HOLIDAY MUSIC - The holiday season is here again, and MSR is happy to offer a selection of releases featuring something for everyone. Click here to see our Christmas catalog.
NEW RELEASES - To complement the approach of Winter, MSR offers a fine and varied selection of new titles. Just in is a sparkling recital by Ian Hominick of piano sonatas by Muzio Clementi. Pamela Sklar's "Silver Pharaoh" is a highly evocative tribute to ancient Egypt featuring solo flute with a fascinating range of accompaniments. Hampson Sisler's oratorio, "The Second Coming" has also just been released. In stylish performances under Marlon Daniel, Sisler's work comes to life. In time for the Christmas, Sursum Corda under Lester Seigel present "Welcome Yule!", a warmly elegant program of holiday choral music. Fresh off the press is a Brahms recital from Takács String Quartet members Geraldine Walther and András Fejér with pianist David Korevaar. James Brawn performs music by Mussorgsky, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and Bach-Busoni in Volume 1 of his "In Recital" series, and trumpeter Jason Bergman impresses in his debut solo CD "On The Horizon". Also new this month is a release featuring a recital of music for unaccompanied flute by Francesca Arnone.
CONGRATULATIONS - Finnish guitarist and MSR recording artist Ilkka Turta has announced CD release concerts in his native land on December 17, 19 and 22. MSR artist Mary Costanza has received "Recording of the Month" from MusicWeb International for her recent MSR release of Bach Cello Suites. Pianist James Brawn has been named a juror for the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Intercollegiate Piano Competition, joining chairman Stephen Kovacevich and Liszt musicologist Alan Walker.
NOTABLY FORTHCOMING - Next year, expect to see a 14-CD set featuring the complete harpsichord sonatas of Antonio Soler, as performed by Barbara Harbach, as well as the next installment in her Music of Barbara Harbach composer series, featuring four symphonies (just recorded in the UK by the London Philharmonic). Want more Harbach? You're in luck, as we'll also be releasing a 2-CD set featuring her in performance of J.S. Bach's Art of Fugue coupled with works by Pachelbel. In the planning stages is an album of Debussy and Ravel chamber music featuring Ann Schein and Earl Carlyss, an organ and brass "spectacular" featuring the Thompson Brass with organist Barbara Bruns, another leap in James Brawn's Beethoven Odyssey, a 2-CD set of choral music by Dan Locklair, and more.
Choral Favorites for Christmas
BRAHMS: VIOLA SONATAS & TRIO
JAMES BRAWN IN RECITAL
ON THE HORIZON
New Music for Trumpet and Piano
GAMES OF LIGHT
Discovering Treasure for Solo Flute