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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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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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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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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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Future Classics
Classical Electronic Jazz

Future Classic: MAST “Love and War_”

via Alpha Pup: Alpha Pup Records announces the release of MAST’s second full length album Love and War_. “Love and War_” is a highly conceptual and deeply personal new work based on jazz trained multi-instrumentalist MAST aka Tim Conley‘s eventful love life over the last 2 years. Set up as …

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Top Ten of OSM Season 2015-16 (Picks by The Classicaliszt)

You’ve always wanted to go and see a classical recital “one day”. Everytime you walk by the gorgeous Maison Symphonique at the Place des Arts you marvel at the architecture and wonder what the acoustics inside the amazing concert hall you’ve seen on TV actually sound like. Well wonder no …

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The Afiara Quartet : Setting trends, not following them

The “vinyl comeback” that has received almost excessive amounts of media coverage, does not seem to have affected the classical music industry as heavily. Only a handful of new releases have been pressed to vinyl and reissues seem to trickle out at a snail’s pace. Thankfully, Toronto string ensemble the …

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