In my copy’s booklet, there’s a translation botch by which the German “alle Stücke, die aus handschriftlichen Ausgaben musiziert werden, basieren auf direkten Konsultationen mit Wiesbaden MS, eingerichtet von Barbara Thornton” becomes “All pieces performed from diplomatic editions based on direct consultation with Wiesbaden Ms, prepared by Barbara Thornton”. How did “diplomacy” get involved with that, I don’t know. No, I take that back, I do know: it's probably "diplomatic" in the now rare sense of "related to diplomatics" (not diplomacy), which are "the science of deciphering old official documents, as charters, and of determining their authenticity, age, or the like".
These recordings were made in wartorn Berlin by one of the past century's greatest conductors, Wilhelm Furtwangler, who was one of very few international caliber artists who remained in Germany during WWII. Combine Furtwangler's passionate conducting with the sad context of war and you've got an utmost interesting and pertinent package.
Richard Barbieri is an English synthesizer player, keyboardist and composer. Originally with Japan (and their reunion as Rain Tree Crow), more recently he is known as the keyboard player in the band Porcupine Tree.
Second in the Variants series, this extended EP includes two new Richard Barbieri tracks as well as three recorded live at St Margarets Church of Antioch, Liverpool in September 2017. One of these live tracks "Antioch" was composed specially for the event and is previously unreleased in any form.