News Updates

Despite the radio silence on our blog, it’s been a pretty busy start for 2015! We’ll try to recap a few of the exciting news items here:


Reference Recordings

Reference Recordings release Dvořák & Janáček featuring conductor Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was nominated for a 2015 GRAMMY Award for Best Orchestral Performance! See the full celebration on the RR Blog!

Reference Recordings GRAMMY-nominee

Delos Productions

Delos release Lawrence Brownlee: Virtuoso Rossini Arias featuring Lawrence Brownlee (tenor), Constantine Orbelian (conductor), and the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra was nominated for a 2015 GRAMMY Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album! See the full celebration on the Delos Insider!

Delos GRAMMY nominee

Cappella Romana Back-To-Back Chart Toppers

Good Friday In Jerusalem Debuts at #8

Cappella Romana’s February release, Good Friday In Jerusalem debuted at #8 on the Traditional Classical Album Billboard Chart!

Cappella Romana Good Friday In Jerusalem Billboard

Maximilian Steinberg: Passion Week Debuts at #7

Following their Billboard-topping Good Friday In Jerusalem recording, Cappella Romana debuted their late March release of the world premiere recording of Maximilian Steinberg’s Passion Week at #7 on the Traditional Classical Album Billboard Chart!

Cappella Romana Steinberg Billboard

Four New Websites!

Rosebrook Media was happy to help launch four new websites in the past few months! Click the screenshots below to visit the following new websites:

Rhonda Geddis

Rhonda Geddis: Certified Business and Executive Coach. Aligning people and organizations in the business of Change Mastery and Strategy.

Rhonda Geddis Website

Randy Thurman

Randy Thurman is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner® and Personal Financial Specialist. He has been in the business of asset management and retirement planning since 1986.
Randy Thurman Website - Randy Thurman, CFP®, CPA/PFS

The All-Weather Retirement Portfolio

The All-Weather Retirement Portfolio is currently the #1 Best-Selling Book on Amazon in Wealth Management!

The All-Weather Retirement Portfolio

Master Key Publications

Master Key Publications is the Publisher for Amazon’s current Best-Selling Wealth-Management Book, The All-Weather Retirement Portfolio!

Master Key Publications Website

Rosebrook Classical Clients Nominated for Four ICMAs!

Delos and Reference Recordings International Classical Music Award NomineesA quick word of congratulations to Rosebrook Classical Clients, Delos Productions and Reference Recordings! The labels combined for four nominations for the 2015 International Classical Music Awards! The ICMA features a jury of 16 distinguished classical critics and broadcasters from across the globe, and will announce the winners on January 20, 2015. And the nominees are…

Delos Productions

Best Vocal Recital

Best Solo Instrumental

Reference Recordings

Best Symphonic Music

New Robert Greenberg OraTV Promo!

The promo for the new Robert Greenberg OraTV Series, Scandalous Overtures has been released!


Together with OraTV CEO Jon Housman, I have developed a show entitled: Scandalous Overtures in which each episode focuses on a conspiracy, or a peccadillo, or a dirty little secret from the life of a composer.

Aside from the purely salacious, voyeuristic joy of dishing dirt on famous dead people, the point of this series is to render composers, who for reasons mysterious to me are among the most hallowed of historical figures, more real, more human, and more accessible. By doing so, this series is ultimately intended to make their music – which is so often treated like some supra-human thing – more real, more human, and more accessible as well.

