Newsletter: Feb. 13, 2017

Dear Friends, Today we celebrate South America! Executive producers Carlos & Haydee Mollura join me in celebrating the release of Antonio Lysy’s new album South America this Friday. Amazon and iTunes are taking preorders for Friday, and HDTracks and Yarlung Records are live and delivering today. NativeDSD will follow shortly. Tom Caulfield, Cliff Harris and I are finishing the DSD files for you in stereo and in surround sound. I love this disc. GRAMMY® Award winning cellist Antonio Lysy performs with his father, the legendary Argentine violinist Alberto Lysy in the Kodaly duo, and Coco Trivisonno (one of the last living members of Piazzolla’s ensemble) performs bandoneon in three arrangements we commissioned from him of songs by Carlos Gardel. With tango milongas taking place all over the world, the timing of South America seems fortunate. Luxuriate also in the Casals and Bach/Villa Lobos cello choirs, performed all by Antonio Lysy Continue Reading →

Newsletter: Dec 19, 2017

Dear Friends, Greetings! And Happy Holidays to you! While it isn’t Christmas music specifically, Nostos gets into the holiday spirit with rousing acapella choral repertoire from English, German, Russian, Hanseatic and American musical traditions. Thank you Rob Istad, thank you University Singers and thank you executive producer Leslie Bigos for this fabulous album. We anticipate Nostos will also be available in Stereo, SonoruS Holographic Imaging and Quatro Surround Sound on NativeDSD this week too. Thank you Tom and thank you Jared! Here’s video from the pre-recording live concert of the American Spiritual My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord Great news on the Yuko Mabuchi Trio front: The Trio travels to New York City to be part of the Arts Presenters Showcase in Manhattan mid January. Yuko, Del and Bobby will perform at the mid-town Hilton at 4:30pm on January 13th. Guests are welcome. Also, Yarlung executive producers Craig and Diane Martin have made it possible for us to release our first double 45rpm vinyl album for Yuko Continue Reading →

Newsletter: Oct 22, 2017

Dear Friends, Happy Autumn! This is GRAMMY® Voting Season, and we’re proud to offer Sibelius Piano Trio and Obsidian in three categories this year: Best Contemporary Classical Composition for David Lefkowitz’ enchanting and ethereal Ruminations for piano trio, Sibelius Piano Trio itself for best chamber music (small ensemble) and Mika Sasaki’s homage to Clara Schumann in her debut album Obsidian, for best classical instrumental solo. NARAS members please download full albums from the Recording Academy web page. CONGRATULATIONS TO DIEGO SCHISSI FOR YOUR LATIN GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR NENE ON SIBELIUS PIANO TRIO! BRAVO! (Yes, I’m shouting! Yay!) More info on Sibelius Piano Trio and Obsidian. DSD HDTracks Yarlung SonoruS Series analog tape buffs please know that progress is afoot to release two reels of our most recent hit Yuko Mabuchi Trio on analog tape as well as two reels from Sibelius Piano Trio by early spring.  (One friend in Australia already pre-ordered Yuko Mabuchi Trio!) In the meantime, CDs and high res downloads have been making people happy. Thank you so much for your support, Continue Reading →

Newsletter: Oct. 5, 2017

Dear Friends, Happy Autumn! This is GRAMMY® Voting Season, and we’re proud to offer Sibelius Piano Trio and Obsidian in three categories this year: Best Contemporary Classical Composition for David Lefkowitz’ enchanting and ethereal Ruminations for piano trio, Sibelius Piano Trio itself for best chamber music (small ensemble) and Mika Sasaki’s homage to Clara Schumann in her debut album Obsidian, for best classical instrumental solo. NARAS members please download full albums from the Recording Academy web page. CONGRATULATIONS TO DIEGO SCHISSI FOR YOUR LATIN GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR NENE ON SIBELIUS PIANO TRIO! BRAVO! (Yes, I’m shouting! Yay!) More info on Sibelius Piano Trio and Obsidian. DSD HDTracks Yarlung SonoruS Series analog tape buffs please know that progress is afoot to release two reels of our most recent hit Yuko Mabuchi Trio on analog tape as well as two reels from Sibelius Piano Trio by early spring.  (One friend in Australia already pre-ordered Yuko Mabuchi Trio!) In the meantime, CDs and high res downloads have been making people happy. Thank you so much for your support, Continue Reading →

Newsletter: Sep. 5, 2017

Dear Friends, Greetings and happy weekend. Two pieces of musically delicious news to share! Sibelius Piano Trio has received a Nomination for a Latin GRAMMY Award for Diego Schissi’s wonderful composition Nene, commissioned by Yarlung Artists Coretet and underwritten by Leslie Lassiter, Raulee Marcus and Steve Block. Kudos to Diego, the Sibelius Piano Trio, and to executive producer Ann Mulally and 100th Anniversary sponsors Linda and Randy Bellous! Here is the album if you’d like another copy. [Reviews & Articles] Also, our wonderful new CD featuring Yuko Mabuchi Trio comes out this weekend! Help yourself! Video and Music Jeff Wilson’s review in The Absolute Sound Robert H. Levi’s review in Postive Feedback Thoughts by Peter Rutenberg Have a wonderful weekend! I look forward to seeing our board, executive producers and major donors at our Yarlung Annual Meeting and concert in a few weeks! Thank you to so many of you for making our work possible. Sincerely, Bob Attiyeh