Classical Candor recently reviewed McEncroe's new album SYMPHONIC SUITES 1 & 2, finding in the works reminders of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.
John J. Puccio writes "The suites may also remind some listeners of film music (here, for example, Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky comes to mind), and perhaps even a score for an Arthurian epic."
"There's a lovely lyricism to the slower segments... The orchestration is often lush and romantic. The Janácek Philharmonic do a splendid job
In September 2017 Mark travelled to the USA to re-record his solo piano works. All pieces from both volumes of “Reflections & Recollections - musical Images for piano” were recorded again in Rockport MA at the Shalin Liu Performance Centre with Japanese /American concert pianist Yoko Hagino. The album was produced by Grammy Award winner Brad Michel. Mark will be returning in 2018 to record his next lot of new piano pieces with the same team, for a double album to be released
More great press. Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review happily recommend McEncroe's latest album Symphonic Suites 1 & 2 — A Medieval Saga: "What strikes me most ... is the way the sprawling unfolding of the score in a consistently minor mode serves to put this music into a kind of timeless world zone. It has a sort of mysterious east-meets-west aura about it. "I am left with an impression of something complete unto itself yet rather thoroughly outside contemporary modern