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Fanfare Magazine


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Gramophone Magazine

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Danielle Talamantes - Henry Dehlinger - MSR Classics


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Fanfare Magazine

Arianna String Quartet

Beethoven: The Middle Quartets

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Candlewood returns for a fifth CD in the critically acclaimed series

of recordings of the orchestral works of American composer

Barbara Harbach with the London Philoharmonic Orchestra,

conducted by David Angus, at Cadogan Hall, London.

Below: Maestro Angus and Dr. Harbach, and members

of the LPO at the sessions.





Recording the wind music of Paul Reale at Oktaven Audio, New York,

with the Borealis Wind Quintet: Candlewood producer Richard Price,

pianist Christopher Guzman, clarinetist Jo-Ann Sternberg,

flutist Keith Bonner, hornist Dan Culpepper, composer Paul Reale,

oboist Tamar Beach Wells, bassoonist Wayne Hileman.



Oboist Theresa Delaplain and pianist Tomoko Kashiwagi

recording works by Robert Mueller, Edmund Rubbra, Pedro Soler,

Grazyna Bacewicz, and Merab Partskhaladze, at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville



Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band, under conductor

Elisa Koehler, recording its second CD with Candlewood,

featuring rare high-pitch brass and wind instruments of

the late nineteenth century in new editions of long-unplayed

works of the period discovered by Michael O'Connor.




Classic jazz tunes by women composers, recorded by Candlewood at the Anheuser-Busch Theatre of the University of Missouri at St Louis:

Michael Kaupa, project coordinator Dr. Barbara Harbach,

Thomas George, Ric Vice.


Recording chamber music of Barbara Harbach at the Anheuser-Busch Theatre of the University of Missouri at St Louis:

pianist Alla Voskoboynikova, composer Dr. Barbara Harbach,

flutist Jennifer Mazzoni.


At the fabled Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY: A remarkable program of specially commissioned arrangements of hymn tunes

for horns, soprano. and piano. Left to right, Jana Bontrager,

Tim Shafer, Grace Salyards, Lisa Bontrager, Sarah Shafer.



The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, under music director

Thea Kano, performs the world premiere of ther TTBB version of

Duruflé's Requiem, recorded live by Candlewood at the

Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC.



Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the New Jersey Choral Society and Orchestra Nexus, under Music Director Eric Dale Knapp, recorded live by Candlewood in Ridgewood, New Jersey.



David Shuler conducts the Choir of St. Luke in the Fields

at the storied "Smoky Mary's"--the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Times Square, New York City--recording music of Palestrina with Candlewood

for MSR Classics, a followup to their critically acclaimed CD

of works of De Manchicourt.



At Blackheath Concert Hall, London: Candlewood returns for a

fourth CD with the London Philharmonic Orchestra,

conducted by David Angus, in world premieres of new works for

orchestra by Barbara Harbach for MSR Classics.




The Vivaldi Project: Elizabeth Field, Allison Edberg Nyquist,

and Stephanie Vial, recording with Candlewood at Lafayette College,

Easton, PA. The program: a followup to their highly acclaimed

premiere CD, Discovering the Classical String Trio, on MSR Classics.




David Korevaar, recording two full CDs of music by

Lowell Liebermann and Luigi Perrachio for MSR Classics,

at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Clockwise from front right:

Dr. Korevaar; CanDig producer/engineer Richard Price;

master piano technicians Mark Mikkelsen and Ted Mulcahey.



Daria Rabotkina, recording a program of Humoreskes by Dvorak,

Schumann, Reger, and Rachmaninoff for MSR Classics with Candlewood,

at the Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center at

Texas State University at San Marcos.




At the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall of the University of Louisiana

at Monroe, soprano Claire Vangelisti, pianist Rick Seiler,

and hornist James Boldin join Candlewood for first recordings

of the music of Eurico Carrapatoso for MSR Classics.





At Skinner Recital Hall, Vassar College: Candlewood records a new

CD of Chopin Mazurkas with pianist Todd Crow (r). On left is master

piano technician Mark Moriarty.



Dr. Leslie Tung, recording a program of Variations by Haydn, Mozart,

and Beethoven on fortepiano for MSR Classics, with Candlewood

producer/engineer Richard Price,at the Dalton Center Recital Hall

of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.




At the Doctorow Center for the Performing Arts, Hunter, New York,

Candlewood recorded a festival of period instruments with the Academy

of Fortepiano Performance, presented by the Catskill Mountain Foundation,

featuring instruments by John Lyon (Anton Walter Viennese-action piano),

John Broadwood & Sons, Pleyel, and Erard.



A contender for the most unique live recording of the year!

The Double Entendre double-reed ensemble in concert at Le Cheile

Pub & Restaurant, 181st St, New York City.

(CanDig producer/engineer Richard Price is reflected in back mirror.)



