new release http://tpr.org en Frey Lends Excitement & Beauty To 'La Voce Del Violoncello" http://tpr.org/post/frey-lends-excitement-beauty-la-voce-del-violoncello <p>The latest release from Passacaille&nbsp;Records is a solo cd of <strong>Elinor Frey</strong>, <em>La Voce Del Violoncello</em>. The amazing&nbsp;disc explores lesser known works of Italian cellist-composers such as Domenico&nbsp;Galli, Guiseppe Maria Dall'Abaco and more. The stellar recording is now available as a download or cd. I asked Elinor some questions about this project.</p><p>What inspired you to record <em>Voce</em>?</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:41:22 +0000 John Clare 15745 at http://tpr.org Frey Lends Excitement & Beauty To 'La Voce Del Violoncello" Video: New Harp Release Focuses On American Composers http://tpr.org/post/video-new-harp-release-focuses-american-composers <p>Harpist <a href="http://www.yolandaharp.com/"><strong>Yolanda Kondonassis</strong></a> grew up in Oklahoma. She made her debut (at age 18!) with the New York Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, and has since toured worldwide, with every major orchestra. On top of her busy schedule, Yolanda heads the harp department at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Oberlin College Conservatory, and has even written a children's book about conservation (see the related story below).</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:44:00 +0000 John Clare 13732 at http://tpr.org Video: New Harp Release Focuses On American Composers A New Release, Festival, And Birthday For Young Pianist http://tpr.org/post/new-release-festival-and-birthday-young-pianist <p>"It came to me in one night - a dream! I like to say that those dream images were probably rooted in my just going to college for the first time," says Conrad Tao about his&nbsp;<em>Vestiges&nbsp;</em>for piano. That was the start for the new album, <em>Voyages</em>.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:16:18 +0000 John Clare 12956 at http://tpr.org A New Release, Festival, And Birthday For Young Pianist So Percussion New Release: So Good, So Unique http://tpr.org/post/so-percussion-new-release-so-good-so-unique <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Dan Trueman</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> isn't a household name - but he's a very original composer making waves with new music for </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">So Percussion</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Their latest collaboration is "Neither Anvil nor Pulley," a very unique and entertaining release from </span>Cantaloupe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Records.</span></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 18:43:23 +0000 John Clare 12710 at http://tpr.org So Percussion New Release: So Good, So Unique Soothing Sounds From Pine's New Violin Lullabies http://tpr.org/post/soothing-sounds-pines-new-violin-lullabies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">London saw the printing of </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock-a-bye_Baby" style="line-height: 1.5;">"Mother Goose-Melody"</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> around 1765 - you might remember it from childhood, and perhaps even sung it to your child. Violinist </span><a href="http://classical.rachelbartonpine.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Rachel Barton Pine</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been singing to her daughter Sylvia, and decided to make an entire album of lullabies.</span></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 16:32:39 +0000 John Clare 11263 at http://tpr.org Soothing Sounds From Pine's New Violin Lullabies Slatkin On Recording, Revitalization, And Rachmaninoff http://tpr.org/post/slatkin-recording-revitalization-and-rachmaninoff <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week the Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs two different programs at Carnegie Hall. </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Leonard Slatkin</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, their music director, is happy to be part of the </span><a href="http://springformusic.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Spring For Music</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> festival. "More than any composer I can think of, you span not only his musical growth, but literally the coming of age of American music with these four [Ives] symphonies."</span></p> Mon, 06 May 2013 17:03:30 +0000 John Clare 10894 at http://tpr.org Slatkin On Recording, Revitalization, And Rachmaninoff Fairouz Fills Native Informant With New Sounds http://tpr.org/post/fairouz-fills-native-informant-new-sounds <p></p><p>Not many composers under 30 years old can say they have had a Carnegie Hall premiere - or several recordings of their music. Mohammed Fairouz laughed when I mentioned that by the age of 26 he had accomplished this and more: "No, I'm only 27!" he said.</p><p>The latest from the Arab-American composer is called "<a href="http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.559744" target="_blank">Native Informant</a>," out on the Naxos label, which features violinist Rachel Barton Pine in the title track.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:34:27 +0000 John Clare 10547 at http://tpr.org Fairouz Fills Native Informant With New Sounds Dynamic Duo Brings Spanish Flair To New Release http://tpr.org/post/dynamic-duo-brings-spanish-flair-new-release <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The latest release from </span>Augustin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Hadelich<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Pablo </span>Sainz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Villegas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is hot! "Histoire du Tango" is filled with passion, flair, and a lot of notes - featuring music from Astor Piazzolla, Manuel de Falla, Nicolo Paganini, and Pablo de Sarasate.</span></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:52:09 +0000 John Clare 10538 at http://tpr.org Dynamic Duo Brings Spanish Flair To New Release Parker Makes Stravinsky Ballets One Man Band http://tpr.org/post/parker-makes-stravinsky-ballets-one-man-band <p></p><p>Igor Stravinsky made an original piano version of his ballet "<em>Petrushka,"</em> so why would someone else make one?</p><p>"Well, I played it as a student, and I remember thinking, you know, I would actually trill this octave, not that one," says <a href="http://www.jonkimuraparker.com/" target="_blank">Jon "Jackie" Kimura Parker</a>.</p><p>Parker has made a solo piano version of the entire ballet, not just a few scenes.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:53:23 +0000 John Clare 10112 at http://tpr.org Parker Makes Stravinsky Ballets One Man Band The Violin "a la Francaise" With Maria Bachmann http://tpr.org/post/violin-la-francaise-maria-bachmann <p><a href="http://www.mariabachmann.com/frames.html" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Maria Bachmann</strong>'s</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> latest CD, "French Fantasy," featuring pianist Adam </span>Nieman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, pays tribute to those lyrical and dramatic French composers &nbsp;Claude </span>Debussy,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Camille </span>Saint-Saens, and Cesar Franck, whose sonata she considers the "heart" of her latest album<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:24:20 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 9571 at http://tpr.org The Violin "a la Francaise" With Maria Bachmann