NEW RELEASES and NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
The music world lost a great American composer recently, DANIEL BREWBAKER (1951-2017). He will be missed, but fully and fondly remembered through his fine work.
A rare Full Eclipse of the Sun will be gracing us on August 21st, so let's prepare for that auspicious event with some really great music. Some of it was composed hundreds of years ago, and some just last year, but all of it is brilliantly performed by the artists and ensembles featured here. There's a lot coming in the door these days... Just released are two engrossing recitals of keyboard music by Johann Sebastian Bach: Brazilian pianist Simone Leitão brings forward a straightforward program of some of the composer's greatest works as they were originally conceived, while in Remix// Bach Transcriptions, pianist Tanya Gabrielian gives performances of Bach string music in transcription for the keyboard. Unforgettable is the debut of Russian soprano Olga Senderskaya in her recital, Melody For Love. In this assortment of arias and songs, she reveals a voice of the utmost beauty, clarity and warmth. She's an artist to watch... Just released is Resonant Streams - Choral Music from Sun to Sea, a program of beautiful and widely varied music performed by the accomplished University of Washington Chorale under the direction of Giselle Wyers. From an entirely different direction are performances by the Lomazov-Rackers Piano Duo of arrangements for piano four hands of Three Movements from Petrushka and The Rite of Spring. These original versions are nothing if not fascinating, with Lomazov and Rackers giving their all. Also recently released are two solo recitals, both featuring wind instruments from the bass clef region of music: first, the rich sounds of the trombone are heard on Breaking Ground - A Celebration of Women Composers. As performed by Natalie Mannix, these works are compelling and accessible. Up a row and to the right is veteran Canadian bassoonist Michel Bettez in Sonatas and Nocturnes, a program of World Premiere Recordings of 19th century gems. Along with accompanying pianist Jeanne Amièle, Bettez has created a special album of worthy discoveries.
Stay tuned, and remember to Turn It Up!
FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE
REMIX// BACH TRANSCRIPTIONS
Cardelús, Godowsky, Saint-Saëns
MELODY FOR LOVE
STRAVINSKY: PETRUSHKA; THE RITE OF …
For Piano Four Hands
Choral Music from Sun to Sea
UNIVERSITY OF …[MS1642]
A Celebration of Women Composers
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