Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Trio
French mélodies, German lieder, and other well-known forms of artsong whisk listeners away on emotional journeys on CANTILENA, a continent- and generation-spanning of works for solo voice and instrumental accompaniment performed by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Trio.
STILL LIFE: Collected Music for Cello & Guitar by Stephen Goss
The standard repertoire for cello and guitar is arguably small. The Patterson/Sutton Duo, a husband-and-wife ensemble, seemed to have followed the mantra of “Either there is a way, or we will make one” by commissioning Stephen Goss to write an entire album’s worth of cello/guitar music for them. The result is the newly-released STILL LIFE.
Jan Järvlepp’s CONCERTO 2000 presents a tonal concerto scored for orchestra – one might think Wagner or Mahler when listening. Except that Wagner and Mahler might not quite have agreed with the directness of his tonal language: for Järvlepp’s work unabashedly aspires to appeal on a popular level.