NEW RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS
Ezra Furman's "spiritually queer" Twelve Nudes is a. punk record that is both incendiary and inspiring. Across the album, Furman channels pent-up energy, distinguished by sharp, lacerating observations, confessions and proclamations. The result is less stereotypical punk and more raw, raucous rock 'n' roll. Modern Nature is the new project from Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting, Mazes) and Will Young (BEAK>, Moon Gangs). On their debut recording, How to Live, urban and rural intertwine. Throughout this continuous work, where no song ever really seems to end, there’s a feeling of constant forward motion. Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn's legendary performance at the 1985 WOMAD Festival transcended barriers and stunned the crowd. Unheard for over three decades, the original analogue tapes of Nusrat’s remarkable concert have now been carefully restored and digitized. Nusrat's 1996 masterpiece Night Song is also available once more as a limited-edition LP. Classically trained jazz violinist Mathias Lévy is a serious student of the music of jazz master Stephane Grappelli. His new release Unis Vers features Lévy playing the violin owned by Grappelli himself.
Recorded in 2018 at the Salzburg Festival, William Christie's new release of Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea features an exceptional cast of soloists and captures Monteverdi's unique sound world perfectly. Libertà presents a collection of concert arias, sketches, and exercises by Mozart organized by Raphaël Pichon and Pygmalion into an imaginary dramma giocoso in three scenes. Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien give matchless accounts of Brahms's three Violin Sonatas. Likely written by the young composer to demonstrate his own brilliance and technique as a performer, Bach's Toccatas provide the perfect showcase for the interpretative flair of Mahan Esfahani. The Jupiter Project is an intriguing recreation of how Mozart's large-scale orchestral works might have been heard in Georgian Britain. New from Canary, pianist Orli Shaham performs Mozart's Piano Concertos Nos.17 and 24 alongside her husband David Robertson leading the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Orange Mountain Music proudly presents the premiere recording of Violet Fire - An Opera About Nikola Tesla by composer Jon Gibson and librettist Miriam Seidel.