NEW RELEASES and NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Recent Releases

2019 is off to a very good start at MSR, with a strong flow of new music (and old music) to enjoy. Newest of the New is CHILDREN'S PALACE, a collection of music for winds and piano by American composer PAUL REALE. The performances given by The Borealis Wind Quintet, both an an ensemble and as individual players are extraordinary, as is the pianism of Christopher Guzman. Reale's fascinatingly tuneful and colorful music is destined for a place in the standard repertoire of the genre. Just in the door is PORTUGUESE PERSPECTIVES, a collection of lively, tuneful music for oboe, piano and strings by composers from Portugal. Oboe soloist Courtney Miller and her musical collaborators play with a special blend of warmth and clarity. In a similar vein is TIME PLACE SPIRIT, which features works for flute and piano by composers who paint beautiful scenes in music. Flutist Beth Chandler and pianist Paulo Steinberg give deeply compelling performances. Also just released is a recording by the Repast Baroque Ensemble of their brilliant new arrangement of the GOLDBERG VARIATIONS by J.S. Bach. Originally composed for keyboard, Repast re-interprets Bach's great score with period flute, bassoon, strings and harpsichord. The arrangement brings about a stunning new understanding and enjoyment of the great work. Heading over to the modern piano, we find Cole Burger enlightening music lovers to the bounty that is music by composers from the Great State of Arkansas. In his BEYOND THE TRAVELER, Burger, himself an "Arkansan", gives performances that are by turns poetic and intense. Another album of piano music, TO A CAMIA, features pianist Sally Pinkas performing piano music from Romantic Manila. The Filipino music is light, but not lightweight, and Pinkas has just the right touch for it. Also just in is ABIDE WITH ME, a glorious collection of favorite Christian hymns in new settings, these for soprano, horns and piano. The listening experience here is deeply affecting, with horn player Lisa Bontrager and her collaborators providing performances of great sincerity.

 

NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Robert Oppelt & Friends | THE DOUBLE BASS - ENCORE!
James Brawn | A BEETHOVEN ODYSSEY - Volume 6
Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band | THE GILDED AGE
Jesse Cook | IMAGINED CONVERSATIONS - Trumpet Recital
Amy Yang | J.S. BACH, SCHUMANN and SHAW: Piano Music
Amernet String Quartet | JUDITH LANG ZAIMONT: Music for Strings
Zi Liang, Harpsichord and Piano | J.S. BACH: GOLDBERG VARIATIONS [2CD set]
Lynn Conservatory Orchestra, Christopher Guzman | PAUL REALE: Caldera with Ice Cave
Pierce & Jonas | 20th CENTURY MASTERPIECES for 2 Pianos & Orchestra

 

Stay tuned, and remember to Turn. It. Up!

 

FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE

New Releases
RENDERINGS
A Musical Landscape for Violin and Harp
Kirsten Soriano Broberg, Patricio Da Silva, Henriette ReniƩ, Nino Rota, Gary Schocker

CRIMSON DUO

[MS1607]
BACH IN TRANSCRIPTION
Piano Transcriptions
Johann Sebastian Bach

JEAN ALEXIS SMITH

[MS1720]
PORTRAITS IN GUITAR
All compositions by Simonne Draper
Simonne Draper

SIMONNE DRAPER

Available to ship in mid-April

[MS1719]
NIGHTS BRIGHT DAYS
NIGHTS BRIGHT DAYS
Britten, Holst, Meechan and Purcell
CHICAGO …

[MS1704]
PAUL REALE: CHILDREN'S PALACE
PAUL REALE: CHILDREN'S PALACE
Chamber Music for Winds and Piano
THE BOREALIS …

[MS1715]
PORTUGUESE PERSPECTIVES
PORTUGUESE PERSPECTIVES
Music for Oboe, Piano and Strings
COURTNEY MILLER

[MS1690]
TIME  PLACE  SPIRIT
TIME PLACE SPIRIT
Music for Flute and Piano
BETH CHANDLER

[MS1641]
J.S. BACH: GOLDBERG VARIATIONS, BWV 988
J.S. BACH: GOLDBERG VARIATIONS, BWV …
New Arrangement by Repast for Baroque Ensemble
REPAST …

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