Blue Griffin Recording is proud to present a new CD from award-winning Bulgarian-American pianist Ani Gogova.
Starting with the strikingly dramatic CD package design, created by one of Europe’s leading visual artists, the album takes the listeners on a journey to the pianist’s world of “Fantasies, Fairytales, and Nightmares.” The music ranges from all-time favorite Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata to lesser known Medtner’s magical Fairytales; from the intimate beauty of romantic fantasy pieces of Schumann and Brahms to the whimsical humor of Shostakovich, the electrifying energy of Prokofiev, and the enigmatic code of Ligeti.
Saxophonist J. Adam Briggs present his solo debut recording “Transcension” with powerful performances of works by Michael Albaugh, William Albright, Luciano Berio and John Anthony Lennon. What makes this release unique is that Mr. Briggs includes a second CD with his insightful commentary on artistic and emotional qualities of the music, as well as performance practices and challenges.
Blue Griffin Recording is proud to announce a new CD from The Iridium Quartet.
The Iridium Quartet has been praised by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Michael Colgrass as giving “a stunning performance … with elegance and grace,” and hailed by audiences as “displaying an impressive balance of intense control and abandon with tremendous precision.” The quartet draws upon a rich history of over ten years of collaboration between saxophonists Paul Nolen, Marcos Colón, Paul Forsyth, and Eric Lau.
Partnering with Blue Griffin Records, Iridium received a prestigious 2012 Aaron Copland Fund Recording Grant, allowing the quartet to make "Into Xylonia". A second recording will be released in early 2015 on NAXOS featuring David Maslanka’s Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble.
Born in the Philippines, a Spanish colony for 333 years, pianist Charisse Baldoria explores her Spanish and Latin American side: “Evocación is a summoning of passion, memory, and the imagination. From Falla’s flamenco fantasy to Piazzolla’s intoxicating tangos, from Albéniz’ virtuoso portraits of Spain to Scarlatti and Buencamino’s Spanish and Argentine transformations, this album of dance and song seeks to evoke time and place, memory and experience—both real and imagined.
In this new CD Mr. Satterlee presents Four Pieces (1977) by Frederick Rzewski, written just two years after his monumental variation cycle, The People Unite Will Never Be Defeated!, and Five Chromatic Dances by William Albright, often regarded as a masterpiece for piano.