NEW RELEASES and NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Recent Releases

Now that the sun has crossed the celestial equator and is heading down to the nadir of the winter solstice, we can begin to expect more and more of the "browns, reds and golds" of Autumn. (Can anyone identify the source of that quotation?) In response to the new season, we suggest you cozy up to some great new music from MSR. Newest of the New from Newtown is something a little out of the ordinary, an album of smoky jazz tunes from women composers by the Tom George Trio (flugelhorn & trumpet, bass and piano). From the first bar of  TWILIGHT, you might find yourself wanting to light up a cigarette and reach for a glass of scotch. Far from the Blue Note comes chamber music from Iranian-American composer, Reza Vali. In LONGING, his music is brought to light by the terrific Carpe Diem String Quartet, pianist David Korevaar and a master of santoor, Dariush Saghafi. It's a special listen, to be sure. Moving westward, we encounter 500 years of music of the Protestant Reformation. In  EIN' FESTE BURG from the Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble, one hears the famous Lutheran tune in many guises, along with a host of other music of the period. The audio production here is particularly "enlightening". Also just in is a program of true rarities, FROM SHADOW TO LIGHT featuring music for flute, clarinet, oboe and bassoon by composers from Poland. As the title suggests, it's a sure bet most music lovers have never heard this music before, but they'll be glad they did, especially as performed here by the Sonora Winds. Staying with the world of woodwinds, SOUVENIRS is here, a a lovely album of music for oboe and piano as performed by soloist Theresa Delaplain and accompanying pianist Tomoko Kashiwagi. The players bring great style and finesse to the colorful, accessible music. In a rather stunning solo album debut, Amy Yang is heard in RESONANCE, which features music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann and Caroline Shaw. Yang's technical prowess is perfectly balanced by her probing interpretations. Equally as probing are performances given by the Amernet String Quartet and pianist John Wilson of music by Judith Lang Zaimont. In A TO Z, Zaimont's music, full of individuality and visceral energy, is brought into the world with vigor and precision. Just out is a stunning compositional debut by Jimmy López Bellido, SYMPHONIC CANVAS. In powerful, beautifully recorded performances by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under Miguel Harth-Bedoya, López Bellido's orchestral music comes alive, making a strong case for him to be a composer to watch - and watch closely!

 

NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
New York City Children's Choir | CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK
London Philharmonic Orchestra | BARBARA HARBACH - Orchestral Music Vol.V
Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band | THE GILDED AGE
Gary Wood & Philip Swanson | AVIARY - Song Recital
Jesse Cook | IMAGINED CONVERSATIONS - Trumpet Recital
Benjamin Whitcomb | BLOCH, MUCZYNSKI & REGER - Unaccompanied Cello
Zi Liang, Harpsichord and Piano | J.S. BACH: GOLDBERG VARIATIONS [2CD set]
Pierce & Jonas | 20th CENTURY MASTERPIECES for 2 Pianos & Orchestra

 

Stay tuned, and remember to Turn it up!

 

FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”

[William H. Murray]

New Releases
TWILIGHT
Tribute to Women Jazz Composers
TOM GEORGE TRIO

[MS1705]
LONGING
Chamber Music of REZA VALI
Reza Vali

CARPE DIEM STRING QUARTET

World Premiere Recordings

[MS1738]
EIN' FESTE BURG
Music of the Reformation
Johann Sebastian Bach, James Curnow, Felix Mendelssohn, Otto Nicolai, Heinrich Schütz

CHICAGO GARGOYLE BRASS AND ORGAN ENSEMBLE

[MS1735]
FROM SHADOW TO LIGHT
FROM SHADOW TO LIGHT
Music for Winds From Poland
SONORA WINDS

[MS1702]
RESONANCE
RESONANCE
Piano Music by J.S. Bach, Schumann and Shaw
AMY YANG

[MS1655]
SOUVENIRS
SOUVENIRS
Music for Oboe and Piano
THERESA …

[MS1691]
A TO Z: AMERNET PLAYS ZAIMONT
A TO Z: AMERNET PLAYS ZAIMONT
A Strange Magic (Quartet No.2), Sestina,
AMERNET …

[MS1709]
SYMPHONIC CANVAS
SYMPHONIC CANVAS
Symphony No.1 - The Travails of Persiles and
FORT WORTH …

[MS1737]