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Minding the Score: The Music of Harry L. Alford (1875-1939) / The Paragon Ragtime Orch.
Minding the Score: The Music of Harry L. Alford (1875-1939) / The Paragon Ragtime Orch.

1 CD / New World / 2013-12-10

Works: Harry L. Alford: The Hustler, march for pops orchestra; Jazorient, foxtrot for pops orchestra (after Lou Gold); Some of These Days / My Ever Lovin' Southern Gal, two-step medley for pops orchestra; R...
Performers: Albright, Tim; Benjamin, Rick [Conductor]; Dobson, Mike; Murphy, Paul [Cornet]
Conductors: Benjamin, Rick
Ensemble: ; Paragon Ragtime Orchestra

Recording information: American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City (05/23/2013-05/24/2013)....continue...
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Richard Rodgers: Dearest Enemy, musical comedy / Annalene Beechey, Kim Criswell, James Cleverton, Philip O'Reilly
Richard Rodgers: Dearest Enemy, musical comedy / Annalene Beechey, Kim Criswell, James Cleverton, Philip O'Reilly

2 CD / New World / 2013-10-08

Works: Richard Rodgers: Dearest Enemy, musical
Conductors: Brophy, David [Condutor]
Ensemble: Orchestra of Irelland

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
Dearest Enemy, first performed in 1925, was the first hit musical comedy produced by Rodgers and Hart. The story is based...continue...
Personnel: John Kilgore (sound effects).

Recording information: The Helix, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland (08/19/2012-08/21/2012)....continue...
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Burr Van Nostrand (b. 1945): Voyage in a White Building; Fantasy Manualfor Urgan Survival; Phaedra Antinomaes
Burr Van Nostrand (b. 1945): Voyage in a White Building; Fantasy Manualfor Urgan Survival; Phaedra Antinomaes

1 CD / New World / 2013-04-09

Works: Burr Van Nostrand: Fantasy Manual for Urban Survival, for flute, cello & prepared piano; Phaedra Antinomaes, for violin; Voyage in a White Building I, for chamber orchestra
Performers: Humeston, Jay; Severtson, Paul; Stallman, Robert; Weiss, Hermann
Conductors: Coleman, Anthony
Ensemble: ; NEC Chamber Ensemble

This long-awaited recording includes three extraordinary works by one of America's most original and forward-thinking composers. The music of Burr Van Nostrand (b. 1945), although...continue...
Recording information: New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston, MA (1969-12-09&1972-10-17&2012-)....continue...
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Joseph Byrd: NYC 1960-1963 - Chamber music / American Contemporary Music Ensemble, Alan  Zimmerman, percussion
Joseph Byrd: NYC 1960-1963 - Chamber music / American Contemporary Music Ensemble, Alan Zimmerman, percussion

1 CD / New World / 2013-02-12

Works: Joseph Byrd: Animals, for prepared piano, string quartet, marimba & vibraphone; Loops and Sequences, for cello & piano; Aphorisms (3), for prepared piano; Densities no 1, for viola & 4 treble instrum...
Performers: Andres, Timothy; Burhans, Caleb; Jensen, Clarice; Sirota; Zimmerman, Alan
Conductors: Jensen, Clarice
Ensemble: The American Contemporary Music Ensemble

The imaginative and carefully crafted music of Joseph Byrd (b. 1937) assumes an astonishing variety of guises: he was an integral part of the experimental...continue...
Recording information: Mission Sound, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (09/26/2012-09/28/2012); Systems Two, Brooklyn (09/26/2012-09/28/2012); Mission Sound, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (10/16/2010); Systems Two, Br...continue...
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Robyn Schulkowsky (b.1953): Armadillo / Robyn Schulkowsky, percussion, Fredy Studer, drums, Joey Baron, drums
Robyn Schulkowsky (b.1953): Armadillo / Robyn Schulkowsky, percussion, Fredy Studer, drums, Joey Baron, drums

1 CD / New World / 2013-01-08

Works: Robyn Schulkowsky: Armadillo, for percussion
Performers: Baron, Joey; Schulkowsky, Robyn; Studer, Fredy

Composer/percussionist Robyn Schulkowsky (b. 1953) has premiered and recorded some of the most important percussion works of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, working with composers...continue...
Recording information: Poggiolo, Italy (2006/2009)....continue...
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Black Manhattan, Vol. 2 / The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Rick Benjamin.  Anita Johnson, Robert Mack and Edward Pleasant
Black Manhattan, Vol. 2 / The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Rick Benjamin. Anita Johnson, Robert Mack and Edward Pleasant

