Posts tagged as "orchestra"

Yiruma Orchestra Arrangements to Feature on New Album

February 12, 2021

South Korean pianist and composer Yiruma is celebrating 20 years since his debut album with a new recording, The Rewritten Memories, to be released on 26 March via Universal Music. The new album features brand-new orchestral arrangements of some of Yiruma’s best-loved works from the past two decades, including the globally popular ‘River Flows In […]

Joseph Tawadros – Live At The Sydney Opera House

July 10, 2020

Virtuoso oud player Joseph Tawadros and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra embark upon an extraordinary musical journey on their new album Live at the Sydney Opera House (ABC Classic). Joseph Tawadros’s new album Live at the Sydney Opera House is out now Joseph Tawadros is one of Australian music’s most impressive and colourful characters – a […]

Aurora Orchestra – Music of the Spheres

May 29, 2020

Deutsche Grammophon has announced the 12 June 2020 release of Music of the Spheres, a new album by UK ensemble Aurora Orchestra. The album is based on the ancient Greek concept of celestial harmony – the belief that the movement of the planets follows precise mathematical models that generate “music” inaudible to the human ear. […]

Best Neo-Classical Strings Albums – Essential Listening

May 14, 2020

Unlike the piano – which unless creatively modified is confined to the 12 pitches of the Western chromatic scale – the strings have access to the notes between the notes. This freedom allows for all manner of expressive wobbling, bending, and sliding. The emotional potential of stringed instruments is only magnified when they gather in […]

Ella Macens – The Space Between Stars

March 10, 2020

Sydney-based Ella Macens is a fast-emerging composer with a passion for choral, orchestral and chamber music. Her eclectic and appealing style is influenced by a love of pop songwriting and her own Latvian heritage. Her music has been performed by such prestigious ensembles as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Gondwana National Choirs, and the State Choir […]

'Breathing Out' – The 18 Minute Music Video by Keaton Henson

October 31, 2019

‘Breathing Out’ appears on the album Six Lethargies. Released on UK label Mercury KX in 2019. Six Lethargies is a six-part, long form work for string orchestra, written by musician, composer, writer and visual artist Keaton Henson. The album explores themes of trauma, empathy, mental illness, and the relationship between music and emotion. Keaton said […]