NEWS, NEW MUSIC and COMING SOON
We are sad to report that the celebrated American composer Stephen Paulus has passed away. His music has been enjoyed far and wide - the world has lost a truly gifted artist. We at MSR are proud to feature his brilliant Concerto for Two Trumpets and Band on a recent release, Fantastique, by American trumpeter Eric Berlin. In no other work, perhaps, is Paulus' inspiration and brilliance more obvious to the ear, and heart.
In celebration of the arrival of autumn (a magical time of year in New England, where MSR is headquartered), a great selection of new music is here. Newest of the New is the debut recording by the New York-based Jade Duo, performing sonatas for violin and piano by Bartók, Fauré and Schumann. Also just in is a re-issue of an MSR favorite from the deep catalogue, Cancion Sin Palabras, by pianist Martha Marchena - she brings this program of traditional Latin American music to life in vivid color. A new release is just out featuring viol consort Parthenia. The Flaming Fire, a beautiful collection of 16th century songs, dances and fancies, features tenor-countertenor Ryland Angel as guest artist. Newly released are richly rewarding performances by Kim Cook of Cello Concertos by Edouard Lalo and Camille Saint-Saëns. Also just released is a quite moving performance by the Duke Vespers Ensemble of Dieterich Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri. Three sensational "tour-de-force" solo recitals are also available: American trumpeter Eric Berlin is heard in Fantastique, trumpeter Amy Schendel in Uncommon Ground, and saxophonist Glen Gillis in SaxSpectrum 2. In each, intrumental performance is brought to a dizzying highpoint. Pianist David Korevaar has released his recordings of Hindemith Piano Sonatas coupled with the colorful 1922 Suite. Also just in on MSR Discover is Vestiges, an album of piano music by contemporary composer Zvonimir Nagy. American soprano Danielle Talamantes is heard 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. American pianist Christopher Atzinger releases his second CD for MSR, American Lyricism - a brilliant recital featuring relatively unknown and highly accessible works.
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 new release from pianist Ann Schein featuring a range of French music. Organist Felix Hell pulls out all the stops (literally) in Heroic Proportions. Be prepared for the Mirror Image horn duo On Safari, viola da gambist Gerald Trimble blazing music trails in Uncharted, and James Brawn on his fourth Beethoven Odyssey. Just confirmed is a complete Bach Organ Works cycle from Hauptwerk artist Todd Fickley.
Stay tuned, and always remember to Turn It Up.
FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE
FAURE, SCHUMANN & BARTOK
Sonatas for Violin and Piano
Bela Bartok, Gabriel Faure, Robert Schumann
CANCION SIN PALABRAS
SONGS WITHOUT WORDS
Traditional Latin American Piano Music
Luis Antonio Calvo, Juan Morel Campos, Alejandro Garcia Caturla, Alberto Ginastera, Ernesto Lecuona, Licinio Mancebo, Moises Moleiro, Olimpio Otero, Luisa Elena Paesano, Astor Piazzolla, Manuel María Ponce, Antonio Maria Romeu, Manuel Tavares, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Jose White
THE FLAMING FIRE
Mary Queen of Scots and Her World
John Bennet, John Black, William Byrd, Anthony Holborne, Robert Johnson, James Lauder, Renaldo Paradiso, David Peebles, Robert Burns (arr. Richard Einhorn), Thomas Tallis
PARTHENIA - A CONSORT OF VIOLS
SAINT-SAENS & LALO
Cello Concertos; FAURE Elegy
BUXTEHUDE: MEMBRA JESU NOSTRI
DUKE VESPERS …[MS1530]
Contemporary Works for Trumpet with horn,
New Music for Alto and Soprano Saxophone
Works for Solo Piano