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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

EUGÈNE YSAŸE: 6 SONATAS
EUGÈNE YSAŸE: 6 SONATAS
For Solo Violin, Op.27

[MS1774]
HERBERT HOWELLS: REQUIEM
HERBERT HOWELLS: REQUIEM
Sacred and Secular Choral Music

[MS1757]
Recent Releases
THE SCHUMANN PROJECT, VOL.1
THE SCHUMANN PROJECT, VOL.1
Robert Schumann

[MS1763]
ENSUENOS DE CUBA
ENSUENOS DE CUBA
Daydreams of Cuba

[MS1786]
THE GILDED AGE
THE GILDED AGE
Late 19th Century Music for American Wind Band

[MS1726]
RACHMANINOFF: VESPERS
RACHMANINOFF: VESPERS
Music From St. Ignatius Loyola

[MS1139]
J.S. BACH: KEYBOARD PARTITAS 2, 3 & 6
J.S. BACH: KEYBOARD PARTITAS 2, 3 & 6
Bwv 826, 827 & 830

[MS1718]
STARDUST
STARDUST
Songs of Hoagy Carmichael

[MS1706]