1 CD / Mode Records / 2013-08-27Works: Keeril Makan: Mercury Songbirds, for alto flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano & percussion; Husk, for flute, oboe & harp; Afterglow, for piano; Becoming Unknown, for flute/bass flute, clarinet/bass...
Performers: Carlson, Eric; Lamb, Eric; Smith, James Austin; Smythe, Corey; Wadden, Nuiko
Conductors: Sliwinski, Adam; Carlson, Eric
Ensemble: International Contemporary Ensemble
Keeril Makan (b. 1972) composes without assumed expectations of an instrument's sound or a performer's capabilities, but by exploring the possible, by discovering the beautiful...continue...
Recording information: Oktaven Studio, Yonkers, NY (05/18/2011-05/19/2011)....continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2013-04-23Works: Johannes Schollhorn: Clouds and Sky, for piano & orchestra; Rota, for contrabass clarinet & string quartet; Red and Blue, sextet for percussion; A Self-Same-Song, for contrabass clarinet
Performers: Davis, Gareth; Schulze, Jan Philip
Conductors: Rundel, Peter
Johannes Schollhorn (b. 1962), a student of Ferneyhough, Huber and Nunes, is among Germany's leading younger generation composers. This is the first release of his...continue...
2 CD / Mode Records / 2012-08-28Works: Walter Zimmermann: Fränkische Tänze, for string quartet (with optional drone quartet); Keuper, for string quartet; Festina lente for String quartet in four movements; Songs of Innocence & E...
Performers: Ginsberg, Allen; Schlierf, Nikolaus; Zapf, Susanne
Ensemble: Sonar Quartet
Recording information: Siemans-Villa Berlin-Lankwitz, Germany....continue...
1 DVD Video / Mode Records / 2012-06-05Works: John Cage: First Construction (in Metal) for 6 Percussionists; Second Construction for 4 Percussionists; Third Construction for 4 Percussionists; Quartet, for 4 percussionists; Trio, for 3 percussion...
Ensemble: Third Coast Percussion
Run Time: 64 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
1 CD / Mode Records / 2012-06-05Works: John Cage: Third Construction, for 4 percussionists; Second Construction, for 4 percussionists; First Construction (In Metal), for 6 percussionists; Trio, for 3 percussionists; Quartet, for 4 percuss...
Performers: Beyer, Gregory; Karre, Ross
The Guardian, July 2012
These performances have a special fluency and zest that sets them apart from most other recorded versions. The way in which Cage's...continue...
1 DVD Video / Mode Records / 2010-08-03Works: Iannis Xenakis: Eonta, for 2 trumpets, 3 trombones & piano; Morsima-Amorsima; Akea; Paille in the wind, for cello & piano
Performers: Bean, Scott; de Saram, Rohan; Emery, Mark; Hopper, Wesley [Trombone]; Linden, Daniel [Trombone]; Scanlon, Christopher [Trumpet]; Takahashi, Aki
Conductors: Drury, Stephen;
Ensemble: Callithumpian Consort; JACK String Quartet
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
1 DVD Video / Mode Records / 2009-05-05Works: Iannis Xenakis: ST/4, for string quartet; Tetras, for string quartet; Tetora, for string quartet; Ergma, for string quartet
Ensemble: JACK String Quartet
This DVD marks the first complete recording of Xenakis' four string quartet, including the late quartet Ergma....continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2008-04-15Works: Lou Harrison: Serenade for Guitar and Percussion; Avalokiteshvara; Music for Bill and Me; Sonatas (6) for Cembalo; Tandy's Tango; Sonata in Ishartum; Pedal Sonata; Solo to Anthony Cirone; Young Ceasa...
Performers: Andrade, Caitlin; Barnes, Erin; Chen, Jane; Chen, Vicki; Jackson, Greg [Percussion]; Lei, Anna; Schneider, John [Guitar]; Simon, Julie [Percussion]; Sterling, Gene; Troy, T. J. [Percussion]; Wu, Vict...
Conductors: Alves, Bill
Ensemble: Harvey Mudd College American Gamelan
"Schneider has a clear command of the Justly tuned guitar, and of the possibilities of the tuning system in general, which allows him to bring...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2007-05-08Works: Earle Brown: Folio; Octet I; Music for Violin, Cello and Piano; Quartet for Strings; Tracer
The works recorded on this disc represent several of Brown's compositional styles. At least one piece was selected from every decade of his career, from...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2006-10-03Works: George Crumb: Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III), for 2 amplified pianos & 2 percussionists; Black Angels (Images I), for electric string quartet
Performers: Cladera, Andres; Lorenz, Nena; Manriquez, Luz; Morales, Walter; Passaris, Michael; Shope, Mark; Spurgeon, Brian
Conductors: Izquierdo, Juan Pablo
Ensemble: Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic Orchestra; Latinoamericano String Quartet
This CD combines two classic Crumb compositions of the 1970s expertly performed by members of The Carnegie Mellon Philhar-monic under the direction of conductor Juan...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2006-03-07Works: Marc Ribot: And so I went to Pittsburgh; Ikue Mori: Bird Chant; Elliott Sharp: Amygdala; Anthony Coleman: The Buzzing in my Head; Nick Didkovsky: A Bright Moon makes a Little Daytime; Otomo Yoshihide...
Performers: Cappelli, Marco
Cappelli became involved with the NYC avant-garde scene, encompassing elements of jazz, experimental rock, and academic music to create a common musical language. His experience...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2005-10-18Works: Iannis Xenakis: Syrmos, for string ensemble of 18 or 36 players; Aroura, for string ensemble; Voile, for 20 strings; Theraps, for solo double-bass; Analogique A+B, for 9 strings & tape; Ittidra, for ...
