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  • The Faure Project for Virgin

    July 2010

    Over the summer, Michael Fine recorded the complete chamber music of Faure with a group of the finest French musicians in the world including Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Gérard Caussé , Nicholas Angelich, Michel D’Alberto, Nicholas Angelich, and the Quator Ébène. Michael worked with engineer Wolf-Dieter Karwatky; recording took place at the Foundation Singer-Polignac. The project is now in post-production

  • Orchestra Music of Ravel with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and conductor Yannick Nezet:

    May 2010

    Orchestra Music of Ravel with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin has been awarded the 2010 Edison Award as Best Orchestral Recordings. The EMI disc, produced and edited by Michael Fine, has received widespread critical acclaim for performance and sonics. It has already been selected a a Gramophone Editors Choice (December), BBC CD of the Week and has just won Canada's Res Musica 'Symphonic CD of the Year. Belgium's Knack magazine referred to Michael Fine as one of the top European producers. Hugh Canning in the London Times concluded his 5 star review: 'I’ve not heard a more gorgeously played orchestral disc all year.

  • The Swedish label BIS has released a DVD commemorating Gergiev's final performance:

    April 2010

    The Swedish label BIS has released a DVD commemorating Gergiev's final performance as Chief Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic in a performance of Brahms A German Requiem with soloists Mariusz Kwiecien and soprano Solveig Kringelborn and the Swedish Radio Choir. The video was directed by Christiaan van Scheermbeeck, the audio was produced by Michael Fine with engineer Wolf-Dieter Karwatky.

  • The Rachmaninoff project :

    March 2010

    The Rachmaninoff project : Ukranian pianist Valentina Lisitsa with Michael Francis and the London Symphony Orchestra recorded the four Rachmaninov Piano Concertos in Abbey Road and immediately after Christmas recorded the 1st Piano Sonata, Moments Musicaux and a selection of Preludes in Hannover's Beethovensaal. The Paganini Rhapsody was recorded in March with the LSO and Michael Francis in Abbey Road. Michael Fine has produced all sessions with engineer Wolf-Dieter Karwatky.

  • Post-production on Emmanuel Pahud's new CD - Fantasy:

    January 2010

    Post-production on Emmanuel Pahud's new CD - Fantasy: A Night at the Opera - with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and Yannick Nezet-Seguin has been finished. This delightful collection of operatic transcriptions and fantasies for flute will be released early in 2010 by EMI Classics.