1 CD / New World / 2012-12-11

Works: Eubie Blake: Shuffle Along; Fizz Water; Bert Williams: Nobody, song; Wilbur Sweatman: That's Got 'Em!, rag for piano (or orchestra); Al. Johns: Honey Lamb, ballad for voice & piano; Will H. Dixon: Br...
Performers: Benjamin, Rick [Conductor]; Johnson, Anita; Mack, Robert; Pleasant, Edward; Sato, Arthur; Williams, Linda Thompson
Conductors: Benjamin, Rick
Ensemble: ; Paragon Ragtime Orchestra

Recording information: Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City (06/01/2012-06/02/2012).

Black Manhattan was the title of essayist James Weldon Johnson's sketch of the African-American intell...continue...
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Donald Ashwander: Sunshine and Shadow
Donald Ashwander: Sunshine and Shadow

2 CD / New World / 2012-01-10

Works: Donald Ashwander: Request, for piano; Saratoga Rag, for piano; Sunday Night, Manhattan William; October; Old Streets; Summer garden; The Garden at Night, for piano; Traditional patterns; Nocturne in ...
Performers: Ashwander, Donald; Moore, Sharon; Styron, Catherine

Donald Ashwander (1929 - 1994) contributed significantly to the serious renaissance of ragtime that began in the 1960s. It gave firm notice that the classic...continue...
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Modern American Bass / Robert Black, Joseph Iadone, Halsey Stevens, Quincy Porter, Jerome Moross
Modern American Bass / Robert Black, Joseph Iadone, Halsey Stevens, Quincy Porter, Jerome Moross

2 CD / New World / 2011-11-08

Works: Joseph Iadone: Sonata for double bass & piano; Halsey Stevens: Arioso & Etude, for double bass & piano; Quincy Porter: Lyric Piece, for contrabass & piano; Jerome Moross: Sonatina for double bass & p...
Performers: McDonald, John

In the twentieth century, a series of instruments and ensembles have found their repertoire expanding exponentially, and their place on the classical stage suddenly front...continue...
Recording information: Rogers City Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, Nor (08/24/2006-08/25/2006)....continue...
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Restless, Endless, Tactless - Johanna Beyer and the Birth of American Percussion Music
Restless, Endless, Tactless - Johanna Beyer and the Birth of American Percussion Music

1 CD / New World / 2011-02-08

Works: Johanna Beyer: IV for percussion; Percussion, for percussion ensemble, Op. 14; March, for percussion ensemble; Movements (3) for percussion; Waltz, for percussion ensemble; Suite for percussion; Gera...

After the premiere of Varèse’s Ionisation in New York in 1933, the “percussion orchestra” became the new avant-garde. This historic recording at last presents some...continue...
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Ben Johnston: String Quartets Nos. 1, 5 & 10
Ben Johnston: String Quartets Nos. 1, 5 & 10

1 CD / New World / 2011-01-11

Works: Ben Johnston: Quartet for Strings no 5; Quartet for Strings no 10; Quartet for Strings no 1, 'Nine Variations'

This disc, with premiere recordings of Ben Johnston's first, fifth and tenth string quartets, presents his earliest and latest essays in the genre and one...continue...
Recording information: Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin....continue...
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Lou Harrison: Scenes from Cavafy
Lou Harrison: Scenes from Cavafy

1 CD / New World / 2010-09-14

Works: Lou Harrison: Scenes from Cavafy, for baritone, male chorus, harp & Javanese Gamelan; Concerto for Piano with Javanese Gamelan; A Soedjatmoko Set, for female voice, mixed voices & Javanese Gamelan
Performers: Duykers, John; Kenney, Jessika; Varner, Adrienne

Lou Harrison's long-term love affair with the Indonesian gamelan had its roots in a course he took from Henry Cowell in the spring of 1935....continue...
Recording information: London Bridge Studio, Seattle, Washington (02/21/2010); London Bridge Studio, Seattle, Washington (03/30/2009/05/30/2009)....continue...
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Ezra Sims: Musing & Reminiscence
Ezra Sims: Musing & Reminiscence

1 CD / New World / 2010-05-11

Works: Ezra Sims: Sonatine for piano; Sonata for cello & piano; AEDM in mem, for cello; If I Told Him, for voice & cello; Musing and Reminiscence, for ensemble; Concert Piece no 2, for 2 clarinets & orchest...
Performers: Advocat, Amy; Moe, Eric [Composer]; Mook, Ted; Norsworthy, Michael; von Erffa, Christoph
Conductors: Pittman, Richard; Rose, Gil
Ensemble: ; Boston Musica Viva

