Album released in Germany in 1998 and consisting of 2 CDs presenting a selection of the best compositions of waltzes and polkas of the Austrian composer Johann Strauss Jr. (St. Ulrich, 1825-1899), the 'King of Waltz'. The recordings are all taken from the traditional New Year's concerts and performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Wiener Philharmoniker) between 1979 and 1992 in its headquarters building, the Musikverein in Vienna, under the direction of several world-renowned guest conductors.
Released in 2008, this compilation takes a very thorough look at Herbert Grönemeyer's catalog, highlighting his best work on seven separate discs. Included are songs from Bochum, the best-selling German album of 1984, and Mensch, the best-selling German album of all time.
This 22-cut double-disc set finally gets at it. Issuing a single disc of Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler would be a silly thing at best and a hopelessly frustrating one at worst. When the band burst on the scene with "Sultans of Swing," there was a lot happening in rock music, but most of it was under the radar and remains forgotten except in the historic annals of music fanatics. Knopfler and his band were full of rock & roll romance and proved it through their first four recordings time and again. They couldn't help but become superstars and mainstays of MTV. But there is another story told on this best-of, which begins with "Telegraph Road"…
While it's true that Oscar Peterson compilations appeared with regularity form the early '60s on, only a few of them – as with most recording artists – have any real merit. This two-disc collection from the Concord Music Group's Telarc label, is one of them. Appearing less than a year before his death, this compilation concentrates on recordings issued from the '50s through the middle of the '80s on Dizzy Gillespie's Pablo label, and those made for Telarc between 1990 and 2000. Many live dates are included here from both labels, including "Tenderly" with Herb Ellis and Ray Brown at the J.A.T.P. concerts in Japan; the trio dates at Zardi's in 1955 ("How High the Moon"), in Copenhagen with Joe Pass, Stéphane Grappelli, and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen in 1979, and Mickey Roker in 1979 ("Nuages")….