NEW RELEASES and NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Recent Releases

2019 is off to a very good start at MSR, with a strong flow of new music (and old music) to enjoy. Newest of the New is PORTUGUESE PERSPECTIVES, a collection of lively, tuneful music for oboe, piano and strings by composers from Portugal. Oboe soloist Courtney Miller and her musical collaborators play with a special blend of warmth and clarity. In a similar vein is TIME PLACE SPIRIT, which features works for flute and piano by composers who paint beautiful scenes in music. Flutist Beth Chandler and pianist Paulo Steinberg give deeply compelling performances. Also just released is a recording by the Repast Baroque Ensemble of their brilliant new arrangement of the GOLDBERG VARIATIONS by J.S. Bach. Originally composed for keyboard, Repast re-interprets Bach's great score with period flute, bassoon, strings and harpsichord. The arrangement brings about a stunning new understanding and enjoyment of the great work. Heading over to the modern piano, we find Cole Burger enlightening music lovers to the bounty that is music by composers from the Great State of Arkansas. In his BEYOND THE TRAVELER, Burger, himself an "Arkansan", gives performances that are by turns poetic and intense. Another album of piano music, TO A CAMIA, features pianist Sally Pinkas performing piano music from Romantic Manila. The Filipino music is light, but not lightweight, and Pinkas has just the right touch for it. Also just in is ABIDE WITH ME, a glorious collection of favorite Christian hymns in new settings, these for soprano, horns and piano. The listening experience here is deeply affecting, with horn player Lisa Bontrager and her collaborators providing performances of great sincerity.

 

NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Robert Oppelt & Friends | THE DOUBLE BASS - ENCORE!
Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band | THE GILDED AGE
Jean Alexis Smith | BACH IN TRANSCRIPTION - Music Transcribed for Piano
Jesse Cook | IMAGINED CONVERSATIONS - Trumpet Recital
Amernet String Quartet | JUDITH LANG ZAIMONT: Music for Strings
Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble | NIGHT'S BRIGHT DAY
The Borealis Wind Quintet | PAUL REALE: Music for Winds
Pierce & Jonas | 20th CENTURY MASTERPIECES for 2 Pianos & Orchestra

 

Stay tuned, and remember to Turn. It. Up!

 

FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE

New Releases
PORTUGUESE PERSPECTIVES
Music for Oboe, Piano and Strings
Sérgio Azevedo, Eurico Carrapatoso, Anne Victorino D’ Almeida, Manuel Pedro Ferreira, António Fragoso, Ricardo Matosinhos

COURTNEY MILLER

[MS1690]
TIME PLACE SPIRIT
Music for Flute and Piano
Fikret Amirov, Cécile Chaminade, Kenneth Frazelle, Sigfrid Karg-Elert

BETH CHANDLER

[MS1641]
J.S. BACH: GOLDBERG VARIATIONS, BWV 988
New Arrangement by Repast for Baroque Ensemble
Johann Sebastian Bach

REPAST BAROQUE ENSEMBLE

Performed on Period Instruments

[MS1661]
BEYOND THE TRAVELER
BEYOND THE TRAVELER
Piano Music by Composers from Arkansas
COLE BURGER

[MS1686]
TO A CAMIA
TO A CAMIA
Piano Music from Romantic Manila
SALLY PINKAS

[MS1645]
ABIDE WITH ME
ABIDE WITH ME
Great Hymns in New Settings
LISA BONTRAGER

[MS1692]
AMERICAN REFLECTIONS
AMERICAN REFLECTIONS
20th and 21st Century Choral Music
ST. CHARLES …

[MS1660]
POETIC VISIONS
POETIC VISIONS
Romantic Organ Music by German Composers
FELIX HELL

[MS1694]