What's New


Meg Bowles' Evensong at

No. 1 in Both US and UK

New Age/Ambient Airplay

Meg Bowles' Evensong occupied the

No. 1 spot in Zone Music Reporter's Top 100 Airplay report for July 2018 and the No. 5 spot for August. Meanwhile across the pond, it rose to No. 1 in UK airplay on the One World Music Radio August chart after having been No. 10 in July. Jorneyscapes says of the CD, produced by Candlewood,  "Easily one of the decade's finest ambient/space music albums to come around, Evensong is simply an epic beauty." Congratulations Meg!


David Korevaar's New MSR

Liebermann CD on Fanfare Magazine's Want List for 2018

David Korevaar's new MSR Classics release of Lowell Liebermann's piano music has been named to Fanfare Magazine's Want List for 2018.  Says critic David DeBoor Canfield, " Pianist David Korevaar, to whom Liebermann has dedicated at least one work, displays his considerable gifts in these readings. He dashes off the technical demands of some of these works with aplomb, while caressing the simple and quiet sections to bring out every last bit of their poetic nature. Here is a pianist with palpably clear musical gifts and intelligence, and one who should be widely heard." Coming soon from Korevaar, Candlewood, and MSR: a new release of the piano music of unknown Italian impressionist Luigi Perrachio. Congratulations David!



New Commercial CD Projects

New commercial projects being produced and engineered by Candlewood include Leslie Tung in a followup recording to his widely praised MSR CD Theme and Variations, at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo; the late quartets of Beethoven, with the Arianna String Quartet, at the Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis; French works for cello and piano as well as solo piano, with cellist Darrett Adkins and renowned pianist Ann Schein, at Oberlin College; music for oboe and piano, with oboist Theresa Delaplain, in sessions at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; music for winds and piano by Paul Reale, to be recorded in New York by the Grammy-nominated Borealis Wind Quintet with pianist Christopher Guzman; the New York City Children's Chorus, conducted by Mary Huff, in a followup to their highly praised MSR Classics debut Simple Gifts, to be recorded at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City; music for horns and piano by James Naigus, played by horn virtuoso Patrick Smith and pianist Tomoko Kanamaru, jonied by Maestro Naigus himself on horn, to be recorded at the College of New Jersey; music for string orchestra by the prolific Paul Reale, to be recorded in Boca Raton, Florida; and more!


Live Candlewood Recordings

Underway for 2018-2019

The live concert season is underway and Candlewood is there! Among the live recordings being produced and engineered by CanDig: the Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Robert Manno, with Tanya Gabrielian, piano, performs at the Doctorow Center for the Arts, in Hunter, NY;  the Pro Arte Singers and Charis Chamber Voices, both under the direction of Arthur Sjögren; the Connecticut Choral Society and the New Jersey Choral Society, both conducted by Eric Dale Knapp; another very busy music director, Christine R. Howlett, leads the Danbury Concert Chorus, the Vassar Choir and Orchestra, and Cappella Festiva; Curt Ebersole and the Westchester Symphonic Winds begin the group’s 29th season; the Grammy Signature music programs of Greenwich High School under Bethany Fuscaldo, Patrick Taylor, and John Yoon in their magnificent new concert hall; and many more!



In the Editing/Mastering Rooms

New music for guitar, recorded by Candlewood in New York City and played by Harris Becker; horn virtuoso Lisa Bontrager is featured in a program of newly composed hymn arrangements, recorded in the fabled Troy Savings Bank Music Hall; new songs for baritone and piano by Philip Swanson, including a setting of Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, sung by Gary Wood with the composer at the piano, recorded at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts; jazz standards by women composers, recorded by Candlewood in St. Louis and featuring Thomas George, piano, Michael Kaupa, flugelhorn, and Ric Vice, bass; chamber works of Dr. Barbara Harbach,with the St. Louis Chamber Players; piano concertos of Casella, Respighi, Lopotnikoff, and others, featuring Joshua Pierce joined by Paul Freeman, Kirk Trevor, and the RTV Symphony Orchestra Slovenia and Slovak National Symphony Orchestra; new and vintage projects from Music Minus One, Classic Jazz, and Inner City Records, and much more!


A Return to Borealis

Candlewood will be recording a new CD for MSR Classics with the Borealis Wind Quintet, featuring the music of Paul Reale, with pianist Christopher Guzman, this season in New York City. CanDig has a long and close relationship with this leading light of American wind quintets. Candlewood producer/engineer Wayne Hileman is the BWQ's longtime bassoonist; the quintet's previous MSR Classics CDs have been produced and engineered by CanDig's Richard Price, including the only wind quintet CD ever to have been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Chamber Music category, A La Carte; and Mr. Price himself was a founding member of Borealis at Juilliard in 1976, serving as the group's hornist and arranger for fourteen years.



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