NEW RELEASES and NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Recent Releases

Now that the Summer Solstice is fast-approaching, let's prepare ourselves with great music from MSR Classics. There's a lot coming in the door these days... Just released is Resonant Streams - Choral Music from Sun to Sea, a program of beautiful and widely varied music performed by the accomplished University of Washington Chorale under the direction of Giselle Wyers. From an entirely different direction are performances by the Lomazov-Rackers Piano Duo of arrangements for piano four hands of Three Movements from Petrushka and The Rite of Spring. These original versions are nothing if not fascinating, with Lomazov and Rackers giving their all. Also recently released are two solo recitals, both featuring wind instruments from the bass clef region of music: first, the rich sounds of the trombone are heard on Breaking Ground - A Celebration of Women Composers. As performed by Natalie Mannix, these works are compelling and accessible. Up a row and to the right is veteran Canadian bassoonist Michel Bettez in Sonatas and Nocturnes, a program of World Premiere Recordings of 19th century gems. Along with accompanying pianist Jeanne Amièle, Bettez has created a special album of worthy discoveries. Next up is 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.

NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Tanya Gabrielian | REMIX// Bach Transcriptions
Krzysztof Biernacki | KAROL SZYMANOWSKI: Songs
Olga Senderskaya | MELODY FOR LOVE - Arias and Songs
Zachary Gordin | AMOUR SANS AILES - Songs of Reynaldo Hahn
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
MELODY FOR LOVE

Ernest Charles, Antonín Dvorák, George Gershwin, Edvard Grieg, Aleksey Machavariani, Fernando Obradors, Francis Poulenc, Sergei Rachmaninov, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Ernest Sanderson, Lenny Sendersky, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Mordechai Zeira

OLGA SENDERSKAYA

AVAILABLE TO SHIP JULY 5

[MS1647]
STRAVINSKY: PETRUSHKA; THE RITE OF SPRING
For Piano Four Hands
Igor Stravinsky

LOMAZOV-RACKERS PIANO DUO

[MS1628]
RESONANT STREAMS
Choral Music from Sun to Sea
Guillaume Bouzignac, Barlow Bradford, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Chinese Folk Song, Gabriel Fauré, Gustav Holst, Lars Jansson, Libby Larsen, Daniel Pinkham, Joshua Rist, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sacred Harp Hymn, Soila Sariola, Swedish Folk Song, Giselle Wyers

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON CHORALE

[MS1642]
BREAKING GROUND
BREAKING GROUND
A Celebration of Women Composers
of Music for
NATALIE MANNIX

[MS1658]
SONATAS & NOCTURNES
SONATAS & NOCTURNES
19th Century Gems for Bassoon and Piano
MICHEL BETTEZ

[MS1648]
BRIDGE | SILTA
BRIDGE | SILTA
Music for Piano & Clavinova
ANTTI SAMULI …

[MS1615]
EN VOYAGE
EN VOYAGE
Music for Violin and Cello
ALTINO-PARK …

[MS1550]
DEBUSSY & RAMEAU
DEBUSSY & RAMEAU
The Unbroken Line
JEFFREY LADEUR

[MS1654]