Namgar: Nayan Navaa

2021-07-13T07:26:58-05:00July 2nd, 2021|Blog|

Namgar: Nayan Navaa Namgar Lhasaranova's voice is as immense as her Siberian homeland. Praised as a "Mongolian Bjork", she and her group, Namgar, fuse traditional Buryat and Mongolian music with elements of pop, jazz, folk, ambient soundscapes and art-rock. Lhasaranova's impressive vocal range can go from playful and childlike [...]

Andreas Ihlebæk

2020-08-27T13:58:08-05:00August 20th, 2020|Blog|

An Interview with Andreas Ihlebæk Pianist and composer Andreas Ihlebæk was born in Oslo, Norway, and grew up in Hamburg, Germany and San Francisco, California. His unique blend of soul and Norwegian folk music is the sound that have shaped him over the years. Andreas Ihlebæk is the rising star in [...]

Bent Sørensen and Leif Ove Andsnes

2020-06-09T11:06:40-05:00May 28th, 2020|Blog|

An Interview with Bent Sørensen and Leif Ove Andsnes The latest Dacapo Records release from Bent Sørensen. Bent Sørensen has gained international recognition for his distinctive compositions. His latest release on Dacapo Records draws inspiration from everything around him, allowing the music to thrive on the mystical atmospheres in [...]

Gloriae Dei Cantores: Arvo Pärt

2020-05-29T09:17:29-05:00April 7th, 2020|Blog|

Gloriae Dei Cantores: Arvo Pärt Gloriæ Dei Cantores (Singers to the Glory of God) holds a passionate dedication to illuminate truth and beauty through choral artistry. Founded in 1988, Gloriæ Dei Cantores is based in Orleans, MA, under the direction of Richard K. Pugsley. Known for his musical sensitivity and performance authenticity, Richard K. Pugsley [...]

Peter Breiner: Beatles Go Baroque

2019-11-06T14:50:31-05:00November 5th, 2019|Blog|

Peter Breiner: Beatles Go Baroque The Beatles are frequently cited as one of the most influential bands in history. While their legacy is most apparent in the development of pop and rock music, The Beatles influenced nearly every aspect of the musical universe, including classical music.   Peter Breiner, one of the world’s most recorded classical [...]

March 2019 Staff Picks

2019-03-01T12:25:46-05:00March 1st, 2019|Blog|

March 2019 Staff Picks Check out these albums and playlists we’ve been listening this month! Each featured release has been handpicked by our staff along with a brief quote. Want to listen to the featured release? Simply click “Listen Now” in each review section. Happy listening! [...]

5 Questions With Blossom Street Choir

2019-02-25T17:03:26-05:00February 21st, 2019|Blog|

5 Questions with Blossom Street Choir Blossom Street is a versatile, vibrant chamber choir comprising some of the UK’s best young singers, performing regularly on TV and radio as well as on the concert stage. Directed by Hilary Campbell, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, the group was formed [...]

Musical Q&A with Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin

2019-02-22T10:51:39-05:00February 19th, 2019|Blog|

Musical Q&A with Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin Crowned on September 10th, 2018, Nia Franklin was awarded the title Miss America 2019. She persevered through a rigorous competition cycle and impressed audiences all over the world with her rendition of "Quando m'em Vo" from Puccini's La Boheme. Franklin's musical prowess doesn't come as a surprise: she [...]

5 Questions with ORBI

2019-02-05T15:11:03-05:00February 4th, 2019|Blog|

5 Questions with ORBI The Oscillating Revenge of the Background Instruments (abbreviated 'ORBI') was formed with a unique mission: to rebel against the notion that bassoon, bass, drums, and Hammond organ are 'background' instruments. This is described with greater detail in the opening of the liner notes: "I'm writing [...]

New Year, New Staff Picks!

2019-02-01T14:10:30-05:00February 1st, 2019|Blog|

New Year, New Staff Picks: February 2019 We're kicking off the new year with our first staff picks edition of 2019, featuring albums and playlists we've been listening to so far this year. Each featured release has been handpicked by our staff along with a brief quote. Want to listen to [...]