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Looking Back: works for flute & piano by Schwantner, Persichetti; Barber, Martino, et al. / Leonard Garrison, flute
Looking Back: works for flute & piano by Schwantner, Persichetti; Barber, Martino, et al. / Leonard Garrison, flute

1 CD / Albany Records / 2012-01-10

Works: Joseph Schwantner: Looking Back, for flute & piano; Black Anemones, for flute or voice & piano; Elliott Carter: Scrivo in Vento; Donald Martino: Quodlibets, for flute solo; Vincent Persichetti: Parab...
Performers: Garrison, Leonard; Mauchley, Jay

For his third recording on Albany Records, flutist Leonard Garrison has chosen a diverse program of music for flutes by American composers. Music for flute...continue...
Recording information: Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Musi (05/2011)....continue...
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Everywhere Entangled: works for percussion by Edgard Varese; Stephen Hartke; Blake Wilkins et al.
Everywhere Entangled: works for percussion by Edgard Varese; Stephen Hartke; Blake Wilkins et al.

1 CD / Albany Records / 2012-01-10

Works: Blake Wilkins: Dancing with Snakes, for percussion ensemble; Stephen Andrew Taylor: Everywhere Entangled, for percussion ensemble; Christopher Deane: The Manes Scroll, for percussion ensemble; Edgard...
Conductors: Wilkins, Blake
Ensemble: ; University of Houston Percussion Ensemble

The Moores School Percussion Ensemble serves as the cornerstone of the Department of Percussion Studies at the University of Houston. Directed by Dr. Blake M....continue...
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Angels & Demons / Tim Buzbee, tuba; Faith Debow, piano
Angels & Demons / Tim Buzbee, tuba; Faith Debow, piano

1 CD / Albany Records / 2012-01-10

Works: Alfred Reed: Fantasia a due, for tuba & piano; Barbara York: Elegy for an Angel, for tuba & piano; John Stevens: Salve Venere, Salve Marte, for solo tuba; Johannes Brahms: Songs (4) for voice & piano...
Performers: Buzbee, Timothy; Debow, Faith

For his third recording on Albany Records, tuba phenomenon Tim Buzbee has produced an excellent selection of recorded works for the tuba, this time featuring...continue...
Recording information: Haskolabio University Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland (07/24/2010-07/26/2010)....continue...
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Chamber Music for Horn: works by Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart & Schubert / Richard King, horn
Chamber Music for Horn: works by Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart & Schubert / Richard King, horn

1 CD / Albany Records / 2012-01-10

Works: Johannes Brahms: Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 40; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quintet for Horn and Strings in E flat major, K 407 (386c); Ludwig van Beethoven: Sextet for 2 horns...
Performers: King, Julie Myers; King, Richard [French Horn]; Konopka, Stanley; Kushious, Paul; Lee, Amy [Violin]; McCormick, Jesse; Oh, Jung Eun; Ramsey, Lynne; Sato, Mari; Shaham, Orli

The chamber music repertoire for horn may not be vast, but it can boast of exceptional works that employ the instrument in myriad intriguing ways...continue...
Recording information: Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Clonick Hall, Oberlin, O (05/29/2011-06/01/2011)....continue...
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ALB 1325
Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance / Ohio Light Opera
Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance / Ohio Light Opera

2 CD / Albany Records / 2011-12-13

Works: Arthur Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance
Conductors: Thompson, J. Lynn
Ensemble: Ohio Light Opera Orchestra

Before departing for New York to conduct the premier of Pirates on New Year's Eve, 1879, Sullivan had completed sketches for the first act, intending...continue...
Recording information: College of Wooster, Ohio (2011)....continue...
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À la Albéniz / Chris Buckholz, Trombone; Sean Botkin, Piano
À la Albéniz / Chris Buckholz, Trombone; Sean Botkin, Piano

