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Gene Puerling (1929-2008)

Gene Puerling (1929-2008)

Gene Puerling died a  at age 78, and sadly, most obituary editors of newspapers around the nation chose to ignore this event. It’s unfortunate, because Gene’s work in vocal arrangements and performing was admired and outright copied by many.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1929, to a very musical family, he had little or no formal training, but went to work at 17 and never looked back. read more…

Yamaha PIANO CRAFT featuring Yamaha CRX-E320 CD receiver and NX-E700 Speaker system

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Yamaha released its latest PIANO CRAFT Audio system for audio enthusiasts. The system combines Yamaha CRX-E320 CD receiver with NX-E700 Speaker system. The system will hit the stores late August at an expected price of 70,000 Yen. read more…

Angela Hewitt – ‘Chabrier: Dix pieces pittoresques and Other Piano Music’  An SACD review by Mark Jordan

Angela Hewitt – ‘Chabrier: Dix pieces pittoresques and Other Piano Music’ An SACD review by Mark Jordan

One of the great delights of exploring classical music is to discover something previously unknown to you, something which immediately makes you wonder, “How did I live without this before?” With a quarter-century of listening experience under my belt, I’ve been around long enough to have grown tired of Beethoven and Mahler and then become excited by them all over again at least twice as I delve deeper into their works. But the freshness of unexpected discovery is the sweetest of all, and this new Hyperion disc from Angela Hewitt has opened up the doors to a whole new world for me. Hewitt is of course famous for her pianistic sallies into baroque music, salvaging what once had been a repertory regularly performed on the modern grand piano. But here she explores the small but utterly fascinating body of piano music written by French composer Emmanuel Chabrier, who predated Debussy and could rightly be considered the true French Impressionist composer. read more…

Avie Release Wanderer: Works by Liszt and Shubert, Performed by Luiza Borac

The latest SACD from Avie features young pianist Luiza Borac, who proves her prowess with the core repertoire of two pillars of the romantic era, Schubert and Liszt. Released as a Hybrid SACD, ‘Wanderer: Works by Liszt and Shubert‘ is said by Avie to demonstrate the label’s continuing commitment to high-end recording technology. read more…

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