NEWS, NEW RELEASES and NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
The National Library of Chile in Santiago is opening a tribute to composer-pianist-poet David Rosenmann-Taub, and MSR is proud to be the label under which a 2-CD compendium of his recordings have been released. In the just-released PRIMAVERA SIN FIN, Rosenmann-Taub's special muse is in evidence; the music is utterly fascinating, and has a unique communicative power in being performed by its creator.
There continues to be a steady flow coming in of other new "listening material"... The Auerbach-Pierce Duo (violin and piano) presents a varied program in THE DEVIL'S TRILL that is sure to whet listeners' appetites for the duo's next release; the two artists play together as one. Regarding the micro-tonal Haba piece on the disc for unaccompanied violin, Hudba, if there is any violinist in the world that can "sell" this intense piece, it's Dan Auerbach. Another "newest of the new" is, to be sure, an important release and a likely future classic in the genre of virtuoso horn recordings. Bob Watt, a virtual legend of the French horn world, has released his first solo album. In his straightforwardly titled I PLAY FRENCH HORN, Watt, joined by a host of musical collaborators, serenades us with his glorious, singing tone and truly amazing technical skills. Also just in are three releases from the keyboard, two at the piano, and one at the console. Regarding the latter, composer Hampson Sisler offers two evocative suites in ALL AROUND THE YEAR, both of which present as fantasias on numerous themes surrounding notable occasions throughout the year. Michael Koenig does a great job manning the Instrument. From the piano comes music of LOWELL LIEBERMANN courtesy of David Korevaar, and THE LATE MAZURKAS of Frederic Chopin, courtesy of Todd Crow. In both releases, the artists are at their peak, bringing the music off convincingly, and in superior Candlewood Digital audio.
Stay tuned, and remember to Turn. It. Up!
FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE
Antonín Dvořák, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Max Reger, Robert Schumann
Music for Trombone and Piano
Johannes Brahms, Daniela Candillari, Astor Piazzolla, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Carlos Salzedo, Georg Christoph Wagenseil
PRIMAVERA SIN FIN
Special 2-CD set