About three years ago, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard invited guitarist Sharon Isbin to collaborate on Spanish songs. They recently captured their experience on a new recording titled 'Alma Espanola,' which means 'Spanish Soul.'
Ten years ago, musician Bjarte Eike launched the Alehouse Sessions at a festival in Norway, bringing to life music from the inns, taverns and alehouses of 17th-century London. It was an immediate hit, so Bjarte decided to develop it further, resulting in a new recording, 'The Alehouse Sessions.'
Violinist Tomas Cotik grew up in Astor Piazzolla's homeland of Argentina. Cotik moved away at age 18, studying, teaching, and performing in Canada, Germany and the United States. Cotik's new recording takes him back to his homeland, as he celebrates the legacy of Astor Piazzolla.
Yo-Yo Ma has been part of the classical musical evolution for decades. His exploration continues with a new recording of Bach Trios featuring the unusual combination of cello, double bass and mandolin, played by Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile, respectively. Learn more about the new recording and enter for a chance to win the new CD.
What would happen if Schubert, Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt, Dvorak, Gershwin and Ives got together for a posthumous jam session? Pianist Shai Wosner presents a thought provoking and highly original program of Impromptus that will challenge the listener's perceptions of these composers and and take them along for the ride as these improvisations take on a life of their own.
Following successful recordings of works by Beethoven and Sibelius, the on-a-roll Minnesota Orchestra made a recording of Mahler's demanding Symphony No. 5. 'If the music is good enough,' says Music Director Osmo Vanska, 'you are ready to even suffer because of that.'
Yekwon Sunwoo took the Gold Medal at the 2017 International Van Cliburn competition. The first Van Cliburn winner from South Korea, Yekwon Sunwoo has released the live album of his award-winning performance.
What if Mozart went to Havana? Simone Dinnerstein decided to find out. Dinnerstein traveled to Cuba at the invitation of Solomon Mikowsky -- the result of which is a recording of works by Mozart with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra.