In 2012 SWV officially reunited on record, with their fourth studio album I Missed Us. A smart update of the group's earlier work, the album was well received by fans and critics, debuting at number six on the R&B charts and earning a Grammy nod for Best Traditional R&B Performance. The album also earned the group a nomination for a Soul Train Award for Best Independent R&B Soul Group that same year. In 2014, all three members of SWV starred in the reality TV show SWV Reunited, which followed the three members behind the scenes through their reunion tour, and the recording process of a new album. That album is the forthcoming Still, finally set for release February 5th, 2016 via Mass Appeal Entertainment/Entertainment One Music. The project s first two singles, MCE and Ain t No Man, are out now. Profound in impact, strong and resilient in relevancy, SWV is here to stay. The group s influence can be seen and heard throughout multiple generations, and its place in history continues to be cemented tenfold.
"A landmark recording." ~Early Music Review / "If you have just come into the market for this musical subtlety, I urge you to go for Cordes." ~Fanfare
With The All-Baroque Box we realize one of our fondest dreams: harnessing the deep catalogue of Archiv Produktion (supplemented on occasion by Decca L oiseau lyre recordings) to create a comprehensive collection of great music from Monteverdi to Bach. The music ranges from huge Baroque (Missa Salisburgensis, Venetian polychoral, Charpentier Te Deum) to intimate Baroque (the Goldberg Variations, Bach cello suites, solo cantatas) overwhelming in its impact and emotional content.
"This new SACD by the Hymnus Choirboys of Stuttgart and Musica Fiata demonstrates how Schütz worked with opulent Italian impressions while serving as court chapel master in Dresden and employs the finest 2+2+2 technique to transport lavish sound and Venetian grandezza straight to you in your living room…" ~prestoclassical
In spite of the decline of the Saxon Hofkapelle, Schütz produced more collections, with which his reputation reached its height in Germany and northern Europe: the collection of motets Geistliche Chormusik (Dresden, 1648) and the third volume of Symphoniae Sacrae (1650), again based on German texts and with which he intended to end his career as Kapellmeister. This was however not to be, and it was only under the young Elector Johann Georg II that Schütz was finally granted his wish to retire.
"Il Primo libro di Madrigali", Venedig, 1611, at Gardano
In a memorial from 1651, Heinrich Schutz gave an account of his life, retracting the formative years in Venice from 1609 when he began to "study music with the utmost diligence. With the help of God I attained such fame that after three years (one year before I left Italy for home) I had my first little piece of music printed in Italian, earning extravagant praise from the most distinguished musicians in Venice…"
Baroque Masterpieces - collection of Baroque music in the best performance in the company Sony BMG DHM Artenova. One of the best collections of Baroque music! The greatest works - the legendary performance! Baroque music is a style of European classical music in the period from about 1600 to 1750. The Baroque era follows the Renaissance and the Classical period precedes. The main in this music was an expression of emotions. Baroque music - this violence and ecstasy, in contrast to the confidence and independence of the Renaissance.
Ultimate R&B: 72 of the biggest R&B hits and hard to find rarities across 4 CDs, all housed in a fold out cardboard digi-pack sleeve. This is the best R&B album to hit the shops lately. Including Sean Paul, Joe, R Kelly and many other legends, it also includes some of the lesser known artists. I don't usually buy this music but gave it a try and was not dissapointed with it. The whole album is fantastic to listen to. I think it would be a great buy for R&B lovers AND people who don't normally buy this kind of music.