NEW RELEASES and NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Recent Releases

Now that 2017 has arrived, let's celebrate with a roaring fire, a hot cup of cocoa and great music from MSR Classics. Just in the door 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 exquisite, as is the recording itself. Two new albums featuring music for solo trumpet and piano have arrived! In The Lightning Fields from Jason Bergman, music by five of today's most prominent composers is performed with a perfect blend of panache and subtlety. With similar performing energy and grace, Thomas Pfotenhauer brings to light a terrific program of works by woman composers in Stories for Our Time. Once in a great while a project comes along that defines the musical times; Of Love of You is one of those. In this memorial tribute to Emery W. Harper, eleven of today's most noted composers contribute new works of great depth and poignancy. Making his debut on MSR Classics, tenor Benjamin Brecher brings to light Forgotten Liszt, which features World Premiere Recordings of concert arias by the great master. Upon hearing these gorgeous songs, one wonders how they could have been forgotten! In the second release from the Center for Musical Excellence, new music for 2 Pianos and Piano 4-Hands by Paul Reale is heard in spirited World Premiere Recordings. Quite often, great music comes from a "lesser-known source", an apt description of composer Karl Holler. In the capable hands of violinist William Preucil, cellist Roy Christensen and organist Barbara Harbach, this unjustly neglected composer's music leaps from the speakers.

NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Min Kwon | DANCE - Gems for Classical Piano
Tanya Gabrielian | REMIX - J.S.Bach Transcriptions
Felix Hell | HEROIC PROPORTIONS - Organ Recital
Krzysztof Biernacki | KAROL SZYMANOWSKI: Songs
Sharon Park | EUGÈNE YSAŸE: 6 Violin Sonatas

 

Stay tuned, and remember to Turn It Up!

 

FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE

New Releases
ETERNAL LIFE
Sacred Songs and Arias
Stephen Adams, Olive Dungan, Gabriel Fauré, César Franck, Charles Gounod, Moses Hogan, Hall Johnson, Albert Hay Malotte, Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert

AMY PFRIMMER

[MS1525]
MOZART: KEGELSTATT TRIO; QUARTETS

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

ADASKIN STRING TRIO

First version of Kegelstatt with oboe

[MS1447]
LOVE'S SIGNATURE
Songs for Countertenor and Soprano
Juliana Hall

DARRYL TAYLOR AND SUSAN NARUCKI

World Premiere Recordings

[MS1603]
THE LIGHTNING FIELDS
THE LIGHTNING FIELDS
New Music for Trumpet and Piano
JASON BERGMAN

[MS1630]
STORIES FOR OUR TIME
STORIES FOR OUR TIME
Music for Trumpet by Womern Composers
THOMAS …

[MS1589]
CME PRESENTS PAUL REALE
CME PRESENTS PAUL REALE
Piano Celebration for 2 Pianos and Piano 4-Hands
MIN KWON

[MS1612]
FORGOTTEN LISZT
FORGOTTEN LISZT
Songs for Tenor and Piano
BENJAMIN …

[MS1538]
OF LOVE OF YOU
OF LOVE OF YOU
A Tribute to Emery W. Harper
SHARON HARMS

[MS1611]