Some of the most brilliant and virtuosic music of all time was written during the baroque, classical, and romantic periods by composers like Beethoven, Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart, and Chopin. Many of these exciting musical works are perfect for shredders of any era and take on a whole new life when adapted for heavy metal guitar.
A musician of nearly legendary prowess, Jan Akkerman for a time eclipsed Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck among reader polls in England as the top guitarist in the world. Akkerman was born in Amsterdam, Holland, and showed his musical inclinations early, taking up the guitar while still in grade school. His taste and interests were extraordinarily wide-ranging, from pop/rock to classical, with room for blues, Latin, and other influences.
"Johann Melchior Molter was a German baroque composer and violinist. (…) Molter's surviving works include an oratorio; several cantatas; over 140 symphonies, overtures, and other works for orchestra; many concertos, including some of the first clarinet concertos ever written; and many pieces of chamber music. One of Molter's many Trumpet Concertos is the signature piece of C-SPAN's Washington Journal."
Fourteenth studio album by the work of Paco de Lucia. He joined in it for the first time a group of five musicians, called Paco de Lucia Sextet, which integrated the elements of an array of jazz to flamenco guitar. Jorge Pardo, Ruben Dantas and Carlos Benavent, in addition to second guitar of his brother Ramon de Algeciras and Pepe de Lucía's voice. Paco de Lucia with his sextet began on this record a new aesthetic that established a definite highlight for all the flamenco coming from that time.