Mastering the piano with Lang Lang, makes Gramophone's 'look at apps'

  Five years ago, apps were being heralded as a potential future for cultural publishing. Some superb standalone offerings imaginatively exploited the potential of touchscreen tablets, and the best of those still hold their head up high half a decade on. Two superb examples came from Touchpress as then was (the company is now known as Amphio). Pianist Stephen Hough's exploration of the Liszt Sonata, complete with note patterns cascading down the page, multiple camera angles and in-depth commentary, was highly praised by us when launched. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony was the subject of a collaboration with Deutsche Grammophon which placed four performances – Fricsay, Karajan, Bernstein and Gardiner – together for ease of instant comparison (and has seen an extraordinary 1.5m downloads!). We last surveyed the scene in 2014, but, despite this auspicious start, the app world has since moved in a slightly different direction. Rather than a vast new genre of boundary-pushing products, apps have tended to become access points to something else, be it scores or recordings – though we'll encounter a few impressive exceptions below. Cost is probably a factor – apps can be very expensive to produce – and so too I suspect has been device memory. Tido, from the eminent publishing house Edition Peters is currently focused on music for piano. Scores are reproduced with clarity on a calming paper-tint background, and a purple haze (rather than a line, thus recognizing flexibility in performance) moves according to what you're listening too – or, more importantly for performers, what you're playing. Tido has also partnered with Faber Music to produce Mastering the Piano with Lang Lang. The same familiar icons of ‘annotate', ‘play' and ‘metronome' sit below the staves. Given how many children have become inspired to play by Lang Lang, I can't imagine a more appropriate virtual teacher. READ THE FULL Gramophone ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px}
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Andrea Bocelli speaks with the Daily Beast

It's a defying-the-odds story tailor-made for the big screen: born with glaucoma, a shy and withdrawn Italian boy is stripped of his eyesight at the age of 12 following a freak soccer injury, only to grow up and become a world-renowned singer. Such is the journey of Andrea Bocelli, the 59-year-old Tuscan tenor who sold over 80 million albums worldwide, performed for presidents and popes, and had his timeless classic, "Con Te Partiro," memorialized on the greatest television show ever: The Sopranos. Now, Bocelli's been given the biopic treatment in The Music of Silence. Directed by Michael Radford (Il Postino) and adapted from Bocelli's memoir of the same name, it stars Game of Thrones' Toby Sebastian as the Bocelli proxy Amos, a blind youngster who, with the help of a Maestro (Antonio Banderas), achieves fame and fortune beyond his wildest dreams.  The Daily Beast spoke to Bocelli-through a translator, mind you-about the film based on his life, his unique modus operandi, and whether or not he backed out of performing at the president inauguration of his longtime pal, Donald J. Trump. READ THE Q&A p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px}
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Daniel Hope turns his attention to Mozart / WCRB 'CD of the Week'

Violinist Daniel Hope   has released some ear-catching albums, especially in the past few years. Air - A Baroque Journey, released in 2010, is a staff favorite around our office - it's varied, it's zippy, and it's full of earworms. His vivacious For Seasons​, a recording of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons interspersed with contemporary works and supplementary art pieces, was so popular among our staff that that we featured it both as a WCRB CD of the Week and as one of our picks for best CDs of the Week of 2017.    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px} In his newest release, Journey to Mozart, Hope brings his signature zippy, precise, and enthusiastic musicianship to core repertoire. As Hope says in the trailer for the album (which you can watch below), "it shows you what Mozart inspired, where he came from, and where he sent people to." Centered around works by Mozart both originally for violin and transcriptions, the album also explores the repertoire of Gluck, Mysliveček, Salomon, and a violin concerto by Haydn.  SEE WCRB: Boston PAGE
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Willie Nelson announces 73rd studio album: 'Last Man Standing' / noisey

American icon, country superstar, and cannabis enthusiast Willie Nelson will release yet another new album in 2018. Last Man Standing will be Nelson's 73rd (!) studio album. It's due on April 27, two days before his 85th birthday. The news comes alongside the release of the album's title track, the video for which you can and definitely should watch at the top of the page. The album will see Nelson reunite with Buddy Canyon, who co-wrote seven of the songs on last year's critically acclaimed God's Problem Child. This time around, Canyon and Nelson are listed as co-songwriters on all 11 tracks. The LP will come out on April 27, a few days before the country icon's 85th birthday, but you can listen to right here on noisey   p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px}
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Quincy University choir, excited beyond words to sing with Voces8 / Herald-Whig

