At various points in his life, Andrew Solomon has been many things an entrepreneur, a music dotcom pioneer as well as a graduate student at Harvard Business School. Throughout each station in life however, the one consistent label that he has held onto most fervently has been songwriter. While working in corporate America, Andrew always had an eye on his watch, eagerly waiting for the evening hours at New Yorks finest clubs to get behind his piano and play a great set.
His career as a singer/songwriter blossomed during the last decade. Andrew honed his songs and craft playing the most famous venues for singer songwriters in New York City, Boston and Nashville Mercury Lounge, The Bitter End, The House of Blues, The Bluebird Caf. As a graduate of ASCAPs competitive Advanced Songwriting Workshop, his music has been heard on shows on FOX, ABC, CNBC, and PBS. Hes been featured in Billboard Magazine, Forbes, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Recent collaborators include Grammy Award winning producer Matt Serletic (Matchbox Twenty, Aerosmith), who praised Solomons passionate songwriting. Influenced by Bruce Springsteen, U2, Sting and many others, Solomon writes music that looks for the beauty in the everyday. Im interested in those little moments between people that pass quickly, that pass without notice or comment, but are rich with feeling, said Solomon.
This disc contains works by Grainger in versions for large choral forces, performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under its new Chief Conductor, Sir Andrew Davis, and featuring the Sydney Chamber Choir and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus. The recording continues on from our nineteen-disc Grainger Edition box and brings our long-running Grainger survey to an end.
The great British piano virtuoso Solomon Cutner (known professionally by his first name alone) was born in the East End of London in 1902. He was best known for his performances of the music of Beethoven, of which there are many examples in this 7 CD set…
Solomon's Seal was an album recorded in 1972 by folk-rock band Pentangle. It was the last album recorded by the original line-up, before the band split in 1973. Jacqui McShee has stated that it is her favourite Pentangle album. The album title refers to the Seal of Solomon - a mythical signet ring with magical powers, sometimes associated with the pentagram symbol adopted by Pentangle.