NEW RELEASES and NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Recent Releases

Now that we're enjoying the cooler days and nights of Autumn, let's warm ourselves with a little hot cider and a lot of great music from MSR Classics. Just in time for an early start to The Christmas Season, the American Horn Quartet and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Horns bring us what many have been waiting on for years: The Christmas Album. This beautiful program given by nine horns is sure to ignite the Holiday Spirit! Also just in the door is American Voices, an accessible program of chamber music for clarinet, viola and piano by some of today's most notable composers, including Kenji Bunch and Libby Larsen. The Waldland Ensemble perform brilliantly. From New York City's Choir of St. Luke in the Fields under David Shuler comes a collection of sublime masterworks by Pierre de Manchicourt. The performances and audio production create a very special listening experience. Volume 11 in the ongoing Music of Barbara Harbach series is also new on the scene. In this latest installment, Orchestral Music III: Portraits in Sound, music of great depth and character is realized beautifully by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under David Angus. By special arrangement with the artist, A Great Distance is being made available on MSR. In an exquisite vocal recital of Chinese and American art songs, soprano Juliet Petrus reveals a ravishingly beautiful voice. Also just in are recordings by two young instrumental virtuosos, a pianist and a violinist that represent the best of today, and the brightness of the future: pianist Jasmin Arakawa is heard in Klavierabend, which features absolutely gorgeous performances of music by Haydn, Schumann and Scriabin. Young violin virtuoso Haoli Lin is heard in his recording debut, Romantic Journey, which shows him to be a performer of great sensitivity and range. Another virtuoso, American flutist Paul Lustig Dunkel is heard in a lively program, Alive in the Studio, which includes Dunkel's own transcription for flute of Shostakovich's Cello Sonata among a range of other works. American virtuoso Joshua Pierce is heard in two new releases, the first a 2-CD set of Russian Piano Concertos, and the second an exceedingly handsome concert of concertos by J.S. Bach, Haydn and Mendelssohn. In both, Pierce's performances leave nothing to be desired in interpretation and performance. Also just released is Volume 10 in the Music of Barbara Harbach Series, this being Chamber V, which features music for soprano, violin, piano and chamber ensemble. The St. Louis Chamber Orchestra and Soloists are heard in World Premiere Recordings of Harbach's work.

NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Min Kwon | Dance - Gems for Classical Piano
Tanya Gabrielian | Remix - J.S.Bach Transcriptions
The Waldland Ensemble | American Voices (chamber music)
Benjamin Brecher | Forgotten Liszt: Songs for Tenor & Piano
Felix Hell | Heroic Proportions - Organ Recital
Barbara Harbach | Karl Hoeller: Music for Violin, Cello & Organ
Jason Bergman | The Lightning Fields: Contemporary Music for Trumpet & Piano

Stay tuned, and remember to Turn It Up!

 

FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE

New Releases
AMERICAN VOICES
Music for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
Kenji Bunch, Anthony Constantino, Michael Kimber, Libby Larsen, Dana Wilson

JEREMY REYNOLDS

World Premiere Recordings

[MS1541]
THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM
Holiday Favorites for French Horns
Leroy Anderson-Fry & Turner, Albert Hague-Winter, George Frideric Handel-Jones, Jacob Handl-Turner, William James-Gregan, Felix Mendelssohn-Hackleman, Walter Perkins, Mel Torme-Perkins, Traditional-Brooks & Bock, Kerry Turner

AMERICAN HORN QUARTET & QSO HORNS

[MS1650]
MANCHICOURT: MISSA REGES TERRAE

Pierre De Manchicourt

THE CHOIR OF ST. LUKE IN THE FIELDS

SPECIAL PRE-RELEASE

[MS1632]
HARBACH 11: ORCHESTRAL MUSIC III
HARBACH 11: ORCHESTRAL MUSIC III
Portraits in Sound
DAVID ANGUS

[MS1614]
A GREAT DISTANCE
A GREAT DISTANCE
A Collection of Chinese and American Art Song
JULIET PETRUS

[MS1495]
KLAVIERABEND
KLAVIERABEND
Solo Piano Recital
JASMIN ARAKAWA

[MS1619]
ROMANTIC JOURNEY
ROMANTIC JOURNEY
Music for Violin and Piano
HAOLI LIN

[MS1613]
ALIVE IN THE STUDIO
ALIVE IN THE STUDIO
Flute Music by Dunkel, Moreno, Muskal and
PAUL LUSTIG …

[MS1554]