When it comes to piano concertos, no two composers wrote more compatible concertos than Grieg and Schumann. Both are in A minor, both are in three movements, and both are ecstatically lyric, tenderly romantic, and amazingly virtuosic. And both fit very comfortably together as a recorded double bill, a coupling that has attracted some of the greatest pianists of the postwar years: Claudio Arrau with Colin Davis and the Boston Symphony, Leon Fleisher with George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra, Walter Gieseking with Wilhelm Furtwängler and the Berlin Philharmonic, Sviatoslav Richter with Lovro von Matacic and the Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra, and this recording by Stephen Kovacevich with Colin Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Following a single release that failed to generate interest, the debut album by the Iveys was all but cancelled. It limped into several European territories and collected dust. Undeterred, the band switched out a member and changed its name to Badfinger and went back into the studio. Seven of the songs on this album found their way onto the Badfinger debut, “Magic Christian Music,” released at the end of 1969. This is the remastered album issued in 1992 by Capitol Records in the U.S. with complete booklet scans at 600 d.p.i. Includes four bonus tracks. CDP 7 98692 2
Putting out two superb albums with modern Italian band Ad Maiora -"Ad Maiora!" in 2014 and "Repetita Iuvant" two years later - wasn't enough for keyboardist Sergio Caleca, he also spends his time with a solo project that goes by the name of Haberlard2, with his latest work, "Maybe", proving to be a joy for symphonic and eclectic prog music fans, and it's one of the most diverse and colourful progressive music albums of 2017, Italian or otherwise. Predominantly instrumental but finding time for some charming English rock/pop vocal pieces to slot in as well, multi-instrumentalist Sergio has not only enlisted the help of his Ad Maiora bandmates to help flesh out the disc and give it a more full, rich sound…
YES are the most successful and longest lived of all the progressive rock bands that appeared in the late sixties / early seventies, still releasing albums and playing to packed houses nearly forty years from their formation. This 5CD box set includes their three most recent studio albums: "Open Your Eyes", "The Ladder" and "Magnification" plus their 1994 album "Talk". The fifth CD sees the first ever release of highlights from their live concert at Montreux in 2003.