Die Zauberflote, Mozart's last opera, performed on this disc by the Metropolitan Opera under the direction of James Levine.
The cast features such stars as Kathleen Battle (Pamina), Fancisco Araiza (Tamino), Manfred Hemm (Papageno), Kurt Moll (Sarasto), and Luciana Serra as the Queen of the Night. Brian Large, who has vast experience with opera, directs this major work. By R. Nicholson
Léo Ferré (1916-1993) was a French-born Monégasque poet and composer, and a dynamic and controversial live performer, whose career in France dominated the years after the Second World War until his death. He released some forty albums over this period, composing the music and the majority of the lyrics. He released many hit singles, particularly between 1960 and the mid-seventies. Some of his songs have become classics of the French chanson.
Phil Carmen (born Herbert Hofmann, February 14, 1953 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Swiss musician and producer of Canadian heritage. Carmen grew up in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and in Lucerne, Switzerland. In Lucerne, he went to the Conservatory, but later studied bookkeeping. In 1975, he decided to turn to music. With bassist Mike Thompson (born Marcel Galuzzi), he founded the duo Carmen & Thompson, playing especially country music.
L'autore, tossicologo, spiega in queste pagine l'universo droga: le caratteristiche delle varie sostanze, i danni derivati dall'uso o dall'abuso, le terapie, i problemi umani e legali, il dramma dell'AIDS. Il volume intende porsi come strumento utile ai giovani, alle famiglie, agli educatori, agli insegnanti, ai medici, a quanti insomma desiderano prendere coscienza della scottante attualità di un fenomeno che sta sconvolgendo la società di oggi.
The Swedish heavy metal band Tad Morose was originally formed in 1991, and although numerous members have passed through their ranks over the years, the only constant member has been founding guitarist Christer "Krunt" Andersson. Starting off as a vocal/guitar/bass/drum quartet, the band added a keyboardist to the lineup by 1993, the same year Tad Morose recorded their first demo tape (inking a recording deal with Black Mark Production shortly thereafter). Black Mark released the “Reflections” album, which is a compilation album of TAD MOROSE songs previously released by Black Mark.
Hemisphere was a duo of Ralf Knappe-Heinbockel and Thorsten Reinhart. Together they created great Ambient/rhythmic/melodic music with some sequences from time to time and a psychedelic twist. After Ralfs' sudden death in January, 2005, Hemisphere ceased to exist.
Liquid Mirror (1991) [Reissue 1999]. In 1991, Hemisphere was still a solo-project by Ralf Knappe-Heinbockel. "Liquid Mirror" is the 1st album of Hemisphere, which originally came out years ago on the Musique Intemporelle Label. This version is sold out for a long time, and hardly sought after by many collectors of nice electronic music…