About MSR Classics
Founded in 1998, MSR Classics is an independent recording label committed to a culture of excellence. For performers and ensembles with recording projects that meet only the highest professional artistic and technical standards, MSR facilitates world-class graphic design, annotation, licensing, replication and distribution of physical product and digital content in the global music marketplace. Extensive promotion in support of all releases leads to widespread exposure through broadcasts and critical review in leading publications. The label's team of professionals brings decades of experience to all aspects of its operation, ensuring an undisputed integrity of concept, design, content and realization. MSR is dedicated to bringing a diverse range of classical music to the widest possible audience, and has released more than 700 titles featuring artists and repertoire from across the globe. Guided by this commitment to excellence and diversity, MSR continues to build a fine catalog of critically acclaimed and award-winning releases.
MSR is under the ownership and direction of Robert LaPorta, a 33-year veteran of the Music Industry. Just prior to taking over the label in 2006, LaPorta was the Studio Manager of the renowned Squires Music Production in Elmsford, New York (2003-2006). Prior to his years at the Squires studio, he was Director of Classics at the Angel label group, which encompassed EMI Classics, Virgin Classics and Angel Records (1993-2001). At PolyGram Classics & Jazz (1989-1993), he was Marketing and Production Manager with London-Decca Records, Deutsche Grammophon and Philips Classics. Highlights of his years at PolyGram include working on the production and release of the Gold Record project Carreras Domingo Pavarotti - The Three Tenors In Concert, and with Wilma Cozart Fine on the Mercury Living Presence re-issue series. While at EMI, LaPorta was directly involved with the multi-Platinum Chant series and launched the Full Dimensional Sound and Seraphim Classics re-issue series. LaPorta began his career as a Publicity and Contracts Associate at ICM Artists (now Opus 3) management in New York (1987-1989), working directly with a roster of esteemed artists that included Isaac Stern, Yo-Yo Ma and Jesse Norman.
Fines Facultatis Cognitos Transgredere
A Journey in Music
C.P.E. & W.F. BACH: KEYBOARD SONATAS
Works for Cello and Piano
FINDING A VOICE
Mexican Song Cycles After 1920
BRITTEN, MILHAUD. FINZI & STRAUSS
Works for Piano and Orchestra
RAPTURE AND REGRET
Music of Daron Hagen
CHOPIN THE ENCHANTER
Selected Piano Works
DISCOVERING THE CLASSICAL STRING TRIO