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This CD includes 17 de Seixas sonatas, of which 10 are in the single movement form favored by Scarlatti. There are nine sonatas with two movements and one sonata with three movements. The movements tend to be brief as compared to Soler's multi-movement sonatas. The multi-movement works usually include an allegro and dance movements such as a gigue or minuet. The sonatas are mostly short. They range in time on this CD from 1:15 for the sonata no 45 in G major to 9:37 for the single movement sonata no. 16 in c minor. The works do not follow Kastner's ordering on the CD. The CD opens with five single movement works, and the remainder of the disk includes multi-movement works interspersed with single movement compositions. The initial work in Kastner's ordering, a short, sprightly single movement sonata in C major appears late in the CD. Of the sonatas 12 are in the major key and 5 in the minor.
The Beacon Theatre in New York holds 2,700 people, and—much like fans claiming to have seen the final game of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field—there may already be 20,000 people who swear they were there for Sonny Rollins' 80th Birthday performance. At 80 years old, Rollins is still a damn good tenor saxophonist, and Roadshows Volume 2 captures terrific performances from three 2010 live dates, with a heavy emphasis on that birthday party and some A-list guests.
"Footsteps 2" is the second part of Chris de Burgh's album "Footsteps" that was released in 2008. As in the previous work, de Burgh performs cover versions and new songs composed by him. In this case, the Argentine-Irish singer songwriter plays 14 songs, such as two Beatles` classic hits, "Let it Be" and "Lady Madonna"; Steve Winwood's "While You See A Chance": "S.O.S", originally recorded by "ABBA"; "The Living Years", by "Mike and The Mechanics", and "In the Ghetto", a ballad that became a classic when it was performed by Elvis Presley; plus two bonus tracks on CD: Bob Dylan's "Catch the Wind" and Cat Stevens' "Moonshadow"…