Next Music proudly presents four new releases from the ARC Music-camp. Rock The Tabla – Hossam Ramzy & Special Guests is an explosive musical journey representing and combining musical genius from all corners of the globe. The Most Beautiful Songs of Africa Vol 2 includes songs from Kenya and South Africa – artists included; Mirriam Makeba, Mombasa Roots and the Maipei Quartet. Aoetearoa (Land of The Long White Cloud) – Kahurangi Maori are beautiful Maori waiata (songs) and haka (dances) performed a cappella and with instrumental accompaniments, presenting different aspects of Maori culture. The Devil’s Brides – Tale Strom & Hot Pstromi are passionate, mournful, exuberant Klezmer and Yiddish songs played with violin, tsimbl, accordion, bass and vocals. The finest selection of World and Folk Music, available now!
The recently released album “Shakespeare Inspired” with the South African artists Michelle Breedt (mezzo-soprano) and Nina Schumann (piano) was awarded the German Critics’ Award as one of the “Quarterly Best Releases for the Third Quarter 2011”. The announcement was made on the 15th of August. The artists are in the prestigious company of others such as Julia Fischer, Gidon Kremer, Leif Ove Andsnes and Nelson Freire.
This release is a product of TwoPianists Records, South African Classical Music record label based in Stellenbosch. TwoPianists Records marks its place within the international critics domain sharing this prize with well-established labels such as Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos, Harmonia Mundi and many others.
“Shakespeare Inspired” was awarded 5 stars in the prestigious Diapason magazine, France, in June 2011.
South African-born Michelle Breedt has graced the most prominent concert and opera stages in Europe since her move to Germany in 1990.
Appearing at, amongst others, the Salzburg and Bayreth Festivals and working with such luminaries as Ozawa, Tielemann, de Billy and Harnoncourt, her rich mezzo-soprano voice has elicited ecstatic reviews.
Where Michelle Breedt has become known for her stellar performances of Wagner in particular, her versatility from the opera to the concert stage is remarkably captured on this disc.
Next Music proudly announces the release of the Revolver Classic Concerts – series. The range features some of pioneers of music. Favourite artists and groups such as Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen, Gypsy Kings, Cher, Queen and BB King are but a few of the highly respected artists available in this catalogue. All original recordings that were initially broadcasted on USA’s ABC & NBC now available to enjoy in the comfort of your home !
Next Music proudly announces the nominations of two of their artists.
Willim Welsyn’s Smeer Die Weerlig has been nominated for Best Rock Album. Anna Rudolph’s Album Singende Kinders Is Gelukkige Kinders has been nominated for best Kindermusiek album.
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