Emanuele Torrente has a musical mind, at least that's the way he likes describe it. The Italian born classical guitarist has very definite ideas where about where music is going and where he feels it should be going. An accomplished musician as well as composer and musical theorist, Maestro Torrente has a new album Musical Mind, which you can download from his site. Classicalite caught up with him to talk about the album and music in general.
Seemingly out of left field, German deep house heavyweight, Henrik Schwarz, has unveiled a new album comprised of classical compositions. The latest project, thus, is entitled 'Instruments.'
Delicate Steve, created by New Jersey-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Marion, has announced a North American tour and the release of their first live album, 'Live in Las Vegas.' On March 3, Delicate Steve released 'Live in Las Vegas' as a “pay what you will” download from the group's Bandcamp page. Since the album has been released, the band will embark on an extensive North American tour, which is set to begin in Philadelphia.
Sometimes, though, we have the honor of being able to debut music by true legends in-the-making--someone of ever-increasing like pianist Simone Dinnerstein, that is. We'll get into specifics after the jump, but for right now...C-LITE has an exclusive listen to Ms. Dinnerstein’s "Rhapsody in Blue" (by George Gershwin, of course) from her forthcoming album Broadway-Lafayette, releasing via Sony Classical on February 24.
The tracklist for Brian Wilson’s 11th solo studio album "No Pier Pressure" has been released. The Beach Boys founder’s newest album, which features collaborations with Beach Boys bandmates, Kacey Musgraves, fun.’s Nate Ruess and Zooey Deschanel will be coming out April 7 by Capitol Records.
Taeyeon of the hit K-Pop group Girls’ Generation was rushed to the hospital after falling through a hole in the stage during a Taetiseo performance. This injury follows a recent announcement that the group is working on a new album to be released later this year that won't have Jessica Jung on it.
Welsh singer-songwriter Donna Lewis will release a new album titled Brand New Day which will feature David King, Reid Anderson and Ethan Iverson.
William Onyeabor spoke about his newest LP in his first radio interview with BBC Radio 6. Throughout the past week, BBC Radio 6 aired a series of segments from elusive electronic artist William Onyeabor’s first radio interview conducted by Lauren Laverne. In the interview, Onyeabor discusses his plans for a new album to be released by Luaka Bop. “I’m sending out another LP now, but this time around I’m talking strictly about Jesus Christ. It will come to you through my men from the U.S., from New York [Luaka Bop],” he said. This interview comes at an exciting time for Onyeabor, whose complete discography box set was named “Best New Reissue” with a 9.0-rating from Pitchfork. Onyeabor is a bit of a mystery to the music world. Following the eight albums Onyeabor self-released between 1978 and 1985, he became a born-again Christian, refusing to speak about himself or his music again.
An original cast recording titled 'Giant' will be released this May. The recording based on a novel written by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Edna Ferber tells the story about a powerful cattle man from Texas, his East Coast bride as well as friends, family, enemies, and their joys and sorrows.
Russian soprano Julia Lezhneva releases her debut album on Decca Classic titled 'Alleluia.'
Producer and composer Justin Elswick aka Sleepthief, known for his electronic/vocal musical recording projects, plans to release new album this year.
Órla Fallon, an Irish solo artist and a harpist with the phenomenally successful group Celtic Woman, released her new album Lullaby Time.
Opera tenor singer Andrea Bocelli released his 14th studio record titled Passione. Passione contains 18 songs including duets with Jennifer Lopez and Nelly Furtado.
Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer songwriter Tift Merritt collaborated together to create their new project titled Night, which will release on Sonny Classical, March 19.
Critically acclaimed violist Nadia Sirota will release her new album titled Baroque. Baroque will drop March 26, on Bedroom Community / New Amsterdam.