Racin Coelho, a member of Quincy University's men's ensemble choir, said he was excited beyond words Saturday to get a chance to sing with members of the British a capella group Voces8. "I was just flabbergasted," the senior student said. Voces8 was in Quincy to perform a Quincy Civic Music Association concert Saturday night at Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ. While in town, the eight-member international touring group agreed to provide an hour-long "singers' workshop" Saturday afternoon at the Connie Niemann Center for Music on QU's North Campus. The free workshop attracted about 50 people.  Photo/Phil Carlson READ THE FULL Herald-Whig ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px}
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While making Cleveland debut, Sharon Isbin stops by ideacenter for perf/chat

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin has a long list of accomplishments including winning multiple Grammy awards. Her latest CD "Alma Espanola" features Isbin collaborating with Argentinian-American, and GRAMMY Award winner, Isabel Leonard in the first Spanish art song album with guitar of its kind in 40 years, including twelve world premiere recordings of arrangements by Isbin.  Recently, SI was in Cleveland and stopped by the idea center to chat with WCLV Classical 104.9 host Angela Mitchell. During the interview they were joined by musician Colin Davin, a former student of Sharon Isbin. LISTEN    
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Johann Johannsson gets multiple entries on this week's CLASSIC fM chart

Jóhann Jóhannsson, the Oscar-nominated Icelandic composer of movie soundtracks including The Theory Of Everything, Arrival and Sicario, who was found dead in his apartment in Berlin last weekend, has two entries in the Classic FM Chart. The first is a re-entry of his album Orphee at no. 5, and his most recent work, the soundtrack for The Mercy, enters the chart at no. 26. In the rest of the chart, Andre Rieu's Amore steals the no. 1 spot from Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who falls to no. 2. Jonny Greenwood's score for Phantom Thread is at no. 3 this week, this week's biggest climber having risen seven places, meanwhile Islands is a non-mover at no. 4. Music for Mindfulness holds onto its place within the top ten at no. 6, while Outlander: Season 3 and Murray Perahia playing Beethoven's Piano Sonatas both enter the Classic FM Chart at no. 7 and no. 8 respectively. Finally, the soundtrack for The Little Mermaid climbs four places back into the top ten at no. 9, while Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring featuring Marc-André Hamelin and Leif One Andsnes falls four places to just inside the top ten. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px} In the middle of the chart, there is a singular re-entry from Danny Elfman with his soundtrack to Justice League and a handful of large fallers, including Joseph Calleja singing Verdi and Arangelo performing Bach Magnificats. In the lower third of the chart, Oliver Davis's Liberty also enters at no. 23, bringing this week's total of new entries to six. Finally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens re-enters the chart at no. 29, and for the second week in a row, no. 30 is home to the biggest faller - this week it's Steve Reich down twenty-three places from no. 7.  SEE THE FULL CLASSIC fM CHART
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Holy Cross students become 'guest percussionists' of the Silkroad ensemble / Worcester Telegram

They may not have known it as they walked in and took their seats in Room 481 at O'Kane Hall before the start of the class, but 30 College of the Holy Cross students would become an unofficial percussion orchestra by the time the session's 75 minutes were up. Actually, you could have called the student percussionists "guest" members of the Silkroad Ensemble, the New York-based musical collective that was at Holy Cross Feb. 5-9 as part of a three-year residency that began in September. Three members of the Silkroad Ensemble - percussionists Haruka Fujii, John Hadfield and Shane Shanahan - were on hand to lead the 11 a.m. Feb. 6 class in 481 O'Kane that would be attended by a combination of students taking an acting and voice class, and students in of one the school's year-long freshman Montserrat program clusters who had recently been studying graphic novels. READ THE FULL Worcester Telegram ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px}
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Nicola Benedetti speaks with 'The National' ahead of Abu Dhabi Festival

When Nicola Benedetti burst on to the classical music scene as a teenager, the industry thought it had finally cracked the elusive code to commercial success. The hardworking Scottish violinist established herself as a young and popular virtuoso with a string of high-profile performances: these included her debut appearance with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra as a 13-year-old, performing in front of UK royalty in 1999, as well as the fact that in 2002, as a 15-year-old, she won the British television talent quest Brilliant Prodigy. 

