Fanfare Magazine describes pianist Iskander Zakirov as “clearly an intelligent musician” and his playing as “lovely and spirited”. His latest release of solo piano worksincludes the virtuosic and passionate “Phantasie” by Robert Schumann and the poetic “Intermezzi” by Johannes Brahms.
Pianist Brian Lee explores the early and late solo piano works of Brahms, reflecting the duality in Brahms and his compositions. There is the sprawling, soaring sweep of the youthful composer in the Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, to his later more traditional styling of the Fantasien, Op. 116. Rounded out by the lesser known, yet breathtaking Ballade in B Major, Op. 10, No. 4 and one of the most well-known lullaby’s in the Western world, Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4 (“Lullaby”). Brian Lee is professor of piano at the Moody Bible Institute and sought after recitalist.
Blue Griffin is happy to announce a new CD from acclaimed flutist Richard Sherman:
Bucoliques: French Album III.
Flutist Richard Sherman, active soloist, orchestral musician and recitalist is a dynamic performer of outstanding dramatic power. His previous recordings of French flute repertoire have been received with critical acclaim. This new release, “Bucoliques” exemplifies several aspects of French musical composition of the twentieth century. Featuring works by Grovlez, Debussy, Montbrun, Durey and Desenclos.
Cellist, Hannah Holman and pianist, Réne Lecuona present a new recording of sonatas from the turn of the 20th Century. Resplendent chamber music from Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897), Ernst von Dohnányi (1877-1960), and Frank Bridge (1879-1941), which is aptly performed by Ms. Holman and Ms. Lecuona. The three sonatas, which are not widely recorded, are expressive and emotional; dramatic and challenging; tender and triumphant.
Blue Griffin Recording is proud to present a world premiere recording of three pieces by American composer William Horne – Sonata for Cello and Piano (1994); Sonata for Flute and Piano (2006); Bagatelles for Cello and Piano (2009) – performed by Erika Boysen (flute), Jeremy Crosemer (cello), Jeannette Fang (piano), Moon Kyoung Kim (piano) and Soojung Kim (cello).