Post Tagged with: "Classical Music"

WTF?! Wednesdays: Cameron Carpenter, “Revolutionary Etude” (2008)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Cameron Carpenter, “Revolutionary Etude” (2008)

The usual deal here is that I find and write about some music that can push people over the edge or even better, make them advance the argument that it’s not really music at all.

WTF?! Wednesday: Krzysztof Penderecki, “Polymorphia” (1961)

WTF?! Wednesday: Krzysztof Penderecki, “Polymorphia” (1961)

The name Krzysztof Penderecki indeed belongs to the film score hall of fame. His uber-creepy “Polymorphia” has been used in The Exorcist, The Shining, and more recently, 1993′s Fearless.

Dave Baker, with Rich Kurtz – Blended (2013)

That the university-trained, classical inspired guitarist Dave Baker is so handy with interpreting pop sounds should come as no surprise. After all, he found early fame opening for fellow Temple products Hall and Oates on tour.

‘The only time it will ever be done’: Yes legend Rick Wakeman on his unique new concerts

‘The only time it will ever be done’: Yes legend Rick Wakeman on his unique new concerts

Rick Wakeman will make a series of UK appearances in June, beginning on the 15th in Gloucestershire, where the Yes legend will perform an exciting all-new program featuring some of his best known work.

Quattro – Popzzical (2013)

It’s classical. No, wait. It’s contemporary jazz. Sure, but that’s not exactly it, either. Latin pop? That, too. In fact, Quattro’s deliciously uncategorizable forthcoming album Popzzical includes all of that, but ultimately fits somewhere in between.

‘Much better than I ever thought it was’: Genesis’ Tony Banks reissues long out-of-print The Wicked Lady

‘Much better than I ever thought it was’: Genesis’ Tony Banks reissues long out-of-print The Wicked Lady

Tony Banks reissues his rare soundtrack for the 1983 Faye Dunaway vehicle The Wicked Lady today, the first of a series of solo albums the Genesis keyboardist will revisit — including Bankstatement and Strictly Inc.

‘Mysterious, genre-bending’: PledgeMusic drive underway to fund new Markus Reuter concerto

‘Mysterious, genre-bending’: PledgeMusic drive underway to fund new Markus Reuter concerto

The Colorado Chamber Orchestra has started a PledgeMusic drive in an effort to fund the premiere and release of Markus Reuter’s contemporary orchestral piece “Todmorden 513.”

Brian Groder and Tonino Miano – FluiDensity (2013)

FluiDensity is an elegant dance between jazz and classical, rendered by a couple of veteran hands experienced in the nuances of both.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Dreams of Fireflies [On a Christmas Night] (2012)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Dreams of Fireflies [On a Christmas Night] (2012)

I’ve had a little trouble getting in the holiday spirit this year, so despite the fact a new Trans-Siberian Orchestra EP has been out since early November, I’m just now starting to dig into it.

‘Completely and utterly happy’: Late Jon Lord discusses long-awaited Concerto album in new film

‘Completely and utterly happy’: Late Jon Lord discusses long-awaited Concerto album in new film

The late Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra will be updated with a very limited expanded version on December 3, 2013. It’s another chance to gain insight into a project that became the co-founding Deep Purple organist’s life work.