NEW: Composers Daniel Schorno and John Dante Prevedini discuss creativity, innovation and re-invention with Maria Nockin, Mary Mogil, Giuseppe Pennisi and Roderic Dunnett in our hour-long April 2021 video.
RECENT: Find out about composers from unusual places, including Gerard Schurmann, Giya Kancheli, Nazib Zhiganov and Nodar Gabunia, about singing in cars, and meet Jim Hutton from the RLPO and some of our regular contributors in this eighty-minute February 2021 video.
Berlin-based record label Cugate Classics originated in the early 1990s with a series of high quality recordings made in Lithuania, Moscow, Novosibirsk, St Petersburg and Tbilisi by Iris Mazur and Memo Rhein from Germany. It resulted in over three hundred albums, most of which weren't released at the time. Later, when Memo Rhein met Elmar Lindemann, a former manager at Sony Classical, they decided to relaunch the complete archive of material. Cugate Classics was founded in 2013.
Further information: cugate-classics.com
CD Spotlight. An Enchanting, Levitating Musical Experience - Choral music by Arvo Pärt, sung by Vilnius Municipal Choir Jauna Muzika and reviewed by Ona Jarmalavičiūtė. '... performed beautifully.'
CD Spotlight. Metamorphosis of a Georgian Soul - John Dante Prevedini reviews essential recordings of the Giya Kancheli symphonies. '... a unique symphonic expression of the Georgian experience ...'