|Best known for her role in Damon Albarn’s Chinese rock-opera Monkey: Journey To The West, Ruhan creates a beautiful album that is both bold and innovative. Time To Grow combines Chinese musical concepts and elements with Western forms to produce a unique world music form.
The album superbly showcases Ruhan’s delightful tone and a wide vocal range. With ten tracks sung in Chinese and two featuring the English translation, this is a truly international project that binds talent from Sweden, China, Taiwan, Australia, US, UK and the Faroe Islands. The writers for this album include famous Swedish pianist Robert Wells, whilst the production mixing is led by well-known mixing engineer, Bernard Lohr (Mamma Mia, Celine Dion, Westlife, Il Divo).
|The folk music of the Celtic lands (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle Of Man, Cornwall, Brittany and Galicia) have long held influence over performers and composers across the world. This enchanting 14 track collection gathers together film themes that have utilised this mysterious and haunting music. Highlights include James Horner’s heart-wrenching themes to Braveheart and Titanic alongside Howard Shore’s towering achievements with The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy which landed him three Academy Awards. Also features the chilling lament of Women Of Ireland from Barry Lyndon contrasted by the joyous mass brawl put to music that is The Donnybrook from The Quiet Man.|
|One of the world’s greatest music ensembles, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, along with a 50 piece choir join together to bring a totally new approach to some of the greatest pop music ever written.
Prime Motown hits are given exhilarating new arrangements that deliver powerful, almost cinematic versions of these essential songs, all with a subtle twist.
I Hear A Symphony acts as an overture on an unique journey through hits that include I Heard It Through The Grapevine,Three Times A Lady and What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted.
This classic cocktail of symphonic melodies is shaken, stirred and poured liberally over 14 songs that re-imagine the music that defined a generation and continues to do so.
Recorded at Britain’s legendary recording studio, Abbey Road, home of The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush and many more.
|Wales is known by the phrase “The Land Of Song”, a fact underlined by the international success of artists of the calibre of Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey and Charlotte Church.Choirs are the base of this rich heritage and The Blaenavon Male Voice Choir were formed close to a century ago in 1910.
With member ranging in age from 15 to 80, the choir have enjoyed success in major competitions throughout the UK and successful tours of America, France, Norway and Hungary.
This rich collection of songs highlights both the traditional and modern and underlines their supreme vocal skills.
||Composed in 1791, The Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626) was Mozart’s last composition and is one of his most powerful and recognized works. Over the past two centuries, the circumstances surrounding the creation of Mozart’s Requiem have entered popular mythology and have given rise to romantic exaggerations and wild speculation.In 1984, Saul Zaentz, Peter Shaffer and Milos Forman collaborated on Amadeus, the Oscar winning film based on Alexander Pushkin’s play Mozart and Salieri. Singularly responsible for reinforcing popular myths surrounding Mozart’s Requiem, the film heavily relies on music from the Requiem. The score has since embedded itself in popular psyche, the original soundtrack proving one of the most popular recordings of classical music ever, with music from the Requiem being used since in many films – X-Men 2, The Big Lebowski, Intolerable Cruelty, Elizabeth, Eyes Wide Shut, Primal Fear, Revolver, Highlander II: The Quickening amongst many others.This new production was recorded in Prague, the city of Mozart’s greatest commercial success Don Giovanni. Performed by Mozart and Baroque music specialists The Praga Sinfonietta and the Vox Pragae Choir under the expert direction of Miriam Nemcova, the sound achieved is seductive, warm and lush, but with dark and edgy undertones, perfectly ‘in tune’ with music, myth, and Mozart himself.|
|PERFORMED BY THE ACCLAIMED CITY OF PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRAFEATURING THE 120 VOICE CROUCH END FESTIVAL CHORUS
AMERICAN BILLBOARD CLASSICAL/CROSSOVER CHART HIT
CONCERTS OF THE SYMPHONIC JARRE PLANNED THROUGHOUT EUROPE
FEATURING ALL JEAN-MICHEL’s MAJOR COMPOSITONS including
|The music is performed by the group Hortus Musicus, which literally translates as “music garden”
They gave their first concert in Estonia in 1972, making them the oldest continuously working ensemble specialising in early music, in Eastern Europe
Apart from their superb voices this release also features many period instruments
|From humble beginnings in Russia during the first decade of Stalin’s rule to enviable international acclaim that has followed them beyond the fall of the Iron Curtain and the Soviet Union, The Red Army Choir is arguably the world’s leading and most visual choral/dance ensemble.
Despite the unstoppable march of time and the fall of the old-style Soviet bloc, The Alexandrov Red Army Choir has survived intact. Now directed by Leonid Malev, many imitation Red Army choral troupes exist today but only the original Alexandrov Red Army Choir embodies the rich history and undiminished spirit of the Russian Red Army. This remarkable live concert performance from Paris in 2003 captures the verve, the power and the traditional musical excellence of Russia’s most famous chorus at their very best.
|FEATURING THE STUNNING RECORDING of NESSUN DORMA AS HEARD IN THE HIT MOVIE BEND IT LIKE BECKHAMNessun Dorma • Funiculi, Funicula • O Sole Mio • Maria, Mari Santa Lucia • La Danza • Che Gelida Manina • Granada • Amapola Panis Angelicus • Ave Maria • Be My Love • Caruso • Amazing Grace
The Philharmonia Orchestra and the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Robin Stapleton
“He is that rare thing, a genuinely exciting, charismatic singer!” (Classic CD)