Ezra Sims (b. 1928) is known mainly as a composer of microtonal music. Surrounded by world-class performers who champion his music, he has produced a...continue...
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Lukas Foss: Curriculum Vitae
Lukas Foss: Curriculum Vitae

1 CD / New World / 2010-04-13

Works: Lukas Foss: Quartet for Strings No 3; Music for Six for any six treble clef instruments; Curriculum Vitae, for accordion; Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird for voice, flute, percussion & piano
Performers: Dick, Robert; Freni, Rosemarie [Vocals]; Klucevsek, Guy; Mikhashoff, Yvar; Williams, Jan
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Ensemble: University of Buffalo Percussion Ensemble

The four works on this disc represent the culmination of Lukas Foss's long period of experimentation beginning in the mid-1950s. The String Quartet No. 3...continue...
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Let Others Name You / Tenzer, Christ-Kato, Ossia Ensemble
Let Others Name You / Tenzer, Christ-Kato, Ossia Ensemble

1 CD / New World / 2009-09-08

Works: Michael Tenzer: Unstable Center; Invention and Etude; Underleaf; Resolution
Performers: A.K. Coope; Aiken, Malcom; Christ-Kato, Naoko; Coope, A.K.; Corey Hamm; Francois Levesque; Hamm, Corey; Houle, Francois; Kristan Kuntz; Kuntz, Kristan; Levesque, François; Lowry, Rachel; MacDo...
Conductors: ; Jacobs, David
Ensemble: Genta Buana Sari; Ossia; Ossia Ensemble; Sanggar Çudamani; Sanggar Çudamani

This collection of five pieces firmly situates composer and ethnomusicologist Michael Tenzer (b. 1957) in the forefront of a group of contemporary composers creating cross-cultural...continue...
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Samuel - Scott Fields / Schubert, Roller, et al
Samuel - Scott Fields / Schubert, Roller, et al

1 CD / New World / 2009-07-14

Works: Scott Fields: Not I; Ghost Trio; Eh Joe
Performers: Fields, Scott; Hollenbeck, John; Roller, Scott; Schubert, Matthias
Conductors:
Ensemble: Scott Fields Ensemble

Scott Fields' 'Samuel', the second album of compositions based on Beckett's plays, follows 2007's highly acclaimed 'Beckett'. The Chicago-born guitarist and composer actually derives his...continue...
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Music for Flute - Beyer, Vierk, Tenney, Polansky, La Barbara / Margaret Lancaster
Music for Flute - Beyer, Vierk, Tenney, Polansky, La Barbara / Margaret Lancaster

1 CD / New World / 2009-06-09

Works: Johanna Beyer: Have Faith!, for voice & flute; Lois V. Vierk: Io, for flute, electric guitar & marimba; Joan La Barbara: Atmos; James Tenney: Seegersong no 2; Larry Polansky: Piker
Performers: Gold, Matthew; Griffith, Beth; Lancaster, Margaret; Polansky, Larry

This gathering of music by five composers spanning more than 70 years demonstrates the richness and possibility of the stylistic freedom that is sometimes called...continue...
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J. Diamond: Music for Javanese Gamelan / Jody Diamond
J. Diamond: Music for Javanese Gamelan / Jody Diamond

1 CD / New World / 2009-06-09

Works: Jody Diamond: In That Bright World; Hard Times; Kenong; Sabbath Bride; Lou Harrison: Gending Chelsea; Bubaran Bill
Performers: Astono, Sigit; Darsano; Diamond, Jody; Kuwat; Rusdiyantoro; Sarno; Suraji; Suskamso; Waluyo

Jody Diamond (b. 1953) is a composer, performer, and scholar who has specialized in music for Indonesian gamelan for close to 40 years. Her compositions...continue...
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Drew: Animating Degree Zero, etc / Barton Workshop
Drew: Animating Degree Zero, etc / Barton Workshop

1 CD / New World / 2009-02-10

Works: James Mulcro Drew: Animating Degree Zero, for 2 flutes, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, bass, 2 trombones, piano & perc; Bonaroo Breaks (Street Funeral Music), for 2 trombones & drums; 12 Centers Bre...
Performers: Anderson, John; Barbera, Enric Monfort; Denyer, Frank; Fulkerson, James; Geus, Anne Magda de; Jeffery, Hilary; Keser, Marieke; Knigge, Max; Liebezeit, Tobias; Pameijer, Eleonore; Pliquett, Stefan; Ta...
Conductors: Zwaanenburg, Jos;
Ensemble: Barton Workshop

