Friday, August 29, 2014

New RR Radio Track — Organ Polychrome

Enjoy a full track from new release ORGAN POLYCHROME on RR Radio and get the release today at ReferenceRecordings.com!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Banner Saga Wins Geekie Award

The Banner Saga has the 2014 “Geekie Award” for Indie Video Games and included a great feature for Austin Wintory's Soundtrack:

“The journey is enhanced by a beautiful and haunting original score by Grammy nominated, and two-time BAFTA winner, composer Austin Wintory conducting The Dallas Winds orchestra, as well as a powerhouse trio of acclaimed YouTube sensations: Peter Hollens, Malukah and Taylor Davis.”

Congrats to The Banner Saga Team!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Classical Music Sentinel

Canada's Classical Music Sentinel has a new rave for the Pittsburgh Symphony's Dvořák & Janáček SACD:

“…the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra members clearly project their enjoyment of the music through their individual instruments and in doing so, generate impressive sonics. And once again, the recording engineers have captured these sonics as naturally as possible. From the sweetness of the solo flute ushering in the symphony's main idea at the 45 second mark of the opening movement, to the weight of the big double basses playing that series of descending scales at the apex of the slow movement, everything sounds as if you are sitting in the hall's sweet spot. Audiophiles take note!” —Jean-Yves Dupperon, Classical Music Sentinel

Read the full review at classicalmusicsentinel.com




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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Banner Saga a Best Of 2014

CNET's "Audiophiliac", Steve Guttenberg, has a list of “The best-sounding music of 2014, so far” and has Austin Wintory's The Banner Saga Soundtrack at #8!

“‘The Banner Saga’ is orchestral music, with electric guitar, didgeridoo, accordion, and Icelandic singers. It's exciting stuff, and since it was recorded by legendary engineer Keith O. Johnson, the sound is superb!” —Steve Guttenberg, CNET

Buy The Banner Saga Soundtrack today along with one other item and save 20% during the RR End of Summer Sale!

Monday, August 25, 2014

End of Summer Sale Begins Now!

Now through September 15th — Buy Two or More Items and Save 20%!


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Order Two or more items and receive a 20% discount on your entire order!
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Now Available at RR.com — Organ Polychrome


Organ Polychrome: The French School

Jan Kraybill

Premiere Solo Recording — The Julia Irene Kauffman Organ, Casavant Freres Op. 3875, 2011

This program of French masterworks was designed to showcase all the colors and nuances of this outstanding new instrument. It includes the world premiere recording of an important piece by beloved composer Florent Schmitt: Prière (Prelude in G minor), Op.11 (1899). These sonic riches were captured in three-dimensional, high-resolution sound by RR's own, "Prof." Keith Johnson.

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Now Available at RR.com — Miraculous Metamorphoses SACD!


Critically Acclaimed Kansas City Symphony Recording Now as a Multi-Channel Hybrid SACD!


Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges-Suite
Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin-Suite

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dual Reviews from Positive Feedback Online

Karl Lozier has a couple of features for Reference Recordings releases in the latest Positive Feedback Online:

Traveling Sonata


“These attractive classical selections are quite varied…The two performers decided on specific selections here ranging from the soothing and mellow music of Faure and Satie to the more exciting "Bolero" and "Carmen " and to the modern music of Dyens and Duplessy. … Many of the selections are mellow and relaxing as well as simply interesting. As usual Reference Recordings audio quality is simply outstanding…”

Pittsburgh Symphony: Dvořák & Janáček


“Honeck who seems to prefer the title Music Director than Conductor and the orchestra respond to this particularly outstanding composition in such a way that it may be the best I've heard in the past many years. I mean recorded or live; do not bother trying to find a better overall version or even a better recorded one, it just is that good.”

See Positive Feedback Online for more!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Guitar Foundation of America's SoundBoard Magazine with high praise for Roberto Moronn's André Segovia Archive recordings:


“Playing with an assured technique, Perez is very enjoyable – at times, I thought I might be hearing the maestro himself. He has really done his homework: phrasing, contrast, spaciousness, occasional understatement and the sense of hearing a story are all reminiscent of Segovia’s style. This is not to say that this artist has given up his own voice in this process; indeed he has a remarkable ability to interpret this music with certainty and awareness. The recording quality is pristine, and the liner notes by Angelo Gilardino (the General Editor of the Andrés Segovia Archive) are well-written and thorough, quite appropriate for the purpose of this recording. …in revealing these heretofore unknown results of Segovia’s invitations to composers from his homeland, this recording awakens a new appreciation of the man and his life’s work: these are almost all quality compositions and fill a void in the repertoire I never realized was there.” —Jim McCutcheon, SoundBoard

Explore the Roberto Moronn Recordings