What Indie sounds like in Norway these days.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Atlanter, in concert at Øya festival, Norway – August 8, 2013 – NRK Radio
Rock Without Borders Week continues with a concert by the Norwegian Alt and Desert Blues-inspired Atlanter, in concert during this years Øya Festival on August 8th. Describing themselves as a mix of Desert Blues, Delta Blues and Kraturock, Altanter are one of the more interesting examples of what’s coming out of the Indie scene in Europe these days. Judging from the group’s bio, Atlanter have been together only a short period of time and have one album out, Vidde which was released of March of this year on the Jansen Plateproduksjon label in Norway. In addition to Atlanter, they have a number of acts and releases which you may want to check out along with a very cool store you can make tons of purchases from.
Currently on tour of Norway until November, there’s nothing listed as to any U.S. dates so far. I suspect SXSW will be in their itinerary next year. Just a hunch.
But for now, here’s a 40 minute sampling of Atlanter in concert to give you an idea what’s going on in other parts of the world.
So far, so good.
One of the undisputed Greatest Pianists of the 20th Century.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Sviatoslav Richter in recital at the 1986 Tivoli Music Festival – 1986 – American Public Radio – Part 1
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Sviatoslav Richter in recital at the 1986 Tivoli Music Festival – 1986 – American Public Radio – Part 2
Another rarity this week. This time from the 1986 Tivoli Gardens Music Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark. A recital given by the legendary Sviatoslav Richter in an all Beethoven program. It was broadcast via the NRK in Copenhagen by the now-renamed American Public Radio.
The program is on two players:
Sviatoslav Richter In Recital – 1986 Tivoli Gardens Music Festival
Part 1 – (Top Player)
1. Two Rondos – Op. 51
2. Sonata Number 28 in A op. 101
Part 2 (Bottom Player)
1. Diabelli Variations
Richter was one of the greatest pianists of the 20th Century. His concerts were milestones and his fans were legion. If, by some strange coincidence, you haven’t heard him before, or are only vaguely familiar with the name – do yourself a huge favor and play this concert.
You won’t regret it.
If I’m preaching to the choir, enjoy it anyway.