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Bright Sheng (b.1955): The Blazing Mirage; The Song and Dance of Tears; Colors of Crimson / Hong Kong PO, Sheng
Bright Sheng (b.1955): The Blazing Mirage; The Song and Dance of Tears; Colors of Crimson / Hong Kong PO, Sheng

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2014-03-25

Works: Bright Sheng: The Song and Dance of Tears, for cello, pipa, piano & orchestra; Colors of Crimson, for marimba & orchestra; The Blazing Mirage, for cello & string orchestra
Performers: Chen, Sa; Cheung, Pius; Lee, Trey Chui-Yee [Cello]; Li, Hui; Wu, Tong
Conductors: Sheng, Bright
Ensemble: ; Hong Kong Philharmonic

In 2000 Bright Sheng collected music from the remote mountains and deserts along the ancient Silk Road in China. The Song and Dance of Tears...continue...
Recording information: Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Hong Kong (05/2013)....continue...
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Landscapes: Torke: Jevelin; Mojave; Ticheli: Simple gifts; An American Elegy; Copland: Quiet City / Ji Hye Jung, marimba; Steve Leisring, trumpet
Landscapes: Torke: Jevelin; Mojave; Ticheli: Simple gifts; An American Elegy; Copland: Quiet City / Ji Hye Jung, marimba; Steve Leisring, trumpet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2013-03-26

Works: Michael Torke: Javelin, overture for orchestra; Mojave, for marimba & wind ensemble; Frank Ticheli: An American Elegy, for symphonic band; Simple Gifts (Four Shaker Songs), for band; Aaron Copland: Q...
Performers: Jung, Ji Hye; Leisring, Steve; Marco, Margaret
Conductors: Popiel, Paul W.
Ensemble: University of Kansas Wind Ensemble

Landscapes is a journey through the rich tapestry of American wind band music, performed by one of the country's leading ensembles. One of Michael Torke's...continue...
Recording information: Lied Center of Kansas, Kansas City (2012-04-01_2012-04-02&2012-)....continue...
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Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 1
Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 1 "Exile"; Symphony No. 50 "Mount Saint Helens" / Schwarz, Seattle SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-07-31

Works: Alan Hovhaness: Symphony no 1 ("Exile Symphony"), Op. 17; Fantasy on Japanese woodprints, Op. 211; Symphony no 50 ("Mount St. Helens"), Op. 360
Performers: Johnson, Ron
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

One of the most intriguing and individual of 20th century American composers, Alan Hovhaness rejected the cosmopolitan modernism of other leading composers of the 1930s...continue...
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Chamber music of Jonathan Leshnoff: String Quartet No. 2; Cosmic Variations; Seven Glances as a Mirage et al.
Chamber music of Jonathan Leshnoff: String Quartet No. 2; Cosmic Variations; Seven Glances as a Mirage et al.

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-06-26

Works: Jonathan Leshnoff: Quartet for Strings no 2 "Edelmann"; Seven Glances at a Mirage, for violin, clarinet & piano; Cosmic Variations on a Haunted Theme, for 3 players; ...without a chance, for 3 percus...
Performers: Depeters, David; Dove, Barry; Miahky, Stephen; Nemith, Joshua; Opus 3 Trio; Simas, Jerome; Stoyanov, Svet
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Ensemble: Carpe Diem String Quartet; Opus 3 Trio

Jonathan Leshnoff is one of the most exciting voices in contemporary American music, and his lyricism is accompanied by vibrant expressive qualities. The String Quartet...continue...
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Piazzolla: Tango Distinto - Music for Solo Trombone & Ensemble by Achilles Liarmakopoulos, Piazzolla / Achilles Liarmakopoulos, trombone
Piazzolla: Tango Distinto - Music for Solo Trombone & Ensemble by Achilles Liarmakopoulos, Piazzolla / Achilles Liarmakopoulos, trombone

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-12-13

Works: Astor Piazzolla: Michelangelo 70; Histoire du Tango; Soledad; Le Grand Tango; Enrico IV; Escualo; La muerte del ángel, tango (from Angel series); Milonga del ángel, tango (from Angel se...
Performers: Adams, Samuel [Bass]; Brunetti, Octavio; Choi, Arnold; Del Curto, Hector; Garcia, Raul Y Su Grupo Kabildo; Giraudo, Pedro; Han, Jiyun; Liarmakopoulos, Achilles; Powis, Simon; Rosenbaum, Ian; Scheid, ...

