Discography


 

 

CM20001 Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Chopin / Steven HallCM20001 Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Chopin / Steven Hall
Steven Hall, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1
Frédéric Chopin: Trois Ecossaises, Op. 72
Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie in A-Flat Major, Op. 61
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 36

“A notably precise technique is at work here … my appetite is whetted for more Beethoven from this exciting musician. (Rachmaninoff) Hall creditably never lets bravura get in the way of the music’s message.” David Claris (Fanfare)
“He nicely captures the wit and liveliness of the Beethoven sonata and much of the craggy grandeur of the Rachmaninoff.” Morin (American Record Guide)
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CM20003 Saxophone / Kenneth FischerCM20003 Saxophone / Kenneth Fischer
Kenneth Fischer, saxophones & Richard Zimdars, piano

Tommy Joe Anderson: Sonata No. 3 for Alto/Soprano Saxophone & Piano, Op. 30
Leslie Bassett: Duo Concertante
Bernhard Heiden: Diversion (1943)
Lewis Nielson: Fantasies for Soprano Saxophone & Tape


“Anderson’s three-movement sonata is sultry, bluesy, easy going, and pleasant.”
Mike Silverton (Fanfare)

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CM20004 KabalevskyCM20004 Kabalevsky
Michiko Otaki, piano

Dmitri Kabalevsky: 24 Preludes, Op. 38
Dmitri Kabalevsky: 6 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 61

http://rwam.cnc.net/otaki/

“In what may well be the first recording of the Kabalevsky Op. 38 Preludes by a non-Russian, Otaki shows the qualities needed to put them across, which include her rhythmic verve, lithe phrasing, and her warm tone. She gets to the heart of things quickly as she characterizes each prelude.”  Phil Musc (Audio Video Club of Atlanta)

Available for purchase on iTunes or Amazon
[CD-R version may be ordered directly from ACA Digital Recording.]

CM20006 Classic Piano CM20006 Classic Piano
Steven Hall, piano

Johann Sebastian Bach: Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in D Minor, K. 32, L. 423
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in D Minor, K. 141, L. 422
Muzio Clementi: Sonata in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 26, No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven: 32 Variations in C Minor
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14
Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne in D-Flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2
Frédéric Chopin: Ballade in F Minor, Op. 52
Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

“From the first bars of his opening Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue it is obvious that the ride ahead is going to be an exciting one, and so it proves. …the Beethoven C-Minot Variations and a Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 that rounds off the disc with the barns completely stormed. – among the best-recorded piano tone I have heard for a good while.” Martin Anderson (Fanfare)

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CM20007 No Longer of That World - Music of Karl BoelterCM20007 No Longer of That World – Music of Karl Boelter
Thamyris
Peggy Benkeser, percussion
Paul Brittan, flute
Laura Gordy, piano
Ted Gurch, clarinets
Cheryl Boyd Waddell, soprano
Christopher Rex, guest cello


To Know the Dark
One, Two, Three… O-U-T
Peterborough Sonata
No Longer of That World

http://www.fredonia.edu/music/faculty/bios/boelter.asp

“this is nicely written, easy-to-listen to stuff, and Thamyris punches it out with enthusiasm.”  Peter Burwasser (Fanfare)
“this may be the best engineered disc I’ve hear all year. That’s important here, for much of the music depends on nuances of timbre and phrasing for its effectiveness.”  Phil Muse (Creative Loafing)
Available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon or at ArkivMusic

 

CM20008 PortraitCM20008  Portrait
David Watkins, piano

Igor Stravinsky: Four Etudes, Op. 7
Robert Helps: Portrait
Alban Berg: Sonata, Op. 1
Frank Martin: Eight Preludes

“…his aesthetic is particularly appropriate to the music of Stravinsky … Watkins has a particularly strong affinity for Helps and Martin.” Bellman (American Record Guide)
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CM20009 Forgotten Piano Duets, Vol. 1CM20009  Forgotten Piano Duets, Vol. 1
Lenti Piano Duo – Marianne & Tony Lenti, piano

Hermann Goetz: Sonata in G Minor, Op. 17
Alfredo Casella: Pagine di Guerra
Ferruccio Busoni: Finnländische Volksweisen, Op. 27, Nos. 1 & 2
Ottorino Respighi: Sei Piccoli Pezzi

“…a welcome entry by this new label, and I look forward to the next installment of this series. Well worth exploring.”  Peter J. Rabinowitz (Fanfare)

[Physical CD out-of-print. CD-R version may be ordered directly from ACA Digital Recording.]

