NEW RELEASES and NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Recent Releases

Now that the Spring is in full bloom, let's celebrate with great music from MSR Classics. There's a lot coming in the door at MSR... Just in is a truly fascinating album from Finnish composer-pianist Antti Samuli Hernesniemi. In his Bridge | Silta, Hernesniemi's huge range of musical styles is on display. No less fascinating is his use of a clavinova for several works - the listening experience leaves one slack-jawed. A little closer to center is En Voyage, which features the Altino Duo in performances of Desenne, Kodaly and Ravel. These young musicians have a promising future ahead of them! Recently released is a rather luxuriant program of piano works by Debussy and fellow countryman, Rameau. American pianist Jeffrey LaDeur makes a fascinating connection between the two, seeing an Unbroken Line that binds them. Right behind the unbroken line is Souvenance, a deeply affecting program of mélodies and organ works by César Franck. Soprano Amy Pfrimmer and organist Thomas Kientz together create a special listening experience. Also fresh off the truck is American Sonatas for violin and piano, presented with passion and poise by Ching-Yi Lin. No better case can be made for the works featured here. Duo Virtuoso II, a program of works for violin and cello by Honegger, Ravel and Schulhoff is just in. As performed by the Elaris Duo, the music inspires and energizes. Music of a very different sort is featured on Battle Creek Transit Authority, a collection of recordings made live in concert by the Brass Band of Battle Creek. Featuring a good dose of arrangements of classic songs by Chicago, this wide-ranging program satisfies. In yet a different vein, a program of new chamber music by NYC composer Susan Kander has also just pulled in. In Hermestänze, Kander's exquisitely crafted, thought-provoking work is graciously performed by violinist Jacob Ashworth, soprano Jessica Petrus and pianist Lee Dionne. One is left simply wanting to hear more.

NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Tanya Gabrielian | REMIX// Bach Transcriptions
Krzysztof Biernacki | KAROL SZYMANOWSKI: Songs
Olga Senderskaya | MELODY FOR LOVE - Arias and Songs
Natalie Mannix | BREAKING GROUND - Trombone Music by Women Composers
Zachary Gordin | AMOUR SANS AILES - Songs of Reynaldo Hahn
University of Washington Chorale | RESONANT STREAMS - Choral Music from Sun to Sea
Joshua Pierce | BRAVURA - Showpieces for Piano and Orchestra
Merideth Hite | BEAU SOIR - Music for Oboe and Piano
Terry Lynn Hudson | DEBUSSY: Preludes Books I & II

Stay tuned, and remember to Turn It Up!

 

FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE

New Releases
BRIDGE | SILTA
Music for Piano & Clavinova
Antti Samuli Hernesniemi

ANTTI SAMULI HERNESNIEMI

World Premiere Recordings

[MS1615]
EN VOYAGE
Music for Violin and Cello
Paul Desenne, Zoltán Kodály, Maurice Ravel

ALTINO-PARK DUO

[MS1550]
DEBUSSY & RAMEAU
The Unbroken Line
Claude Debussy, Jean-Philippe Rameau

JEFFREY LADEUR

[MS1654]
SOUVENANCE
SOUVENANCE
Franck Mélodies and Organ Works
AMY PFRIMMER

[MS1638]
AMERICAN SONATAS
AMERICAN SONATAS
Music for Violin and Piano
CHING-YI LIN

[MS1553]
DUO VIRTUOSO II
DUO VIRTUOSO II
Works for Violin & Cello
ELARIS DUO

[MS1526]
BATTLE CREEK TRANSIT AUTHORITY
BATTLE CREEK TRANSIT AUTHORITY

BRASS BAND OF …

[MS1634]
SUSAN KANDER: HERMESTANZE
SUSAN KANDER: HERMESTANZE
Chamber Music for Violin & Viola, Soprano
JACOB ASHWORTH

[MS1578]