Cellist, Hannah Holman and pianist, Réne Lecuona present a new recording of sonatas from the turn of the 20th Century. Resplendent chamber music from Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897), Ernst von Dohnányi (1877-1960), and Frank Bridge (1879-1941), which is aptly performed by Ms. Holman and Ms. Lecuona. The three sonatas, which are not widely recorded, are expressive and emotional; dramatic and challenging; tender and triumphant.
Blue Griffin Recording is proud to present a world premiere recording of three pieces by American composer William Horne – Sonata for Cello and Piano (1994); Sonata for Flute and Piano (2006); Bagatelles for Cello and Piano (2009) – performed by Erika Boysen (flute), Jeremy Crosemer (cello), Jeannette Fang (piano), Moon Kyoung Kim (piano) and Soojung Kim (cello).
FANTASÍA: Solo Flute Music of the American Continent.
Martha Councell-Vargas enjoys an exhilarating career as a solo and chamber flutist, teaching artist, and scholar. In her newest release, Fantasía, you are invited to explore and celebrate the diverse flute traditions of the American continent.
Blue Griffin Recording is proud to present two new CDs from acclaimed violinist Sarah Plum:
MUSIC FOR A NEW CENTURY
Violin Concertos of Sidney Corbett & Christopher Adler
Sarah Plum, violin
Akira Mori, conductor
Nicholas Devoe, conductor
In this CD, noted new music specialist Sarah Plum brings together two new violin concertos – one commissioned by her and one that she premiered in world premiere recordings. Sarah Plum performed the violin concerto, entitled Yael, by Sidney Corbett in its North American premiere at the Chamber Music Midwest Festival in June of 2011. The live recording of that performance is here paired with the violin concerto of Christopher Adler, which Plum commissioned. These two beautiful, original and quite striking works are destined to join the repertoire and be heard for many years to come.
BELA BARTOK: MUSIC FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO
Long time duo partners Sarah Plum, violin and Timothy Lovelace, piano here present music for violin and piano of Bela Bartok in the first of a projected two CD set. Sarah Plum began her performing career by winning the first prize at the International Stulberg Competition in 1984. Since then she has carved out a distinctive role as a serious interpreter of a large range of music – commissioning many new works as well as crafting fresh interpretations of the standard repertoire. Timothy Lovelace is an active recitalist who has performed and recorded with a long roster of internationally-known artists such as Miriam Fried, Nobuko Imai, Robert Mann, Charles Neidich, PaquitoD’Rivera and Dawn Upshaw.
An exuberant recording, featuring a new transcription of Metamorfora, Op. 34 (Aulis Sallinen); a recording of Sonata in E minor (Henrique Oswald); and the 2001 composition Nine Variants on Paganini for double bass and piano (Frank Proto), rounded out by the virtuosic Sonata No. 6 in A minor (Boccherini) and the beloved 7 Variations in Eb Major (Beethoven).