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  • Deutsche Grammophon releases Libera with soprano Sumi Jo, the Prague Philharmonia, and conductor Ondrej Lenard.

    August 2011

    Deutsche Grammophon releases Libera with soprano Sumi Jo, the Prague Philharmonia, and conductor Ondrej Lenard. The recording celebrates the great Korean singer's 25th anniversary on the stage. The recording was produced by Michael Fine with engineer Jin Choi.

  • EMI/Virgin Classics announces the release of The Complete Chamber Music of Faure

    August 2011

    EMI/Virgin Classics announces the release of The Complete Chamber Music of Faure, recorded last summer and fall in Paris with a stellar group of French musicians. The recording was produced by Michael Fine with engineer Wolf-Dieter Karwatky.

  • A souvenir of Michael Fine's concert with the Opole Philharmonic in June

    August 2011

    A souvenir of Michael Fine's concert with the Opole Philharmonic in June, here accompanying the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with clarinetist Michael Kowalski.

  • The Seoul Philharmonic's first recording under the new DGG contract will be released in July.

    July 2011

    Maestro Myung Whun Chung leads the orchestra in a program of Debussy and Ravel. The recording was produced and edited by Michael Fine. The Seoul Philharmonic plays in Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, the Edinburgh Festival, Grafenegg, and opens the Bremen Musikfest in August.

  • Music Web International

    July 2011

    "Praise too here for the engineering and production of the disc. Ace producer Michael Fine and his engineer Wolf-Dieter Karwatky have created a disc of demonstration quality. There is a wealth of orchestral detail—including extended ‘ethnic’ percussion and a vast dynamic range all of which has been captured without excessive spotlighting of instruments. Add to that the need to integrate the solo line believably into the sound picture and the fact that the second concerto was recorded live—not that one is aware of any extraneous sounds or fallible playing for an instant—and you can see that the scale of what they have achieved is very impressive indeed. The same can be said of the playing of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra under Lothar Zagrosek. It says something about the stature of Naxos as a label that established performers of such stature appear here as a matter of course ... Indeed, I would go as far as saying that this is one of the finest concerto discs from Naxos that I have heard. On the strength of his performance here I will look forward to hearing more from cellist Mark Kosower." Read the entire review