Nicolas Slonimsky has described James Mulcro Drew as an "authentic member of the American Experimental tradition." Drew, like another member of that tradition, Harry Partch,...continue...
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Dramm: The stroke that kills;  Beglarian, Curran, Friday, Matamoros, etc / Seth Josel
Dramm: The stroke that kills; Beglarian, Curran, Friday, Matamoros, etc / Seth Josel

1 CD / New World / 2008-12-09

Works: Eve Beglarian: Until it blazes; Alvin Curran: Strum City; Michael Friday: Slapback; David Dramm: The stroke that kills; Gustavo Matamoros: Stoned guitar/TIG welder; Tom Johnson: Canon for 6 Guitars
Performers: Josel, Seth

Over the past twenty-plus years, Seth Josel has established himself as a leader in helping to shape the electric guitar's burgeoning future as a "classical"...continue...
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Ives: The Light That is Felt, Songs of Charles Ives / Narucki, Berman
Ives: The Light That is Felt, Songs of Charles Ives / Narucki, Berman

1 CD / New World / 2008-11-11

Works: Charles Ives: Songs my mother taught me; Tom Sails Away; The Housatonic at Stockbridge; The Greatest Man; West London; Incantation; Du bist wie eine Blume; Down East; The Children's Hour; Where the e...
Performers: Berman, Donald; Narucki, Susan

Charles Ives composed nearly 200 songs throughout his life. Wiley Hitchcock, in the thorough introduction to his 2004 critical edition 129 Songs, described the Ives...continue...
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Erickson: Auroras, Night Music, East of the Beach / Rose, Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Erickson: Auroras, Night Music, East of the Beach / Rose, Boston Modern Orchestra Project

1 CD / New World / 2008-11-11

Works: Robert Erickson: Night Music, for orchestra; Fantasy for cello & orchestra; East of the Beach, for orchestra; Auroras, for orchestra
Performers: Popper-Keizer, Rafi
Conductors: Rose, Gil
Ensemble: Boston Modern Orchestra Project

Born in Michigan but for most of his life a true Californian, Robert Erickson had a reputation as a maverick. He was a profound and...continue...
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Gordon Mumma: Music for Solo Piano 1960-2001 / Daan Vanderwalle
Gordon Mumma: Music for Solo Piano 1960-2001 / Daan Vanderwalle

2 CD / New World / 2008-09-09

Works: Gordon Mumma: Jardin (for Michelle Fillion), for piano; Songs Without Words (9), for piano; Suite for Piano; Graftings (for Daan Vandewalle), for piano; Four Pack Ponies (for the Taylor Cousins), for...
Performers: Vandewalle, Daan

Gordon Mumma (b. 1935) is best known for his pioneering role in the development and evolution of electronic and live-electronic music. The piano has played...continue...
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Lejaren Hiller: A Total Matrix of Possibilities
Lejaren Hiller: A Total Matrix of Possibilities

1 CD / New World / 2008-08-12

Works: Lejaren Hiller: Computer Cantata, for voice & chamber ensemble; Quartet for Strings no 6; A Portfolio for Diverse Performers & Tape
Performers: Hamm, Helen; Hiller, Lejaren
Conductors: McKenzie, Jack; Smith, Gregg

Lejaren Hiller (1924–1994) was a musically eclectic composer, often combining several different types of techniques in the same piece. In the mid-sixties, he asserted that...continue...
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The Wire (p.58) - "[H]e really understood the shapes and flows of energy, and these lively pieces never sound cerebrally detached or merely secondhand."

Signal To Noise (magazin...continue...
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Sticky Melodies - Johanna Beyer / Goode, Quaife, Dumsday, McCaughey, Astra Choir, et al
Sticky Melodies - Johanna Beyer / Goode, Quaife, Dumsday, McCaughey, Astra Choir, et al

2 CD / New World / 2008-05-01

Works: Johanna Beyer: Suite for Clarinet I, for solo clarinet; Quartet for Strings no 1; Songs (3), for soprano & clarinet; Bees, for piano; The Federal Music Project, for chorus; Movement for 2 pianos; Sui...
Performers: Bastin, Kim; Dumsday, Peter; Goode, Daniel; Hill, Craig; Quaife, Merlyn; Synot, Nicholas
Conductors: McCaughey, John
Ensemble: Astra Choir

