Excavated is a death metal band from Liège in the purest tradition of the 90's. Formed in 1997, it gathers any fan of metal from oldschool to newschool. Band with diverse influences and varied atmospheres, Excavated do not hesitate to embellish their tracks with black/death and thrash riffs, combining melodic and brutal parts.
The concertina rarely features in classical music outside the work of Astor Piazzolla or Pauline Oliveiros, and its use alongside strings in these four pieces is indicative of the Korean composer Isang Yun's (1917-1995) fondness for unusual instrumental combinations. The Taoist principles behind his work are perhaps most evident in the rising figures representing the shift from darkness to light in Duo, or the contrast between the high, bird-like violins and the vibrant chord-clusters of Stefan Hussong's accordion in Concertino.
Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Handel's death with this impressive box set. 30-CD box set of the composer's most celebrated works–including the Royal Fireworks and Water Music, The Messiah, concerti grossi and much more! Featuring conductors Sir Neville Marriner, Christopher Hogwood, Trevor Pinnock, Mark Minkowski and others. Performances by the Gabrielli Players, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, English Baroque Soloists and others.
George Frederick Handel (1685-1759), one of the preeminent Baroque composers, was born in Germany, educated in Italy, and spent most of his career in England, making him one of the first genuinely cosmopolitan composers noted, for the elegance, sophistication, and tunefulness of his music. He established his reputation in London as a composer of Italian opera, but after public taste shifted in the 1730s, he turned to English oratorios, the most famous of which is Messiah. Other popular works include Water Music, Royal Fireworks Music, the operas Giulio Cesare and Serse, and the oratorios Israel in Egypt and Judas Maccabeus.
Georg Friedrich Händel: "Concertos for the Harpsichord" (Vol. 1) All of them are known, Georg Friedrich Händel’s "Orgelkonzerte”. Unknown by the most is, that beside his "Orgelkonzerte” he also composed pieces for cembalo only. The vianese cembalo player Wolfgang Glüxam and the ensemble "Gradus ad Parnassum Wien” under Hiro Kurosaki perform these cembalo concerts for the first time. In addition this CD also contains two popular works from Händel.
Lord Kinnoul said after hearing one of Händel’s: "Mister Händel, I would have been sad if I would have entertained the crowd, I wanted to improve you”.