John McCabe's recording of Herbert Howells' clavichord music is a chance to hear some twentieth century music inspired by C.P.E. Bach's favorite instrument. While other composers were re-discovering the harpsichord, Howells' love for early English music and the instruments of two modern clavichord makers led to the composition of the three sets of miniatures: Lambert's Clavichord and Howells' Clavichord Books One and Two. Howells dedicated every piece in each set to a friend, and in the last two sets he even sometimes attempted to put something of the dedicatee into the music, whether it was a description of that person's character or an imitation of a fellow composer's style. Howells' titles, and in many instances the style of the piece, is a reference to the keyboard compositions of the English virginalists of the late sixteenth/early seventeenth centuries. On the one hand, "Lambert's Fireside" and "Goff's Fireside," named after Herbert Lambert and Thomas Goff, the two clavichord makers, are almost completely idiomatic of virginal music. On the other, the meandering tonality of "Rubbra's Soliloquy" and "E.B.'s Fanfarando" marks them as twentieth century compositions.
Queen is back to Palco Mundo 30 years after the first Rock in Rio, this time with Adam Lambert giving voice to the themes which Freddie Mercury originally sang.
Lambert Ringlage is a German musician from Essen, Germany born on 26 October, 1966. He started his own musical label Spheric Music and began releasing his own albums through his label in 1991. Lambert's musical style closely follows the Berlin School of electronic music. He has also worked with and/or released music with Palantir, Stephen Parsick, and Alien Nature.