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Recording News from Divine Art Record Co/Brandon Music
Brandon, VT -
Following the establishment last year of the new American headquarters of the Divine Art Recordings Group, in Brandon, VT, the company has now issued eight CDs here, while continuing its program of releases in the UK (about three each month). Just released are two albums on the Métier Jazz label, one by the Jonathan Lorentz Trio and one of avant-garde free jazz by the fine New York quartet of Daniel Carter, Claire DeBrunner, Ken Silverman and Tom Zlabinger, as well as a series of five discs of Russian piano music.
Divine Art has now signed up two more artists to its Vermont branch: The Con Anima Chamber Choir is making a disc of ancient and modern madrigals; while the choir is based in Scotland, it has signed to the US office of Divine Art as much of the CD will be devoted to the works of San Francisco based composer Morten Lauridsen. The CD is being recorded this month and is scheduled for release in the late spring.
Also just signed is the Mexican Baroque Orchestra, a small chamber orchestra based in Mexico City, which specializes in 18th century music especially that of Venice. Their debut album “Venice in Mexico” features concertos by the famous Antonio Vivaldi and the less well known Giacomo Facco. These pieces, written in the first part of the 18th century, were first introduced to Mexico quite early, and in the absence of the usual harpsichord playing the continuo accompaniment, it became usual to use local instruments such as the vihuela and guitarrón to provide the rhythm, and this instrumentation is utilized on the new CD to give an authentic Mexican sound to these wonderful works. ‘Venice in Mexico’ will be released on the Divine Art label in December (catalog number DDA25091).
The Russian Piano Music series will continue in 2011 with two CDs – Prokofiev and Rachmaninov – played by Sergei Dukachev, and the label is discussing more releases with two American pianists too.
The Divine Art Recordings Group was established in England in 1993, and opened its branch in Brandon, VT in 2008. It is a leading independent group, producing CDs of classical and jazz music and vintage radio dramas on six labels: Divine Art, Diversions, Métier, Athene, Pilgrim’s Star and Heritage Media.
Brandon Music – Vermont's Classical Music Haven - is at 62 Country Club Road, opposite Neshobe Golf Club on Rte 73E. It is the North American headquarters of the international Divine Art Recordings Group. Located in Warren Kimble's former historic red barn gallery, Brandon Music hosts the Divine Art CD Store, Harmony English Tea Room & Music Café, The Gallery featuring an exhibition of work by Warren Kimble, and a gift shop selling vintage English china and other collectibles.
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