Soprano Danielle Talamantes & Pianist Henry DehlingerPianist Henry Dehlinger announced today that his new classical album with soprano Danielle Talamantes, entitled Canciones españolas, will be released by MSR Classics. Talamantes and Dehlinger have signed with MSR Classics and are thrilled with the expertise and energy that the independent label is providing.

"Things are really moving now, and we can officially begin the countdown to the album's release." Dehlinger said. "Richard Price, our producer, and Wayne Hileman, our recording engineer, from Candlewood Digital have provided MSR with the finished and fully mastered disc, and we can't wait to get it pressed."

All album materials have been submitted (e.g., texts, translations, bios, images, and acknowledgements), except the liner notes. MSR has engaged William Craig Krause, PhD, of Hollins University to write the liner notes. Professor Krause is an internationally renowned expert on Spanish classical music and recently co-authored Federico Moreno Torroba: A Musical Life in Three Acts with Professor Walter Aaron Clark of UC Riverside. Professor Krause is also writing a book on the life of Joaquin Turina.

Once the liner notes are completed, MSR Classics will work their magic and put the album package and booklet together.

Here's the photo that Talamantes and Dehlinger selected for the album cover:

Talamantes-Dehlinger Album Cover

Photo by Roy Cox

About MSR Classics

MSR Classics was founded in 1997 as Musicians Showcase Recordings by Robert LaPorta, a 26-year veteran of the music industry. LaPorta served as Director of Classics at Angel Records and the EMI-Virgin Classics label group. He was also Marketing and Production Manager with London-Decca Records, Deutsche Grammophon and Philips Classics of the PolyGram label group. LaPorta is a voting member of National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and former member of the Grammy Classical Committee.

2019-2020 Premieres

  • Apr 18
    National Philharmonic at Strathmore: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (World Premiere),  North Bethesda
  • May 8
    Santa Clara Chorale: Kohelet - A Cantata in Five Movements (World Premiere),  Santa Clara

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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock 

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: A Rhapsody for
Voice and Orchestra

Music by Henry Dehlinger
Words by T.S. Eliot

A sweeping 21st century rhapsody for voice and orchestra, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock was composed especially for Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Talamantes. Adapted from the famous poem by T. S. Eliot, it uses the melodic and rhythmic contours of Eliot's stream-of-consciousness narrative to dictate mood and melodic character.

World Premiere: April 18, 2020
The National Philharmonic at Strathmore
Piotr Gajewski, Music Director & Conductor

Soparno Solo and Orchestra


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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

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KOHELET: A Cantata in Five Movements 

Kohelet: A Cantata in Five Movements

Music by Henry Dehlinger

Inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and co-commissioned by the Washington Master Chorale and the Santa Clara Chorale, Henry's Kohelet gives you lush, modal melodies, energetic meters, and colorful harmonic textures with Hebrew text drawn from the Book of Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs.

World Premiere: May 8, 2020
Santa Clara Chorale and Santa Clara University Choirs, Scot Hanna-Weir, Artistic Director
Thomas Colohan, Conducting

SATB, Bass-Baritone Solo, Soprano Solo, Brass, Organ, Harp and Percussion.


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