NEW RELEASES and NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Recent Releases

Now that the cool days and nights of Autumn are with us, let's warm ourselves with a hot cup of cider and some great music from MSR Classics. Just in the door are two new albums featuring music for solo trumpet and piano. In The Lightning Fields from Jason Bergman, music by five of today's most prominent composers is performed with a perfect blend of panache and subtlety. With similar performing energy and grace, Thomas Pfotenhauer brings to light a terrific program of works by woman composers in Stories for Our Time. Once in a great while a project comes along that defines the musical times; Of Love of You is one of those. In this memorial tribute to Emery W. Harper, eleven of today's most noted composers contribute new works of great depth and poignancy. Making his debut on MSR Classics, tenor Benjamin Brecher brings to light Forgotten Liszt, which features World Premiere Recordings of concert arias by the great master. Upon hearing these gorgeous songs, one wonders how they could have been forgotten! In the second release from the Center for Musical Excellence, new music for 2 Pianos and Piano 4-Hands by Paul Reale is heard in spirited World Premiere Recordings. Quite often, great music comes from a "lesser-known source", an apt description of composer Karl Holler. In the capable hands of violinist William Preucil, cellist Roy Christensen and organist Barbara Harbach, this unjustly neglected composer's music leaps from the speakers. Just in time for an early start to The Christmas Season, the American Horn Quartet and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Horns bring us what many have been waiting on for years: The Christmas Album. This beautiful program given by nine horns is sure to ignite the Holiday Spirit! Also just in the door is American Voices, an accessible program of chamber music for clarinet, viola and piano by some of today's most notable composers, including Kenji Bunch and Libby Larsen. The Waldland Ensemble perform brilliantly. From New York City's Choir of St. Luke in the Fields under David Shuler comes a collection of sublime masterworks by Pierre de Manchicourt. The performances and audio production create a very special listening experience.

NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Min Kwon | Dance - Gems for Classical Piano
Tanya Gabrielian | Remix - J.S.Bach Transcriptions
Felix Hell | Heroic Proportions - Organ Recital

 

Stay tuned, and remember to Turn It Up!

 

FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE

New Releases
THE LIGHTNING FIELDS
New Music for Trumpet and Piano
Michael Daugherty, Kevin McKee, Richard Peaslee, Anthony Plog, Daniel Schnyder

JASON BERGMAN

World Premiere Recordings

[MS1630]
STORIES FOR OUR TIME
Music for Trumpet by Womern Composers
Elaine Fine, Ida Gotkovsky, Anne Guzzo, Cecilia MCDowall, Faye-Ellen Silverman, Hilary Tann

THOMAS PFOTENHAUER

World Premiere Recordings

[MS1589]
CME PRESENTS PAUL REALE
Piano Celebration for 2 Pianos and Piano 4-Hands
Paul Reale

MIN KWON

World Premiere Recordings

[MS1612]
FORGOTTEN LISZT
FORGOTTEN LISZT
Songs for Tenor and Piano
BENJAMIN …

[MS1538]
OF LOVE OF YOU
OF LOVE OF YOU
A Tribute to Emery W. Harper
SHARON HARMS

[MS1611]
KARL HÖLLER
KARL HÖLLER
Music for Violin, Cello and Organ
BARBARA HARBACH

[MS1445]
THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM
THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM
Holiday Favorites for French Horns
AMERICAN HORN …

[MS1650]
AMERICAN VOICES
AMERICAN VOICES
Music for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
THE WALDLAND …

[MS1541]