Monday, August 18, 2014|0 commentsNonesuch Releases Recording of Metropolitan Opera’s Production of Nico Muhly’s "Two Boys" September 30
Nonesuch releases Nico Muhly’s opera Two Boys—recorded live during the Metropolitan Opera’s 2013 production with conductor David Robertson and director Bartlett Sher—on September 30, 2014. The two-act opera, with a libretto by award-winning playwright Craig Lucas, is loosely based on true events and follows a lonely detective whose investigation of a seemingly simple crime draws her into a complex web of online intrigue. Alice Coote sings the role of Detective Inspector Anne Strawson and Paul Appleby sings Brian, the 16-year-old boy at the center of her investigations. Two Boys, which is Muhly’s Nonesuch debut, is available to pre-order now in the Nonesuch Store with an instant download of the opera’s Act I, Scene 6.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist NewsThursday, August 14, 2014|4 comments
Robert Plant was recently featured on BBC Radio 2's The Chris Evans Breakfast Show and spoke with BBC Radio 6 Music's Shaun Keaveny, discussing his forthcoming album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, and more. You can listen to both interviews here. Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters tour Japan this weekend. Pre-sale tickets for their fall North American tour are available now for Citi cardmembers; general on-sale begins Friday, August 15.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioArtist NewsThursday, August 14, 2014|0 comments
Björk: Biophilia Live, the documentary film capturing the multidimensional concert centered on Björk’s eighth studio album, will begin a limited series of premiere screenings at festivals, museums, libraries, galleries and cinemas worldwide on September 5. The film recently made its European debut at the Czech Republic’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, at which Variety praised the film as “a captivating record of an artist in full command of her idiosyncratic powers.” At selected screenings the documentary When Björk Met Attenborough will screen alongside Björk: Biophilia Live. Watch a trailer for the film here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News FilmArtist NewsWednesday, August 13, 2014|0 comments
Nickel Creek is featured on today's episode of On Point, from NPR member station 90.9 WBUR in Boston. The group performs songs from its recent Nonesuch Records debut album, A Dotted Line and talks with host Tom Ashbrook about the new album, the group's evolution, and the various projects the band members have been working on in the years since the last Nickel Creek album. This year marks 25 years since the formation of the trio, dormant since 2007, and, says Ashbrook: "Now they’re back together, with a great sound." Hear the episode here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioArtist NewsTuesday, August 12, 2014|0 comments
Joshua Redman's new album, Trios Live, earns four stars from BBC Music Magazine, which lauds Redman's "athletic, exuberant and all-consuming extemporization" on the album, calling it "a thrill-a-minute set," and All About Jazz, which says "Redman's definitely got the fire and burns hot as coals in Trios Live which captures the essence of his unbridled abilities as musician and performer ... Redman is in his element."