Johanna Magdalena Beyer (1888–1944) was born in Leipzig and moved to the United States sometime around 1924. After studying at various schools in New York,...continue...
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Persichetti: Complete Piano Sonatas / Burleson
Persichetti: Complete Piano Sonatas / Burleson

2 CD / New World / 2008-02-01

Works: Vincent Persichetti: Sonata for Piano no 1, Op. 3; Sonata for Piano no 2, Op. 6; Sonata for Piano no 3, Op. 22; Sonata for Piano no 4, Op. 36; Sonata for Piano no 5, Op. 37; Sonata for Piano no 6, Op...
Performers: Burleson, Geoffrey

Vincent Persichetti’s twelve piano sonatas were written over a forty-three-year period. The first nine sonatas, written between 1939 and 1950, are strong, integral and varied...continue...
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Nick Didkovsky: Ice Cream Time / Didkovsky, et al
Nick Didkovsky: Ice Cream Time / Didkovsky, et al

1 CD / New World / 2007-10-01

Works: Nick Didkovsky / Booli Selmayr: Ice Cream Time Song; Nick Didkovsky: Ice Cream Time, for saxophone quartet & electronics; Nick Didkovsky / Thomas Dimuzzio: Seltzer Session 1, for saxophone quartet & ...
Performers: Armbruster, Sascha; Didkovsky, Nick; DiMuzio, Thomas; Formenti, Andrea; Hofstetter, Beat; Kappeler, Beat
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Ensemble: ARTE Quartet

Nick Didkovsky's music reflects current trends and practices including the use of live, interactive computer-assistance, genre jumping and blurring the distinctions between highbrow and lowbrow....continue...
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Shapey: Radical Traditionalism / NY Music Ensemble, et al
Shapey: Radical Traditionalism / NY Music Ensemble, et al

2 CD / New World / 2007-08-01

Works: Ralph Shapey: Variations (21) for piano; Quartet for Strings no 6; Quartet for Strings no 7; Fromm Variations (31), for piano; Three for Six, for 6 instruments
Performers: Black, Robert [Bass]; Maximilien, Wanda
Conductors: Black, Robert [Bass]
Ensemble: New York New Music Ensemble

This collection--drawn from the original CRI LPs--provides a glimpse into a critical point in Ralph Shapey's artistic development and comprises several of his most important...continue...
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John Cage: Music for Keyboard;  Morton Feldman:  Early Years
John Cage: Music for Keyboard; Morton Feldman: Early Years

2 CD / New World / 2007-06-01

Works: John Cage: Pieces (2) for Piano [ca 1935, rev 1974]; Metamorphosis, for piano; Bacchanale for Prepared Piano; The Perilous Night, for prepared piano; Tossed As It Is Untroubled, for prepared piano; A...
Performers: Barab, Seymour; Feldman, Morton [Composer]; Hymovitz, Edwin; Kirstein, Jeanne Rosenblum; Rabushka, Joseph; Raimondi, Matthew; Sherman, Russell [Piano]; Trampler, Walter; Tudor, David [Composer/Piano]
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Lou Harrison - In Retrospect
Lou Harrison - In Retrospect

1 CD / New World / 2007-04-01

Works: Lou Harrison: Concerto for Flute & Percussion; Strict Songs (4), for 8 baritones (or male chorus) & chamber orchestra; or baritone, SATB chorus & c; Ariadne, ballet for flute & percussion; Solstice, ...
Performers: Duckles, Lee; Fernandez, Nohema; George, Emily Wong; Gordon, Adam; Kromm, Leroy; Miller, Leta E.; Powers, Yvonne; Shelton, Peter; Sloan, Heather; Winant, William [Percussion]
Conductors: Paiement, Nicole A.; Davies, Dennis R.
Ensemble: ; University of California, Santa Cruz Orchestra

"Solstice, a ballet lasting a scant half hour, is one of Lou Harrison's most beautiful creations, a masterpiece of enchanting sonorities achieved by the most...continue...
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Vladimir Ussachevsky - Electronic & Acoustic Works 1957-1972
Vladimir Ussachevsky - Electronic & Acoustic Works 1957-1972

1 CD / New World / 2007-02-01

Works: Vladimir Ussachevsky: Metamorphosis, for electronics; Linear Contrasts; Wireless Fantasy for tape; Of Wood and brass for tape; Computer Piece No 1 for tape; Sketches (2) for A Computer Piece for tape...
Performers: Ottley, JoAnn; Shields, Alice; Ussachevsky, Vladimir
Conductors: Weight, Newell; Morton, Ian
Ensemble: Macalester College Chamber Chorus; Utah Symphony Brasses

