The Classicaliszt
Classical

THE CLASSICALISZT – Show #07″ Jean Sibelius Special” (Hosted by ASMA)

Jean Sibelius’ oeuvre was inspired by the same Finnish mountains where he ended his brilliant career. An exuberant creative genius in his youth he seemed to harden with age and was never able to escape the symphonic curse. He left behind a robust body of work but we chose to …

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The Classicaliszt
Classical

THE CLASSICALISZT – Show #06 “Erik Satie Special” (Hosted by ASMA)

From his singular composition titles and annotations to his incredibly unique style, Erik Satie has captivated the heart and gripped souls of all who discover his oeuvre. Yet there is much more to his work than the timeless piano pieces; who themselves have a large interpretative spectrum. Satie seemed to …

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The Classicaliszt
Classical

THE CLASSICALISZT – Show #05 Harp Special (Hosted by ASMA)

The Harp has gone through many historical transformation but its sound has always been synonymous with heavenly vibrations, outlandish dexterity and sweeping softness. Many composers have used it as an ornament but when it is truly at the center of a piece the posibilities are endless. From ancient compositions to …

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Classical

THE CLASSICALISZT – Show #04 “An Ode To Andres Segovia” (Hosted by ASMA)

Sometimes mastery is embodied by a defining figure, an artist that is emblematic of the instrument itself. In terms of classical guitar, spaniard Andres Segovia is atop the pantheon. From his tone to his innovative techniques and countless transcriptions he set the foundation for modern classical guitar playing. For example, …

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The Classicaliszt
Classical

THE CLASSICALISZT – Show #03 “Sleep” (Hosted by ASMA)

For this episode we are going to the relaxing realm with a show dedicated to soothing classical sounds. A 33 minute escapade into the great composers’ most calming repertoires. From Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony (used in a Simpsons episode) to the dreamy sounds of Saint-Saens and Satie, this episode will help …

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The Classicaliszt
Classical

THE CLASSICALISZT – Show #02 “The Legacy Of Pablo Casals” (Hosted by ASMA)

For our second instalment we will be exploring the life, times and music of legendary cellist Pablo Casals. Apart from being one of the first and finest cello interpreters in the world, Casals brought Bach’s Suite for Solo Cello back to life; inspiring a generation of musicians. This show will …

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Classical Electronic Soul

Exclusive Premiere: Kwalia “Pulse”

Jordan Rakei and Richard Melkonian have teamed up to release their debut EP “Pursuit” under the name Kwalia. A combination of effected string compositions and soulful vocals flow effortlessly alongside one-another feeling as though the music was incepted naturally and without too many roadblocks along the way. The forthcoming EP …

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Classical

THE CLASSICALISZT – Show #01 (Hosted by ASMA)

The Classicaliszt is meant to be a guide to Classical music for the casual listener. Using my passion for the genre pressed on vinyl, I hope to share some knowledge and to introduce some incredible compositions to your musical rotation! When I was younger I sang professionally in a choir, …

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Future Classics
Classical Hip-Hop

Sly5thAve “The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre” (Tru Thoughts)

via TT: Multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and producer Sly5thAve releases one of his most accomplished works to date: ‘The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre’. This recording is the result of a concert assembled by Sly5thAve aka Sylvester Onyejiaka, Eric Coleman (Mochilla) and Kentyah Fraser – who brought in Playing …

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Classical

Exclusive Premiere: Ross Blake “Golden Spherics” (Horse Arm Records)

Fearlessly charting a journey into a world of mystery, Ross Blake’s delirious original soundtrack to Pretty en Rose conjures up the glamorous milieu of its parent film, yet goes beyond to inhabit its own peculiar and poetic realm of the imagination. Pretty en Rose was directed by underground auteur Angélique …

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Forgotten Treasures
Ambient Classical Electronic

Jun Fukamachi “Nicole (86 Spring And Summer Collection – Instrumental Images)” (1968, WRWTFWW)

via Bandcamp: WRWTFWW Records is very proud to announce the release of Jun Fukamachi’s highly coveted “Nicole (86 Spring And Summer Collection – Instrumental Images)” album, originally recorded in 1986 for celebrated fashion designer Mitsuhiro Matsuda’s “Nicole” clothing brand and never officially available before. Only ever distributed as a limited …

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Forgotten Treasures
Classical

Księżyc “Księżyc” (1996, Penultimate Press)

via PP: 2017 repress of the classic 1996 debut recording by Polish outfit Księżyc (Moon). Księżyc features Agata Harz (vocals), Katarzyna Smoluk (vocals, piano), Robert Niziński (wind instruments, keyboards), Lechosław Polak (accordion, keyboards, synthesizers) and Remigiusz Mazur-Hanaj (lyrics, tapes). The spirit of Księżyc engages ancient and contemporary musical forms to …

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