NEW RELEASES FOR SUMMER
To accompany the long hot days of summer, a fine array of new MSR releases is here. Newest of the New is the third release on MSR by trumpeter Eric Berlin. In Fantastique, he and his colleagues push intrumental playing to a dizzying highpoint. Also just released is soprano Danielle Talamantes 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. Recently released is the ninth installment in the Music of Barbara Harbach series, this being Volume II of her ravishing orchestral music, and a treasurable 2-CD set entitled Tapestries, featuring the sophisticated yet highly accessible choral music of Dan Locklair. Digitally remastered, the recordings glow as never before.
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 spectacular trumpet recital from Amy Schendel. Equally as notably forthcoming are new releases from pianists David Korevaar (Hindemith's Piano Sonatas Nos.1-3 and his 1922 Suite) and Ann Schein (a rich assortment of French music), and organist Felix Hell pulling out all the stops - literally (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, viol player extraordinaire Gerald Trimble blazing music trails, the Duke University Vespers Ensemble performing Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri, and much much more.
Stay tuned - and turn it up!
FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE
Premieres for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble
Evan Hause, Jeffrey Holmes, Stephen Paulus, James Stephenson
Available September 1
Granados, Falla & Turina
Manuel De Falla, Enrique Granados, Joaquín Turina
Paris Conservatoire Connections for Flute and Piano
Rene-Emmanuel Baton, Melanie Bonis, Pierre Camus, Pierre Max Dubois, Philippe Gaubert, Charles Koechlin, Albert Roussel
MOSTLY TRANSCRIPTIONS 2
Bach & Beethoven [Busoni, Liszt &
Piano Music by American Composers
ZEISL & COPLAND: VIOLIN SONATAS
BLOCH: Abodah, DAUBER: Sonata; ZEISL:
MUSIC FOR BRASS & ORGAN
FANTASIAS & FUGUES
Music for Harp