Brahms’s two sonatas for clarinet and piano, Op 120, composed in 1894, were followed only by the four Serious Songs and a set of organ chorale preludes (some of which may have been written at earlier times). His farewell to chamber music was also his farewell gift to the clarinet. The two works recorded here were preceded by the Clarinet Trio in A minor (Op 114) and the great Clarinet Quintet in B minor (Op 115), and all four masterpieces were inspired by the playing of Richard Mühlfeld, principal clarinettist of the Meiningen Orchestra.
2016 four CD set. Cooking Vinyl 1986 - 2016 brings together 70 of the finest tunes so far released by the Cooking Vinyl label including tracks by Oysterband, Cowboy Junkies, Tom Robinson, Bhundu Boys, Jackie Leven, Billy Bragg, The Wedding Present, Ani Difranco, Bert Jansch, The Church, Hayseed Dixie, American Music Club, Frank Black, Madness, Gary Numan, Amanda Palmer, Suzanne Vega, The Orb, Alison Moyet and many others.
Evolución is the name of a Chilean Progressive rock band. Although founded and active since the Eighties, keyboards player Pedro Muñoz' group had to wait for more than twenty years before its works were eventually published, thanks to the good care of the Musea and Mylodon labels. "La Era De Piscis" is thus a collection of pieces recorded between 1982 and 1986. As for the music, it is halfway between the Progressive rock of Camel ("Music Inspired By The Snow Goose" period) and Eighties-like fusion jazz-rock, the whole with an innate melodic sense. The quality of the whole album is simply so remarkable that you finally wonder why such music was never officially released earlier!