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  • Violinist Brian Lewis and pianist Laura Kennedy will record a recital program in Hannover's Beethovensaal with Michael Fine producing

    October 2012

    Violinist Brian Lewis and pianist Laura Kennedy will record a recital program in Hannover's Beethovensaal with Michael Fine producing. Repertoire includes "Hexapoda" - Five Studies in Jitteroptera by Robert Russell Bennett, Praeludium and Allegro and Schon Rosmarin by Kreisler, Un poco triste by Josef Suk ), Marche Miniature Viennoise and Polichinelle by Kreisler, and The Hot Canary. Brian's previous recording was the well received Delos CD of Bernstein's Serenade and Michael McLean's Elements with Hugh Wolff conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.

  • The reviews of the our production of the Brahms and Berg Violin Concertos with Renaud Capucon, Daniel Harding and the Vienna Philharmonic

    September 2012

    The reviews of the our production of the Brahms and Berg Violin Concertos with Renaud Capucon, Daniel Harding and the Vienna Philharmonic have been exceptionally good. Here is part of what Geoffrey Norris has to say in London's The Telegraph about the Brahms: 'Teaming up here with the Vienna Philharmonic under Daniel Harding, Capuçon has an impressive grasp of the concerto’s expressive contours, using his technical arsenal with finesse and tracing the music’s breadth of line and its arching shapes while maintaining its inner momentum. The rhythmic punch and energy of the finale are echoed by the orchestra’s powerful attack and buoyancy, but, at the other end of the spectrum, the second movement’s tranquillity – the “serenity” of which Capuçon speaks – is affectingly conveyed.' He concludes by writing 'This is altogether a remarkable disc.'

  • Soprano Alexandra Lubchansky records a challenging program of operatic mad scenes by Rameau

    September 2012

    Soprano Alexandra Lubchansky records a challenging program of operatic mad scenes by Rameau. Handel, Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Boito, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Previn. Constantin Trinks will conduct the Orchestra of Montpellier. Michael Fine will produce the sessions with engineer Romain Roux.

  • Maestro Chung with the Platinum Award for his first two recordings with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra presented by Pete Song

    September 2012

    Maestro Chung with the Platinum Award for his first two recordings with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra presented by Pete Song, head of Unversal Music's Classics and Jazz division in Korea.

  • Deutsche Grammophon announces the release of the fourth recording in the Seoul Philharmonic series conducted by Myung Whun Chung on August 13

    August 2012

    Deutsche Grammophon announces the release of the fourth recording in the Seoul Philharmonic series conducted by Myung Whun Chung on August 13. The live recording of Tchaicovsky's Symphony 6 and Rachmaninoff Vocalise was produced by Michael Fine with engineer Wolf-Dieter Karwatky was recorded at the Seoul Arts Centre. The first three recordings in the series have all achieved Platinum sales status in Korea with good sales reported world wide as well. Next recording: Beethoven's Symphony 9 in December.