musicians, including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor JoAnn Falletta. Together, they recently released a new recording featuring Beethoven's Piano Concertos No. 3 and No. 5, known as the Emperor Concerto. Let's talk about this recording, because it's interesting. Two Beethoven concertos but recorded more than a decade apart. Tell me about that and why now was the right time for these to be released. "We actually didn't record the third concerto with the intention of actually putting it out on CD, but I think it's one of my better performances. It's an honest recording, meaning it's not edited. So what you hear is what the audience heard in the audio in the concerts." When you say this performance of the Concerto No. 3 is one of your best, what makes you say that? What is it that strikes you about this performance as being really spot on? "I guess for me the secrets are in the silences. You know, there are a few moments in the slow movement where Beethoven writes a fermata and then he writes a rest after the fermata, which offers you to really listen to the entire space that you're in and breathe. And so we did that in that performance. In the slow movement, there's what I call the climax of that concerto, where he has a mini cadenza toward the end of the slow movement and then the fermata and then the rest, and that rest to me is the climax of the concerto." The last movement, that rondo, though, is so infectious. It could really become an earworm, don't you think? "Yeah. I think you're right. What I love about it, is Beethoven is exploiting the entire range of whatever keyboard he had at that time when he composed it. You know he basically goes as high as you can go in the treble and as far down as you can go in the bass. You know he's a revolutionary in that respect. He was always pushing piano builders to make better instruments, making bigger instruments, louder instruments. And that's obviously the case with the Emperor Concerto. I mean, he just exploits the entire range of the keyboard. So it's thanks to Beethoven that the piano has progressed over the last, you know, 200-some years." Now, JoAnn Falletta noted that you have a way of bringing out the Viennese element in the concerto and you bring it out in them - the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. How do you do that? "Well, I assume she's speaking about the last movement of the Emperor. You know that famous opening - I mean, if you look at the music and you sing it. Claudio Arrau told a conductor that I worked with that Beethoven's intention was not to play it [he sings], but [sings rhythm], and that's sort of a little lilt. It gives it that rhythm, where you're almost able to dance it, you know, and it has a little bit of a beer hall feel. "But you know when you think of the mode of transportation in Beethoven's day, it was not cars or trains. It was horses. And so there is almost a feeling at times of galloping, of the perpetual motion of that kind of rhythm that is so joyous." To hear more about this new Beethoven recording, and how a trip to the Hollywood Bowl to hear Jascha Heifetz changed Norman Kreiger's life, listen to the extended podcast above or download it wherever you get your podcasts. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px} span.s1 {text-decoration: underline} You can enter for a chance to win a copy of this week's featured CD on New Classical Tracks. Winners will be drawn at random. Be sure to enter by 9 a.m. CST on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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CLASSIC fM celebrates Daniel Barenboim's 75th birthday with full day of programming & 46-CD box-set giveaway

15th November 2017 marks a significant day in the classical music calendar – it's the 75th birthday of one of the world's most respected and prolific musicians: Daniel Barenboim. To mark the birthday of the great conductor and pianist, CLASSIC fM is celebrating with a whole day of music and special shows! And we're giving you the chance to win a 46-CD box-set of his recordings

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Ray Chen's Shostakovich concerto with SSO was thrilling and thoughtful / The Australian

The music of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is arguably more politically loaded than that of any other composer. Some even question whether we can hear his music only as music. Of the three works in this all-Shostakovich concert, it is the first violin concerto (1947) that can be divorced from politics most easily. When I last heard Australian violinist Ray Chen with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 2011 playing Brahms's violin concerto, his performance seemed slightly inhibited. At the time I wrote that his artistry had "yet to flower into full bloom". It sure has now. Chen's spectacular performance of Shostakovich's concerto was thrillingly virtuosic yet also nuanced and thoughtful. Ray Chen's spectacular performance of Shostakovich's concerto was thrillingly virtuosic yet also nuanced and thoughtful. In the first and third movements his long-breathed phrasing, well-sustained sotto voce passages and subtle dynamic control realised their deeply felt lyricism. By contrast, his aggres­sive staccato attack, rhythmic acuity and brilliantly executed bravura passagework captured the second movement's sardonic character and fourth movement's energy. He maintained a focused tone, clear articulation and piercing upper register clarity while varying his timbre to the needs of the moment.  PHOTO: Rebecca Michael READ THE FULL ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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Top 10 Albums for November

Boyz II Men :

