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A Scandinavian Christmas / Sparks, Choral Arts Northwest
A Scandinavian Christmas / Sparks, Choral Arts Northwest

1 CD / Loft Recordings / 2015-06-09

Works: Christmas Traditional: Jeg er så glad hver julekveld (I Am So Glad on Christmas Eve), carol (Norwegian); Deilig er den himmel blaa (Danish); O Jul med din glede (O Christmas, You Season of Child...
Performers: Dahl, David; Northwest, Choral Arts

Remarkable for its warmth, richness, and full-throated power. - Tacoma News Tribune...continue...
Personnel: Ken Peterson, Matthew H. Phillips (tenor).

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An Hour to Dance - Gwyneth Walker: Choral Music / Bode
An Hour to Dance - Gwyneth Walker: Choral Music / Bode

1 CD / Gothic Records / 2015-06-09

Works: Gwyneth Walker: Harlem Songs, for chorus & piano; God's Grandeur, for unaccompanied chorus; An Hour to Dance, for chorus & piano; Three Days by the Sea, for chorus & piano; This Train, for chorus; Lo...
Performers: Anderson, Ken; Beloof, Katie; McCarthy, Sarah; McCune, Lauren; Price, Mollie; Thompson, Lee D.
Conductors: Bode, Robert

Gwyneth Walker is one of the most popular and prolific American choral composers alive today. This disc features the poetry of Langston Hughes, Gerald Manley...continue...
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GTHC 49253
Praise the Lord - Sacred Music of David Ashley White
Praise the Lord - Sacred Music of David Ashley White

1 CD / Gothic Records / 2015-06-09

Works: David Ashley White: Spirit, moving over chaos (Tune; Comfort, comfort, ye my people, for choir & organ; The Apple Tree, for choir & organ; Adam lay ybounden, for choir & organ; Conceived in the autum...
Performers: Austin, Alan; Chapman, Martha; Frohbieter, Ann; Martin, Garrett; Moeling, Patty; Peske, Johanna; Proffitt, Celeste; Storey, Mitzi; Vogel, Brian; White, David Ashley; Witt, Laura

David Ashley White is one of the most popular composers in the Episcopal Church today. Well known for both hymns and anthems, White has a...continue...
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GTHC 49254
James MacMillan: St. Luke Passion
James MacMillan: St. Luke Passion

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge / 2015-06-09

Works: James MacMillan: St. Luke Passion, for chorus, children's chorus, organ & chamber orchestra
Performers: Dicke, Peter
Conductors: Stenz, Markus

After the dramatic success of his previous Passion, comes a new oratorio by one of most accomplished composers of our time! James MacMillan's musical language...continue...
Recording information: NTR ZaterdagMatinee, Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, th (03/15/2014)....continue...
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CHL 72671
Dreamfall - works by Andrea Mazzariello, John Supko, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Scott Smallwood, Nathan Williamson, Judd Greenstein, Mark Dancigers / NOW Ensemble
Dreamfall - works by Andrea Mazzariello, John Supko, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Scott Smallwood, Nathan Williamson, Judd Greenstein, Mark Dancigers / NOW Ensemble

1 CD / New Amsterdam / 2015-05-26

Works: Scott Smallwood: Still in Here, for ensemble; Mark Dancigers: Dreamfall, for ensemble; John Supko: Divine the Rest, for ensemble; Nathan Williamson: Transatlantic Flight of Fancy, for ensemble; Sarah...
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Ensemble: NOW Ensemble

The New York City mainstay NOW Ensemble is dedicated to making new chamber music. With a unique instrumentation of flute, clarinet, electric guitar, double bass,...continue...
Recording information: Systems 2 Recording Studio, Ditmas Park, Brooklyn NY (04/2014)....continue...
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Chiayu: Journeys - Works for Mixed Ensembles / Ciompi Quartet; Members of the Philadelphia Orch. & Curtis Institute of Music
Chiayu: Journeys - Works for Mixed Ensembles / Ciompi Quartet; Members of the Philadelphia Orch. & Curtis Institute of Music

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-05-12

Works: Chiayu: Urban Sketches, for clarinet, cello & piano; Huan, for harp; Journey to the West, for string quartet; Twelve Signs, for viola; Sparkle, for trombone & tuba; Zhi, for violin & piano
Performers: Chen, Che-Hung [Viola]; Fournes, Pierrick; Lee, Hanchien; Morales, Ricardo; Newman, Clancy; Oka, Hirono; Orliac, Coline-Marie; Santero, Brian; Zhu, Natalie
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Ensemble: Ciompi Quartet

Chiayu's evocative music reflects her origins in Taiwan and responses to life in the West, an environment in which her career has been burgeoning with...continue...
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Bach & Beyond, Pt. 2 - Works for Violin Solo by J.S. Bach, Béla Bartók & Kaija Saariaho (b.1952) / Jennifer Koh, violin
Bach & Beyond, Pt. 2 - Works for Violin Solo by J.S. Bach, Béla Bartók & Kaija Saariaho (b.1952) / Jennifer Koh, violin

2 CD / Cedille / 2015-05-12

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001; Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002; Béla Bartók: Sonata for Violin solo, Sz 117; Kaija Saariaho: ...
Performers: Koh, Jennifer [Violin]

Violinist Jennifer Koh's Bach & Beyond Part 2 is the latest of a projected three-CD cycle based on her groundbreaking, multiyear recital series of the...continue...
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CDL 154
Penderecki: Magnificat; Kadisz / Warsaw PO; Antoni Wit et al.
Penderecki: Magnificat; Kadisz / Warsaw PO; Antoni Wit et al.