New Website — Robert Greenberg

These are exciting times to be following Robert Greenberg! Not only does he have new composition premieres this season, he recently released a new Great Course, and has a new upcoming show on OraTV! As such, it was time for a bit of a website re-do to echo all of these new projects, and we were more than happy to give his site a facelift in order to feature all of his new projects while making room for the many more things to come. Have a look at today! | Robert Greenberg New Website

New RC Video — Carolyn Enger Plays Copland’s Down a Country Lane

A fun new video to celebrate one of America’s greatest composers before the 4th of July weekend — Copland’s Down a Country Lane! The music is from Carolyn Enger’s first CD, “In Evening Air” and features Carolyn’s own photos. Enjoy:

New Video — East of Melancholy: Piano Music from Russia to Iran

New Rosebrook Classical video for new Delos release, “East of Melancholy: Piano Music from Russia to Iran” featuring pianist Tara Kamangar. The video features excerpts from from Aminollah Hossein, arr. Delbar Hakimova: Caravan; Aram Khachaturian, arr. Matthew Cameron: Adagio from Spartacus; Aminollah Hossein, arr. Tara Kamangar: Excerpts from Persian Miniatures, Op. 25: Invitation to the Spell; Loris Tjeknavorian: Excerpts from Fantastic Dances, Op. 2: Festive Dance.

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New Website — TCU All-State Choir Camp

We’re very happy to share the launch of the new homepage for the Texas Christian University All-State Choir Camp at! The TCU All-State Choir Camp is largest program of its kind in Texas, and has been around for over a decade and has grown into two full camp sessions featuring the Texas all-state literature as well as training in vocal practice techniques, diction, and sight-singing.

The TCU All-State Choir Camp needed a site that had quickly navigable information for campers beforehand and as a reference during the camps while always having registration and form links at the forefront. This is our first complete “one-page” site, but it is still built on WordPress in order to allow for easy updates each year by the camp staff. If you’ve got a Texas student interested in preparing for the TMEA all-state choir process, visit a href=”” title=”TCU All-State Choir Camp” target=”_blank”> today!

TCU All-State Choir Camp | Rosebrook Media Website Portfolio

Introducing Pianist Carolyn Enger

We are happy to introduce pianist Carolyn Enger into the Rosebrook Classical family of Clients!

Carolyn Enger | Rosebrook Classical Client

Lauded for her sensitive, nuanced playing, American pianist Carolyn Enger is a musician who consistently entrances her audiences. Anthony Tommasini –Chief Music Critic of The New York Times wrote “This year the classical music critics of The New York Times had plenty of options when selecting their favorite recordings of 2013….Among the 90th Birthday tributes this year to the essential American composer Ned Rorem, this recording especially stands out. The fine pianist Carolyn Enger plays Mr. Rorem’s complete Piano Album l, a collection of tender yet pungent miniatures written for friends, intimates and personal occasions from 1978-2001.”

Find out more about Carolyn Enger on her website at!

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New Video — Terrain of the Heart: Song Cycles of Mark Abel

New Rosebrook Classical video for new Delos release, “Terrain of the Heart: Song Cycles of Mark Abel.” This video features tracks from each of the three song cycles and introduces the three artists as well as some of the composer’s own photography.

Download this fantastic release in iTunes today!

Composers Inc Crowdfunding New Work by Robert Greenberg for the Alexander String Quartet

Composers, Inc. is crowdfunding a world premiere performance by the Alexander String Quartet of Robert Greenberg’s new Invasive Species! With just under three weeks to go, the Kickstarter campaign is nearly one-third of the way to the $3,000 goal. There are some great rewards for backers, but the best might be the $75 level which includes an invitation to a private party where Robert Greenberg has promised to personally mix you a martini — not a bad deal considering you’d also get a signed CD and concert program!

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New Site — Matthew Valverde | tenor

We’re very happy to share the launch of tenor, Matthew Valverde’s new website at! Matthew Valverde is a DMA candidate in vocal performance at the Eastman School of Music, as well as a performing tenor, and choral conductor.

Mr. Valverde needed a site that people could quickly navigate in order to see what it is he offers, while also enabling for visitors to go more in-depth. So we ended up creating a semi-one-page website. While all of the sections are present and quickly navigable from the home-age, each section acts as an excerpt for it’s more full page. For the curious, the site is built as a custom child-theme from the iThemes Builder “Everett” theme.

Matthew Valverde | tenor

Introducing the Toccata Classics Blog!