Reflecting on the fame and accolades, the now 30-year-old Benedetti explains that her success came at a cost. When she looks back at her coverage in mainstream media, and the reactions from the public, she realises that the focus was ultimately more on her personality than her music. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} Benedetti is reframing her idea of success, giving her a steely focus on the music itself, rather than how it will be received. Her Abu Dhabi Festival show tonight is a case in point. Teaming up with the experimental Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – an ensemble of masters performing on period instruments from the 18th and 19th century – Benedetti aims to explore new facets of well-known pieces, such as Beethoven's ­Symphony No 4. "These performances are being done without conductors," she says. "So there's a level of autonomy for the musicians themselves and a level of participation that has to come from every single musician in the orchestra." READ THE FULL National ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px}
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The relationship between games and music / The Boar

On the surface, the relationship between video games and music seems to be a straightforward one. One of the integral features that makes a well-written, mechanically strong video game into a masterpiece is music. On the flip side, video games benefits in the music industry in many ways too. Then there are the unique examples such as Youtuber Dan Bull, who makes fantastic songs about video games, which have then been used by video game developers in order to market their games. These creative back and forth relationships are rare but are an excellent example of how a sort of coevolution can develop between the video game and music industries. One of the integral features that makes a well-written, mechanically strong video game into a masterpiece is music. So if these links are so prominent and so beneficial for both sides, why has the music industry made frustratingly difficult for these links to be maintained, cultivated further and celebrated? The music industry seems to specifically ignore the valuable contributions video games makes to it and you can see this in the Grammys. First off, let's talk about the fact that until 2011, video games were not eligible to be nominated for any category. Even with the allowing of video games to be nominated into the Grammys there has been a significant handicap attached to them. They have to compete in the Visual Media categories. This is an important issue because they have to go up against blockbuster film scores, which have more money and more reach than individual game soundtracks, in order to even be considered for the award. This fact is the major contributor to why video game music has only ever been nominated twice for an award. The first was Christopher Tin's ‘Baba Yetu', which is the legendary piece of music recorded for Civilisation IV. This actually won the award for ‘Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)' in 2010, but only 6 years after the song was first released in Civilisation IV and because it was re-recorded which technically made it applicable to be nominated. The other nomination is from Austin Wintory, who composed the breath-taking soundtrack to the 2012 mega hit Journey, in which he was nominated for the ‘Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media' along side the titans of the movie music industry John Williams and Hans Zimmer. Personally, I don't think that a particularly fair fight, and this highlights how great video game can be completely overshadowed because the music industry refuses to acknowledge gaming's individual contribution. READ THE FULL Boar ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px}
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Jennifer Koh and Reiko Uchida anchor SoFlo concerts with Bach / Palm Beach Daily News

The Chaconne from Johann Sebastian Bach's Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor is arguably the greatest piece of music for solo violin ever composed. No less an authority than Johannes Brahms declared that with only the violin, "the man writes a whole world of the deepest thoughts and the most powerful feelings." Violinist Jennifer Koh has her own thoughts on the partita's final movement. "For me, the Chaconne has always been this struggle to reach some kind of transcendence beyond our physical selves." The partita anchors two concerts Koh will play with pianist Reiko Uchida on Monday at the Boca Raton Museum of Art and Tuesday at The Breakers for the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach. The programs, which differ for each venue, are a spinoff of her Bach and Beyond project, which traces the connections between Bach's six partitas and sonatas and subsequent solo violin works. Koh brought it into the present with commissions of new work. READ THE FULL Palm Beach Daily News ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060}
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Benny Andersson - Piano is KDFC: Album Of the Week

UMG releases solo piano music from legendary Swedish composer and ABBA co-founder Benny Andersson. Titled simply ‘Piano.' Released on Deutsche Grammophon, the album takes listeners on a 21-track journey through his acclaimed and celebrated career as songs from ABBA, his musicals and other solo-compositions are re-interpreted as you have never heard them before, performed unaccompanied by just Benny himself, on his trusted grand piano. The album was recorded with Linn Fijal, engineer and studio manager at his own RMV Studios, on the island of Skeppsholmen, in the heart of his hometown Stockholm. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px} Benny Andersson - Piano is KDFC; San Francisco 'Album Of the Week.' SEE PAGE
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Top 10 Albums for February

