1 CD / Albany Records / 2009-11-10Works: Donald Sur: The Unicorn and the Lady, for narrator & ensemble; Berceuse, for violin & piano; Satori on Park Avenue, for ensemble; Catena 1, for ensemble; Catena 2, for ensemble; Catena 3, for ensembl...
Performers: French, Catherine; Oldfather, Christopher [Piano]
Conductors: Hoose, David;
Ensemble: Collage New Music
This disc marks the first commercial recording of the music of Donald Sur - one that is long overdue. Donald Sur was born in Honolulu...continue...
1 CD / Bridge / 2009-04-14Works: Anthony Korf: Presences from Aforetime, for chamber ensemble; Miniatures (6), for flute & piano; Movements (3), for clarinet; Symphony no 3
Performers: Fader, Oren; Hesselink, Greg; Ingliss, Robert; Kay, Alan R.; O'Connor, Tara Helen; Oldfather, Christopher [Piano]; Shames, Stacey
Conductors: Korf, Anthony; Rothman, George
Ensemble: ; Riverside Symphony
The major work on this recording is the most recent - Anthony Korf's impressive Symphony No. 3. The composer writes: "The two movements, roughly equal...continue...
1 CD / Summit Records / 2008-10-14Works: Daniel Asia: Sonata for Violin and Piano; Trio for Piano and Strings
Performers: Fortin, Vladimir; Macomber, Curtis; Oldfather, Christopher [Piano]; Ormrod, Richard; Soucek, Frantisek
A critically acclaimed modern-day composer scores again with another genius plate of works dialed up in typical Asia fashion....continue...
1 CD / Koch International / 2008-09-30Works: Jennifer Higdon: Zaka; Legacy; Rapid.fire; Soliloquy; Summer Shimmers; Autumn Reflection; Song; Dash
Performers: Anderer, Joseph; Glaser, Susan; Goldberg, Marc; Gordon, Ingrid; Kim, Kyu-Young; Novacek, John [Piano]; Oldfather, Christopher [Piano]; Palmer, Todd; Shin, Pitnarry; Taylor, Stephen W. [Oboe]
Conductors: Purvis, William [Horn];
Ensemble: ; Lark Chamber Artists
Hailed by The Washington Post as "a savvy, sensitive composer with a keen ear, an innate sense of form and a generous dash of pure...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2008-06-10Works: Chen Yi: Wu Yu, for flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello & percussion; Night Thoughts, for flute, cello & piano; ...as like a raging fire..., for flute, clarinet, violin, cello & piano; Karen Tana...
Performers: Glaser, Susan; Oldfather, Christopher [Piano]; Shin, Pitnarry
Conductors: Purvis, William [Horn]; Steichen, Gerald
Ensemble: The Azure Ensemble
"The lively and discordant opening of Chen's "...as like a raging fire..." might well jolt the listener right out of his/her seat, given the somnolent...continue...
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-01-29Works: Charles Wuorinen: The Mission of Virgil; The Great Procession, ballet; The River of Light, ballet
Performers: Bush, Phillip; Carroll, Paul [Percussion]; Cobb, Timothy; Finn, Michael; Grant, Cameron; Jolles, Susan [Harp]; Kay, Alan R.; Kolor, Thomas; Macomber, Curtis; Moredock, Richard; Neubauer, Paul; Oldfat...
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Contemporary Music Group
In his long composing life, Charles Wuorinen has drawn on an extremely wide range of intellectual and musical inspirations, including many from science and literature....continue...
1 CD / Albany Records / 2007-04-01Works: Ross Bauer: Eskimo Songs, for voice, flute, cello & piano; Stone Soup, for winds, violin, cello & piano; Motion, for piano trio; Ritual Fragments, for voice, winds, strings, piano & percussion; Tribu...
Performers: Friedland, Peggy; Gordon, Joshua [Cello]; Keyes, Bayla; Oldfather, Christopher [Piano]; Rider, Rhonda; Schadeberg, Christine; Shapiro, Lois
Conductors: Bauer, Ross; Milarsky, Jeffrey; ; Chang, Yu-Hui
Ensemble: ; Empyrean Ensemble; New York New Music Ensemble; Triple Helix Piano Trio
"Anyone who wonders about the value and validity of modernist music should hear this outstanding album. These superbly crafted works demand much from the performers,...continue...
1 CD / Albany Records / 2004-07-01Works: Herbert Bielawa: Five Rants, for SATB chorus & violin; The Snake and Other Creatures, for soprano & piano; Earth, for bass-baritone & ensemble; Dreams, for SSAA chorus, viola & piano
Performers: Aird, Brooke; Allen, Catherine; Artists, San Francisco Choral; Bielawa, Herbert; Howe, Eric; Mathias, Richard; Narucki, Susan; Okamura, Dwight; Oldfather, Christopher [Piano]; Paul, Sharon J.; San Fr...
Conductors: ; Paul, Sharon
Ensemble: Magen Solomon; San Francisco Choral Artists; San Francisco Girls Chorus
Personnel: Susan Narucki (soprano); Eric Howe (bass baritone); Brooke Aird (violin); Geraldine Walther (viola); Catherine Allen (cello); Lenora Warkentin (flute); Richard Mathias (clarinet); Dwight Ok...continue...
1 CD / Albany Records / 2001-11-01Works: David MacBride: El Regreso, for soprano & piano; Balanza, for soprano at the piano; Night (Suite for piano & Poet's Voice)
Performers: MacBride, David Huston; Oldfather, Christopher [Piano]; Schadeberg, Christine; Toth, Benjamin
1 CD / Soundspells / 1996-10-01Works: Eleanor Cory: Pas de Quatre, for flute/alto vlute, violin, cello & piano; Canyons, for chamber orchestra; Ehre, for violin; Hemispheres
Performers: Bruce, Diane; Finckel, Chris; Forbes, Charles; Fulkerson, Gregory; Oldfather, Christopher [Piano]; Rosenfeld, Jayn; Vas, Meg Bachman
Conductors: Suben, Joel Eric
Ensemble: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
1 CD / Mode Records / 1995-07-18Works: Anne LeBaron: Dog-Gone Cat Act for prepared harp; The E. & O. Line, opera; Waltz for Quintet (flute, violin, viola, cello & piano); The Sea and the Honeycomb, for soprano, piccolo/flute, clarinet/ba...
Performers: Barker, Thurman; Beck, John [Rock]; Cloutier, Louise; Fischer, Penelope; Hamilton, Lawrence; Kim, Kwant-wu; LeBaron, Anne [Composer/Harp]; London, Frank; Melford, Myra; Merz, Albert; Oldfather, Chris...
Conductors: LeBaron, Anne; Heldrich, Claire; Fleisher, Leon
Ensemble: ; Kennedy Center Theater Chamber Players; New Music Consort