We’re happy to announce that today was the official launch of the new Toccata Classics Blog! This has been a fun one to help bring about over the last month as we worked with Toccata to add a WordPress blog into their existing site based on the design of their future site. This will certainly be a blog to subscribe to as martin Anderson shares his wealth of knowledge of music and composers both past and present. Make sure to read his spicy “Opening-up Classical Music” post, which is already attracting deserved attention!

Toccata Classics/Toccata Press Blog

Awards Abound for RC Clients!

Praise And Awards Abound for Rosebrook Classical ClientsFrom rave reviews, “Best of 2013” lists, and GRAMMY Award nominations, it’s been an exciting week for Rosebrook Classical Clients!

Reference Recordings

Doug MacLeod

Doug MacLeod’s There’s A Time recording on Reference Recordings was selected as a “Top Album of 2013” in DownBeat Magazine. Doug was also nominated in THREE categories by The Blues Foundation for their Blues Music Awards. The categories were for Acoustic Album, Acoustic Artist, and Song of the Year! Congratulations to RR and Doug MacLeod!


Reference Recordings name popped up a few times in this year’s GRAMMY nominations as TWO RR producing teams were nominated for “Producer of the Year” in the Classical category. Three RR releases were included in the portfolios of the producers. Visit the RR Blog for more information.

Star Recording

Reference Recordings and The Pittsburgh Symphony recently released the first SACD in their new Pittsburgh Live series, and it made Audiophilia Magazine’s “Star Recordings” list for 2013!

Alexander String Quartet

Bartók & Kodály

The newest Alexander String Quartet release Bartók & Kodály is beginning to turn some major audiophile heads! Positive Feedback Online announced the new recording was given their “Writer’s Choice Award” and Audiophile Audition published a five-star review for the release stating, “This is an essential recording, maybe the best ever of these important works.” Congratulations to the Alexander String Quartet!

Toccata Classics

Fanfare Magazine released their 2013 “Want Lists” from all of their contributors, and Toccata Classics was more than wanted as contributors put FIVE Toccata recordings on their lists!

New Rosebrook Media Site —

We’re excited to announce the launch of the all new Audience Development Specialists website,!

Do you want to build your audiences? Audience Development Specialists offers a variety of audience development consultant services to educate and help artists and cultural arts organizations develop a quality audience.

The new ADS Website was built with a custom child theme on the new iThemes Builder 5.0. Beyond Shoshana Fanizza’s famous Audience Development Specialists blog, the new site features a membership component pay-per-view webinars, and a digital download store using the all new iThemes Exchange eCommerce plugin for WordPress, along with GravityForms. To make this multi-faceted site easy to use, we extended the site with the fantastic Pods Framework and LoopBuddy. This is a site for exploring, and we hope you check it out and subscribe to Shoshana’s blog!

Audience Development Specialists — New Rosebrook Media Site

P.S. Special thanks to Elise at iThemes for her great support during the roll out of the new iThemes Exchange plugin!

New Video — ASQ “Bartók & Kodály”

New Rosebrook Classical video for the Alexander String Quartet’s latest release, Bartók & Kodály.

Download this fantastic release in iTunes today!

Robert Greenberg Celebrates Verdi’s 200th

Robert Greenberg is celebrating Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th Birthday by presenting excerpts from his The Great Courses series The Life and Operas of Verdi on YouTube. Have a look, you’ll probably learn something!

Delos release “stopping by” takes over iTunes!

Congratulations to Delos and tenor Kyle Bielfield on the launch of the new release stopping by! stopping by launched at #5 on the iTunes Classical Album Charts and was named an iTunes “New and Noteworthy” recording!

Kyle Bielfield Stopping By iTunes new and Noteworthy


Rosebrook Classical Video Creation for stopping by

Check out the video we created for the Delos YouTube Channel and pre-release marketing efforts:

New Rosebrook Classical Video — Kyle Bielfield

New Client video creation for Delos Productions to help launch Kyle Bielfield’s new stopping by CD:

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