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Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tonu Kalijuste: Arvo Part: Symphony No. 4

Read "Arvo Part: Symphony No. 4" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

It is entirely too easy to look at the past and wonder where the greatness is today. In 1734 George Frideric Handel was composing operas at London's Covent Garden. Domenico Scarlatti was in Madrid, serving as music master to Princess Maria Barbara, for whom he composed many of his 555 keyboard sonatas. Johann Sebastian Bach was toiling away in Leipzig as Cantor at Thomasschule and Kapellmeister at Thomaskirche, composing his Mass in B minor. Does musical firepower like this exist ...


Flor de lis

The Rita Payés & Joan Chamorro Group perform Djavan's "Flor de lis" at the Jamboree Jazz Club in Barcelona in June 2016. Rita Payés: trombone and voice; Joan Chamorro: double bass; Andrea Motis: voice; Ignasi Terrace: piano; Josep Traver: guitar; Esteve Pi: drums.

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