NEW RELEASES and NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Recent Releases

Now that Spring has arrived with its glorious promise of renewal, let's celebrate with great, great music from MSR Classics. Just in the door is Duo Virtuoso II, a program of works for violin and cello by Honegger, Ravel and Schulhoff. 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 a different vein, a program of new chamber music by 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 wanting more. Fresh off the truck is Heroic Proportions by organist Felix Hell  and Portraits by  Sharon Park which features Eugene Ysaye's 6 Violin Sonatas. Just in time for the Easter season is a recital of sacred songs and arias performed by soprano Amy Pfrimmer. In Eternal Life, she and pianist Dreux Montegut bathe the listener with 14 sublime and affecting works. Also just released is Love's Signature, a program of three song cycles for countertenor, soprano and piano. The music by American composer Juliana Hall is stunning, as are the performances by Darryl Taylor and Susan Narucki. Right behind it comes three chamber works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: a piano quartet, oboe quartet and the first-ever recording of the Kegelstatt Trio in a version with oboe. The performances by the Adaskin String Trio and Ensemble Schumann are warm yet crystalline, as is the recording itself.

NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Tanya Gabrielian | REMIX - J.S.Bach Transcriptions
Krzysztof Biernacki | KAROL SZYMANOWSKI: Songs
Pfrimmer-Kientz | SOUVENANCE - Franck Melodies & Organ Works
Olga Senderskaya | MELODY FOR LOVE - Arias and Songs
Natalie Mannix | BREAKING GROUND - Trombone Music by Women Composers

Stay tuned, and remember to Turn It Up!

 

FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE

New Releases
Duo Virtuoso II
Works for Violin & Cello
Arthur Honegger, Maurice Ravel, Erwin Schulhoff

ELARIS DUO

[MS1526]
BATTLE CREEK TRANSIT AUTHORITY

Peter Cetera, John Barnes Chance, Luigi Denza, Robert Lamm, Chuck Mangione, Robert Pankow, Jim Peterik, Bill Block & George Petit

BRASS BAND OF BATTLE CREEK

Recorded Live in Concert

[MS1634]
SUSAN KANDER: HERMESTANZE
Chamber Music for Violin & Viola, Soprano and Piano
Susan Kander

JACOB ASHWORTH

World Premiere Recordings

[MS1578]
HEROIC PROPORTIONS
HEROIC PROPORTIONS
Selected Works for Organ
FELIX HELL

[MS1542]
YSAYE: PORTRAITS
YSAYE: PORTRAITS
6 Sonatas for Solo Violin
SHARON PARK

[MS1631]
ETERNAL LIFE
ETERNAL LIFE
Sacred Songs and Arias
AMY PFRIMMER

[MS1525]
MOZART: KEGELSTATT TRIO; QUARTETS
MOZART: KEGELSTATT TRIO; QUARTETS

ADASKIN …

[MS1447]
LOVE'S SIGNATURE
LOVE'S SIGNATURE
Songs for Countertenor and Soprano
DARRYL TAYLOR …

[MS1603]