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For the Record, Op. 180: Clarinetist Anthony McGill/Jessie Montgomery 'Peace'; The Knights Before Christmas; Yevgeny Kutik

December 9, 2021, 3:08 PM · Welcome to "For the Record,"'s weekly roundup of new releases of recordings by violinists, violists, cellists and other classical musicians. We hope it helps you keep track of your favorite artists, as well as find some new ones to add to your listening!

Clarinetist Anthony McGill and Jessie Montgomery
Clarinetist Anthony McGill and Violinist/Composer Jessie Montgomery.

Here With You, featuring Jessie Montgomery's 'Peace'
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Gloria Chien, piano

After hearing violinist Elena Urioste and pianist Tom Poster perform "Peace" by violinist/composer Jessie Montgomery, clarinetist Anthony McGill was moved to tears and wanted to perform the work on clarinet. He asked the composer to arrange it, and the result is on this album, among other works, including Sonatas by Brahms and Carl Maria von Weber’s Grand Duo Concertant. BELOW: "Peace" by Jessie Montgomery:

The Knights Before Christmas
The Knights
Here's a new compilation of holiday favorites, featuring lush and inventive orchestrations and arrangements by members of The Knights. The album features a diverse group of star collaborators: Krystle Warren, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Magos Herrera, Gaby Moreno, Wu Man and folk trio "I’m With Her." BELOW: Do You Hear What I Hear? - featuring Wu Man on Erhu.

Death of Juliet and Other Tales
Yevgeny Kutik, violin
Anna Polonsky, piano
Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik's new album highlights Russia's rich history of folklore and folktales portrayed in the music of Prokofiev. The album also features world premiere recordings of traditional Russian folk songs in new arrangements by Kutik, Michael Gandolfi, and Kati Agócs, commissioned specifically for the album. "Growing up in a Belarusian family, I got to experience first-hand the rich tapestry of Russian folktales and songs," Kutik said. " My grandparents hummed tunes, my parents shared stories, and I'd encounter little folk relics throughout the house...Folklore was everywhere." BELOW: Parting Scene and Death of Juliet, from the album:

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