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).
Capitol Quartet members Christopher Creviston, Joseph Lulloff, David Stambler and Andrew Dahlke are committed to expanding the repertoire of the saxophone quartet as well as present innovative programs featuring arrangement with orchestra, transcriptions of classical and jazz favorites and contemporary works for saxophone. This new release showcases commissioned works by Carter Pann, John Anthony Lennon and Stacy Garrop and the significant work for saxophone by Alfred Desenclos.
Blue Griffin Recording is proud to present a debut CD from the first prizewinner of the Midwest International Competition Margaryta Golovko
Margaryta Golovko has captured classical music audiencesaround the world as one of the most intriguing, versatileand unique artists of her generation. She has performed as a soloist as well as a collaborative pianist in prestigiousconcert halls in Ukraine, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, Romania and United States. Margaryta has appeared with the Kyiv State Symphony Orchestra, the Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra, Plzen Philarmonic,Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony and many others.