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"Judy Garland - The Best of Lost Tracks" Set for Late November Release

Judy Garland: The Best of Lost Tracks 1929-1959 is set for release on November 20th, 2015.  This highlights CD is all newly remastered – all the featured tracks sound better than ever before, as do the new to CD bonus tracks! 366 more words

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Current Listening: Howarth and Abbado Conduct 4 Works by Xenakis

Iannis Xenakis’ music is nowhere near being easy-listening, but he was a genius. He was undoubtedly a genius whose works are some of the most important of the contemporary period. 258 more words


Favourite Recording: Riccardo Chailly's Messiaen Turangalîla-Symphonie

Olivier Messiaen’s cosmic Turangalîla-Symphonie is, to me, one of the greatest orchestral works ever written. Scored for two soloists (solo piano and ondes Martenot) and orchestra, a performance of the work often lasts about an hour and 15 minutes. 112 more words


Current Listening: Janine Jansen Plays Bach Concertos and more

A while ago, the good friend at Musicophilesblog suggested this Jansen recording of the Bach violin concertos as I was reviewing Julia Fischer’s and Hilary Hahn’s versions. 216 more words


The Decca Years More

This June sees marvelous performances given by sought-aftertroupes, orchestras, pianists and a musical diva in Guangzhou. Eppur Si Muove (New Circus) – Croisements Festival 2012 When: 20:00 June 2 & 3, 2012 Where: Guangzhou Opera House ( ) Address: No.1 ZhuJiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District,Guangzhou ( ) Tickets: RMB 80/180/380 Tel: 4008-808-922 /020-38392888 /020-38392666 Can contemporary circus defy the laws of gravity? 110 more words

Discovering 60s Mono and Stereo Decca Releases

Have you ever noticed on some 1960s Decca LPs there is a hole at the back of the cover? If it looks like the example above by the Moody Blues then you have an album that has the wrong inner sleeve in it. 223 more words