Are you ready for another round of releases? The wait is over. October releases are here and are bringing in new music from Altius Quartet, Cuba, and new artists like Eliane Rodrigues and Dwight Beckham Sr.
Following on the heels of its genre-bending classical-meets-pop-meets-jazz debut Navona release DRESS CODE, Altius Quartet puts the tuxedo back on for an album of string quartets by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich.
Pianist Elaine Rodrigues takes a fresh look at some of Frédéric Chopin’s most expressive works with a full program of the Polish composer’s complete Nocturnes and ballades.
LOOSE, WET, PERFORATED
Commissioned by the Boston-based experimental opera company Guerilla Opera and premiered in 2011, this audacious, rollicking conceptual mash-up by composer Nicholas Vines puts a very modern spin on some quite ancient ideas.
THREE ORCHESTRAL WORKS
Dwight Beckham Sr | NV6122
The music of composer Dwight Beckham Sr. is a throwback in the best way possible, recalling the accessible, melody-driven compositional styles of years long past in lushly orchestrated works for symphonic ensemble.
Guitarist Alan Rinehart presents his own virtuosic interpretation of six fantasies for solo guitar by the under-appreciated 19th-century composer-guitarist/composer Josef (Johann) Kaspar Mertz on his debut Ravello Records release.
Miguel Matamoros & Moisés Simons
Cross-cultural collaborations abound again between American and Cuban musicians on this, the third Ansonica Records release of new works produced in Havana. Featuring music by Arthur Gottschalk, John A. Carollo, Meira Warshauer, Mona Lyn Reese, J.A. Kawarsky, and more.