new music Archive
BERIO: Sinfonia; MAHLER: Ten Early Songs – Goerne, bari./The Synergy Vocals/BBC Sym. Orch./Josep Pons – Harmonia mundi
A great way to reexamine Berio’s genius. LUCIANO BERIO: Sinfonia; GUSTAV MAHLER: Ten Early Songs – Matthias Goerne, bari./The Synergy Vocals/BBC Sym. Orch./Josep Pons – Harmonia mundi/PIAS HMC 902180, 61:11, (9/09/16) ****: The late 1950s and 1960s “new music” movement in Europe or what was the avant-garde of the time took off a little slower […]
Fear not minimalism or new music—hear this with joy and gratitude. “Filament” = BRYCE DESSNER: Murder Ballades; NICO MUHLY: Doublespeak; SON LUX: To Love; This is My Line; PHILIP GLASS: Two Pages – eighth blackbird – Cedille CDR60000 157, vinyl & CD, 49:10, (7/08/16) [Distr. by Naxos] ****: Chicago based Eighth Blackbird is absolutely one of […]
Winn the performer has been around awhile, but if you don’t know the composer you only have half the story. JAMES WINN: Variations on a Theme of Bartok; Masque for Oboe, Cello, and Piano; Three Nocturnes for Piano Trio – Dmitri Atapine, cello/ Rong-Huey Liu, oboe/ Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, v./ James Winn, p. – MSR Classics […]
Meridian Arts Ens. “Alchemy” (CD+DVD) & Meridian Arts Ens. “Live in Concert” (DVD) – both Meridian Arts Ens.
Meridian Arts Ensemble, “Alchemy” = music of Byrd, Gesualdo, Corelli, J.S.Bach, de Lassus, Carissimi and Elgar Howarth (Track List follows) – Meridian Arts Ensemble, 8 Bells – (CD + DVD) 59:02, (2/01/13) ***1/2: Meridian Arts Ensemble, “Live in Concert : The Library of Congress – 2004; Deutsches Jazz Festival – 1997” = music of Stravinsky, […]
“Momentum 21 – New Music for a New Century” = Works of JAMES AIKMAN, DEREK BERME; FOUMAI, THEOFANIDIS – Albany
Momentum will hold your interest with these great new works.
Bang on a Can All-Stars – “Field Recordings” – various composers/soloists (TrackList follows) – Cantaloupe
An impressive compilation of some of the most creative and eclectic composers of today.
Fascinating, especially for clarinetists.
Disney Research Demonstrates Sound Transmission Thru Touch; Disney Researchers ‘2nd Screen’ Experiences Using Smartphones; New Website Makes Uncommon Classical Music Easier to Obtain
There’s a distinct possibility that LeBaron’s improvisations are so abstract, so spontaneous and so solipsistic that they are not music in any traditional sense.
Maybe the “next wave” is also a bit of a throwback.
DAVID CHESKY: Urbanicity; Concerto for Electric Guitar and Orch.; The New York Variations – Bryan Baker, elec. guitar/ Urbanicity Orch. of New York/ David Chesky – Chesky Records
Chesky’s composition strikes a unique pose as a major concerto effort featuring the electric guitar as the solo instrument.
Some quirky but attractive piano music by young composer with a famous heritage.
Lutoslawski’s Last Concert – Fujiko Imajishi, violin/ Valdine Anderson, sop./ New Music Concerts Ens./ Witold Lutoslawski – Naxos
The last appearance of Witold Lutoslawski conducting his own music.