Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Dvořák & Janáček a Record To Die For!

Stereophile Magazine's February “Records to Die For” include Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony's Dvořák & Janáček recording!

“Well, this year [the Pittsburgh Symphony] trumped themselves with even more idiomatic performances and an even more naturally dynamic recording. … The realization and performance of the suite from Janáček's Jenufa is brilliant…Conducted and played with appropriate style and verve and recorded in the best and most thrilling sound, this new disc immediately goes to the top of the list.” —Kalman Rubinson, Stereophile

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Audiophile Audition Best of 2014

Two RR releases land on the Audiophile Audition Best of 2014 list:

Dvořák & Janáček

“Interpretatively and sonically, this is one of the best releases of the Dvorak 8th I have ever heard.” —Steven Ritter

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Mephisto & Co.

“A 45 rpm 200-gram vinyl version of the orchestral favorites album which has been on the TAS Super Disc List since its CD release in 1998.” —John Sunier

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See the full “Best of 2014” list

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Amazon Approves of Organ Polychrome

Amazon reviewers give Organ Polychrome five stars!

“Jan…is a masterful performer who has the chops of the most seasoned organ artists. Her playing is passionate and her technical proficiency is impressive. Jan is a great gift to music and especially to the organ world. Kansas City, MO is fortunately to have her in the city and our cultural lexicon.” —Mario M. Pearson

“Jan Kraybill does justice to the organ at the Kauffman. Excellent choice of literature to show the many different stops available on this organ. Wonderful instrument..........exceptionally fine organist.” —Janice Bradshaw

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Organ Polychrome Gets "Booming" Praise

In a recent CNET review for the Outlaw Audio Ultra X12 subwoofer, Steve Guttenberg praises Jan Kraybill and her recent Organ Polychrome recording:

“My entire listening room was energized by Jan Kraybill's "Organ Polychrome" album that features Ms. Kraybill playing an organ at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Missouri. Not only were the deepest notes shaking my room, the sense of the instrument's pipes moving a lot of air was palpable. This beautifully recorded album projected a room-filling ambient soundfield, full of space and texture.” —Steve Guttenberg, CNET

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Preview Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 on RR Radio

Stream an excerpt from the newest Pittsburgh Symphony release, Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 via SoundCloud and Pre-Order on Amazon today!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Doug MacLeod on Blues Radio International

Yesterday (1/18/15), Blues Radio International broadcast Doug MacLeod's performance at the 2014 Blues Music Awards! Doug MacLeod's new recording Exactly Like This comes out March 10, 2015! Listen to the broadcast below:

Friday, January 16, 2015

See Nadia Shpachenko and Woman at the New Piano Live

Nadia Shpachenko will be performing compositions from her Woman at the New Piano recording in a series of upcoming solo concerts:

Woman at the New Piano: American Music of 2013

Nadia Shpachenko

World Premiere recordings of new works for piano, chamber instruments and electronics from 4 notable modern composers.

Featuring Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman: piano, percussion; with Genevieve Feiwen Lee: piano, toy piano, electronics

The new works were composed as a celebration of a newly transformed world, for the new 5,125 year cycle of the Mayan Calendar- inspired by the happy fact that the world did NOT end on December 21, 2012 at the end of the previous Mayan Calendar cycle! All the pieces touch on themes of transformation, of resonances across time, of cycles of rebirth.