NEW RELEASES FOR SUMMER
Recent Releases

In celebration of the long hot days of Summer, a fine array of new releases is here. Newest of the new is flutist Francesca Arnone's second disc on MSR, Dedications, which features a program of exquisite works for flute and piano by composers all rooted in the Paris Conservatory. Pianist Tien Hsieh releases Mostly Transcriptions 2, which features music by Bach and Beethoven transcribed by Busoni, Liszt and Siloti. Tien includes Beethoevn's Piano Sonata No.32 for good measure! American pianist Christopher Atzinger releases his second CD for MSR, American Lyricism - a brilliant recital featuring relatively unknown and highly accessible works. Recordings by violinist Zina Schiff with pianist Cameron Grant of music by Bloch, Copland, Dauber and Zeisl are just out, much of them World Premieres. Harpist Katrina Szederkényi is heard in Fantasias & Fugues, an exquisite solo recital that shows a stunning technical ability held in check by a deep musicality. Also just in, Lazy Afternoon features an album of tuneful, charming salon music by Byron Bellows - performed by saxophonist Javier Oviedo with the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble. Also on the lighter side is a smoky 2-CD set on MSR Jazz featuring vocalist Pam Purvis and sax-man Bob Ackerman in Two for the Road. Just released is the ninth installment in the Music of Barbara Harbach series, featuring Volume II of her ravishing orchestral music, and the 2-CD Tapestries collection featuring the sophisticated and accessible choral music of Dan Locklair. Digitally remastered, the recordings glow as never before.

NOTABLY FORTHCOMING - Expect to see a 14-CD box set featuring the complete harpsichord sonatas of Antonio Soler, performed by Barbara Harbach. Also on its way is cellist Kim Cook performing Saint-Saens and Lalo, two spectacular trumpet programs from Eric Berlin and Amy Schendel and a Spanish song recital from soprano Danielle Talamantes. Equally as notably forthcoming are releases from pianists David Korevaar (Hindemith), Ann Schein (French music), organist Felix Hell (Heroic Proportions), and the Fire Pink Trio (Poetry in Motion). Also be prepared for a new recording from viol consort Parthenia with Ryland Angel!

 

New Releases
DEDICATIONS
Paris Conservatoire Connections for Flute and Piano
Rene-Emmanuel Baton, Melanie Bonis, Pierre Camus, Pierre Max Dubois, Philippe Gaubert, Charles Koechlin, Albert Roussel

FRANCESCA ARNONE

[MS1431]
MOSTLY TRANSCRIPTIONS 2
Bach & Beethoven [Busoni, Liszt & Siloti]
Johann Sebastian Bach-Busoni, Johann Sebastian Bach-Liszt, Johann Sebastian Bach-Siloti, Ludwig van Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven-Liszt

TIEN HSIEH

[MS1531]
AMERICAN LYRICISM
Piano Music by American Composers
Richard Danielpour, Monica Houghton, Pierre Jalbert, Justin Merritt, Christopher Theofanidis

CHRISTOPHER ATZINGER

World Premiere Recordings

[MS1534]
ZEISL & COPLAND: VIOLIN SONATAS
ZEISL & COPLAND: VIOLIN SONATAS
BLOCH: Abodah, DAUBER: Sonata; ZEISL:
ZINA SCHIFF

[MS1493]
MUSIC FOR BRASS & ORGAN
MUSIC FOR BRASS & ORGAN

THOMPSON …

[MS1481]
FANTASIAS & FUGUES
FANTASIAS & FUGUES
Music for Harp
KATRINA …

[MS1527]
LAZY AFTERNOON
LAZY AFTERNOON
Salon Music for Classical Saxophone
JAVIER OVIEDO

[MS1478]
TWO FOR THE ROAD
TWO FOR THE ROAD
Straight Ahead & The Subtle Side
PAM PURVIS

[MS1521]