Bernie Krause is both a musician and a naturalist; a visionary in both disciplines. A leading figure in West Coast folk during '50s and '60s he gradually left the industry to travel the world. His archive of environmental sound is one of the most important collections in private hands. These recordings consist of excerpts from three dawn choruses and will completely transport you.Read more...
A contemporary of Beethoven and Schubert, Weber was a prodigy who published his first composition at twelve and had his first opera performed at seventeen. Der Freischütz is possibly his best known achievement and was premiered in Berlin in 1821. Sir Colin Davis conducts here with his usual verve and the LSO and LSO Chorus are on stirring form.Read more...
An iconic name in dance music, A Guy Called Gerald kick started Europe’s acid house frenzy with his ’88 classic ‘Voodoo Ray’ and 'Pacific State' (as part of 808 State) and went on to lay down the blueprint for jungle / drum n bass.A Guy Called Gerald
The subtitle to Mahler’s second symphony is ‘Resurrection’. The precise meaning of this subtitle is hotly debated, but what is absolutely clear is that the symphony has a life changing and transformative power.Mahler_Symphony_No_2
Recorded in just six hours at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, the back to basics instrumentation really lets the words breathe on this latest studio album from English singer-songwriter Harcourt.Jesca Hoop
Accidental Powercut is a series of gigs commissioned to launch our P5 headphones. Musicians performed acoustically in the surrounds of St Barnabas Chapel, Soho and each concert was recorded binaurally allowing the atmosphere of the music to be recorded for perfect playback on headphones.Binaural Recordings
The LSO recorded the major works of Berlioz with Sir Colin Davis over more than a decade. One of the first releases was the Symphonie fantastiqiue recorded in 2000.Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
Syriana conjures up a soundscape of the busy Damascus streets and desert suns – with a touch of spy movie menace in the mix. Writing and recording the album took place in London and at Real World Studios. But it was a ten-day stretch in Damascus, the capital of Syria and the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world,that left an indelible mark.Syriana
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