Music News 11/25/2020


The Kanneh-Masons, CARNIVAL (Decca, $16.98) – The English Kanneh-Mason family includes seven siblings who are all accomplished musicians—the most renown being cellist Sheku and pianist Isata. Now the siblings have collaborated with other musicians to play Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals, with new narrative poems written by children’s author Michael Marpurgo, and narrated by Olivia Coleman (now starring in The Crown). 

Bombino, LIVE IN AMSTERDAM (Partisan, $14.99) – The young Tuareg electric guitarist Omara “Bombino” Moctar and his band combine the “desert blues” with rock, reggae, and funk in a dynamic live performance. 

Chris Stapleton, STARTING OVER (Mercury, $13.98) – The country-rock-and-soul troubadour’s newest 

Ian Bostridge & Saskia Giorgini, SCHUBERT: DIE SCHÖNE MÜLLERIN (Pentatone, $15.99) – Tenor Ian Bostridge first recorded Die Schöne Müllerin in 1996. He bring new insights and knowledge to his latest recording of the song cycle.  

Bostridge reflected on the cycle in this New York Times interview