NEWS, NEW RELEASES and NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Now that Summer is in full swing, let's celebrate with some really, really good "listening material" on Compact Disc, fresh from the bucolic, rolling hills of Newtown. Newest of the New is a truly stunning compositional debut by Jimmy López Bellido, SYMPHONIC CANVAS. In powerful, beautifully recorded performances by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under Miguel Harth-Bedoya, López Bellido's orchestral music comes alive, making a strong case for him to be a composer to watch - and watch closely! The release is available to ship on August 23. Also just in, double bass virtuoso Robert Oppelt dazzles in THE DOUBLE BASS - ENCORE!, his follow-up to the very successful first release on MSR [MS1221]. Oppelt makes clear the enormous expressive and tonal range of the bass. Volume 6 of James Brawn's acclaimed BEETHOVEN ODYSSEY cycle of piano sonatas is now out. Although this volume does not contain any "famous" sonatas, Brawn's engrossing performances are likely to help the ones featured here rise a notch in popularity! In BOTANICA, oboist and English hornist Sara Fraker brings poetry, passion and precision to a program of new music. Partly inspired by nature and all of its beauty, Fraker has added a stand-out album to the world's collection of oboe recordings. Moving to the world of choral music, The Estonian-based Chamber Choir Voces Musicales under the direction of American conductor David Puderbaugh grace us with a sublime program by Estonian and American composers. In A BLACK BIRCH IN WINTER, the repertoire and performances are such that they leave one wanting to hear Volume 2. A particularly fine addition to the catalog is Paul Reale's CALDERA WITH ICE CAVE, a collection of music for strings and piano. As in his recent CHILDREN'S PALACE release [MS1715], the performances are extraordinary, these given by the Lynn Philharmonia. Reale's tuneful and colorful music is destined for a place in the standard repertoire. Pianist Min Kwon dazzles the senses in a program of music spanning several centuries. In DANCE, her range of expression and technical prowess are well-suited to this lighter fare. Similarly toe-tapping in its effect upon the listener is POCKET GROOVES, an album of contemporary music for bassoon, piano and percussion. Besides schooling us on his technique, soloist Jefferson Campbell and his colleagues demonstrate just how fun music for the bassoon can be!
Stay tuned, and remember to Turn it up!
FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE
Music for Oboe and Piano
Grazyna Bacewicz, Robert Mueller, Merab Partskhaladze, Edmund Rubbra, Pedro Soler
Piano Music by J.S. Bach, Schumann and Shaw
Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann, Caroline Shaw
Available August 31
A TO Z: AMERNET PLAYS ZAIMONT
A Strange Magic (Quartet No.2), Sestina, Sonata-Rhapsody, The Figure, Verse
Judith Lang Zaimont
AMERNET STRING QUARTET
World Premiere Recordings
Symphony No.1 | Bel Canto – A Symphonic
FORT WORTH …[MS1737]
THE DOUBLE BASS - ENCORE!
A BEETHOVEN ODYSSEY, VOL.6
Piano Sonatas Nos.4, 11 & 12
Music for Oboe, English Horn and Piano
A BLACK BIRCH IN WINTER
American and Estonian Choral Music