NEW RELEASES and COMING SOON
In eager anticipation of the arrival of the cooler days and nights of autumn, a fine array of new MSR releases is here. Newest of the New are three sensational "tour-de-force" solo recitals: American trumpeter Eric Berlin is heard in Fantastique, trumpeter Amy Schendel in Uncommon Ground, and saxophonist Glen Gillis in SaxSpectrum 2. In each, intrumental performance is brought to a dizzying highpoint. Pianist David Korevaar has released his recordings of Hindemith Piano Sonatas coupled with the colorful 1922 Suite. Also just in on MSR Discover is Vestiges, an album of piano music by contemporary composer Zvonimir Nagy. American soprano Danielle Talamantes is heard in a gorgeous recital of Spanish songs, Canciones españolas - keep your eye on her. Francesca Arnone's second disc on MSR, Dedications is out, which features a program of works for flute and piano by composers all rooted in the Paris Conservatory. Pianist Tien Hsieh releases Mostly Transcriptions 2, which features music by Bach and Beethoven transcribed by Busoni, Liszt and Siloti. Tien tackles Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.32 for good measure! American pianist Christopher Atzinger releases his second CD for MSR, American Lyricism - a brilliant recital featuring relatively unknown and highly accessible works. Recordings by violinist Zina Schiff with pianist Cameron Grant of music by Bloch, Copland, Dauber and Zeisl are just out, much of them World Premieres. Harpist Katrina Szederkényi is heard in Fantasias & Fugues, an exquisite solo recital that shows a stunning technical ability held in check by a deep musicality. Also just in, Lazy Afternoon features an album of tuneful, charming salon music by Byron Bellows - performed by saxophonist Javier Oviedo with the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble.
NOTABLY FORTHCOMING - Expect to see a 14-CD box set in the spring of 2015 featuring the complete harpsichord sonatas (1-120!) of Antonio Soler, performed by Barbara Harbach. Also on its way is a disc from cellist Kim Cook (her second on MSR) performing Saint-Saens and Lalo concertos, and a new release from pianist Ann Schein featuring a range of French music. Organist Felix Hell pulls out all the stops (literally) in Heroic Proportions. Be prepared for The Flaming Fire, the next spectacular recording from viol consort Parthenia with guest artist tenor Ryland Angel, the Mirror Image horn duo On Safari, viola da gambist Gerald Trimble blazing music trails in Uncharted, the Duke University Vespers Ensemble performing Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri, and much much much more. James Brawn is finishing up his fourth Beethoven Odyssey, and In Recital Volume 2.
Stay tuned, and remember to Turn It Up.
FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE
Contemporary Works for Trumpet with horn, trombone, piano and organ
Joseph Blaha, Harald Genzmer, Wayne Lu, Jean-Francois Michel, Patrick Schulz
World Premiere Recordings
New Music for Alto and Soprano Saxophone
Wayne Giesbrecht, Glen Gillis, Richard Gillis, David Kaplan, Paul Suchan, Barbara York, He & Chen Zhanhao & Gang
World Premiere Recordings
Works for Solo Piano
DISCOVER SERIES [World Premiere Recordings]
HINDEMITH PIANO MUSIC
Sonatas Nos.1-3; Suite "1922"
Premieres for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble
Granados, Falla & Turina
Paris Conservatoire Connections for Flute and
MOSTLY TRANSCRIPTIONS 2
Bach & Beethoven [Busoni, Liszt &