Posts Tagged: Deutsche Grammophon

Max Richter ~ Voices

Max Richter‘s Voices is the perfect album for this weekend, indeed for this time in human history: a heartfelt reflection on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Today is the 4th of July in the United States, a day when Americans celebrate

Max Richter ~ Voices

Max Richter‘s Voices is the perfect album for this weekend, indeed for this time in human history: a heartfelt reflection on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Today is the 4th of July in the United States, a day when Americans celebrate

A Closer Listen’s Best Albums of the Decade

The decade is over, and a new one has just begun!  A happy new year to all of our readers.  As we close the book on the old year and put the last decade to bed, we offer one final

A Closer Listen’s Best Albums of the Decade

The decade is over, and a new one has just begun!  A happy new year to all of our readers.  As we close the book on the old year and put the last decade to bed, we offer one final

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Englabörn & Variations

The music world continues to mourn the loss of Jóhann Jóhannsson, who just before his death was working on a remastered edition of his debut album, Englabörn.  The album, accompanied by a second disc of new takes and remixes, was meant to

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Englabörn & Variations

The music world continues to mourn the loss of Jóhann Jóhannsson, who just before his death was working on a remastered edition of his debut album, Englabörn.  The album, accompanied by a second disc of new takes and remixes, was meant to

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern Composition was our hottest genre this year, with 28 albums nominated for only ten spots.  From solo piano to full orchestra, consonance to dissonance, giving up to going on, these picks represent a grand variety of composed sound.  Their

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern Composition was our hottest genre this year, with 28 albums nominated for only ten spots.  From solo piano to full orchestra, consonance to dissonance, giving up to going on, these picks represent a grand variety of composed sound.  Their

Max Richter ~ Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works

The last time Max Richter was featured at A Closer Listen, he was awarded the Album of the Year.  This produced enormous expectations for the follow-up, yet to no one’s surprise he’s come through again.  Of course, once one has recorded an 8

Max Richter ~ Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works

The last time Max Richter was featured at A Closer Listen, he was awarded the Album of the Year.  This produced enormous expectations for the follow-up, yet to no one’s surprise he’s come through again.  Of course, once one has recorded an 8

ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Film Scores

With this feature, our film score picks graduate from a pre-awards article to a year-end list.  2016 has been an exemplary year for film scores, as many of our favorite artists have tried their hand at the cinematic genre and passed

ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Film Scores

With this feature, our film score picks graduate from a pre-awards article to a year-end list.  2016 has been an exemplary year for film scores, as many of our favorite artists have tried their hand at the cinematic genre and passed

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Arrival OST

The sci-fi film Arrival, set for release this Friday, follows the template of first contact films Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Contact.  With the exception of a starfish-against-glass scene (reminiscent of Independence Day), the trailer seems to indicate a more benign encounter.  As

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Arrival OST

The sci-fi film Arrival, set for release this Friday, follows the template of first contact films Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Contact.  With the exception of a starfish-against-glass scene (reminiscent of Independence Day), the trailer seems to indicate a more benign encounter.  As