Legendary tango performer and composer Astor Piazzolla gained experience of jazz in New York and classical form and technique through studies with Alberto Ginastera. His...continue...
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Lawrence Dillon: Violin Music
Lawrence Dillon: Violin Music

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-04-26

Works: Lawrence Dillon: Mister Blister, for violin; Façade, for violin & piano; Bacchus Chaconne, for violin & viola; Motion, sonata for violin & piano; Spring Passing, for violin & marimba; Fifteen Mi...
Performers: Belen, Danielle; Fung, David; Hernandez, Juan-Miguel; Muncy, Stan

A love for lyricism, a dash of wit, and what he has called "an irresistible urge" to connect with the Classical music heritage have always...continue...
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Gabriela Lena Frank: Hilos
Gabriela Lena Frank: Hilos

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-02-15

Works: Gabriela Lena Frank: Hilos, for clarinet, violin, cello, & piano; Danza de los Saqsampillos, for 2 marimbas; Adagio para Amantaní, for cello & piano; Quijotadas, for string quartet
Performers: Bowers, Zeneba; Frank, Gabriela Lena; Harner, Matt Walkerjosh [Cello]; Kemp, Thomas [Violin]; Levine, Lee Carroll; Norton, Christopher

Identity has always been at the center of Gabriela Lena Frank's music. Born in Berkeley, California, to a mother of mixed Peruvian/Chinese ancestry and a...continue...
Recording information: Turner Recital Hall, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, (2010-05-22&2010-05-23&2010-)....continue...

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Music For Flute And Percussion, Vol. 2
Music For Flute And Percussion, Vol. 2

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-07-27

Works: Michel Lysight: This is not a bossa, for flute & percussion; Payton MacDonald: Devil Dance, for flute & percussion; Prelude no 1 for flute & marimba; Gareth Farr: Kembang Suling; André Jolivet: ...
Performers: Coppens, Jacky; Drachmann, Simon; Grauwels, Marc; Mouradoglou, Sarah; Quesada, Laura

"As a follow-up to the success of the first volume of Music for Flute and Percussion (NXS 8557782), and the immense pleasure I have experienced...continue...
Recording information: St Baptist Church, Mont St Guibert, Belgium (06/2009)....continue...
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American Classics - Paul Moravec: Chamber Symphony, Cool Fire, etc / Park, Williamson, Ralske, Kataoka, et al
American Classics - Paul Moravec: Chamber Symphony, Cool Fire, etc / Park, Williamson, Ralske, Kataoka, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-09-30

Works: Paul Moravec: Chamber Symphony; Autumn Song, for flute & piano; Cool Fire
Performers: Arron, Edward; Kataoka, Ayano; Lee, Jessica; Martin, Marya; Ninomiya, Ayano; Park, Jeewon; Phelps, Cynthia; Ralske, Erik; Williamson, Stephen

Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2004, the prolific American composer Paul Moravec writes in a musical idiom that offers an underlying romanticism...continue...
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American Classics - Druckman: String Quartets
American Classics - Druckman: String Quartets

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-04-18

Works: Jacob Druckman: Quartet for Strings no 3; Reflections on the Nature of Water, for marimba; Dark Wind, for violin & cello; Quartet for Strings no 2
Performers: Druckman, Daniel; Macomber, Curtis; Martin, Lois; Sherry, Fred [Cello]; Zeavin, Carol
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Ensemble: Columbia University Group for Contemporary Music

Although he is best known for his dramatic orchestral works, Jacob Druckman also composed a sizeable body of chamber music. The Second String Quartet was...continue...
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American Classics - Babbitt: Soli e Duettini
American Classics - Babbitt: Soli e Duettini

