NEW RELEASES and NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Recent Releases

The cold, short, dark days of a New England Winter are fast approaching, and what better way to prepare for hibernation than with some awesome new "Listening Material" from MSR. While some of the music on offer here was composed hundreds of years ago, some of it was composed earlier this year! - and all of it is brilliantly performed, recorded and presented. There's a lot coming in the door these days... The newest of the new is SCRIABIN: THE FINAL RECITAL. On April 2, 1915, Alexander Scriabin presented the last concert of his lifetime - at the keyboard. This release by Jeremy Thompson recreates the program exactly - the performances and the music are sublime. Also just released is Volume 1 of 20TH CENTURY MASTERPIECES FOR 2 PIANOS AND ORCHESTRA from the Pierce & Jonas Piano Duo. This 2CD set features definitive performances of great panache - with the exception of one work, all are world premiere recordings. This album should be in every serious piano lover's collection, and on every music library shelf. From the world of strings comes FROM THE RIVER FLOW THE STARS, a recital of spellbinding string quartets by American composer Brian Buch. These world premiere recordings by the Daedalus Quartet make a case for Buch to be a new master of the genre. Particularly exciting is the long-awaited release of Volume 5 in James Brawn's critically acclaimed BEETHOVEN ODYSSEY cycle of Piano Sonatas. Several critics from the very Highest Climbs have declared Brawn's Beethoven to be among the greatest ever recorded. In this volume, he brings his unique intelligence and sensitivity to Sonatas Nos.5, 6, 7 and 10.  Click here to read a fascinating feature on Brawn's Odyssey appearing in Clavier Companion. Also quite new and quite bracing is a program of mind-blowing music for saxophone and piano. In FRANÇOISE ROSSÉ - MÉTISSAGE, American saxophonist Adam Estes performs the rather avant-garde works with daring panache. Perhaps even more rarely heard is the piano music of Japanese composer MUTSUO SHISHIDO. In this invaluable recital of his complete works for piano, Akina Yura performs with stylistic perfection and technical command. Another fine piano music program is right behind Yura's, this featuring the gifted Jooyoung Kim in a recital of "standards" by HAYDN, LISZT and RACHMANINOFF. From start to finish, her performances have the full measure of integrity and personal expression. IN THE WEEDS, which features the Canadian Ventus Machina wind quintet bringing off a lively program of accessible works, among them two world premieres.

 

NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Joshua Pierce | BRAVURA - Showpieces for Piano and Orchestra
Merideth Hite | BEAU SOIR - Music for Oboe and Piano
Ann Shoemaker | NEW STANDARDS - Music for Bassoon and Piano
Mary Matthews | THREE-NINE LINE - Flute Music of Nicole Chamberlain
Daria Rabotkina | HUMORESQUE
Aurora Duo | FANTASIE - Music for Violin & Harp
Kellan Toohey | SCENES FROM HOME - Music for Clarinet & Piano

Stay tuned, and remember to Turn It Up!

 

FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE

New Releases
AMERICAN PREMIERES
for Flute, Viola and Harp
Andrew Boysen Jr., Donald Harris, Libby Larsen, Stephen Main, Stephen Paulus, Dale Warland

COSMOS TRIO

World Premiere Recordings

[MS1677]
CLAUDE DEBUSSY: PRÉLUDES
Complete Books I & II
Claude Debussy

TERRY LYNN HUDSON

Special 2-for-1 Pricing

[MS1620]
SCRIABIN: THE FINAL RECITAL

Alexander Scriabin

JEREMY THOMPSON

[MS1669]
20TH MASTERPIECES FOR 2 PIANOS & ORCHESTRA
20TH MASTERPIECES FOR 2 PIANOS & …

PIERCE & JONAS

[MS1651]
A BEETHOVEN ODYSSEY - VOL.5
A BEETHOVEN ODYSSEY - VOL.5
Piano Sonatas Nos.5-7 & 10
JAMES BRAWN

[MS1469]
FROM THE RIVER FLOW THE STARS
FROM THE RIVER FLOW THE STARS
String Quartets by Brian Buch
DAEDALUS …

[MS1681]
FRANÇOIS ROSSÉ: MÉTISSAGE
FRANÇOIS ROSSÉ: MÉTISSAGE
Music for Saxophone and Piano
ADAM ESTES

[MS1644]