On the 19th of August 2014, Delos artist, Michael Spyres was awarded the “Premio Tiberini d’oro”. Past award winners include as Katia Ricciarelli, Mariella Devia, Samuel Ramey, Chris Merritt, Rockwell Blake and Juan Diego Florez. The Premio Tiberini d’oro was given to Spyres and Italian contralto Sonia Prina at the Teatro Tiberini in San Lorenzo in Campo, Italy.
Congratulations to Michael Spyres! Read the official press release (in Italian) today.Categories Delos Artist News
A fantastic new feature from KCET.org’s “ArtBound” contributor Sarah Linn on Mark Abel and his new Terrain of the Heart recording:
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“‘You can never tell what you’re going to see out here,’ explained Abel, who moved to the Central Coast from Carlsbad in January 2013. It’s here, surrounded by the bucolic beauty of northern San Luis Obispo County, that the former journalist has found space to expand his artistic vision: rock-inflected classical music with a strikingly contemporary edge.
According to Delos Productions Inc. Director Carol Rosenberger, Abel’s compositions demonstrate authenticity, emotional depth and a serious dedication to craft. ‘I’m excited to see something of that quality come out of California. He’s really made quite a contribution already,’ said Rosenberger, whose Sonoma-based record label has released two of Abel’s albums so far. … Rosenberger isn’t the only artistic heavyweight who thinks highly of Abel, who was honored in July by the Los Angeles chapter of the American Composers Forum.
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“Pianist Tara Kamangar has done her homework. Not only has she put together, with her new album “East of Melancholy,” a luxuriously lovely recital of virtuoso piano music—and executed it with spectacular aplomb—she has curated it with a acute and subtle awareness of the connections between musical traditions. … Of course, it is easy to believe that these pieces share a musical lineage when they are unified by pianism as consistent as Kamangar’s. Her softly shaded chiaroscuro technique lends depth and warmth to the work of every composer in this collection, from the well-known Soviet masters to her singular Iranian finds.” —Daniel Stephen Johnson, Q2 Music
Watch a little from Tracy Silverman’s showcase at The Cell Theatre in New York as presented by Tribeca New Music on June 23, 2014:
Between the Kiss and the ChaosCategories Delos Artist News
Tracy Silverman joins Ideastream’s “The Sound of Applause” program in an engaging interview and live performance:
Segment starts about 30 minutes in:
Between The Kiss and the ChaosCategories Delos Artist News
Tara Kamangar’s East of Melancholy CD release concert at Le Poisson Rouge got some international coverage with a feature on VOA News:
Photos from the Le Poisson Rouge Concert
East of Melancholy: Piano Music from Russia to IranCategories Delos Artist News
Listen to a wonderful interview with Jane Antonia Cornish on The Musicalist Podcast as she discusses her educational background, working on major feature films like Disney’s Maleficent and her new Delos release, Duende:Categories Delos Artist News, featured
With a grand review and interview, the August edition of Gramophone Magazine’s “Sounds of America” section features an in-depth look at both Lawrence Brownlee and his new Delos recording:
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“Everything Lawrence Brownlee touches with his sterling tenor springs to expressive life. His timbre is honeyed, and he phrases with exceptional discernment and vibrancy. And, to say the least, Brownlee has the technical prowess needed to tame the acrobatic beasts in the Rossini arias on his newest recording. The eight arias he performs with the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra and conductor Constantine Orbelian are prime bel canto challenges in which only a select number of singers find success. At one moment, Rossini spins long lines requiring utmost control of breath and nuance. Then there are those wild flights full of scales, florid passages and fearsome jumps to the heights. Brownlee never sounds ruffled by the obstacles. … Brownlee caresses lyrical phrases and elegantly conveys each character’s emotional circumstance. … All told, it’s a pleasurable excursion in the realm of Rossinian delights, with Orbelian and the Kaunas musicians serving as deft collaborators.” —Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone Magazine
Tara Kamangar spoke with NPR’s “Tell Me More” program about her new Delos release, East of Melancholy and the shared musical traditions of Russia and Iran.
East of Melancholy: Piano Music from Russia to IranCategories Delos Artist News, featured
Get to know Nicole Cabell in this RussiaTV feature (which include performances with Constantine Orbelian), and then buy her new Delos release, Chanson d’avril today!
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