Under the Streetlight

Celebrating over 25 years in show business, four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning R&B vocal group Boyz II Men return with their latest album Under the Streetlight (Sony Masterworks) available October 20. A tribute to the classic, harmony driven sound that inspired the iconic R&B trio,Under the Streetlight, features a personal selection of timeless songs chosen by founding member Nathan Morris, tenor Shawn Stockman and Wanya Morris, plus one original song - all with a Boyz II Men twist. The album is available now for preorder. 10 NEW  91 TOTAL SYND: AP, abcNews, CBC Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Wash DC, Atlanta, Houston, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Detroit, Baltimore, Albuquerque, Orlando, Madison WI, Barcelona, Pisa INTER: Canada,Italy, Spain Online: Jazz From Gallery 41, MOJA, Sun Music, Jazz Weekly, popentertainment.com, Green Arrow, RMR, popentertainment, THISISRnB, SOULTRACKS, LIPSTICK ALLEY, allmusic, popentertainment.com, The Michael Baisden Show, Paste, SINGERSROOM, SOULBOUNCE 11 JazzWeek ADD's p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial}
Brian Newman :

I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

"Trumpeter, singer, and Lady Gaga band leader Brian Newman releases - I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, his second single since signing with Verve Records. His forthcoming debut solo album will showcase the diversity and originality of his musical signature, recently inspiring the New York Times to note his "swinging music…and noteworthy style." The release will incorporate creative takes on rock classics as well as jazz standards. In addition to the Bennett/Gaga tour, he has collaborated with Jose Feliciano and Dierks Bentley." 16 TOTAL SYND: Modern Jazz Today  Markets Include: St. Louis, Long Islan NY, Monroe CT, Tallahassee FL, Pensacola  FL, Wichita KS, Reno NV, Petersburg VA, Vancouver, Modern Jazz Today INTER: Canada, UK, Spain Germany Online: AccuRadio
Angele Dubeau & La Pieta :

Max Richter - Portrait

Angèle Dubeau has always stood out for the quality of her playing, her adventurous musical undertakings and her irreproachable artistic journey. An artist very much her own and a musician of her time, the violinist has often found a source of inspiration and an important influence in contemporary works. The new album Max Richter: Portrait by Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà is a striking addition to the Portrait series, music of great depth and acute sensitivity. 22 NEW  30 TOTAL SYND: C24, CBC Direct: Music Choice, MOOD Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Minneapolis, Portland, Detroit, Denver, MN(Statewide), CO(Statewide) INTER: Canada, UK Online: allmusic
Various :

Jazz Loves Disney 2: A Kind of Magic

The second installment of the Jazz Loves Disney series, Jazz Loves Disney 2: A Kind of Magic features guest artists including Angélique Kidjo, Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum, Jacob Collier, George Benson, Madeleine Peyroux and more, taking on beloved melodies from the Disney canon. The album will be released on Verve Records on November 10.  The Jazz Loves Disney series celebrates the nostalgia and universal appeal of the music of Disney films. The rich catalogue of Disney songs that span genres and generations inspired producer Jay Newland and arranger Rob Mounsey to continue the series.  11 NEW  42 TOTAL SYND: NPR, CBC Direct: SiriusXM Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, Portland, Albuquerque, Wichita, Hartford CT, Honolulu, HI(Statewide), Barcelona, Berlin INTER: Canada, UK, Spain, Germany Online: LaughingPlace, Troonradio, Quisqueya, udiscovermusic, The Healthy Mouse, The Daily Shuffle, Dis411, NextBop.com, MOJA p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} span.s1 {text-decoration: underline} 8 Jazzweek ADD's
Cecile McLorin Salvant :

Dreams and Daggers

GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant has had a remarkable rise to stardom in her professional career, and she's taking another big leap forward with Dreams and Daggers, her third album for Mack Avenue Records, available now. "The songs on this album are of dreams and daggers. The daggers have been used at times to attack, at times to defend. For power, no doubt, to take it, to keep it. The dreams are the ones I caught looking out a window, or from the light sleep before the deep. I don't always know what they mean, but they are the ones I was able to keep. And yet dreams can be desires too. I wrote them down to make them true. That we may bring our wildness into view. That we may be unruled and unruly," explains McLorin Salvant. 8 NEW  75 TOTAL SYND: Jazz After Hours, Jazz Variations, CBC Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Portland, New Orleans, Albuquerque, Cupertino CA, Wichita, Madison WI, Knoxville, Grand Rapids MN, Barcelona, Vienna, Sydney INTER: Canada, Mexico, UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Australia  Online: bebop spoken here, Jazz Police, Green Arrow Radio, Jazz Weekly, Quisqueya FM, mx.ivoox.com, Fanfare, SOULTRACKS, Stage and Cinema p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial}
Stacey Kent :

I Know I Dream

With over 2 million albums sold, a Grammy nomination and international recognition as one of the most successful and prolific jazz vocalist of her time, Stacey Kent stands strong among the artists that don't have much left to prove. Kent's brand new album, I Know I Dream, was recorded inside the famous Angel Studios in London with an orchestra of around 60 musicians, her first orchestral album in a career that spans two decades and more than 15 albums. So when Sony and OKeh asked her about making an album with a big orchestra, she felt this was the moment: "It's not every day that you get a call about a project with 58 musicians! Nowadays everyone tries to be reasonable but Sony had a real artistic vision".  36 NEW  78 TOTAL SYND: CBC Markets include: New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Detroit, New Orleans, Denver, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Albuquerque, Memphis, San Antonio, Tampa, Hartford CT, Madison WI, ME(Statewide), MI(Statewide), WV(Statewide), VT(Statewide), Toronto, Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Pisa INTER: Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Italy Online: bebop spoken here, Soulandjazz.com, Jazz & Blues Report, Jazz Weekly, Quisqueya FM 27 JazzWeek ADD's p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
Banda Magda :


