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March 2010: Sarabande Label Launched

March 2010: Sarabande Label Launched

Sarabande Records is a new record label set up in 2010 by Morgan and Dylan Szymanski. Its aim is to provide high quality recordings by some of the UK’s finest young musicians at the start of their careers. Sarabande works with artists, musicians, designers, photographers and producers at the fore-front in today’s digital age, offering musicians a refreshing alternative to the monotonous monopoly in the music industry. Artists include Machaca, Morgan Szymanski (guitar), Gemma Rosefield (cello), ODuo (Oliver Cox and Owen Gunnell, percussion), Lizzie Ball (violin), Ruth Rogers (violin), Jose Menor (harpsichord), the Saconni string quartet, Phuong Nguyen (accordion), Luzmira Zerpa (cuatro and voice), Laura Mitchell (soprano), Galo Cerón (guitar and cuatro), Al Mobbs (bass) and Adam Walker (flute). Sarabande Records endeavours to promote new music by today’s foremost composers including works by Leo Brouwer, Paulo Bellinati, Alec Roth, Stephen McNeff, Simone Iannarelli, Jorge Cardoso and Celso Machado amongst others. Sarabande is has provided the world premiere recordings of two works for guitar and string quartet: Alec Roth’s monumental Quintet for Guitar and Strings and Simone Iannarelli’s Valzer Brillante both especially written for Morgan Szymanski and the Saconni String Quartet. Morgan Szymanski’s solo CD also includes two world premieres by Alec Roth: The Unicorn in the Garden and Cat Dances. The label's next production, Los Ambulantes by Machaca will include the world premiere recording of Stephen McNeff’s Los Ambulantes written for Morgan Szymanski and ODuo.

The Sarabande catalogue includes:

The Unicorn in the Garden
Solo guitar music by Barrios, Roth, Ponce, Ritter and Iannarelli. Morgan Szymanski, guitar. 'First class in every respect' (Classical Guitar Magazine).
 
Machaca: Mano a mano
Chamber music for guitar by Ponce, Piazzolla, Lauro, Iannarelli, Brouwer, Bellinati, Villa-lobos and Roth. Morgan Szymanski (guitar), Jose Menor (harpsichord), Ruth Rogers (violin), Phuong Nguyen (accordion), Luzmira Zerpa (voice and cuatro), ODuo (percussion), Laura Mitchell (soprano), Gemma Rosefield (cello), and the Sacconi Quartet. 'A jewel' (Gramophone Magazine).
 
Machaca: Los Ambulantes
Chamber music for guitar by Piazzolla, Lauro, Machado, Iannarelli, Cardoso and McNeff. Morgan Szymanski (guitar), ODuo (percussion), Gemma Rosfield (cello), Lizzie Ball (violin), Phuong Nguyen (accordion), Al Mobbs (bass), Adam Walker (flute) and Galo Cerón (guitar and cuatro).

For more information please visit www.sarabanderecords.com. All recordings can be downloaded from ITunes.

 

 

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