Soprano Danielle Talamantes, a rising star on the international opera scene, and pianist Henry Dehlinger, widely acclaimed for his interpretation of Spanish classical music, today released their new album, Canciones españolas.
The new MSR Classics release features a gorgeous recital of songs by three of Spain's greatest composers - Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla, and Joaquin Turina. It will be available on Amazon, ArkivMusic, CD Baby, iTunes and other music retail stores around the world.
Robert LaPorta, founder and CEO of MSR Classics and 26-year veteran of the music industry, will oversee the album’s product management and distribution. “Danielle and I are pleased to release Canciones españolas on the MSR Classics label," said Henry Dehlinger, “and we’re thrilled to take advantage of Rob's energy and expertise.”
Canciones españolas was produced, edited and mastered by Richard Price, whose work was honored with two 2005 Grammy nominations and 1993 Grammy award, and engineered by Wayne Hileman. Messrs. Price and Hileman are the founders of and driving force behind Candlewood Digital LLC, recognized as one of the finest classical recording firms in the United States.
Canciones españolas is a Candlewood Digital Natural Presence™ recording, which means this high-resolution CD reproduces the music’s full dynamic range, as intended by the performers.
"Many people now listen to highly compressed music all the time and think there is something wrong with a CD if they have to turn their volume knob up," said Richard Price. "To enjoy this recording, put it on a high quality system and turn it up so you can experience the music as if you were listening to a live performance."
ENRIQUE GRANADOS (1867 – 1916)
 LA MAJA Y EL RUISEÑOR from GOYESCAS
 Mira que soy niña
 Mañanica era
 Serranas de Cuenca
 Gracia mía
 Descúbrase el pensamiento
 Lloraba la niña
 No lloréis, ojuelos
MANUEL DE FALLA (1876 – 1946)
SIETE CANCIONES POPULARES ESPAÑOLAS
 El paño moruno
 Seguidilla murciana
JOAQUÍN TURINA (1882 – 1949)
TRES ARIAS, OP.26
 El Pescador
About MSR Classics
MSR Classics is a division of MSR Music, founded in 1997 as Musicians Showcase Recordings by Robert LaPorta, a 26-year veteran of the music industry. Mr. 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. Mr. LaPorta is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and former member of the Grammy Classical Committee. [ www.msrcd.com ]
About Candlewood Digital
Candlewood Digital LLC is one of the finest classical recording firms in the United States. It was founded in 2006 by Richard Price and Wayne Hileman, following thirty combined years of working together at one of New York's premier classical recording studios. Mr. Price has over 900 commercial CDs to his credit and was honored with two Grammy nominations and one Grammy award. Mr. Hileman has 22 years of experience in the classical recording business producing, engineering, editing and remastering new and historic recordings for numerous labels and artists. [ www.candlewooddigital.com ]
About Henry Dehlinger
Widely acclaimed for his interpretation of Spanish classical music, pianist Henry Dehlinger has distinguished himself on celebrated stages from the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center to the White House in Washington, D.C. Born in San Francisco, Dehlinger started playing the piano at age six and singing at seven. His first music mentor was conductor and choirmaster Dr. William Ballard, Artistic Director of the San Francisco Boys Chorus, whom Dehlinger credits for his early success. By age ten, he was part of the Bay Area music scene, performing at the San Francisco Opera with operatic legends that include Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballé and Georgio Tozzi. At twelve, he became a pupil of piano virtuoso Thomas LaRatta with whom he continues piano performance studies.
A featured piano soloist with the United States Army Chorus and frequent guest performer on Washington’s Embassy Row, Dehlinger has also performed for numerous notable public officials, including the President of the United States and the Prince of Wales. Previously a technology entrepreneur, he released his debut classical album in 2011. Entitled Evocations of Spain, the album explores Spain through the piano masterpieces of Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909) and Enrique Granados (1867-1916). [ www.HenryDehlinger.com ]
About Danielle Talamantes
Soprano Danielle Talamantes is an international recitalist who made her Carnegie Hall debut in a sold-out solo recital in 2007. Since then, she has sung as soprano soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Choralis, Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, Nashville Symphony, National Philharmonic Chorale & Orchestra, Oratorio Society of Virginia, Seoul Philharmonic, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Trujillo Symphony Orchestra of Peru, and The United States Army Band. Talamantes joined the Metropolitan Opera roster in 2011, covering the role of Najade in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos. She was subsequently re-engaged to cover the role of the Flower Maiden in Wagner’s Parsifal, the soprano in the quartet of lovers in the Baroque pastiche, The Enchanted Island, and most recently to perform in Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten.
In 2013, she made her debut as Mimì in Puccini’s La bohème with the Capital City Symphony and performed the soprano lead in the world premiere production of Janice Hamer’s Lost Childhood with the National Philharmonic in Washington D.C. She was Soprano-in-Residence for the Summer 2012 Marlboro Music Festival in Marlboro, Vermont. Talamantes made her Lincoln Center Alice Tully debut in the 2013-14 season as the soprano soloist in Bob Chilcott’s Requiem, and she will make her stage debut in a return to the Metropolitan Opera in the 2014-2015 season as Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen.
[ www.DanielleTalamantes.com ]