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-12-13

Works: Rodion Shchedrin: A la Albéniz, for trombone & piano, Op. 52; Henri Büsser: Douze Vocalises-Études Mélodiques, for trombone & piano; Jean Aubain: Aria, Scherzo et Final, for tromb...
Performers: Botkin, Sean; Buckholz, Chris

With the exception of the Ravel, trombonist Chris Buckholz has chosen a program that has rarely, if ever, been recorded on trombone. Buckholz is a...continue...
Recording information: University of Northern Iowa Studio, Russell Hall (05/24/2010-05/29/2010)....continue...
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ALB 1311
Plog, Reed & Maslanka: Regenesis - Music of Renewal
Plog, Reed & Maslanka: Regenesis - Music of Renewal

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-12-13

Works: Anthony Plog: Concerto 2010, for brass quintet & wind ensemble; Alfred Reed: Variations on the "Porazzi" Theme of Richard Wagner, for band; David Maslanka: Symphony no 8
Performers: Cobb, Kevin; Mase, Raymond; Powell, Michael [Trombone]; Rojak, John D.; Wakefield, David
Conductors: Francis, Bobby R.
Ensemble: ; American Brass Quintet

A world premiere recording of Anthony Plog's Concerto 2010 is the featured work on this recording by the Texas Christian University Wind Symphony. The concerto,...continue...
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ALB 1335
Florence Price: Concerto in One Movement; Symphony in E minor / Karen Walwyn
Florence Price: Concerto in One Movement; Symphony in E minor / Karen Walwyn

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-12-13

Works: Florence Price: Concerto for Piano in One Movement; Symphony in E minor
Performers: Walwyn, Karen
Conductors: Dunner, Leslie B
Ensemble: New Black Music Repertory Ensemble

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Florence B. Price (1887-1953) studied at the New England Conservatory, the Chicago Musical College and the American Conservatory. Price composed...continue...
Recording information: Wentz Concert Hall & Fine Arts Center, located on the c (03/21/2011-03/22/2011)....continue...
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ALB 1295
Diversions: Music for Trombones / Joseph Alessi
Diversions: Music for Trombones / Joseph Alessi

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-12-13

Works: Fisher Tull: Diversion, for 6 trombones; Simon Wills: Sonata for trombone quartet; Jacques Castérède: Prélude & Dance, for 3 trombones, tuba, piano & percussion; Eric Ewazen: Danza del...
Performers: Alessi, Joseph [Trombone]; Ellefson, Peter; Meehan, Todd; Puccinelli, Elvia; Tull, Tim
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Ensemble: Stentorian Consort

The Stentorian Consort (David Begnoche, Barney McCollum, Brent Phillips and Jonathan Whitaker) offers a program of works for trombone that includes five world premiere recordings....continue...
Recording information: Jones Concert Hall, Baylor University....continue...
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ALB 1313
Free Flying / Brett Shuster, Krista Wallace-Boaz
Free Flying / Brett Shuster, Krista Wallace-Boaz

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-12-13

Works: John Stevens: Sonata for trombone & piano; Steve Rouse: The Flying Boy, for trombone & brass quintet; Frederick Speck: Freefall, for trombone & piano; Stanley Friedman: Sonata for trombone & piano; P...
Performers: Shuster, Brett; Wallace-Boaz, Krista
Conductors: ; Speck, Frederick
Ensemble: University of Louisville Faculty Brass Quintet; University of Louisville Wind Ensemble

A graduate of the New England Conservatory, Northwestern University and Arizona State University, trombonist Brett Shuster was a member of the Chestnut Brass Company, traveling...continue...
Recording information: Comstock Concert Hall, University of Louisville School....continue...
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ALB 1318
Beethoven Symphonies 7 & 7.1 (William Hill) / Lawrence Golan
Beethoven Symphonies 7 & 7.1 (William Hill) / Lawrence Golan

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-12-13

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92; William Hill: Symphony no 2 ("Beethoven 7.1")
Conductors: Golan, Lawrence
Ensemble: ; Lamont Symphony Orchestra

