NEW RELEASES and NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
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.
Stay tuned, and remember to Turn It Up!
FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE
HAYDN, RACHMANINOFF & LISZT
Joseph Haydn, Franz Liszt, Sergei Rachmaninoff
IN THE WEEDS
Music for Wind Quintet
Leonard Bernstein, Paquito D’rivera, Martin Kutnowski, Astor Piazzolla, Mike Titlebaum
Andy Akiho, Claude Debussy, György Kurtág, György Ligeti, Olivier Messiaen, Scott Wollschleger
JENNY Q CHAI