Russian Music for Cello & Piano

WarnerNuzova
Russian Music for Cello & Piano
Cedille Records


The duo of cellist Wendy Warner and pianist Irina Nuzova as WarnerNuzova seems an organic progression of a musical nature; from opposite sides of the world, they have connected for the sake of connecting with others. Their first album, Russian Music for Cello & Piano, is an insightful introduction to who Warner and Nuzova are as artists. Their debut is entirely Russian in origin, a fine nod to both women’s musical roots east of the Dnieper River, as Nuzova grew up in Moscow until a teenager and Warner’s mentor was the renowned cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich, to whom the album is dedicated. Read More...

Mi Alma Mexicana

Alondra De La Parra
Mi Alma Mexicana
Sony Classical


Being the first woman from Mexico to conduct in New York City, Alondra De La Parra has received much-deserved notoriety and praise from fans of classical music as well as music enthusiasts altogether. The baton is her weapon; she guides the music and musicians to places where the listeners experience a wide array of musical feeling. Her take on the arrangements proves to be flawless and endearing, giving all listeners an experience they will never forget. Read More...

Live in Vienna

Lang Lang
Live in Vienna
Sony Classical


Spread onto two discs and nearly as many hours, Lang Lang’s Live in Vienna is a long yet masterful look at five grand composers. It’s no secret that Lang Lang has talent, as he has already largely taken the world by storm. After moving to the United States at age 15 to study at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, he is now, in his 20s, a household name to music lovers. The album was recorded at the Musikverein in Vienna, which Lang Lang states was the natural next step after his recording from another “great,” Carnegie Hall. Read More...

Libertango

Austin Piazzolla Quintet
Libertango
Self Release


With any classical music album, the music has to speak its own language. Each instrument has to coordinate its style and syncopation with the others to create something that is fluid and leaves a lasting impression on the listener. The instrumentation has to completely demand attention from everyone who dares to fall within its grasp. Read More...