Sons of Kemet :

Your Queen Is A Reptile

Shabaka Hutchings, saxophonist, band leader and composer, has signed to impulse! records under the umbrella of Verve Label Group. One of his groups Sons of Kemet will release their third album Your Queen Is A Reptile on impulse! on March 30, 2018. To celebrate this signing and the label returning to the United States under VLG, impulse! will present a showcase at Winter Jazzfest on January 12 at Le Poisson Rouge, featuring Sons of Kemet and pianist Sullivan Fortner.  
Steve Tyrell :

A Song For You

Grammy Award winner and two-time Emmy nominee, Steve Tyrell, releases his latest album, A Song For You, on New Design Records / East/West Records. The 12-track release features Tyrell's takes on classic love songs by Van Morrison, Leon Russell, Jackie Wilson, Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer and more. Also featured on the record is the final work of Tyrell's friend and collaborator, the legendary - Paul Buckmaster-one of the foremost arrangers and concertmasters of the rock era."A Song For You" was the very last song Buckmaster worked on in his storied Grammy Award-winning career. 30 TOTAL SYND: Voice Of America Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta,  Baltimore, Honolulu, SD(Statewide), HI(Statewide) Berlin, Barcelona INTER: Canada, UK, Spain, Germany Online: MOJA, Jazz From Gallery 41, BroadwayWorld, the audio beatnik p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} 9 JazzWeek ADD's
Sheku Kanneh-Mason :


18-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason came into the spotlight when he won the prestigious BBC Young Musician award in 2016. Signed to Decca Classics, his debut album features Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No.1, the piece Sheku performed in the BBCYM final. Recorded live with Mirga Gra'inytė-Tyla & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Inspiration also includes a broad range of new cello arrangements, from Saint-Saëns' "Le Cygne (The Swan)" to Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry." Released as a single on January 5, Sheku's moving arrangement of "No Woman, No Cry" has reached over 600K streams worldwide and made an unprecedented appearance for a classical artist on Spotify's United States Viral 50 Chart, charting among artists such as Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar ft. SZA and Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B.
Kate McGarry, Keith Ganz, Gary Versace :

The Subject Tonight Is Love

Countless poets, philosophers, artists, musicians, writers and dreamers have taken up that same subject since Hafiz's day, but despite seven intervening centuries of exploration, love continues to offer an inexhaustible supply of complexities and mysteries. On The Subject Tonight Is Love, their first album as a trio, vocalist Kate McGarry, guitarist/bassist Keith Ganz and keyboardist/accordionist Gary Versace rise to that eternal challenge, investigating the concept of love in its many forms and from several different perspectives over the course of a dozen alluring songs, from timeless folk tunes to transformed jazz standards, celebratory pop songs to evocative originals. 30 NEW  164 TOTAL SYND: PRI/Jazz After Hours, PRI/Jazz Happening Now, WFMT Jazz Net, VOA, Radio DeLuxe, SingOut Direct: SiriusXM Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, St. Louis, Kansas City, New Orleans, Albuquerque, San Antonio, Long Is NY, Louisville, Hartford, Tampa, Reno, Tais, Honolulu, KS(Statewide), VT(Statewide), Vancouver, Barcelona, Berlin, Pisa, Stokholm INTER: Canada, UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, Sweeden, Australia Online: Cadence Magazine,, ginalovesjazz, Taintradio, Green Arrow Radio, Jazz From Gallery 41, MOJA, Jazz Weekly, HotHouse, Jazz History Online, Jazz Da Gama, Pure Jazz Radio, all about jazz, Radio Valencia, Radio Free Amsterdam, Straight No Chaser, Spectrum Culture, Taintradio, Green Arrow Radio  p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} 33 JazzWeek ADD's
John Paesano :