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-03-21

Works: Milton Babbitt: Around the horn; Whirled Series, for saxaphone & piano; None but the Lonely Flute, for flute; Homily, for snare drum; Beaten Paths; Play it Again, Sam; Soli e Duettini for flute & gui...
Performers: Abramovic, Charles; Jarvis, Peter; Kolor, Thomas; Macomber, Curtis; Martin, Lois; Palma-Nidel, Susan; Purvis, William [Horn]; Rudich, Rachel; Starobin, David [Guitar]; Taylor, Marshall

"... Babbitt fans will have been anxiously awaiting the return of this important 1996 recording (March/April 1997) of Babbitt's later works for one and two...continue...
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American Classics - Wuorinen: Six Trios
American Classics - Wuorinen: Six Trios

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-02-21

Works: Charles Wuorinen: Trio for Bass Instruments; Trio for Horn, Violin & Piano; Trio for violin, cello & piano; Double Solo for Horn Trio; Trombone Trio
Performers: Borror, Ronald; Braynard, David; Druckman, Daniel; Feinberg, Alan [Piano]; Hudson, Benjamin; Palma, Donald [Double Bass]; Purvis, William [Horn]; Schulte, Rolf; Sherry, Fred [Cello]; Taylor, David; W...
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Ensemble: Columbia University Group for Contemporary Music

For all Charles Wuorinen's longstanding reputation as a modernist, his musical career has more in common with those of Brahms and Beethoven than with any...continue...
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Music for Flute and Percussion / Grauwels, Simard
Music for Flute and Percussion / Grauwels, Simard

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-08-16

Works: Astor Piazzolla: History of the Tango; Michel Lysight: Initiation, for flute & marimba; Alec Wilder: Flute (or Alto Flute) & Bongos no 1; Frédéric Devreese: Butterfly; Keiko Abe: Wind i...
Performers: Grauwels, Marc; Simard, Marie-Josee

Most of the works on this recording were composed for the Grauwels/Simard duo. A highlight of the disc is the substantial work 'the history of...continue...
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Ondes Martenot - Messiaen, Bloch, etc / Thomas Bloch
Ondes Martenot - Messiaen, Bloch, etc / Thomas Bloch

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-09-21

Works: Olivier Messiaen: Feuillets inédits (4), for ondes Martenot; Thomas Bloch: Formule, for ondes Martenot; Lude 9.6, for 9 ondes Martenot; Sweet Suite, for 9 ondes Martenot; Bernard Wisson: Kyriade...
Performers: Abrahams, Brian; Belling, Susan; Bloch, Thomas; Brodrick, Dean; Cooper, Lindsay [Bassoon/Oboe]; Kenovic, Ademir; Minton, Phil; Rolin, Etienne; Siracusa, Gerard; Swatowski, Marek; Wisson, Bernard
Conductors: Quattrocchi, Fernand;
Ensemble: ; Pomeranian Quartet; Thomas Bloch Waves Orchestra

"Rare instrument specialist Thomas Bloch is equally at home performing on the soundtrack of 'Amadeus', on stage with Radiohead, or at Milan's La Scala. These...continue...

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Takemitsu: Toward the Sea, Rain Tree, Rain Spell, Bryce
Takemitsu: Toward the Sea, Rain Tree, Rain Spell, Bryce

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-09-01

Works: Toru Takemitsu: And then I knew it was the wind; Rain-Tree, for 3 percussionists; Toward the Sea; Bryce, for flute, 2 harps & 2 percissionists; Itinerant, for flute; Voice, for solo flute; Air for so...
Performers: Aitken, Robert [Flute]; Becker, Bob [Percussion]; Dann, Steven; Eng, Sonya; Engelman, Robin; Goodman, Erica [Harp]; Hartenberger, Russ; Kraft, Norbert [Producer/Guitar]; Scott, Ryan; Swan, David; Val...

"Robert Aitken has had a distinguished career as a flutist, composer, and conductor. He commissions and performs new music and is the artistic director of...continue...
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