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  • Fine Sound Productions has had a busy spring.

    May 2011

    Fine Sound Productions has had a busy spring.  In late March, we traveled to Prague to record the legendary Korea soprano Sumi Jo in a program ranging from Andrew Lloyd Webber to Bellini in celebration of the 25th anniversary of her debut this September.  The Prague Philharmnonia under Ondrej Lenard accompanied Sumi in the Rudolfinum.  Michael Fine produced with Jin Choi, engineer.  Michael also finished mixing the Faure Complete Chamber Music Project  with Wolf-Dieter Karwatky– five CDs for EMI to be released later this year.  The second edit of Julius Kim's recording of the Rachmaninoff ‘5th Concerto’ and Shostakovitch 2nd Piano Concert has just been finished as well.

  • Coming in May from Naxos

    May 2011

    A new recording of Ginastera's poignant and evocative cello concertos played with insight, conviction, and virtuosity by Mark Kosower, principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra, with the Bamberg Symphony conducted by Lother Zagrosek. The sessions were produced and edited by Michael Fine.

  • Pianist Julius Kim recorded Rachmaninoff's '5th' and the Shostakovich 2nd Piano Concerto in Abbey Road Studios with the London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Francis conducting.

    February 2011

    The Rachmaninoff is an arrangement of the composer's 2nd Symphony for piano and orchestra by Alexander Warenberg and is the first recording of the work with a major orchestra. The recording was produced by Michael Fine who is now editing the recording.

  • SONY Classical (Korea) releases Eugene Choi's new CD of Liszt Transcriptions on January 25th

    January 2011

    The well chosen program beautifully showcases the young Korean pianist's compelling blend of lyricism, poetry, and virtuosity. The recording was produced by Michael Fine at the Beethovensaal in Hannover with Wolf-Dieter Karwatky as engineer.

  • NAXOS releases the London Symphony's new recording of Bartok and Brahms with Jonathan Pasternack conducting.

    January 2011

    The recording, produced in Abbey Road studios by Michael Fine and engineered by Wolf-Dieter Karwatky, was the first large orchestra recording made entirely with digital microphones, supplied by Sennheiser and Neumann.