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New Releases for Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hickey, S.: Cursive / Ampersand / Dolmen / Ostinato Grosso / Pied a Terre / Reckoning (Fisher, Sakharova, George, Lanzilotti, Clark)
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Hickey, S.: Cursive / Ampersand / Dolmen / Ostinato Grosso / Pied a Terre / Reckoning (Fisher, Sakharova, George, Lanzilotti, Clark)
Delos: DE3465

These original, accessible and appealing contemporary piano and chamber works by composer Sean Hickey are given inspired and impeccable performances by pianist Philip Edward Fisher and a distinguished assortment of chamber musicians. Mr. Hickey's two previous releases received enthusiastic reviews. "...(his) is a very personal artistic response to the huge breadth of music that was created in the 20th century...it is very much music of our own time." - New Music Box


Other Featured New Releases:


Piano Recital: Chen, Saen - Ravel, M. / Scriabin, A. (La valse) Piano Recital: Chen, Saen - Ravel, M. / Scriabin, A. (La valse)
Steinway and Sons: Steinway30029

Sean Chen was the winner of the 2013 American Pianists Association's DeHaan Classical Fellowship, and won Third Prize, the Crystal Award, at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the first American to reach the finals since 1997. On this debut recording for the Steinway label, he explores La Valse via works by Scriabin and Ravel.
   
Locke, M.: Broken Consort (The), Part I / Tripla Concordia: Suites in G Major and E Minor (Wayward Sisters) Locke, M.: Broken Consort (The), Part I / Tripla Concordia: Suites in G Major and E Minor (Wayward Sisters)
Naxos: 8.573020

Matthew Locke was the most prominent English musician of the generation before Purcell, and The Broken Consort refers to a group with mixed instruments. The Wayward Sisters won the 2011 Early Music America/Naxos Recording Competition. '...polished and spirited playing, and well-balanced ensemble.' - Chicago Classical Review
   
BATES, M.: Stereo Is King / Observer in the Megellanic Cloud / Difficult Bamboo / Terrycloth Troposphere / String Band (Banks, Bates) Bates, M.: Stereo Is King / Observer in the Megellanic Cloud / Difficult Bamboo / Terrycloth Troposphere / String Band (Banks, Bates)
Innova: INNOVA882

DJ (under the name Masonic) and composer Mason Bates has earned acclaim for works commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony (where he serves as composer-in-residence) and others. Here on Stereo Is King - his first release since his 2009 debut, Digital Loom - he takes listeners on a wild ride through chamber music, choral music and electronica.


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