This week the audience will experience new music and many unusual pieces in the repertoire.
Lawrence Brownleys will release new album ‘Rising’ in honor of Black Music Month. “Rising” features a program of new songs that Brownlee commissioned from six up-and-coming African-American composers (Damien Snead, Brandon Spencer, Jasmine Burns, Joel Thompson, Sean E. Okpevolo). is included, and is a set of Harlem Renaissance poetry. It revolves around the themes of empowerment, faith and love in the face of challenges.
The album also includes rarely performed works by composers Robert Owens and Margaret Bonds, with Brownlee frequently accompanied by pianist and collaborator Kevin J. Miller.
New York-based German composer Reiko Hueting will release the world premiere recording of his opera Mechtilde, libretto by poet and theologian Christian Lehnert, via New Focus Recordings.
Inspired by medieval ‘mystery plays’, Füting’s opera will take place from 16 to 18 September 2022 to mark the ceremonial reopening of the north wing of the Abbey Church and Museum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen. Premiered in Magdeburg, Germany. Magdeburg.
The soundtrack to David T. Little’s Black Lodge is set to be released. The film was produced by The Beth Morrison Project and directed by Michael Joseph McKilken.
Music recording of Vox Kramantis by Henrik Oudegaard
After dedicating previous ECM new series of recordings to works by contemporary composers Arvo Pärt, Erkki-Sven Tür, Helena Türve and most recently Cyril Krieg, the Vox Kramantis Choir is a Norwegian composer. Turning attention to the house Henrik Audegaut.
“On this recording, Gregorian chant is the protagonist,” writes Christina Kluver in the liner notes. “Sometimes in its sheer beauty, it intertwines with Henrik Oedegaard’s New Songs. Influenced by both, both find a unique expression in his work.”
stupidity of desire
Brad Mehldau joins tenor Ian Bostridge, one of the greatest song interpreters of our time, to perform “The Folly of Desire,” a song cycle that questions the limits of sexual freedom in the post-#MeToo era. increase. Set on poetry by Blake, Yeats, Shakespeare, Brecht, Goethe, Oden and Cummings, Mehldau’s music transitions seamlessly between jazz idioms and classical art songs, Pentatone releases an album.
that star in the picture
Albany Records is pleased to announce the release of its new album, That Star in the Picture, which celebrates the art songs and musical theater of celebrated New York City-based composer and pianist James Adler. The ensemble includes mezzo-soprano Victoria Livengood, soprano Shana Farr, soprano Elizaveta Urahovich, tenor Kennedy Kanagawa, tenor Michael Buchanan, baritone Perry Suk, flutist Denise Conselik and clarinetist. Francis Novak, cellist Adam Fisher, horn player Kyle Walker, oboist Brian Shaw, and pianist James Adler. Recording took place live at the Yamaha Artist Services Studio in New York.
i like you
Lexicon Classics releases a new album from mezzo-soprano Megan Marino and pianist Jon Alida, a recording that brings classical music to audiences of all ages in the spirit of play.
The songs on the album, beginning with the title track by Mr. Rogers, reflect an unapologetic embrace of tenderness. Listeners will be able to listen to famous classics such as Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley’s “Pure Imagination,” Stephen Sondheim’s “Not While I’m Around,” and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Do-Re-Mi.” You can listen with the chorus. The album includes two of his songs from Jon Foster’s “How to Eat Like a Child,” Kurt Weil’s Huckleberry Finn’s “Come In, Morning,” and Charles Ives’ “Slow March.” It also contains unknown songs.
Bach: John Passion
AVIE Records will release a collaboration work with the Cantata Collective led by conductor Nicholas McGeagan. Live recording of Bach’s “Saint Peter”. St John’s Passion” is the first of JS Bach’s seminal choral works to be recorded and released on the label in the coming years. This recording features soloists Thomas Cooley, Paul Max Tipton, Nora Richardson, Arje Nussbaum-Cohen, Derek Chester and Harrison Hinche.
Composer Paola Prestini and librettist Mark Campbell have released a live recording of the opera “Edward Turanion” with the original cast on VIA Records. The opera, based on the novel The Amazing Journeys of Edward Tulane, opened to critical acclaim in 2022 after a two-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cast recordings include tenor Jack Swanson, soprano Zlimar Lopez-Hernández, tenor Brian Vu, bass Zachary James, mezzo-soprano Elise Quagliata, baritone Jeremiah Saunders, and bass Benjamin Sievelding. , mezzo-soprano Victoria Vargas, soprano Jasmine Herbersham, and mezzo-soprano Keely. Futeler, soprano Daniel Beckvermitt, baritone Nicholas Davis, mezzo-soprano Lisa Marie Rogari, tenor Christian Sanders, conductor Lydia Jankovskaya.
amazing effects of nature
Harmonia Mundi releases Giuseppe Scarlatti’s “Foreshadowing Effect of Mother Nature”. First produced in 1752, it stars Rupert Charlesworth, Filippo Mineccia, Roberta Mameli, Benedetta Mazzcato and Maria Radurner. Niccolo Porcedda, Dana Marbach, John Fernandez, Dorothea Oberinger.