Lalo Schifrin: Jazz Meets the Symphony Lalo Schifrin featured as a pianist and conductor for this concert, recorded live from the Philharmonie in Munich. He appeared with members of the Münchner Rundfunkorchester and soloists Ray Brown (double bass), Grady Tate (drums) and the Australian James Morrison (flugelhorn, trumpet, trombone). This concert includes some of Schifrin's original compositions - including his film music - as well as well-loved standards. Directed by Dieter Hens - 44/145'
Rodion Shchedrin and Friends Rodion Shchedrin is renowned throughout the musical world as a composer. In this recording, he reveals his abilities as an improviser, performing with the American jazz pianist Chick Corea and the Cypriot pianist Nicolas Economou, finishing in an exciting finale. Directed by János Darvas - 46'
Rodion Shchedrin: Homage to Chopin The starting point of Shchedrin's composition is the tune from Chopin's Prelude in C minor No.28 Op.20. Recorded in the Kongressaal in Munich, it is performed by Rodion Shchedrin himself, Nicolas Economou, Paul Gulda and the American jazz pianist Chick Corea. Directed by János Darvas - 16' ues Loussier Isaac Steiner: From Baroque
Until Today The Israeli pianist was recorded in concert at the Kongressaal, Munich, giving a programme ranging from baroque music to dynamic jazz improvisation. Steiner plays in a trio with Rudi Roth on percussion and Gary Todd on bass. Directed by János Darvas - 55' Turtle Island String Quartet The California-based Turtle Island String Quartet is a far from conventional ensemble. Its musicality, zest and humour are infectiously entertaining. This live concert recording of Turtle Island playing a mix of classical and jazz compositions was made at the Munich Philharmonie. Part of the programme is played with the Munich Radio Orchestra, under conductor Wojciech Rajski. A short documentary introduction about the quartet is available. Directed by Manfred Wittelsberger – 65' (concert only)/ 72'(documentary and concert) –