Notes & Reviews:
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, The New York Virtuoso Singers commissioned America's leading composers to each write a work, and the result is a stunning collection of world premieres by arguably the best contemporary composers working today.
New York Times
Now this is the way for an ensemble to celebrate an anniversary...It takes confidence for an ensemble to put the word 'virtuoso' in its name. The New York Virtuoso Singers have long earned it.
Personnel: Melissa Kelley, Ellen Taylor Sisson, Julie Morgan, Sarah Brailey, Cynthia Wallace (soprano); Michael Steinberger, Mukund Marathe, Timothy OConnor, Eric Dudley, Alex Guerrero, Andrew Fuchs (tenor); John Rose, Kelvin Chan, Steven Hrycelak, James Gregory , Nicholas Hay, Jose Pietri-Coimbre (bass voice).
Recording information: American Academy Of Arts And Letters, New York, NY (01/2013); Merkin Concert Hall, New York, NY (01/2013); American Academy Of Arts And Letters, New York, NY (03/2013); Merkin Concert Hall, New York, NY (03/2013).
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In The Still Of Night / Anna Netrebko, Barenboim
Christmas Daybreak, contemporary choral works and arrangements of traditional carols for Christmas / The Crossing
Robert Kyr (b.1952): A Time For Life, oratorio / Cappella Romana
Guilty Pleasures - Renée Fleming sings Berlioz, Duparc, Refice, de Falla, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Corigliano
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess / Florence Quivar, Barbara Hendricks, Willard White, McHenry Boatwright, Francois Clemmons, Leona Mitchell
The Complete John Ireland Songbook, Vol. 1 / Mark Stone, baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano
Kenny Barron/Kenny Barron & the Brazilian Knights: Kenny Barron & the Brazilian Knights
String Paths / Kristina Blaumane, Maxim Rysanov, Dobrinka Tabakova, Lithuanian CO. Janine Jansen, violin
Arnold Bax: Works for Cello & Piano - Sonatina; Rhapsodic Ballad; Folk-Tale; Legend / Lionel Handy, cello; Nigel Clayton, piano