"An artist who fires on all artistic cylinders" – NPR "fresh and retro-hip cool" – KCRW The lightbulb went on. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and firecracker performer Magda Giannikou suddenly understood: The world needed more light, and she was determined to bring it. That spark of insight, nurtured by a diverse, close-knit band, grew into the rainbow-bold meditations on courage, confidence, and resisting fear on Tigre, the band's third, wildly cinematic album. Released, September 15, 2017 on Verve Label Group), the album is a rallying cry to speak up and stand out, as the album presents Giannikou's most coherent and brightly orchestrated work to date. 6 NEW  64 TOTAL SYND: NPR, CBC Markets include: Los Angeles, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Detroit, Austin, Berkeley CA, Santa Cruz CA, Spokane WA, Bozeman MT, Montreal, Barcelona INTER: Canada, Spain, Slovakia Online: Global Roots and Culture, SoundRoots.org, Taintradio, world beat canada, New World Buzz, New Model Radio, SoulandJazz, Jambase, JazzWeekly, The Georgia Straight, axs, Shepherd Express, BroadwayWorld p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} all tour press by    rockpaperscissors
Louisville Orchestra, Teddy Abrams :

All In

Charismatic conductor Teddy Abrams leads the Louisville Orchestra in a new recording – the first from this orchestra innearly thirty years  – All In. Set for release on Decca Gold, All In features a new work composed by Teddy, Unified Field, as well as Copland's Clarinet Concerto with Teddy as soloist. Chanteuse Storm Large joins Teddy and the orchestra for three songs: a Cole Porter classic, one of her own original works, and a song by Teddy himself.   37 TOTAL SYND: C24 Direct: MOOD Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, Austin, New Orleans, Hartford CT, MN(Statewide), MI(Statewide). NJStatewide), ORStatewide), Canada Online: AccuRadio
Dee Dee Bridgewater :

Memphis. Yes, I'm Ready

Inspired by Bridgewater's Return to Her Birth City of Memphis and the Exploration of Her Musical Roots and Influences Every picture tells a story; every journey begins differently.  The story of Dee Dee Bridgewater's stunning new album, Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready, begins in that city, where she was born at Collins Chapel Hospital, located not far from where the album was recorded at Producer Willie Mitchell's historic Royal Studios.  Dee Dee's father, a trumpet player affectionately known as "Matt the Platter Cat" was a DJ at WDIA, the top Memphis radio station, and even when the family moved to neighboring Flint, Michigan, the young Dee Dee continued to listen to the great sounds of the Memphis music scene by tuning-in late night from across state lines.  And oh what a music scene it was! 7 NEW  127 TOTAL SYND: NPR/Jazz Night In America, PRI/Jazz After Hours, CBC Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Atlanta, Miami, Minneapolis, Detroit, Denver, Portland, New Orleans, Baltimore, St. Louis, Kansas City, Austin, Indianapolis, Orlando, Memphis, Madison WI, Tampa, Berkeley CA, Sacramento, San Antonio, Knoxville, Hartford CT, Omaha NE, Reno NV, IA(Statewide), MS(Statewide), Vancouver Online: Soulandjazz.com, MOJA , Sun Music, The Eclectic Chair, Jazz From Gallery 41, Green Arrow Radio, Radio Free Amsterdam, Radio Valencia, Jazz&Blues Report, Taintradio All JazzWeek Reporting by New World & Jazz p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial}
Leif Ove Andsnes :


Leif Ove Andsnes will follow his string of award-winning Beethoven concerto recordings for Sony Classical with an album of solo piano works by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Sibelius wrote over 150 works for piano, but the composer's works for the instrument have long languished in the shadow of his orchestral music. His piano pieces were often seen as lacking in the rich, sonorous textures that the composer brought to his full orchestral works and were therefore largely disregarded. Andsnes has scoured the composer's entire piano output, carefully selecting the pieces he believes deserve recognition and with which he feels a strong personal connection, uncovering ‘intriguing works with the wonderful Sibelius qualities we know'. 27 NEW  64 TOTAL SYND: Classical 24, Beethoven Net Direct: SiriusXM Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Cleveland, Portland, Minneapolis, Detroit, Denver, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Baltimore, Sacramento, Berkeley CA, Louisville, Santa Fe, Hartford CT, MN(Statewide), MI(Statewide), CO(Statewide), SC(Statewide), WI(Statewide), AL(Statewide), Honolulu, Canada Online: FT, theartsdesk