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Chris Barton's best jazz albums of 2014

At the end of a year seemingly marked by more tragedy and loss than usual, here are 10 jazz albums from 2014 to raise spirits.<p><b>The Steve Lehman Octet, "Mise en Abîme" (Pi Recordings):</b> Saxophonist Steve Lehman calls the sound explored here "spectral harmony," an ephemeral-sounding concept that …

Taking back the music

A story about jazz and coffee and language<p>I’ve been spending a lot of time around old jazz records. I’m still a newbie, mind you. On the “likelihood …

Bon Iver

This Is Jewish Music, Too

The art music of Israel is performed at the Kennedy Center in the Pro Musica Hebraica series, recently featuring the Ariel Quartet.<p>Washington<p>Some years ago, Charles and Robyn Krauthammer were discussing a conundrum: To many who knew about Jewish or Hebraic music, their conception was limited to …

Israel

Five of the best ancient Christmas carols

Rating: 0<i>Subscribe to the Youtube Playlist.</i> <b>1. Verbum caro</b><b> (</b><b>Plainchant)</b>The unison sound of this florid chant, a respond for Mass on Christmas Day, is …

Medieval

Google Play Music for Classical Music Fans

Sonos replaced my dead eight-year-old player for a reasonable price (earlier post) and threw in a coupon for 60 days of unlimited Google Play Music. …

The best classical CDs of 2014

From Barenboim to Sandrine Piau, the Ardittis to Abbado, Andrew Clements selects his 10 favourite recordings of the year<p><b>1. Elgar: Symphony No 2 |</b> Staatskapelle Berlin/Barenboim<p>“The surging, unquenchable energy of this account is obvious from the opening bars, which are borne on an irresistible …

The 10 best pieces of classical Christmas music

Pop songs give us the happy, party side of Christmas. Bing Crosby and Judy Garland give us the nostalgic side. What does classical Christmas music give us? Nostalgia too, at times, and a cosy sense of gathering round the fire. Carols give us those things too, of course. But in classical music …

Sonata - Classical Music Radio for iPhone & iPad

El mejor lugar para Música Clásica en la App Store de Apple<p>COMENTARIOS & VALORACIONES:<br>-----------------------------<br>"La utilizo cuando tengo que …