Après avoir passé 23 ans chez les Témoins de Jéhovah, l'auteur nous livre un témoignage bouleversant, cruel de vérité et de réalisme, sur son quotidien au sein de cette communauté. Pourquoi devient-on Témoin de Jéhovah Qui sont-ils exactement Comment agissent-ils Avec Michèle Bastin, nous entrons dans cet univers inconnu et terrifiant fait de préceptes et d'interdits. …
Pierre Boulez has been an exclusive artist with Deutsche Grammophon for over 20 years; his recording legacy with the label is immense. DG celebrate his 90th birthday with a 44-CD box set of his complete DG 20th century music recordings – an aspect of his work that lies at the heart of his achievement. ”The aim of music is not to express feelings but to express music. It is not a vessel into which the composer distills his soul drop by drop, but a labyrinth with no beginning and no end, full of new paths to discover, where mystery remains eternal.” – Pierre Boulez
Josephine Arthur is a West London-based Jazz singer. She started in musical theatre twelve years ago and fell in love with all the old tunes from the 1950's. Her main influences are Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Nina Simone, and she is continually inspired by modern singers. Her voice is warm and sweet and has been described as "like bathing in chocolate". She sings a mixture of jazz and modern standards, with swing, latin and funk rhythms. Jo performs regularly as part of a duo or with a trio.
Alban Berg (1885 - 1935), along with Schoenberg and Webern, is considered as one of the pioneers of avant-garde movement that gave license to the hardcore advocates of serialism and the 12-tone chromaticism to rock around the house with their eclectic vibes that still reverberates to this day. So, with no further ado, I'm proud to present the daddy-o of the modern music.peachfuzz
Volume 2 of EMI's comprehensive Herbert von Karajan centenary edition gathers virtually all of the conductor's operatic and vocal output for the label in one place, taking up 71 CDs (Disc 72 contains complete librettos in the form of PDF files). I use the word "virtually" because the package omits four posthumously issued archival items taped live during the 1957-60 Salzburg Festivals (Beethoven's Missa solemnis, Brahms' German Requiem, Bruckner's Te Deum, and Verdi's Requiem). Otherwise, it's all here.
..Of great voices the present recording can offer at least one. Marilyn Horne, even at this date (1976), was no longer singing with the firmness of earlier years, as is clear if this performance of "Ah, mon fils" and the Prison scene is compared with that included in her magnificent first LP recitals. Even so, much of the richness remains and the majestic virtuosity is unimpaired… The Royal Philharmonic under Henry Lewis play well, colourful orchestration being among the score's most attractive features… –Gramophone
Excellent value box containing all of Berg's major works. The best performance is maybe Abbado's of Wozzeck. This is a live recording and sounds like it;very exciting orchestral playing that sometimes almost drowns out the voices . I dont think this is a problem as it kind of fits with opera's theme of helpless people up against forces they cant control etc. The Boulez recording of Lulu is also very good but here the lack of libretto in the package is a bit annoying as the opera has a very elaborate plot and the synopsis provided isnt really detailed enough to follow what's going on.
Violent Silence (2003). Swedish act Violent Silence was formed back in 1999 in Uppsala and the first line-up included Bruno Edling on vocals, Hannes Ljunghall on keyboards, Phillip Bastin on bass and Johan Hedman on drums. So no guitars at all for Violent Silence, as the band moved on to the recordings of their self-titled debut for Record Heaven, eventually released in 2003. Very modern-sounding and fresh approach, which is quite satisfying, walking on the lines between Heavy Prog, Fusion and Electronic/Experimental Rock. One would expect the arrangements to be led by the keyboards of Ljunghall, but this is partly true. Bassist Phillip Bastin offers series of pounding, groovy and also complicated, heavy bass lines, really high in the mix and his performance is really convincing. The keyboards of course remain the leading instrument. The album is filled with electronic loops, jazzy passages and light pianos, which give a very Fusion-like feeling to the work…