Sony Classical proudly announces the release of THE MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with original music by award-winning composer John Paesano. The soundtrack will be released digitally on January 26, 2018 and is available for preorder here. The film will be released on January 26th, 2018. In the epic finale to The Maze Runner Saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary last city, a WCKD controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get the answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze. 18 TOTAL SYND: The Score, BBC Direct: SiriusXM INTER: UK, Spain Markets include: Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Portland, Long Island NY, San Antonio, Barcelona Online: GURU, Zephyr Planet Radio  p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} span.Apple-tab-span {white-space:pre}
Daniel Hope :

Journey to Mozart

Daniel Hope returns to core repertoire with Journey to Mozart, an intimate exploration of Mozart's world comprising both works by the titular composer and pieces by his contemporaries Gluck, Haydn, Mysliveček and Salomon. Performed with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Journey to Mozart features two popular violin concertos by Haydn and Mozart (both in G Major), the famous Adagio in E Major, K. 261 and more. 37 TOTAL SYND: C24, Beethoven Net, CBC Direct: MOOD Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Minneapolis, Seattle, Austin, Memphis, Hartford CT., SC(Statewide), MN(Statewide), NJ(Statewide), Canada Online: The Berkeley Daily Planet
OSM Chamber Soloists :

Beethoven, Strauss

Under the artistic direction of Andrew Wan, principal violist of the OSM, this album highlights the great musical qualities of the musicians of the OSM in reduced formation: Andrew Wan on violin, Neal Gripp on viola, Brian Manker on cello, Ali Yazdanfar on bass, Todd Cope on clarinet, Stéphane Lévesque on bassoon and John Zirbel on horn. The Septuor in E flat major, op. 20, by Ludwig van Beethoven and Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders !, arrangement by Franz Hasenöhrl of the symphonic poem Till Eulenspiegel, op. 28, by Richard Strauss allows us to appreciate the mix of timbres of three important orchestral groups of the orchestra: strings, woodwinds and brass. After the Septuor, where the musical texture remains finely chiseled thanks to the variety of timbres, we marvel at Hasenöhrl's ingeniousness to suggest an entire orchestra with only five instruments. Together, these two works constitute a program where predominates a certain lightness - embellished with a touch of humor. 25 TOTAL SYND: C24, CBC Direct: MOOD  Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Hartford, MI(Statewide), MN(Statewide), Canada Online: AccuRadio
Johann Johannsson :

The Mercy

From Academy Award-winning director James Marsh (The Theory of Everything, Man of Wire) comes The Mercy, a tale of yachtsman Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth)'s disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race that results in his outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea. The soundtrack for The Mercy features music by Jóhann Jóhannsson (Arrival, mother!). The music is a combination of newly written, commercial orchestral scores, and existing pieces from Jóhannsson´s catalog, such as Orphée, Englabörn, Free The Mind and Copenhagen Dreams. 33 TOTAL SYND: NPR/ASC, The Score Direct: SiriusXM Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, Portland, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Albuquerque, Louisville, Knoxville TN, MI(Statewide), Barcelona INTER: Spain Online: Musicas Imaginadas, CalmRadio, Tiny Mix Tapes, Variety, Journeyscapes  p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060}
Lisa Batiashvili :

Visions of Prokofiev

Following her acclaimed album with the Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim, Tchaikovsky & Sibelius Violin Concertos, Lisa Batiashvili releases Visions of Prokofiev, a new album with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The album features Prokofiev's two violin concertos as well as select movements from his famous ballets (Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, The Love for Three Oranges), newly arranged for solo violin and orchestra by Lisa's father, Tamás Batiashvili.
Max Richter :


The latest film from director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart), Hostiles stars Christian Bale as a legendary Army captain in 1892 who reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief (Wes Studi) and his family through dangerous territory. The Hostiles soundtrack features music by composer Max Richter (The Leftovers, Sleep). Richter has received both Grammy and Emmy nominations for his work in film and television. Recent awards include The European Film Academy Award for Waltz with Bashir, the International Film Music Critics Award for The Leftovers, and a German Film Award and Australian Film Critics Award for Lore.  58 TOTAL SYND: C24, Beethoven Net, CBC Direct: MOOD Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Detroit, Denver Pittsburgh, Hartford CT., MN(Statewide), MI(Statewide), WV(Statewide), OR(Statewide), Montreal INTER: Canada, UK, Japan Online: The Berkeley Planet