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News for the Week

Between Playing With Fire, Christmas Music, CDs hitting the Charts, tools for Music Educators, and more, our clients are keeping us both busy, and highly entertained. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the Rosebrook Classical Family:
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Three New Rosebrook Classical Client Releases

Holy New Release Day Batman!

Three Rosebrook Classical Clients release new recordings today — Alexander String Quartet, Cappella Romana, and Reference Recordings!

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Introducing Cappella Romana!

Cappella RomanaWe are extremely excited to announce the addition of the incredible vocal ensemble Cappella Romana into the Rosebrook Classical family!

Cappella Romana will be coming onboard in one of our Advisory Packages tailored to help guide their social media presence and strategy. We are extremely excited to help them reach new heights in social media.
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Composer Mark Abel Now on Facebook!

Mark Abel Facebook PageSouthern California Mark Abel recently released his song-cycle The Dream Gallery on Delos, and it’s really starting to catch fire! And the best news, is that he has a Facebook Page! So head on over to, give him a “Like,” and start exploring!

One fun aspect of building this new page was that it was the first “from scratch” Page that we had to put together in the new Facebook Timeline layout, which made for an interesting new look at the format. Since the page launched along side the digital release of the recording, it’s a nice plus to be able to watch the response to the album evolve, and the awareness of the composer himself evolve. Read More→

DuoDrama Gets a new site!

Not too long ago, Lucy Mauro and Donald George joined the New Classical Order Podcast to talk about Margaret Ruthven Lang. Well today, we’re talking about their collaboration they call DuoDrama, and specifically, the new website we just built them!
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RR is at it again, great new releases, leaks, and performances with robots!

We’ve been pretty quiet on the blogging front, but it’s not for lack of social media news (Facebook IPO launch anyone?) — we’ve been so busy making sure our client’s blogs and social media are going full steam, that we’ve let our own slack! It’s one of those “the cobbler has no shoes” sorts of things. But perhaps the following update on our clients will fill you in on what’s kept the writing to a miminimum:

Reference Recordings is at it Again:

Much like they did here in Dallas, the Reference Recordings Team is taking you behind the scenes of their recording sessions with the Kansas City Symphony!

Not only did they take time to do an interview with the symphony:

And not only have they been sharing great pictures on Facebook, Twitter, and their blog, they’ve also been giving live updates via the #RRatKC hashtag on their Twitter account!

New Releases from clients:

Delos has had a busy 2012 with a great new release of new Brass Quintet, and already a digital release of a new recordings of songs from American composer Margaret Ruthven Lang:

Dulcie Taylor leaks samples for upcoming album

New artist client Dulcie Taylor has a new release coming out March 13th, but the unofficial CD Release Concert is next weekend! So to get fans excited we’ve been helping her “leak” a few samples from the album to her ReverbNation and Facebook Fans. Take a listen here:


Performing with Robots?

Yes you read that right! Pianist Jade Simmons will be performing a duet with Georgia Tech’s “improvising robotic marimba player” during her upcoming ARTech artist-in-residence performance! She’ll also be having an “ARTech After Party” that evening — details on her Facebook Page.

Introducing the Alexander String Quartet!

We are excited to announce that the Alexander String Quartet is now a part of the Rosebrook Classical family!

As we work to guide and develop their social media efforts, we are happy to announce that they are hosting a giveaway for their concert in San Francisco this weekend on their Facebook Page! Check it out right here, give them a like, and enter to win!

Connect with the Alexander String Quartet:

Official Website

About the Alexander String Quartet:

THE ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world’s premier ensembles over nearly three decades. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the quartet has also established itself as an important advocate of new music through over 25 commissions and numerous premiere performances. The Alexander String Quartet is a major artistic presence in its home base of San Francisco, serving there as directors of the Morrison Chamber Music Center at the School of Music and Dance in the College of Arts and Humanities at San Francisco State University and Ensemble in Residence of San Francisco Performances.

The Ensemble will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary with an anniversary concert on February 4th!

Take a look and listen here:

New Releases and News

As we continue our catchup efforts from the Holiday break, we wanted to share a couple of exciting new releases from our label clients as well as other news!

Delos New Release

Delos has a new release from the brass quintet da Capo Brass called From the Beginning. The CD comes out at the end of this month (1/31/12), but is already available for digital download, and debuted at #8 in the iTunes Classical Charts! So congratulations to Delos and da Capo Brass!

“From the Beginning”

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In keeping with Delos’ founding principle of showcasing exceptional American artists, here is an auspicious debut recording from da Capo: a superb North Carolina-based brass quintet. Musicians will immediately pick up on the album’s title, “From the Beginning” (English for the musical term “da Capo”).

And who wouldn’t thrill to the majestic sound of a crack brass ensemble? This instrumental family’s unique sonorities – ranging from the trumpet’s clarion brilliance to the French horn’s mellow tones –can’t be beat for music of noble pomp or stirring glory – not to mention material of a more humorous nature. And, given the brasses’ distinctively varied tonal qualities, what better way to pick apart more complex music like a Bach fugue?

Reference Recordings New Release

Reference Recordings released the next LP release in the Reference Mastercuts series today! One of the best-known audiophile labels has finally gone back to creating vinyl releases after finding quality ways to reproduce the medium up to their high standards, and the first two LPs were released to enormous success. The new release featuring their recording of the Minnesota Orchestra performing works from Rachnaminoff is critically acclaimed as their best recording in their 30+ year history!


Eiji Oue/ Minnesota Orchestra

33 1/3 rpm, Half-Speed Mastered, 200 gram virgin vinyl from Quality Record Pressings in gatefold jacket


Widely believed to be the finest orchestral recording RR has ever made.

Sergei Rachmaninoff was one of the most beloved composers of the twentieth century. His music is redolent of his Russian homeland, and it sings long, lush melodies that define the term “romantic.” Everyone who knows and loves his piano concertos will enjoy these lyrical and dynamic works for orchestra. The “Symphonic Dances” in recent years have become one of Rachmaninoff’s most-performed scores. “Vocalise” is one of the great classical melodies, and is hummable by everyone. Grammy® Nominated 2002– Best Engineered Album – Classical; Keith O. Johnson, engineer

Reference Recordings launches RR Radio!

Reference Recordings is excited to announce a new avenue for you to listen to Reference Recordings Music — RR Radio via SoundCloud!

RR Radio will feature one full track from each of our new releases, added after each album is released. RR Radio will also bring you a full track from a featured release from Reference Recordings’ 30+ year history. RR Radio will stay fresh, and will rotate tracks in and out as we go on, so make sure you’re listening often!