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  • "Finding Home," a recording of music by Aaron Copland

    December 2021

    "Finding Home," a recording of music by Aaron Copland, Michael Fine, Aaron Kernis, and Serge Prokofiev conducted by Philip Mann with Ensemble Bravura will be released on SONY Classics in Spring 2022.  The recording, produced by Michael Fine at Texas Tech University, features three world premieres. As Maestro Mann eloquently said: Our interest was in making a recording that included a selection of composers of Russian and Jewish heritage who all spent significant time composing in and being influenced by America.  The title “Finding Home” alludes to this shared experience of composers who were/are citizens of the world, influenced by multiple traditions (particularly French compositional practices) but who found America as a home and source of inspirationMichael Fine - Finding Home from Suite for Strings - Ensemble Bravura conducted by Philip Mann

  • Following the incredible success of Emotions which we recorded with Gautier Capuçon

    November 2021

    Following the incredible success of Emotions which we recorded with Gautier Capuçon, we spent a week in beautiful Rennes, the capital city of Bretagne, with the great French cellist, pianist and arranger Jérôme Ducros, conductor Johanna Malangré and the Orchestre National de Bretagne for a recording of popular and classical favorites in stunning new arrangements. 

  • Planning has begun on a new recording of Habaneras

    August 2021

    Planning has begun on a  new recording of Habaneras to be performed by Cuban-Italian soprano Monica Marziota and an ensemble of musicians from France and Holland.  The recording will trace the history of this fascinating genre from its beginnings in Cuba.  Michael Fine met Ms Marziota when he was composer-in-residence at Habana Clasica.  The recording is planned for this winter at MCO5 studio in Hilversum with Erdo Groot, engineer.
     
  • Michael Fine has posted two new videos of his music on YouTube:

    August 2021

    Michael Fine has posted two new videos of his music on YouTube: 'Finding Home' from the Suite for Strings and the premiere of 'A Time of Uncertainties' played by Ensemble Bravura at Texas Tech University conducted by Philip Mann: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6D8G1po6Qg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qfr0Ju6kss4
     
  • Warners Classics announces the forthcoming release of 'Souvenirs'

    August 2021

    Warners Classics announces the forthcoming release of 'Souvenirs' with renowned cellist Gautier Capucon.  It includes music for cello solo recorded by Michael Fine with engineer Erdo Groot in Philharmonie de Paris's studio: Bach's Suite Nr 1; Kodaly's Sonata for Solo Cello, op. 8 and Dutilleux's Trois Strophes sur le nom de Sacher.  The recording celebrates Gautier Capucon's 40th birthday.  https://www.warnerclassics.com/release/souvenirs