Performers: Eckhardt, John
Conductors: Kalitzke, Johannes
Ensemble: Ensemble Resonanz
This CD brings together all of Xenakis' chamber music for strings for the first time (with the exception of the string quartets). The music spans...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2003-12-09Works: Elliott Carter: Fragment II, for string quartet; Quintet for piano & strings; Syringa, for mezzo-soprano, bass-baritone & 11 instruments; Tempo e Tempi, for soprano, oboe, clarinet, violin & cello; Q...
Performers: Morelli, Frank [Bassoon]; Niedich, Charles; Oppens, Ursula [Piano]; Purvis, William [Horn]; Shelton, Lucy [Soprano Vocal]; Solomon-Glover, Andre; Taylor, Stephen W. [Oboe]
Conductors: Milarsky, Jeffrey; Asbury, Stefan
Ensemble: Ensemble Sospeso, New York City
1 CD / Mode Records / 2003-10-21Works: Morton Feldman: Three Clarinets, Cello and Piano, for 3 clarinets, cello & piano; Bass Clarinet and Percussion, for bass clarinet, cymbals & gong; Quartet for Clarinet and Strings
Performers: Andreyev, Elena; Dutrieu, Pierre; Leterme, Vincent; Rivalland, Francoise; Robinson, Carol [clarinet]; Voize, Olivier; Wiersma, Peppie
1 CD / Mode Records / 2003-08-12Works: Michael Colgrass: Déjà vu, for percussion quartet & orchestra; Dream Dancer; Gunther Schuller: In Praise of Winds
Performers: Klymus, William; Means, Jeffrey; Radnofsky, Kenneth; Rubinshteyn, Timur; Victor, David
Conductors: Peltz, Charles
Ensemble: New England Conservatory Ensemble
Michael Colgrass and Gunther Schuller have led lives musically rich in varied influences - performing music of the 19th century tradition, embracing the 20th century...continue...
5 CD / Mode Records / 2002-11-26Works: Morton Feldman: Quartet for Strings II
1 CD / Mode Records / 2002-02-26Works: John Cage: Five, for any 5 voices or instruments; Ryoanji, for voice, flute, oboe, trombone, contrabass, percussion, chamber orchestra & 2nd voice ad; Four5, for 4 saxophones; Five4, for 2 saxes & pe...
Performers: Bertoncini, Mario; Kaczynski, Raymond; Krieger, Ulrich; Ruger, Tobias; Schaper, Gerhard; Volker, Reimar
2 CD / Mode Records / 2001-09-11Works: Iannis Xenakis: Mycanea-Alpha; Polytope de Cluny; Brigitte Robindoré: L'autel de la perte et de la transformation; Comme etrangers et voyageurs sur la terre; Jean-Claude Risset: Saxatile; Nico...
Performers: Auzet, Roland; Isherwood, Nicholas; Kientzy, Daniel; Takada, Kazuko; Talibart, Claire
Conductors: Henzold, Olaf;
Ensemble: Arditti String Quartet; Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
1 CD / Mode Records / 1999-08-17Works: Chaya Czernowin: Afatsim --Nonet; String Quartet; Die Kreuzung --Trio; Dam Sheon Hachol --String Sextet; Ina --for live solo bass flute and six pre-recorded flutes on tape
Performers: Fonville, John; Mizoiri, Keizo
Conductors: Sollberger, Harvey;
Ensemble: Arditti Quartet (String Quartet); SONOR Ensemble; SONOR Ensemble of USCD
2 CD / Mode Records / 1999-03-23Works: Henry Cowell: Mosaic Quartet, for 2 violins, viola & cello (aka String Quartet no 3), HC 518; Simultaneous Mosaics (26), for violin, clarinet, cello, percussion & piano, HC 923; Suite for Woodwind Qu...
Performers: Cowell, Henry
Ensemble: Musicians' Accord
1 CD / Mode Records / 1998-09-15Works: Gérard Pape: Electro-Acoustic Songs (2) for soprano, flute & tape; Le Fleuve du Désir III, for string quartet & tape; Monologue, chamber opera based on Samuel Beckett's play, for bass voice...
Performers: Daroux, Cecile; Isherwood, Nicholas; Kientzy, Daniel; Pape, Janet S.
Conductors: Méfano, Paul
Ensemble: Ensemble 2E2M
1 CD / Mode Records / 1997-09-16Works: Peter Maxwell Davies: Le jongleur de Notre Dame; Quartet Movement for Strings
Performers: Albert, Edward
Conductors: Peltz, Charles;
Ensemble: Arditti String Quartet; Opera Sacra of Buffalo Chorus; Opera Sacra of Buffalo Orchestra
"The String Quartet is very early Maxwell Davies and is very ingratiating. Its slightly abandoned mood blends effectively with jazz influences, Bartok, and much else...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 1995-07-18Works: John Cage: One 5; Two 6 for Violin and Piano; Four 3 for 1/2 Pianos, Rainsticks, Vln/Oscillator and Silence
Performers: Alchourroun, Dominique; Flammer, Ami; Joste, Martine; Michaut, Jean
1 CD / Mode Records / 1995-07-18Works: Milos Raickovich: Happy Overture, for orchestra; Romances (3) for violin & orchestra; Prelude & Fugue for keyboard; Dream Quartet for violin, viola, cello & piano; Symphony no 1
Performers: Frolov, Igor
Conductors: Raickovich, Milos
Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
1 CD / Mode Records / 1992-07-01Works: John Cage: Quartet for Strings in Four Parts; Four, for string quartet