Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko is the latest in a group of young performers championed by the revived Sony Classical label. She's got personality to spare, and, from the looks of the pictures, charisma, too. Arabesque seems to be an album designed to showcase her suitability for a wide variety of roles; the program runs from Mozart forward through the 19th century and includes the Italian, French, and German languages (not that you get any of the texts in the CD booklet).
May 17th sees Erik Satie's 150th anniversary and ECHO-Klassik Award winning pianist Olga Scheps presents the only new studio recording of his most beautiful piano solo works for the Satie celebrations 2016. Erik Satie is among the most popular composers worldwide, his most famous piano pieces such as „Gymnopédie No. 1” or “Je te veux” are instantly recognisable, having be used constantly in motion picture soundtracks and TV ads. As a special Bonus Olga Scheps recorded “Gentle Threat” by Chilly Gonzales, whom she frequently works together with on stage. Olga Scheps was born in Moscow in 1986, the daughter of two pianists, and discovered the instrument for herself at the age of four. She began studying the piano more intensively after her family moved to Germany in 1992. At an early age she had already developed her own unique style of keyboard playing, which combines intense emotiveness and powerful expressivity with extraordinary pianistic technique.
My verdict is: I, Olga Hepnarová, the victim of your bestiality, sentence you to death penalty. Those were famous words of 22-year-old mass murder Olga Hepnarová, who in 1973 drove a truck into a group of innocent people in Prague.
Morales released the self-titled Michael Morales in 1989. That CD garnered MTV airplay and landed three hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including "Who Do You Give Your Love To?", (peaked #15 Billboard Hot 100). If you like po/rock, Rick Springfield, hint of Def Leppard, and feel good music, you will be satisfied.
Six years since their last critically acclaimed release, Para Gloria, Sisters Morales are back with their newest cross-over offering Talking to the River. Produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, Talking to the River is Sisters Morales' most musical outing ever, blending textures and tones with sounds that influenced Lisa and Roberta Morales as they grew up in Tucson, Arizona. Often referred to as 'The Female Los Lobos', Talking to the River features a variety of sounds and textures. Throughout the album you will hear the influences of rock, country, blues, folk, and of course, Latin. World Goes Round is a nod to Neil Young. Watcha Gonna Do About It tips their hat to The Beatles and La Mucura is a straight up traditional Mexican rocker. Sisters Morales have been touring the country for nearly two decades with three additional releases to their credit.