David Keenan: A Beginners Guide To Braver

This is an album that’s going to be a classic; the only question is whether cult or mainstream. Keenan sings with an intensity and directness it’s impossible not to like, with lyrics that make sense, and often a full band; this isn’t just some earnest folk singer strumming a guitar. The intensity is perhaps explained […]

Victor Herbert: Cello Concertos Nos. 1, 2, and Irish Rhapsody

We like the sound of Victor August Herbert, an Irish, German American who worked as a composer, cellist and conductor and was well-known in the US a century ago. A prolific composer, he sounds like a hard-working man upon whom no flies would be found: he was among the composers who worked on the famous […]