Beautiful Amelia dream about a tender and sensual love with the engineer, Rolando. Because her husband Carlo, the owner of a small hotel, very rough with her. Besides, Carlo had his eye on the young Marilinda. Amelia cannot cope with the deepest feelings. Forgetting everything, she threw herself into the sea of love.
During the 1920's, Carlo runs a country inn with his grandson Gianni. Carlo is a violent and insensitive man, and his wife Amelia dreams of being loved by Rolando, one of the inn's quest. On the other hand, Gianni is still young and without experience, and secretly spies his grandfather's sexual advances. Everything changes with the arrival of the provoking and incredibly attractive Marilena, a distant cousin of Gianni…
This is the second release collecting Orb tracks recorded for John Peel's programme on BBC Radio 1. The first was released in 1991 on the same label. Recorded at the BBC studios, Maida Vale, London. Tracks 1 and 2 recorded 12 May 1992. Tracks 3 and 4 recorded 14 February 1995.
Samulnori is a traditional Korean folk percussion ensemble who utilizes for percussion instruments: kkaengguari, ching, changgo, and buk. Renowned changgo player Kim Duk Soo with Samulnori has put together a stunning collection of world talents who fuse traditional Korean forms with other genres that span the globe – most notably jazz and funk. The results are impressive. All of the pieces on this release maintain some facets of traditional Korean music that are unique to that culture, be it the pansori singing style on "Rabbit Stori" or the shanawi improvisational technique on "Shinawi".
SCHUBERT: SONGS WITHOUT WORDS is an elegant recital by pianist Daria Hovora and cellist Mischa Maisky that allows us to hear Schubert songs, beautifully rich as they are with the texts as sung by many of our finest singers, here solely for the instrumental line. Somehow the interplay between melody and accompaniment (always an equal partnership in Schubert's hands) is heightened by this experience. Not that the entire album is appropriated by the cello standing in for a vocalist: the opening work is "Sonata for Arpeggione and Klavier" and is one of the highlights of the CD. But just listen to the performances of 'Standchen', 'An die Musik' and 'Du bist die Ruhe' and hear the extraordinary marriage between the piano and cello, singing as beautifully as any other version. This is one of those CDs that bears keeping out for multiple listenings in the late evening.