Kong-Yu Wong, Santiago Kodela, Amintas Silva, John A. Carollo, Adnan Marafi, Edmund Cionek, Sarah Wallin Huff, Joseph T. Spaniola
PINNACLE VOL. 2 highlights the melodic, emotive, and dramatic styles offered by today’s chamber music, exploring the cyclicity of life and nature. Simple melodies rise to complexity and classical idioms combine with pop sounds to unify cultural tradition and modernity.
HEAVEN TO EARTH BORDER HOUSE
Australian Bruce Crossman blends East and West in his new release HEAVEN TO EARTH BORDER HOUSE on Navona Records. With his modernist approach to musical construction and style, he effortlessly integrates traditional European, Korean, and Chinese instruments and philosophies into a coherent, enlightening whole.
HIGH VOLTAGE CHAMBER MUSIC
HIGH VOLTAGE CHAMBER MUSIC from composer Jan Järvlepp, performed by Arcadian Winds and Sirius Quartet with Jae Cosmos Lee, comes as an exhilarating triumph in the midst of adversity. Featured on the album is String Quartet No. 1, the composer’s first full-length string quartet, along with two quintets, both of which undoubtedly live up to the album’s title.
Christina Petrowska Quilico
Highly-acclaimed, highly-prolific pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico embarks on a magnificent journey through time by exploring an entire century’s worth of North American piano music. RETRO AMERICANA splendidly showcases the whole gamut of a long-neglected genre seldom heard in such magnificence.
SYLVIUS LEOPOLD WEISS
On SYLVIUS LEOPOLD WEISS, guitarist and lutist Alan Rinehart pays tribute to the composer’s legacy of the high Baroque, bringing to light a collection of works that were overshadowed by the keyboard works of his contemporaries. As Rinehart’s fingers explore the frets, they bring to life the quintessential beauty and liveliness of Baroque’s climactic period and shine light on Weiss’s oft-overlooked repertoire.