More great press from Midwest Record, this time for McEncroe's newest release, LIVE IN OSTRAVA. Chris Spector of Midwest Record online writes: A welcome recording for those who want to get into contemporary cats that have a great respect for tradition. Playing like a work from the existing classical canon despite being newly written, McEncroe would be at home in any era with his grand, sweeping thoughts. Expertly realized by Janacek Philharmonic, this is a high water mark fo
Mark is the Oct 19th featured artist in PARMA Recordings “The Inside Story,” a blog series exploring the inner workings and personalities of their artists. Read on to learn about Mark’s one performance experience, and why it was his first and last performance… Read the full story on the Parma blog and enjoy! #PARMArecordings #MarkJohnMcEncroe #featuredartist #blog #composer #australiancomposer #artist #classical #interview #music #nature #NavonaRecords #newalbum #newrelease #
Check out this short and sweet review of McEncroe's latest album "My Symphonic Poems". Chris Spector of Midwest Record online writes: The secret sauce behind this double CD of well played, well written contemporary classical is the punk rock spirit lurking under the surface. Not classical trained and not wanting to make a statement, McEncroe is only concerned with making music that speaks to him. With the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra bringing his notes to life, this set cou
"Mark John McEncroe's Musical Images for Piano does just what it says on the tin: delivers a collection of piano pieces that immediately conjure up images in the listener's mind.
McEncroe draws his inspiration from the setting of his Japanese garden, but beyond that, does little to share his own stories. Instead, he encourages the listener to create an atmosphere where they can turn inward to give the compositions depth by associating them with their own memories... which it
McEncroe's very personal album Dark Clouds in Life has received a great review from Kathodik's Luciano Feliciani. He writes: "Una musica di non difficile ascolto, che esplora i sentimenti e gli stati d’animo del compositore in modo quasi “filmico”, descrittivo, proprio come una colonna sonora." Read the full review at Kathodik online Released thru Parma Recordings and Navona Records, the album is available at iTunes | Naxos Direct | ArkivMusic | Amazon | Spotify #australianc
Textura.org have reviewed McEncroe's new album Symphonic Suites 1 & 2: "More than anything else, two things in particular distinguish the music presented on Mark John McEncroe's Symphonic Suites 1 & 2: mood and melody. "Dynamic contrast is fundamental to the ninety-minute work, with robust, horns-heavy passages countered by woodwinds-driven sections of a quieter disposition. In terms of thematic material, tension between the economically challenged peasants and the wealthy ro
PARMA Recording's August round of releases is a little different from their previous offerings. On August 11th, they’re releasing Croatian pianist and composer Matej Meštrović’s debut album on Navona Records; it’s an exciting, inspired all-piano take on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. They've also got composer Bill Whitley’s debut album featuring sumptuous chamber music, an opera by Ross Crean based on Welsh author Arthur Machen’s eponymous novel of scientific hubris and supernatura
McEncroe's new album, SYMPHONIC SUITES NUMBER 1 & 2 – A MEDIEVAL SAGA will be released through Parma Recordings and Navona Records on August 11, 2017.
SYMPHONIC SUITES NUMBER 1 & 2 – A MEDIEVAL SAGA is a classic adventure in orchestral music. Powered by McEncroe’s thematic style, these two symphonic suites lead the listener through a harrowing and dramatic story of ancient conflict and grandeur. Like a film score from the Golden Age Of Hollywood, McEncroe’s musical ‘storytel
Sonograma magazine has posted a great review of McEncroe's Dark Clouds in Life. "El resultat musical és d’una bellesa fràgil..." "Un excellent treball per escoltar i reescoltar, i descobrir i redescobrir." -- Joan Carles Abelenda. The volume features "Natalie's Suite", a highly personal work with two very long movements written mostly as a catharsis, and McEncroe is quite moved by the fact that many people seem to like it, the way it resonates with them. Read the full review
McEncroe's 4th Album release, "Dark Clouds In Life" has been reviewed at Review Graveyard. "It's a beautifully melancholic album that is one of the most impressive and moving classical albums I've heard of late. For me, this is what classical music is all about. It should touch your heart and permeate your spirit. I feel as though I'm spiritually a more enlightened person for simply experiencing such an incredible collection of work." -- Darren Rea Read the full review at Rev