Our next round of releases is, as always, a little different than anything that has come before.
Today we’re releasing Croatian pianist and composer Matej Meštrović’s debut album on Navona Records, which is an exciting all-piano take on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. We’ve also got composer Bill Whitley’s debut album featuring sumptuous chamber music and our first-ever salmon-inspired recordings. Then there’s an opera by Ross Crean based on Welsh author Arthur Machen’s eponymous novel of scientific hubris and supernatural behavior. And …
(drum roll, please …)
Not only is it our 500th recording, it’s our first ever vinyl release. Return with us to the days of wow and flutter, of 33 rpm, and bask in the warmth that only 180 grams of slick, black virgin vinyl can provide.
If you’re an old soul still spinning stacks of wax, this is the album for you! If you crave the warmth of vinyl and it’s more human, natural sound, this is the album for you! And if you seek out creative and courageous music, this is definitely the album for you!
As mentioned above, our 500th release isn’t the only exciting project happening next month. Get a load of this roundup and start planning your pre-orders!
4 SEASONS FOR 3 PIANOS | Matej Meštrović
Performing with Hakan A. Toker and Matija Dedić on three pianos (and accordion), this album presents a whirlwind transcription of Vivaldi’s masterful string concertos by Croatian pianist and composer Matej Meštrović.
Australian composer Mark John McEncroe’s presents a classic adventure in orchestral music. Powered by McEncroe’s thematic style, these two symphonic suites lead the listener through a harrowing and dramatic story of ancient conflict and grandeur.
Chicago-based composer presents his opera The Great God Pan in this debut album that takes its story from an eponymous 1890 novella by Welsh author Arthur Machen, which explores themes of scientific hubris, transcendental medicine, and unexplainable supernatural behavior.
VALLARTA SUITE | John Robertson
On his debut album, New Zealand born, Canada-based composer John Robertson showcases the continuation of classic orchestral traditions with beautiful melodies, confident orchestration, and classic musical forms.
Composer Bill Whitley presents in his debut album chamber music that’s characterized by meditative and trance-like qualities inspired by various forms of meditation practice, and, above all, the artistic installations of Alexander Calder.
Composer Douglas Bielmeier’s meticulously crafted debut Ravello Records release collects works for electronics, which soothingly twists into a languid river of sound.
TRADITIONAL CUBAN MUSIC | Ellasón
Ansonica Records presents a fantastic collection of traditional Cuban music performed with the Havana based all-female octet, Ellasón.