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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Exclusive Preview
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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The Classicaliszt
Classical

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 Classicaliszt
Classical

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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The Classicaliszt
Classical

Classical Piano Vinyl-only mix by Patrick Amory

Solo piano is the ultimate transcedant meeting of art & performance,the most intimate stroke of a key can move listeners in a way almost no other instrument manages to. For the past 2 years, NYC’s Patrick Amory classical vinyl enthusiast and trained pianist (as well as Manager of rock label …

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The Classicaliszt
Classical Hip-Hop

Symphony Orchestra meets Hip-Hop Classics!

Many attempts at “mashing up” Hip-Hop and classical music have failed miserably, but Polish composer/beatmaker Radzimir “JIMEK” Dębski has pulled it off masterfully. Much like Californian composer and Dilla disciple Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s Suites for Ma Dukes, classical hip-hop covers work best when the composer is both a certified orchestrator and …

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The Classicaliszt
Classical

Top 10 Vocal Selections from 2015 Montreal International Music Competition

I had the privilege to take part in the 2015 Montreal International Music Competition as a phantom jury for the CBC. Being as this year was the vocal competition, I was immediately taken back to my days as a choir signer and operatic performer. We have touched upon the voice …

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The Classicaliszt
Classical

Vocal Perfection and Eternal Glory: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau & Maria Callas

The human voice is a formidable instrument. It’s astounding to think of the required combination of physical prowess, emotional intelligence to properly interpret a passage and skill and culture that allows a performer to enunciate repertoire in many languages effortlessly and truly master this musical tool. Those that made to …

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The Classicaliszt
Classical

THE CLASSICALISZT – An Introduction

Classical is an ambitious genre to tackle. From gregorian monk choirs singing in caverns to contemporary music recitals in museums, the spectrum is enormous. The sheer number of pieces for any composer is astounding. The size of the orchestra, the endless and subtle variations by conductors and musicians can seem …

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