In 1950, the Columbia University Music Department requisitioned a tape recorder to use in teaching and for recording concerts. In 1951, the first tape recorder...continue...
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Ornstein: Works for Cello and Piano / Gordon, Hodgkinson
Ornstein: Works for Cello and Piano / Gordon, Hodgkinson

1 CD / New World / 2007-01-01

Works: Leo Ornstein: Preludes (6) for cello & piano; Composition 1, for cello & piano; Sonata for cello, Op 52; Pieces (2) for Cello and Piano; Sonata no 2, for cello & piano
Performers: Gordon, Joshua [Cello]; Hodgkinson, Randall

"Leo Ornstein (1893-2001) was one of the early 20th Century's most modern composers, mentioned in the same breath with Schoenberg and his crew. Born in...continue...
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New Music for Electronic & Recorded Media - Oliveros, et al
New Music for Electronic & Recorded Media - Oliveros, et al

1 CD / New World / 2006-11-01

Works: Johanna Beyer: Music of the Spheres, for electronic instruments & triangle; Annea Lockwood: World Rhythms; Pauline Oliveros: Bye bye butterfly; Laurie Spiegel: Appalachian Grove 1, for electronics; M...
Performers: Anderson, Laurie [Performance Artist]; Anderson, Ruth; Beyer, Johanna; Johnson, Scott [Guitar/Composer]; Loarie, Phil; Lockwood, Annea; Novak, William; Oliveros, Pauline [Composer]; Sofer, Danny; Spi...
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Ensemble: Electric Weasel Ensemble
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Feldman: Viola in my Life, etc / Blum, Williams, Feldman
Feldman: Viola in my Life, etc / Blum, Williams, Feldman

1 CD / New World / 2006-11-01

Works: Morton Feldman: The Viola in my Life no 1; The Viola in my Life no 2; The Viola in my Life no 3; False Relationships and the Extended Ending, for trombone, 3 pianos, chimes, violin & cello; Why Patte...
Performers: Ajemian, Anahid; Barab, Seymour; Bloom, Arthur; Blum, Eberhard; DesRoches, Raymond; Feldman, Morton [Composer]; Fitz, Richard; Fromme, Arnold; Jacobs, Paul; Phillips, Karen; Raimondi, Matthew; Robiso...
Conductors: Feldman, Morton
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David Tudor and Gordon Mumma
David Tudor and Gordon Mumma

1 CD / New World / 2006-09-05

Works: David Tudor: RainForest I; Gordon Mumma: Very Small Size Mograph, for 2 pianos; Small Size Mograph, for piano, 4 hands; Gestures II, for 2 pianos and electronics; Medium Size Monograph, for piano, 4 ...
Performers: Mumma, Gordon [Composer]; Tudor, David [Composer/Piano]
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NWR 80651
Antheil / Spalding, Livingston, Philadelphia Virtuosi
Antheil / Spalding, Livingston, Philadelphia Virtuosi

1 CD / New World / 2006-09-01

Works: George Antheil: Dreams, ballet for orchestra, W. 238; Concerto for Piano (1926) a.k.a."No. 2," W. 206a; Serenade, for chamber orchestra no 2, W. 191
Performers: Livingston, Guy
Conductors: Spalding, Daniel
Ensemble: Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

"Just last year (May/June) we reviewed a CPO release of Antheil's piano music, which contained another performance of the concerto as well as the original...continue...
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Works for Violin - Cowell, Antheil, Mahler, et al  / Abe,
Works for Violin - Cowell, Antheil, Mahler, et al / Abe,

1 CD / New World / 2006-08-01

Works: Henry Cowell: Sonata for violin & piano, HC 705; Stefan Wolpe: Second Piece for Violin Alone, C. 165; George Antheil: Sonata, for violin, piano & drums no 2, W. 131; Johanna Beyer: Suite for violin &...
Performers: Abe, Miwako; Harvey, Michael Kiernan

Henry Cowell (1897-1965), in the introduction to the first edition on his prophetic "symposium" titled American Composers on American Music (1933), described features of contemporary...continue...
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NWR 80641
Earle Brown: Selected Works 1952-65 / Brown, et al
Earle Brown: Selected Works 1952-65 / Brown, et al

