NEW RELEASES and NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Recent Releases

As the summer of 2017 winds down, MSR has loads of great music to ease one's transition out of the Good Weather Time. Some of this music was composed hundreds of years ago, and some just last year - but all of it is brilliantly performed, recorded and presented. There's a lot coming in the door these days... The newest of the new is IN THE WEEDS, which features the Canadian Ventus Machina wind quintet bringing off a lively program of accessible works, among them two world premieres. This month, MSR has three "pre-releases" to share (Shh! don't tell anyone...). The first is an unusual program from the trailblazing pianist Jenny Q Chai. In (S)YN(E)STH(E)TE, her debut recital, she expresses her own personal sense of color and sound (her synesthesia) with the listener. The program is fascinating. Equally as fascinating, but from an entirely different direction, is our second pre-release, FRANK MARTIN: MUSIC FOR WINDS, which features charming, clever, finely crafted wind music, lovingly and expertly performed by the  Massachusetts Chamber Players under Matthew Westgate. Our last pre-release is from American baritone Zachary Gordin and Bryan Nies. In AMOUR SANS AILES, songs by Reynaldo Hahn are richly given with great feeling and finesse. Also just released are two engrossing recitals of keyboard music by JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Brazilian pianist Simone Leitão brings forward a straightforward program of some of the composer's greatest works as they were originally conceived, while in REMIX// BACH TRANSCRIPTIONS, American pianist Tanya Gabrielian gives performances of Bach string music in transcription for the keyboard. Unforgettable is the debut of Russian soprano Olga Senderskaya in her recital, MELODY FOR LOVE. In this assortment of arias and songs, she reveals a voice of beauty, honesty and warmth.

 

NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
Joshua Pierce | BRAVURA - Showpieces for Piano and Orchestra
Merideth Hite | BEAU SOIR - Music for Oboe and Piano
Terry Lynn Hudson | DEBUSSY: Preludes Books I & II
James Brawn | A BEETHOVEN ODYSSEY - Volume 5
Ann Shoemaker | NEW STANDARDS - Music for Bassoon and Piano
Jeremy Thompson | SCRIABIN - The Final Recital
Daedalus Quartet | BRIAN BUCH: From The River Flow The Stars (String Qts)
Pierce & Jonas Piano Duo | MASTERWORKS FOR 2 PIANOS - Volume 1 (2CD)

Stay tuned, and remember to Turn It Up!

 

FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE

New Releases
HAYDN, RACHMANINOFF & LISZT

Joseph Haydn, Franz Liszt, Sergei Rachmaninoff

JOOYOUNG KIM

[MS1636]
IN THE WEEDS
Music for Wind Quintet
Leonard Bernstein, Paquito D’rivera, Martin Kutnowski, Astor Piazzolla, Mike Titlebaum

VENTUS MACHINA

[MS1633]
(S)YN(E)STH(E)TE

Andy Akiho, Claude Debussy, György Kurtág, György Ligeti, Olivier Messiaen, Scott Wollschleger

JENNY Q CHAI

Special Pre-Release

[MS1667]
FRANK MARTIN: MUSIC FOR WINDS
FRANK MARTIN: MUSIC FOR WINDS

MASSACHUSETTS …

[MS1602]
AMOUR SANS AILES
AMOUR SANS AILES
Songs of Reynaldo Hahn
ZACHARY GORDIN

[MS1649]
SZYMANOWSKI SONGS
SZYMANOWSKI SONGS
In the Mists
KRZYSZTOF …

[MS1608]
BACH PIANO RECITAL
BACH PIANO RECITAL

SIMONE LEITÃO

[MS1665]
REMIX// BACH TRANSCRIPTIONS
REMIX// BACH TRANSCRIPTIONS
Cardelús, Godowsky, Saint-Saëns
TANYA …

[MS1594]