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-05-12

Works: Krzysztof Penderecki: Magnificat, for bass, 7 men's voices, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra; Prosimy cie (Kadisz), for male chorus
Performers: Pasichnyk, Olga
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: Warsaw Philharmonic Choir; Warsaw Philharmonic Male Choir; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

The two works on this recording are separated by 35 years, during which time Penderecki made a decisive break with the post-war European avant-garde. In...continue...
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Zhou Long/Chen Yi: Symphony 'Humen 1839'; Zhou Long: The Rhyme of Taigu; The Enlightened / New Zealand SO; Darrell Ang
Zhou Long/Chen Yi: Symphony 'Humen 1839'; Zhou Long: The Rhyme of Taigu; The Enlightened / New Zealand SO; Darrell Ang

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-05-12

Works: Zhou Long: The Rhyme of Taigu, for orchestra; Symphony ("Humen 1839"), for orchestra; The Enlightened, for orchestra
Conductors: Ang, Darrell; Darrell, Ang,
Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Widely regarded as one of China's leading composers, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Zhou Long writes music that is consistently compelling. The Rhyme of Taigu revives the...continue...
Recording information: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (06/04/2013-06/06/2013)....continue...
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Choral music of Joby Talbot (b.1971): 'Path of Miracles' / Conspirare, Johnson
Choral music of Joby Talbot (b.1971): 'Path of Miracles' / Conspirare, Johnson

1 Super Audio CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2015-05-12

Works: Joby Talbot: Path of Miracles, for a cappella choir
Conductors: Hella-Johnson, Craig
Ensemble: Conspirare

Craig Hella Johnson leads Conspirare, 2015 GRAMMY® award-winners for Best Choral Album, in an inspiring performance of Joby Talbot's Path of Miracles. This recording takes...continue...
Recording information: St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas (01/2014)....continue...
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Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem; Stephen Hough: Missa Mirabilis / Sarah Fox; Christopher Maltman; Andrew Litton, Colorado SO and Chorus
Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem; Stephen Hough: Missa Mirabilis / Sarah Fox; Christopher Maltman; Andrew Litton, Colorado SO and Chorus

1 CD / Hyperion / 2015-05-12

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem; Stephen Hough: Missa Mirabilis, for chorus & orchestra
Performers: Maltman, Christopher; Vocal], Sarah Fox [Soprano
Conductors: Wolfe, Duain; Litton, Andrew
Ensemble: ; Colorado Symphony; Colorado Symphony Chorus

Dona nobis pacem became a somewhat unexpected hit for Vaughan Williams. A fervently antiwar plea, the work remains to this day one of the composer's...continue...
Recording information: Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver, Colorado (03/26/2014-03/30/2014)....continue...
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HYP 68096
Camilla Wicks: Five Decades of Treasured Performances - Works of Barber, Bartók, Beethoven, Brahms, Bloch et al. / Camilla Wicks, violin; Robert Levin, piano; San Francisco SO; Hollywood Bowl SO; Stowkowski et al.
Camilla Wicks: Five Decades of Treasured Performances - Works of Barber, Bartók, Beethoven, Brahms, Bloch et al. / Camilla Wicks, violin; Robert Levin, piano; San Francisco SO; Hollywood Bowl SO; Stowkowski et al.

6 CD / Music & Arts / 2015-05-12

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin in D minor; Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song), song for voice & piano, Op. 34/2; Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77; Hungari...
Performers: Barr, Jean; Connelly, Brian [Classical]; Cooker, Michele; Frantz, Roslyn [Piano]; Graber, Miles; Hirsch, Albert [Piano]; Katz, Martin [Piano]; Kurz, Neal; Levin, Robert D. [American Pianist]; Martine...
Conductors: Stokowski, Leopold; Busch, Fritz; Rasilainen, Ari; Steinberg, William; Ehrling, Sixten
Ensemble: ; Danish State Symphony Orchestra; Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra

Upheld by many as a queen amongst her peers, violinist Camilla Wicks led a stellar career in the dozen years following World War II. At...continue...
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M&A 1282
Paragon Premieres, Vol. 2: Works of Thomas Wilson, Edward McGuire & Philip Norris / Paragon Ensemble; David Davies. Linda Ormiston, mzz.
Paragon Premieres, Vol. 2: Works of Thomas Wilson, Edward McGuire & Philip Norris / Paragon Ensemble; David Davies. Linda Ormiston, mzz.

