Bodek Janke Song

Bodek Janke
Song

Melissa Mary Ahern, vocals
Kristjan Randalu, piano
Philip Donkin bass
Bodek Janke, drums & percussion

with
Sebastian Studnitzky, trumpet
Kinan Azmeh, clarinet
Andy Stack, guitar
Alexey Malakhau, saxophone
Atom String Quartet

catalog number 21111

Bodek Janke is one of the most interesting and versatile jazz drummers and percussionists of our time. Together with the American singer and songwriter Melissa Mary Ahern, an album was created which contains both her own pieces and cover versions. Thanks to the artist's extraordinary voice and the fantastic instrumentalist ensemble this recording has become an enchanting song album.

 
Geringas The Sound of Lithuania

David Geringas
The Sound of Lithuania 

David Geringas, cello
Indrė Baikštytė | Justas Dvarionas
Petras Geniušas | Jurgis Karnavičius
Birutė Vainiūnaitė | Rokas Zubovas, piano

Works for Cello & Piano by
K. Banaitis - V. Bartulis - B. Budriūnas - M.K. Čiurlionis
B. Dvarionas - B. Gilin - V. Jakubėnas - J. Karnavičius
J. Karosas - B. Kutavičius - F. Latėnas - A. Šenderovas
E. Balsys - S. Vainiūnas

Catalog number: 21099 

Lithuania is my home country. I was born and raised in Vilnius. But what does Lithuania sound like? This double CD is a recollection of the country and the sentiments of its people. Lithuania does not only sound in Lithuania, but everywhere where people remember Lithuania.
David Geringas

 
Sergej Rachmaninow Sinfonie Nr. 1 in d-moll

Sergej Rachmaninow
Sinfonie Nr. 1 in d-moll

Dortmunder Philharmoniker
Gabriel Feltz

Catalog number: 21100

Right up to the present day Sergei Rachmaninoff’s works are all too easily characterised as being “romantic salon music”. Especially just after the Second World War Rachmaninoff’s long melodic phrases and the voluptuous sound of his compositions were often regarded as being somewhat dubious. Even today many critics hold his music to be sentimental and ornate. These judgements and characterisations are, however, often made taking only a very small part of Rachmaninoff’s complete oeuvre into account. A large part of this is, even today, scarcely known in Germany. The First Symphony, which he composed at the age of 22, is one of these works. It gives us a completely new perspective on this supposedly well-known composer. 

 

 "This may well be the best performance yet.“  Steven Kruger in New York Arts

"Gabriel Feltz and his Dortmunders play as if the ink on the score were still wet.. .The playing is outstanding.“ Kal Rubinson in stereophile