|Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival|
Elio Villafranca & John Santos - live
Tigran Hamasyan, Francois Moutin, Louis Moutin - New Era - Blujazz records
|Elio Villafranca and Tigran Hamasayan, jazz pianists from Cuban and Armenian background respectively will be appearing at the Ottawa Jazz Festival June 27 and June 29. Not to be missed!
www.ottawajazzfestival.com for more information.
|Symphony No. 5 in c minor|
Gustav Mahler/Vienna Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein - Mahler, the People's Edition - Deutsche Grammophon
|Mahler's 5th symphony is often considered the beginning of his mature period of compositions. It is shocking in its extremely violent opening movements, contrasted so strikingly by the achingly beautiful and famous slow movement and the the cheerful and upbeat final. There doesn't seem to be anything that quite explains this sudden change of mood in the symphony.
Leonard Bernstein's live recording is one of the most emotional and dramatic readings of an already extremely emotional and dramatic symphony. Bernstein was buried with the score of the 5th lying across his chest.