ANNOUNCEMENTS, NEW RELEASES and NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
To complement the much-anticipated occurrence of the 2016 Vernal Equinox, MSR is pleased to present a bubbling "spring" of new recordings of great, committed artists performing great, compelling music.
First up is Volume 2 of the Music of Peter Lieuwen series, this one featuring Concertos. Lieuwen's music is absolutely gorgeous, of which the performances are proof positive. More gorgeous performances come from The Vivaldi Project ensemble in their debut recording, Discovering the Classical String Trio. This first volume will have you waiting for the next. In their second release on MSR, the Duke Vespers Ensemble under Brian Schmidt celebrate sacred music in 17th Century Rome in Viva Italia, featuring music by Palestrina, Carissimi, Charpentier, Victoria and Sances. In Across Oceans, the Aperio - Music of the Americas ensemble beautifully showcase chamber music of American composer Thomas Osborne. Featuring soprano, strings, percussion and piano, this music is accessible and entirely unique. American trumpeter Paul Futer is heard in his debut recording, Running at the Top of the World. Featuring three contemporary works, these recordings indicate a long career to come for Futer! In a "classic" program of concertos by J.S. Bach, Haydn and Mendelssohn, pianist Joshua Pierce in his usual manner imbues each work with a combination of technical precision and a warm, musical spirit; these recordings feel perfectly, naturally "right". Warm and spirited are adjectives that can aptly be used to describe Rudolf Haken's works for viola in Romancing the Viola. This release is his recording debut. Five-trombone ensemble Tromboteam! is heard in a very gratifying debut. Last Lap show the huge expressive range of the trombone, particularly when combined with other trombones! Nowhere near 76 of them here, though.
Stay tuned, and remember to Turn It Up.
FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE
CHOPIN: PIANO MUSIC
MUSIC OF PETER LIEUWEN, VOL.2
World Premiere Recordings
DISCOVERING THE CLASSICAL STRING TRIO
Johann Christian Bach, Luigi Boccherini, Giuseppe Maria Cambini, Carlo Antonio Campioni, Christian Cannabich, Felice Giardini, Franz Joseph Haydn
THE VIVALDI PROJECT
Sacred Music in 17th Century Rome
DUKE VESPERS …[MS1580]
THOMAS OSBORNE: Chamber, Vocal and Solo Music
APERIO - …[MS1494]
RUNNING AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD
New Music for Trumpet and Piano
JS BACH. HAYDN & MENDELSSOHN
ROMANCING THE VIOLA
Viola Music of Rudolf Haken