NEW RELEASES and NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Recent Releases

As the sunny days of Summer ignite our passions, so do the new releases of great music on MSR Classics. Just in the door and by special arrangement with the artist is A Long Distance, an exquisite vocal recital of Chinese and American art songs. In her debut on MSR, 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 ("evening recital"), 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. American pianist and educator Carol Leone is heard in Change of Keys: One Piano, Three Keyboards, a fascinating album featuring works by Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Schumann-Liszt and Bartok, performed on a Steinway fitted with specialized David Steinbuhler Standard keyboards. Next up is a program of Chopin Piano Music by David Korevaar. In this follow up to his Schubert, Ravel and Bach recordings on MSR, Korevaar shows yet another side of his expert, inspired pianism.

NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Min Kwon | Dance - Gems for Classical Piano
American Horn Quartet & Queensland Symphony Horns | The Christmas Album
The Waldland Ensemble | American Voices (chamber music)
Benjamin Brecher | Forgotten Liszt: Songs for Tenor & Piano
Choir of St. Luke in the Fields | Manchicourt: Missa Reges terrae
London Symphony Orchestra | Barbara Harbach V.11 - Orchestral Music III
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
A GREAT DISTANCE
A Collection of Chinese and American Art Song
John Alden Carpenter, John Duke, Luo Maishuo, Ding Shande, Xiao Youmei, Qing Zhu, Huang Zi

JULIET PETRUS

By Special Arrangement

[MS1495]
KLAVIERABEND
Solo Piano Recital
Joseph Haydn, Robert Schumann, Alexander Scriabin

JASMIN ARAKAWA

[MS1619]
ROMANTIC JOURNEY
Music for Violin and Piano
Grigoras Dinicu, Gabriel Fauré, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Jules Massenet, Nicolò Paganini, Manuel Ponce, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Pablo De Sarasate, Henri Wieniawski, Eugène Ysaÿe

HAOLI LIN

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

[MS1554]
RUSSIAN PIANO CONCERTOS
RUSSIAN PIANO CONCERTOS

JOSHUA PIERCE

[MS1464]
JS BACH, HAYDN & MENDELSSOHN
JS BACH, HAYDN & MENDELSSOHN
Piano Concertos
JOSHUA PIERCE

[MS1496]
HARBACH 10: CHAMBER MUSIC V
HARBACH 10: CHAMBER MUSIC V
Soprano, Violin, Piano & Chamber Orchestra
BARBARA HARBACH

[MS1544]
CHANGE OF KEYS
CHANGE OF KEYS
One Piano, Three Keyboards
CAROL LEONE

[MS1616]