Composer William Hill writes in the notes that his "Symphony No. 2 is subtitled Beethoven 7.1 due to its numerous references to Beethoven's great 7th...continue...
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ALB 1300
Jan Krzywicki: Alchemy / Lynn Klock, Susan Nowicki, Fredric T Cohen
Jan Krzywicki: Alchemy / Lynn Klock, Susan Nowicki, Fredric T Cohen

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-12-13

Works: Jan Krzywicki: Fable, for baritone saxophone & piano; Partita, for oboe & piano; Alchemy, for piano; Five Lyrics, for flute & piano; In Evening's Shadow, for voice, guitar, violin, viola & cello
Performers: Abramovic, Charles; Bengtson, Matthew; Chohen, Fredric T.; Kendall, Yumi; Khaner, Jeffrey; Klock, Lynn; Ku, Rachel; Narucki, Susan; Nowicki, Susan; Oka, Hirono; Vieaux, Jason

Jan Krzywicki (b. 1948) is active as a composer, conductor and educator. He has been commissioned by prestigious performers, and organizations such as the Philadelphia...continue...
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ALB 1317
Persichetti and Pupils: Piano music of Persichetti, Richter and Druckman / Richard Zimdars, piano
Persichetti and Pupils: Piano music of Persichetti, Richter and Druckman / Richard Zimdars, piano

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-11-08

Works: Vincent Persichetti: Sonata for Piano no 9, Op. 58; Winter Solstice, for piano, Op. 165; Marga Richter: Piano Sonata; Remembrances, for piano; Pieces (8), for piano; Jacob Druckman: The Seven Deadly ...
Performers: Zimdars, Richard

Following up on his critically acclaimed 2009 recording of Ives, Copland, Cowell and Rudhyar for Albany Records, pianist Richard Zimdars offers works by three American...continue...
Recording information: Ramsey Concert Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (2010-2011)....continue...
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ALB 1310
Stolen Gold: works by Tanaka; Paranosic; Rubin; Dusman; Shields, et al. / Airi Yoshioka, violin
Stolen Gold: works by Tanaka; Paranosic; Rubin; Dusman; Shields, et al. / Airi Yoshioka, violin

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-11-08

Works: Tania León: Abanico, for solo violin; Karen Tanaka: Wave Mechanics 2, for solo violin; Milica Paranosic: Al Airi Lepo Sviri, for solo violin; Anna Rubin: Stolen Gold, for amplified baroque oboe,...
Performers: Yoshioka, Airi

Violinist Airi Yoshioka's curiosity in the electro-acoustic medium led her to commission works from five composers - part of the seven breathtaking works that are...continue...
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Heart on the Wall: African American Art Songs for Orchestra / Louise Toppin
Heart on the Wall: African American Art Songs for Orchestra / Louise Toppin

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-11-08

Works: Robert Owens: Heart on the Wall, songs for voice & piano; Julius P. Williams: Myths of History, for voice & piano (or orchestra); Robert L. Morris: Lyric Suite, for voice & piano (or orchestra); Nkei...
Performers: Toppin, Louise
Conductors: Williams, Julius P.
Ensemble: ; Dvorak Symphony Orchestra

The art song cycles and collections crafted by the American composers on this recording musically document African-American culture through poetry, historical subjects, the diaspora and...continue...
Recording information: Prague Radio Hall, Prague, Czech Republic (2006-2007)....continue...
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In Nomine / Music for violin & piano by Kurtag; Avanesov; Prokofiev; Mansunan / Movses Pogossian, violin; Artur Avanesov, piano
In Nomine / Music for violin & piano by Kurtag; Avanesov; Prokofiev; Mansunan / Movses Pogossian, violin; Artur Avanesov, piano

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-11-08

Works: György Kurtág: Signs, Games and Messages, Op. 56; Artur Avanesov: Hommage à G.K., for 2 violins & piano; Zemestani, Bahari, Beheshti, for violin & piano; Tigran Mansurian: Lamento, for...
Performers: Avanesov, Artur; Manouelian, Varty; Pogossian, Movses

