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Fred Lerdahl, Vol. 4 - Spirals, Three Diatonic Studies, Imbrication, Wake, Fantasy Etudes; Mirka Vitala, piano; Bethany Beardslee, soprano
Fred Lerdahl, Vol. 4 - Spirals, Three Diatonic Studies, Imbrication, Wake, Fantasy Etudes; Mirka Vitala, piano; Bethany Beardslee, soprano

1 CD / Bridge / 2013-05-14

Works: Fred Lerdahl: Spirals, for orchestra; Diatonic studies (3) for piano; Imbrications, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion & piano; Wake; Fantasy Etudes for instrumental ensemble
Performers: Beardslee, Bethany; Viitala, Mirka [Piano]
Conductors: Yoo, Scott; Galante, Michel; Epstein, David;
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Volume 4 of Bridge's Fred Lerdahl series offers music composed over a span of four decades. Three recent pieces, Spirals, Three Diatonic Studies, and Imbrications,...continue...
Recording information: American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY (01/31/1970); Carl Nielsen Hall, Odense Koncerthus, Odense, Denmark (01/31/1970); Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts (0...continue...

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Meanwhile - works by Mazzoli, Hurel, Etezady, Hartke, Glass, Ades, Etezady / Eighth Blackbird
Meanwhile - works by Mazzoli, Hurel, Etezady, Hartke, Glass, Ades, Etezady / Eighth Blackbird

1 CD / Cedille / 2012-09-25

Works: Missy Mazzoli: Still Life with Avalanche, for ensemble; Philippe Hurel: ...à mesure, for ensemble; Roshanne Etezady: Damaged Goods; Damaged goods; Stephen Hartke: Meanwhile, incidental music t...
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Remarkable new-music ensemble eighth blackbird has won Grammy awards for its last two albums on Cedille Records - and now the group returns with meanwhile,...continue...
Recording information: Gottlieb Hall, Merit School of Music, Joy Faith Music C....continue...
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Benjamin Broening: Trembling Air / Eighth Blackbird
Benjamin Broening: Trembling Air / Eighth Blackbird

1 CD / Bridge / 2012-09-11

Works: Benjamin Broening: Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment, for ensemble; Dark Wood, for ensemble; Traces 1, for ensemble; Trembling Air, for ensemble; Nocturne and Doubles, for piano ...
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The eight works on this recording fall into two, slightly overlapping groups: pieces that respond to the natural world (Dark Wood, Changing Light and Trembling...continue...
Recording information: Camp Concert Hall, University of Richmond....continue...
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In the Library of Dreams
In the Library of Dreams

1 CD / Stickfigure Distribution / 2012-05-29

Works: Japanese Traditional: Sojo no Chosi; Frances White: The Ocean Inside, for flute, strings, percussion & piano; Walk Through Resonant Landscape no 5/1, for electronics; In the Library of Dreams, for vi...
Performers: Cerutti, David; Kimura, Mari [Violin, Composer]; Samuelson, Ralph; Ting, Liuh-Wen; White, Frances
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I don't want this aspect to discourage those who might get this disc, because it's really gorgeous. White has a gift for writing genuinely...continue...
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Steven Mackey: Lonely Motel; Music from Slide / Steven Mackey & Rinde Eckert
Steven Mackey: Lonely Motel; Music from Slide / Steven Mackey & Rinde Eckert

1 CD / Cedille / 2011-09-27

Performers: Blackbird, Eighth
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Lonely Motel is the world premiere recording of songs from the startlingly innovative music and theater work Slide, written for new-music sextet eighth blackbird, an...continue...

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Jennifer Higdon: On A Wire / Eighth Blackbird
Jennifer Higdon: On A Wire / Eighth Blackbird

1 CD / ASO Media / 2011-02-22

Works: Jennifer Higdon: On a Wire, for ensemble; Michael Gandolfi: Q.E.D.
Performers: Feynman, Richard
Conductors: Spano, Robert
Ensemble: eighth blackbird

Recording information: Symphony Hall, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia (06/04/2010-06/05/2010)....continue...

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American Classics - Moravec: Time Gallery, etc
American Classics - Moravec: Time Gallery, etc

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

Works: Paul Moravec: The Time Gallery, for chamber ensemble; Protean Fantasy for Violin and Piano; Ariel Fantasy, for violin & piano
Performers: Shorr, Aaron; Skaerved, Peter Sheppard
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"...Moravec's own musical language is generally tonal - and although it's not consistently melodic, it's always accessible. More than that, it's highly engrossing, especially in...continue...
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Strange Imaginary Animals / Eighth Blackbird
Strange Imaginary Animals / Eighth Blackbird

1 CD / Cedille / 2006-01-01

Works: Jennifer Higdon: Zaka; Gordon Fitzell: Violence, for chamber ensemble; Evanescence, for chamber ensemble; Steven Mackey: Indigenous Instruments, for ensemble; David M. Gordon: Friction Systems, for c...
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"The six performers that comprise Eighth Blackbird play with such breathtaking virtuosity that it's very tempting to sit back and simply gasp in admiration. This...continue...

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Fred - Rzewski: Pocket Symphony, etc / Eighth Blackbird
Fred - Rzewski: Pocket Symphony, etc / Eighth Blackbird

1 CD / Cedille / 2005-01-01

Works: Frederic Rzewski: Pocket Symphony, for ensemble; Les Moutons de Panurge, for any number of instruments; Coming Together for speaker, bass instruments & ensemble
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"The six-person ensemble, Eighth Blackbird [sic], masterfully realizes three of Frederic Rzewski’s works. Rzewski (b. 1938) is a highly inventive composer who, typical of this...continue...
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Serenely Cedille - Bach, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, etc
Serenely Cedille - Bach, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, etc

1 CD / Cedille / 2005-01-01

Works: George Walker: Lyric for strings; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Les saisons, Op. 37b; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor; Johannes Brahms: Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116; Lita Grier: Renascence, ...
Performers: Barton Pine, Rachel [Violin]; Paperno, Dmitry; Salvatore, Ramon; Schrader, David; Stolper, Mary
Conductors: Feeman, Paul; ; Kalmar, Carlos; Hege, Daniel
Ensemble: ; Chicago Chamber Musicians; eighth blackbird; His Majestie's Clerkes

Say adios to the same old adagios you typically find on serenity-themed CDs of contemplative classical music. This new disc of calming classics drawn from...continue...
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Thirteen Ways / Eighth Blackbird
Thirteen Ways / Eighth Blackbird

1 CD / Cedille / 2003-01-01

Works: Joan Tower: Petroushkates for flute, violin, clarinet, cello & piano; George Perle: Critical Moments 2, for ensemble; David Schober: Variations for ensemble; Thomas Albert: Thirteen Ways, for ensemble
Performers: Albert, Matt; Barth, Molly Alicia; Blackbird, Eighth; Duvall, Matthew; Kaplan, Lisa; Maccaferri, Michael J.; Photinos, Nicholas
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"Whether for reasons of economy or aesthetics, the chamber ensemble is the primary vehicle for contemporary classical music – witness the plethora of groups currently...continue...
Personnel: Nicholas Photinos (cello); Michael J. Maccaferri (clarinet); Lisa Kaplan (piano); Matthew Duvall (percussion).

Recording information: Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Evanston, IL (07/13/2...continue...
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