Over to Brussels this week via Madrid, for a concert recorded during the 2011 Valonia Festival in September 2011 by The Modigliani Quartet. Announcements are in Spanish, since it was relayed via RNE in Spain. But you don’t need to scramble for the Berlitz Phrase book. Honest.
Here is an episode of Face The Nation from January 11, 2011. The grief, dismay, anger and vows to bring the problem and its solution to the forefront of the National Conversation all sound painfully familiar.
And, as you recall, the conversation evaporated, the solutions were never discussed, the vows were never fulfilled.
Jumping into familiar territory tonight. The ever-popular Moby and a single from 2011.
I’m sure you’ve heard it all so much you can sing along to it. Lie Down In Darkness is one of those tracks that creep into your head and stay there. And I admit, I heard it earlier today and it’s been rolling around in my brain all day long.
To Bucharest, Rumania this week for a concert from the 2011 George Enescu International Festival featuring the National Philharmonic of Hungary, conducted by Zoltan Kocsis with Boris Berezovsky, piano performing the music of Bartok, Albeniz, Gould and Enescu.
Quite an outstanding concert. Here’s what’s on the players:
Concierto celebrado en el Ateneo Rumano de Bucarest
el 14 de septiembre de 2011. Grabación de la ROR,
Rumanía. Festival Internacional George Enescu.
Part 1. 1.BARTOK: Suite de Danzas, SZ. 77. 2. Concierto para
piano nº 2 en Sol mayor, SZ. 95. 3. ALBÉNIZ: Asturias..4. GOULD: Boogie-Boogie.
Part 2.1. ENESCU:
Sinfonía nº 2 en La mayor, Op. 17.
Boris Berezowsky (p.)
Orq. Fil. Nacional
Húngara. Dir.: Zoltan. Kocsis.
Toy have been together since 2010 and in that time have gotten an amazing word of mouth going. In January of this year, the British Music be-all-end-all NME declared Toy to be one of the “100 new bands you need to hear”.
So, in keeping with the spirit, here is the b-side of their 2011 single, Clock Chime. They have been characterized as a combination of Psychedelic, Indie, 70’s Krautrock and 90’s Madchester. Give it a listen and see what you think.