1 CD / New World / 2006-08-01

Works: Earle Brown: Times Five; Octet I; Folio; Novara, for piano & ensemble; Music for Violin, Cello and Piano; Music for Cello and Piano; Nine Rarebits
Performers: Albrecht, Dorothea von; Daugherty, Michael; Driesten, Roelof van; Floore, John; Gruntz, George; Hartsuiker, Ton; Jurriaanse, Govert; Moore, Arthur; Olbrich, Christine; Oldeman, Gerrit; Raimondi, Matt...
Conductors: Brown, Earle [Composer]

This long-awaited reissue of the CRI recording of Earle Brown's (1926-2002) music is the best overview of his seminal early works. 'Music for Violin, Cello...continue...
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NWR 80650
New York Philharmonic - Thomas, et al / Maazel,  et al
New York Philharmonic - Thomas, et al / Maazel, et al

1 CD / New World / 2006-06-01

Works: Augusta Read Thomas: Gathering Paradise; Jacob Druckman: Summer Lightning, for orchestra; Stephen Hartke: Symphony no 3, for countertenor, 2 tenors, baritone & orchestra
Performers: Grant, Heidi
Conductors: Maazel, Lorin
Ensemble: New York Philharmonic

These are the world-premiere recordings of orchestral works by three of the most acclaimed contemporary American composers. Augusta Read Thomas (b. 1964) incorporates the poems...continue...
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NWR 80648
Harrison: Chamber and Gamelan Works / Kronos Quartet, et al
Harrison: Chamber and Gamelan Works / Kronos Quartet, et al

1 CD / New World / 2006-05-01

Works: Lou Harrison: Concerto in Slendro, for violin, celesta, 2 tack pianos & 2 percussionists; Main Bersama Sama, for Sudanese Gamelan; Threnody for Carlos Chavez; Serenade for Betty Freeman and Franco As...
Performers: Barbagallo, James; Bates, Susan; Harrison, Lou [Composer]; Hartman, Scott L.; Jennerjohn, Patricia; Kembar, Gamelan Sekar; Kobialka, Daniel; Kobialka, Machiko; Marconi, Don; Neff, Jerome
Conductors: Hughes, Robert; Price, Paul

Lou Harrison (1917-2003) believed fervently in music's power to create cultural bridges. To this end he applied his prodigious skills and creative energies to creating...continue...
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NWR 80643
Black Topaz - Joan Tower
Black Topaz - Joan Tower

1 CD / New World / 2006-04-10

Works: Joan Tower: Night Fields, for string quartet; Snow Dreams, for flute & guitar; Black Topaz, for piano & 6 instruments; Très Lent (In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen), for cello & piano; Stepping Stones
Performers: Ansell, Steven [Viola]; Emelianoff, André; Flax, Laura; Gekker, Chris; Gekker, Christopher; Gosling, Stephen; Haas, Jonathan; Isbin, Sharon; Keyes, Bayla; Moore, Daniel; Moore, Deborah; Nieman...
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Ensemble: Double Edge; Muir String Quartet
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NWR 80470
Ives Plays Ives - Complete Piano Recordings 1933-1943
Ives Plays Ives - Complete Piano Recordings 1933-1943

1 CD / New World / 2006-04-01

Works: Charles Ives: Transcriptions (4) from Emerson; Work(s); Studies (23) for Piano; Study no 23; Improvisations (3), for piano, S. 117; Sonata for Piano no 2 "Concord, Mass 1840-60"; Symphony no 2, for o...
Performers: Ives, Charles [Composer]

The invention of sound-recording devices late in the nineteenth century made possible the preservation of definitive performances played or led by some important composers of...continue...
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NWR 80642
Johnston: String Quartets no 2, 3, 4 & 9 / Kepler Quartet
Johnston: String Quartets no 2, 3, 4 & 9 / Kepler Quartet

1 CD / New World / 2006-01-01

Works: Ben Johnston: Quartet for Strings No 9; Quartet for Strings no 3; The Silence, for string quartet; Quartet for Strings no 4 ("Amazing Grace"); Quartet for Strings no 2

Johnston is a pioneer in the use of microtones and non-tempered tuning, rationalizing and going beyond Harry Partchs achievements in this domain. His ten String...continue...
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NWR 80637
Assassin Reverie - Riley / Terry Riley, ARTE Quartett, et al
Assassin Reverie - Riley / Terry Riley, ARTE Quartett, et al