1 CD / Continuum / 2015-05-12

Works: Thomas Wilson: Chamber Symphony; Edward McGuire: Songs of New Beginnings, for mezzo-soprano & ensemble; Philip Norris: Cello Cantata, for cello & ensemble, Op. 14
Performers: Ormiston, Linda; Philip Norris
Conductors: Davies, David
Ensemble: Paragon Brass Ensemble

The patterns and developments of this piece are almost that of a spring becoming a stream, with the maturing of the harmonies turning the piece...continue...
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CTNM 1032
Massimo Nosetti (1960-2013): Organ Works / Omar Caputi, organ
Massimo Nosetti (1960-2013): Organ Works / Omar Caputi, organ

1 CD / BNL / 2015-05-12

Works: Massimo Nosetti: Partita super ("Lobt Gott"), for organ; Preludio for organ; Messa della Madona, for organ; Postludio festivo, for organ; Messa per i defunti, for organ; Elegy on an American Folk Tun...
Performers: Caputi, Omar

This new CD pays touching tribute to the memory of Massimo Nosetti, whose premature death occurred in November 2013. The choice of works represents the...continue...
Recording information: La Basilique Santa Rita, Turin, Italie (10/2014)....continue...
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BNL 112977
Arvo Pärt: Te Deum / Bavarian Radio Choir; Munich RSO; Dijkstra
Arvo Pärt: Te Deum / Bavarian Radio Choir; Munich RSO; Dijkstra

1 CD / BR Klassik / 2015-05-12

Works: Arvo Pärt: Te Deum, for 2 choruses, strings, prepared piano & tape; Ein Wallfahrtslied (Pilgrim's Song), for male chorus & string orchestra; Berliner Messe (Berlin Mass); Dopo la vittoria, littl...
Performers: Hanft, Max
Conductors: Dijkstra, Peter
Ensemble: Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Münchner Rundfunkorchester

On this latest BR-KLASSIK recording of sacred music by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt (b. 1935), the regularly award-winning Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, conducted by Peter...continue...
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BRK 900511
Yoshihiro Kanno (b.1953): Light, Water, Rainbow - works for piano with Japanese percussion and/or electronics / Noriko Ogawa, piano
Yoshihiro Kanno (b.1953): Light, Water, Rainbow - works for piano with Japanese percussion and/or electronics / Noriko Ogawa, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-05-12

Works: Yoshihiro Kanno: Angel's Ladder, The Remains of the Light 3, for piano & computer; A Particle of Light, for piano & Nambu bell; A Particle of Water, for piano & myochin hibashi; A Particle of Rainbow...
Performers: Ogawa, Noriko

In the compositions of Yoshihiro Kanno (b. 1953) he bases himself on three idioms: Western instrumental music, Japanese traditional instruments and computer music. Combining these...continue...
Recording information: Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England (06/2014)....continue...
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BIS 2075SA
Sinful Women - Arias by Massenet, Saint-Saëns,  Stravinsky, Wagner et al.  / Dagmar Pecková, mzz.; Slovak Philharmonic Chorus & Orch.; Markovic
Sinful Women - Arias by Massenet, Saint-Saëns, Stravinsky, Wagner et al. / Dagmar Pecková, mzz.; Slovak Philharmonic Chorus & Orch.; Markovic

1 CD / Supraphon / 2015-05-12

Works: Jules Massenet: Marie-Magdeleine; Hérodiade; Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila; Igor Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex; Luigi Cherubini: Medea; Richard Wagner: Parsifal; Richard Strauss: Salome...
Performers: Mikulás, Peter [Bass Vocals]; Peckova, Dagmar; Veberova, Ivana
Conductors: Markovic, Aleksandar
Ensemble: ; Slovak Philharmonic Chorusá ; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestraá

The provocative title of the new album by the feted mezzo-soprano Dagmar Pecková reflects a remarkable dramaturgic idea: that which connects the life of modern...continue...
Recording information: Studio of Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Bratislava (2014-09-02_2014-09-04&2014-)....continue...
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SPR 4181
Joan Tower (b.1938): Violin Concerto; Stroke; Chamber Dance / Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Nashville SO; Guerrero
Joan Tower (b.1938): Violin Concerto; Stroke; Chamber Dance / Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Nashville SO; Guerrero

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-05-12

Works: Joan Tower: Stroke, for orchestra; Concerto for Violin & orchestra; Chamber Dance, for orchestra
Performers: Cho-Liang, Lin
Conductors: Guerrero, Giancarlo
Ensemble: Nashville Symphony Orchestra

Joan Tower creates music which is bold, colorful and communicative, her list of commissions and awards providing ample evidence of her ability to engage performers...continue...
Recording information: Laura Turner Concert Hall at Schermerhorn Symphony Cent....continue...
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