MV productions is proud to announce the release of Matyas Veer's new album "Sunrise" his third CD.
"Prokefiev Romeo and Juliet have been my constant musical companions," Matyas writes of the music. "For almost eight decades, they have given me sustenance, comfort and joy during times of stress, celebration and loss. What power does this music possess that even today, after one hundred years, it continues to help us navigate through troubled times?"
Matyas is more convinced than ever of the suite' ability to create shared meaning that extends far beyond the here and now. The suite' collective vision - at once divergent and coherent, empathic and objective - reminds us of all that connects us despite an increasingly discordant public conversation. The other works are on this disc from Chopin or beethoven also unique.
The August release of "Sunrise" also signals the beginning of a new journey. The CD will not only offer an essential encapsulation of what these musics like Prokofiev, Chopin, Beethoven, Dragony, Sugár, Malek or Wolf means, it begins a new chapter in the trombonist's 38-year relationship with music.
Bass Trombone Carnival
Bass Trombone Carnival is the first live recording of Mátyás from 2006. The fundament of the recording is the diploma concert of the soloist, accompanied by 2 studio recordings in addition. The recording features the Accord String Quartet, Zoltán Varga, percussions, Yamamoto Maki, piano, furthermore the Budapest Chamber Orchestra conducted by Ilona Mesko. Corpus Tromobone Quartet also plays on the recording, they perform Bruckner Etude by Enrique Crespo.
The selection includes several contemporary Hungarian compositions, among others Rhapsody by Frigyes Hidas, 100 bars by András Szöllősi, which demands technical bravura from the performer. Its special attraction is the bongo accompaniment. Further pieces on the recording include the ironic Double Concerto by Frigyes Hidas, which can also be performed by a symphonic orchestra and a wind-band. Bach's Flute Sonata is played with string and harpsichord accompaniment. The most Romantic piece is Vocalis by Rachmaninov, in a sense it is a forerunner of the Brahms Songs recorded later. This recording might be of interest to everybody, as it is an unedited concert recording, featuring an excellent Hungarian trombone player.
The most recent gem will come out in 2014, as a result of long, keen, inexhaustible work. On the record we find a great number of interesting and special pieces, all of which pose daunting challenges for the musician both in terms of technique and music.
The interpretation of the pieces by the pianist, Naomi Kimura, reveals unbelievable precision and musical sensitivity. Naomi Kimura is a soloist and university instructor herself. The tromobone concertos of Derek Bourgeois and Thom Ritter George belong to the most challenging pieces ever written for a bass trombone. In contrast, 4 Serious Songs (Op.121) by Brahms is magical, thought-provoking and invoking deep sentiments in the performer. It requires the most loyal interpretation possible, even without words.
Corpus Trombone Quartet plays the Henri Tomasi piece with the usual professionalism, in perfect harmony with the soloist. The solo piece by László Dubrovay is testing the limits of the instrument and the player, whereas Hit It! by Rick Peperkamp is a light, cheerful piece, ideal as an encore, to end the concert with on a high note.