1 CD / New World / 2005-10-01

Works: Terry Riley: Uncle Jard, for sax quartet, voice, piano & harpsichord; Assasin Reverie, for sax quartet & (optional) tape; Tread on the Trail, for unspecified performers
Performers: Armbruster, Sascha; Formenti, Andrea; Hofstetter, Beat; Kappeler, Beat; Riley, Terry [Composer]
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Ensemble: ARTE Quartet
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NWR 80558
The Uncovered Carl Ruggles / Stepner, Oldfather, et al
The Uncovered Carl Ruggles / Stepner, Oldfather, et al

1 CD / New World / 2005-05-01

Works: Carl Ruggles: Evocations, chants (4) for piano; Visions, for solo keyboard; March, for solo keyboard; Parvum Organum, for solo keyboard; Valse Lente, for solo keyboard; Mood, for violin & piano; Orga...
Performers: Berman, Donald; Narucki, Susan; Oldfather, Christopher [Piano]
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NWR 80629
Copland, Sessions, Perle / Leon Botstein
Copland, Sessions, Perle / Leon Botstein

1 CD / New World / 2005-05-01

Works: Aaron Copland: Inscape; Roger Sessions: Symphony no 8; George Perle: Transcendental Modulations; Bernard Rands: ...where the murmurs die..., for orchestra
Conductors: Botstein, Leon
Ensemble: American Symphony Orchestra
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NWR 80631
The Harry Partch Collection Vol 4 - The Bewitched
The Harry Partch Collection Vol 4 - The Bewitched

1 CD / New World / 2005-04-01

Works: Harry Partch: The Bewitched, dance-satire for voices & large ensemble of traditional & Partch instruments
Performers: Olson, William
Conductors: Garvey, John
Ensemble: University of Illinois Ensemble
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NWR 80624
The Harry Partch Collection Vol 3
The Harry Partch Collection Vol 3

1 CD / New World / 2005-01-01

Works: Harry Partch: The Dreamer That Remains - A Study in Loving, film score for voices, chorus & 15 Partch instruments; Rotate the Body in All Its Planes, music for an exhibition of gymnasts for soprano, ...
Performers: Daily, Jane; Partch, Harry [Composer]; Pierce, Freda; Schwartz, Cynthia
Conductors: Logan, Jack; Garvey, John
Ensemble: Gate 5 Ensemble; Gate 5 Ensemble of the World; Harry Partch (Composer); Harry Partch Ensemble

Personnel: Harry Partch (guitar); Freda Pierce (soprano); Adrienne Kole (guitar); Danlee Mitchell (kithara, marimba, harmonic canon); Lyndel Davis, Michael Ranta (kithara); Uni Thomas, Mark Cleghorn ...continue...
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The Harry Partch Collection Vol 2
The Harry Partch Collection Vol 2

1 CD / New World / 2004-10-01

Works: Harry Partch: The Wayward, cycle or 4 pieces for voices & Partch instruments; And on the Seventh Day Petals Fell in Petaluma, for large ensemble of Partch instruments
Performers: Dunn, David; Dunn, Dennis; Gentry, Elizabeth; Mitchell, Danlee; Partch, Harry [Composer]
Conductors: McKenzie, Jack;
Ensemble: Gate 5 Ensemble of the World; Harry Partch Ensemble

"NWR are doing an invaluable job, keeping these recordings in circulation. This particular collection should appeal to all grades of interest, from absolute newcomers to...continue...
The second volume of CRI's series of Partch works includes several major pieces and a couple of exquisite jewels. The first four compositions are grouped under the general heading, "The Wayward," all ...continue...
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The Unknown Ives Vol 2 / Donald Berman, Stephen Drury
The Unknown Ives Vol 2 / Donald Berman, Stephen Drury

1 CD / New World / 2004-09-01

Works: Charles Ives: Varied Air and Variations, for piano, S. 124 (K. 3B20); Waltz-Rondo, for piano, S. 125 (K. 3B18); Invention in D, for piano in D major, S. 118 (K. 3B14); Study no 1; Studies (23) for P...
Performers: Berman, Donald; Drury, Stephen
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The Harry Partch Collection Vol 1
The Harry Partch Collection Vol 1

1 CD / New World / 2004-09-01

Works: Harry Partch: Eleven Intrusions, collection for voice, traditional & Partch instruments; Castor & Pollux, for Partch instruments; Ring Around the Moon, for baritone & Partch instruments; Even Wild Ho...
Performers: Louw, Allan; Ludlow, Lynn; Partch, Harry [Composer]
Conductors: Schwartz, Horace;
Ensemble: Gate 5 Ensemble of the World

"[This is] a worthwhile listening experience, even if it doesn't place its creator in the forefront of today's classical choralists." - Koob, American Record Guide...continue...
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