NEW RELEASES and NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Recent Releases

The steady flow of new "listening material" from MSR continues, unabated. Newest of the new is MUSICA INCOGNITA featuring American hornist Ian Zook and his accompanying pianist, Eric Ruple. Performing substantial and entirely accessible sonatas by Bassett, Bowen, Damase and Sylvan, Zook displays his deeply musical approach, aided by a superior technique. Moving from brass to double reed, also just in the door is BASSOON UNBOUNDED, which features engaging, highly experimental music for solo bassoon, piano, percussion and electronics. Soloist Christin Schillinger is heard here - in her third release on MSR - in all her expressive and pyrotechnic splendor. Moving back to the brass section, we have another "tour de force" to enjoy, CANYON SONGS - Art | Nature | Devotion. American hornist Johanna Lundy traverses a wide swath of repertoire, demonstrating the beauty and expressive range of the instrument. Next, award-winning pianist Daria Rabotkina is heard in her debut on MSR on HUMORESQUES. Daria's performances of works in that vein by Dvořák, Rachmaninov, Reger and Schumann are nothing short of brilliant. Equally as impressive are the performances by trombonist Steven Menard. In CANTABILE, Menard brings the instrument to the forefront with a perfect balance of power and poise. The Auerbach-Pierce Duo (violin and piano) presents a varied program in THE DEVIL'S TRILL that is sure to whet listeners' appetites for the duo's next release; the two artists play together as one.  Regarding the micro-tonal Haba piece on the disc for unaccompanied violin, Hudba, if there is any violinist in the world that can "sell" this intense piece, it's Dan Auerbach. Another "newest of the new" is, to be sure, an important release and a likely future classic in the genre of virtuoso horn recordings. Bob Watt, a virtual legend of the French horn world, has released his first solo album. In his straightforwardly titled I PLAY FRENCH HORN, Watt, joined by a host of musical collaborators, serenades us with his singing tone and amazing technical skills.

 

NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Joshua Pierce | BRAVURA - Showpieces for Piano and Orchestra
Choir of St Luke's | PALESTRINA: Missa Tu es Petrus, Motets
The Vivaldi Project | DISCOVERING THE CLASSICAL STRING TRIO, Vol. 2
Jesse Cook | IMAGINED CONVERSATIONS - Trumpet Recital
London Philharmonic | HARBACH VOL.12 - Orchestral Music IV
Kim Cook | ELGAR, DVORAK, SCHUMANN - Cello Concertos
Delphi Trio | TRIPTYCH - Chamber Music
Sally Pinkas | TO A CAMIA - Piano Music of Manila

 

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

 

FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE

New Releases
MUSICA INCOGNITA
Music for Horn and Piano
Leslie Bassett, York Bowen, Jean-Michel Damase, Sixten Sylvan

IAN ZOOK

[MS1676]
BASSOON UNBOUNDED
21st Century Music for Bassoon and Piano
Adrienne Albert, Jenni Brandon, Geoffrey Burch, Kyle Hovatter, Damian Montano, John Steinmetz, Michael van Bebber

CHRISTIN SCHILLINGER

World Premiere Recordings

[MS1653]
CANYON SONGS
Art | Nature | Devotion
Johann Sebastian Bach, Dan Coleman, Pamela Decker, Bernhard Krol, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Olivier Messiaen, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jay Vosk

JOHANNA LUNDY

World Premiere Recordings

[MS1684]
HUMORESQUES
HUMORESQUES

DARIA RABOTKINA

[MS1662]
CANTABILE
CANTABILE
Music for Trombone and Piano
STEVEN MENARD

[MS1670]
PRIMAVERA SIN FIN
PRIMAVERA SIN FIN

DAVID …

[MS1353]
THE DEVIL'S TRILL
THE DEVIL'S TRILL

DAN AUERBACH

[MS1618]
THEME AND VARIATIONS
THEME AND VARIATIONS
Music by Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn
LESLIE TUNG

[MS1683]