 

CM20010CM20010 Ruth Slenczynska Plays Chopin & Liszt Live!
Ruth Slenczynska, piano

Frédéric Chopin: Four Ballades, Op. 23, 38, 47 & 52
Frédéric Chopin: Twelve Etudes, Op. 10
Franz Liszt: La Campanella
“Any pianist can be eaten alive by this music.  The four Ballades reveal Chopin at his most technically complicated and emotionally demanding. Slenczynska more than meets their challenge. … Musically and technically this is a fine tribute to a remarkable artist.”  Linkowski (American Record Guide)
“Slenczynska had recorded these virtuoso works in the studio 25 years earlier, but the live performances are nearly as note-perfect, and even more communicative.”   Richard Dyer (The Boston Globe)

Available for purchase on iTunes, or  Amazon
[Physical CD out-of-print. CD-R version may be ordered directly from ACA Digital Recording.]

 

CM20011 CM20011 Hopelessly Romantic
Songs of Vittorio Giannini
Jeffrey Price, tenor
Cary Lewis, piano

Twenty-four songs of Vittorio Giannini on poems of Karl Flaster.


“…Price exhibits a pleasant, … well-schooled tenor voice, which he uses sensitively, and he knows how these songs should be sung. …I enjoyed listening to him, and to his excellent accompanist.” Green (American Record Guide)

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CM20012CM20012 Joseph Wytko
Joseph Wytko, saxophones
Walter Cosand, piano

Paul Creston: Sonata for Alto Saxophone & Piano, Op. 19
James DeMars: Seventh Healing Song of John Joseph (Blue) for Alto Saxophone & Tape
Paule Maurice: Tableaux de Provence
M. William Karlins: Quartet No. 1 for Saxophones
(assisted by Anita Wright, alto saxophone / Michael LaMonica, tenor saxophone / Steve Stusek, baritone saxophone)
M. William Karlins: Quartet No. 2 for Saxophones
(assisted by Anita Wright, alto saxophone / Michael LaMonica, tenor saxophone / Robert Verdi, baritone saxophone)
“…worth exploring.” Peter J. Rabinowitz (Fanfare)

http://josephwytkosaxophone.com/
Available for purchase on iTunes or Amazon
[Physical CD out-of-print. CD-R version may be ordered directly from ACA Digital Recording.]

 

CM20013CM20013 Romances for Cello and Piano
Dorothy Lewis, cello
Cary Lewis, piano

Romances for cello and piano by Sibelius, Malkin, Thome, Golz, Reger, Huber, Svendsen, Scriabin, Debussy, Gabriel-Marie, Rubenstein, Bossi, Sinding, Saint-Saens and Rachmaninoff.
“Dorothy Lewis has a full, attractive, and heavily vibrated tone, with first-rate control over dynamics and intonation, even at high registers. The cello encore fancier will see some rarities here, and they are all quite nicely performed.” David K. Nelson (Fanfare).

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CM20014CM20014 Enoch Arden
Mac Morgan, narrator
William Ransom, piano

Richard Strauss’ melodrama on the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson.
“he’s (Morgan) consistently animated and engaging. William Ransom is a deft admirable pianist … The sound is natural and well balanced.”
Ralph V.  Lucano (Fanfare)

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CM20015CM20015  Alan Morrison
Alan Morrison, organ
Jean Langlais: Fête
Charles-Marie Widor: Allegro from Symphonie VI in G Minor, Op. 42
Maurice Duruflé: Prelude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op. 7
William E. Krape: Choral Triptych
John Weaver: Passacaglia on a Theme by Dunstable
Jean Langlais:  Hommage á Frescobaldi

http://www.alanmorrison.us/


Recorded on the Schantz organ at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church in Dunwoody, GA.
“… the Duruflé and Langlais works disclose Morrison’s affinity and aptitude for music of recent French composers” Haig Mardirosian (Fanfare)
“…his strengths are clarity, poetry, precision and coloristic sensitivity… But this CD’s greatest contribution is what appears to be the only available recording of Langlais’ haunting “Homage a Frescobaldi…” In an eloquent, deeply sympathetic realization, Mr. Morrison transports us to a rarefied spiritual world.”  Derrick Henry (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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