Gregor Theelen was born in a family of musicians. He studied at the Music College ofHilversum, Holland; he worked with several well-known artists, he composed, arranged, wrote musicals as well as pieces for string quartets and film music. He is a recording engineer, he teaches and writes for piano. He makes movies and produces for theatre. And, by the way, he plays the piano, the accordion and the guitar.
This recording is the fourth and final disc in Stephen Coombs's edition of all Glazunov's music for solo piano. The main work featured is the Sonata No 2: it is formidably challenging. The first movement is passionate, with lush harmonies and polyphonic interest. The Scherzo second movement is the most technically demanding and has been described by Leslie Howard as 'a treacherous study in double notes …….
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Wynton Marsalis' acclaimed Marsalis On Music series available as a 4 DVD boxed set. Wynton Marsalis is a strong and respected voice in music education. A 16-time Grammy Award winner, Mr. Marsalis is universally recognized as the world's leading jazz and classical trumpeter. This DVD format includes full chaptering, allowing for quick and accurate use in a classroom environment. A detailed series chapter summary booklet is included, with a DVD-ROM function that allows the booklet to be re-printed as needed. The DVD's are close-captioned for the hearing challenged. Featured performers include The Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, which is made up of high achieving student musicians from across America, the famed conductor Seiji Ozawa and master cellist Yo Yo Ma.
The Orange Mountain Music release "Music 4 Hands" is a collection of new recordings on dual pianos performed by Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa. The compositions are "Six Scenes from Les Enfants Terribles" for two pianos based on the original opera by Philip Glass as well as a Steve Reich’s "Piano Phase". "Music 4 Hands" debuts these new arrangements by Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa.
Henri Seroka, born in Brussels and from Polish origin, started his musical career at a very early age. He is not only a very known composer but sings just as eassily in quite a lot of different languages. He composed various songs for children, like the world gamous theme for the "Smurfs"-cartoon. Seroka is a multi-talented composer. He composed musical themes for advertising campaigns and music for films and TV-productions. Ralph Benatar was in born in Lubumbashi, Zaire. He studied piano at the Royal Music Academy in Brussels. His musical career started with composing and arranging for various rock groups. He wrote the original music for the "Spirou & Fantasio"-cartoon (Robbedoes) and arranges film music for Henri Seroka. In the eighties Ralph Benatar was based in Los Angeles where he produced albums for well-known artists, such as Billy Preston, De Barge and Viktor Laszlo.