We are proud to announce the release of our March 2012 albums on Navona, Ravello, and Big Round! THE CONSCIOUS SLEEPWALKER, CONCERTI FOR STRINGS WITH PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA, and LA BELLA STELLA are now available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes, and many others. Click “Read More” for more information on each release.
THE CONSCIOUS SLEEPWALKER
Navona Records NV5870
Through his Argentine tango-infused classical works, composer Alejandro Rutty has carved an original, unique niche in classical music, blending tango, electronic, and classical elements into a cohesive whole. On the diverse THE CONSCIOUS SLEEPWALKER, his first album on Navona Records, Rutty presents works for saxophone quartet and orchestra that explore concepts ranging from explorations of tango within pop culture of the future to half-dreams versus fictional reality. The album’s title piece has received widespread critical acclaim, having been called “a terrific curtain-raiser” (Boston Globe) and “amusing…an immediate test of the ensemble’s mettle” (New York Times). Through acclaim for his music, receipt of a grant through the Copland Fund, and his impeccable ability to blend, mash, and transform genre, Rutty is a worthy contender as a leading experimenter of the 21st century.
CONCERTI FOR STRINGS WITH PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA
McCormick Percussion Group
Ravello Records RR7820
CONCERTI FOR STRINGS WITH PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA is the fourth Ravello release from the McCormick Percussion Group. Featuring a series of works for solo string instruments with percussion ensemble, this album further highlights the Group’s dedication to furthering the repertoire and performance of percussion instruments. This release includes Baljinder Sekhon’s Lou, Stuart Saunders Smith’s Nightshade, David Liptak’s Concerto for Viola and Percussion, Michael Sidney Timpson’s DongXiDongXi, and Daniel Adams’ Camouflage.
LA BELLA STELLA
Big Round Records BR8921
LA BELLA STELLA is the fifth release in the critically-acclaimed Celebrate Earth series from Recess Music. This album of children’s music features many contrasting styles and teaches kids about galaxies, solar systems, and other wonders of our universe. These songs were chosen for LA BELLA STELLA because they engage, educate, entertain, and encourage children to think about the natural setting of their lives to balance the ‘virtual’ world they live in. Just like the other discs in the Celebrate Earth series, LA BELLA STELLA features engaging, fun tunes enjoyable for kids and parents alike!
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