Four world premieres highlight this second recording by Movses Pogossian for Albany Records, including works by the esteemed Hungarian composer György Kurtág and Tigran Mansurian,...continue...
Recording information: Komitas Chamber Music Hall, Yerevan, Armenia; Shoe Fact (07/??/2010/12/15/2010)....continue...
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Larry Bell: In a Garden of Dreamers, cantata in five parts / Thomas Gregg, Philip Lima; Erin Holmes
Larry Bell: In a Garden of Dreamers, cantata in five parts / Thomas Gregg, Philip Lima; Erin Holmes

2 CD / Albany Records / 2011-11-08

Works: Larry Bell: The Seasons, cantata for soloists & ensemble, Op. 101; Suite for Cello with harpsichord figured bass, Op. 110; Partita for harpsichord no 1, Op. 97; Caprice no 3 for alto recorder, Op. 54...
Performers: Abreu, Aldo; Cienniwa, Paul; Gregg, Thomas; Laurance, Emily; Ou, Sam [Cello]

The Seasons, a cantata in five sections - Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, Finale - is organized with four song cycles made up of five songs...continue...
Recording information: First Church, Boston....continue...
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ALB 1308
Andrew Waggoner: Terror and Memory; String Quartet no 3; Exorcist; Livre; One Kindness; Improvisations, et al.
Andrew Waggoner: Terror and Memory; String Quartet no 3; Exorcist; Livre; One Kindness; Improvisations, et al.

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-11-08

Works: Open End: Improvisation; Andrew Waggoner: Quartet for Strings no 3; Exorcist, for chamber ensemble; Livre, for cello & piano; Inventory of Terrors, for chamber ensemble; One Kindness, for chamber ens...
Performers: Morkoski, Molly; Stinson, Caroline
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Ensemble: Corigliano Quartet; Ensemble Nordlys; Flexible Music; Open End

Composer Andrew Waggoner notes that these are five recent pieces that grew somehow out of the narrow space in which experience is transformed into history....continue...
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Victor Herbert: The Fortune Teller / Ohio Light Opera, Victor Herbert, Steven Byess
Victor Herbert: The Fortune Teller / Ohio Light Opera, Victor Herbert, Steven Byess

2 CD / Albany Records / 2011-11-08

Works: Victor Herbert: The Fortune Teller, operetta
Conductors: Byess, Steven
Ensemble: Ohio Light Opera

Victor Herbert's exotic 1898 three-act operetta score abounds with Hussar marches, gypsy love songs, comic numbers, romantic duets and brilliant finales. The eighth of more...continue...
Recording information: Wooster College, Wooster, OH (2011)....continue...
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ALB 1326
Emma Lou Diemer: Chamber Works. Piano Trio; Quartet for trumpet, horn, trombone & piano; Seven Pieces for Marilyn
Emma Lou Diemer: Chamber Works. Piano Trio; Quartet for trumpet, horn, trombone & piano; Seven Pieces for Marilyn

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-11-08

Works: Emma Lou Diemer: Trio for violin, cello & piano; Quartet for trumpet, horn, trombone & piano; Pieces (7) for Marilyn, for piano ("A Little of This and That")
Performers: Anton, Bryan; Anton, Lori; Diemer, Emma Lou; Dixon, Joan Devee; Grolman, Ellen; Kobayashi, Laura; Woodward, Sandra
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Ensemble: Chamberlain Trio

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Emma Lou Diemer received her degrees in music composition from the Yale School of Music (B.M., M.M.) and the...continue...
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ALB 1302
Stefan Weisman: Darkling / Maeve Hoglund, Hai-Ting Chinn, Jon Garrison, Mark Uhlemann and Stefan Weisman / Anna Rabinowitz
Stefan Weisman: Darkling / Maeve Hoglund, Hai-Ting Chinn, Jon Garrison, Mark Uhlemann and Stefan Weisman / Anna Rabinowitz

2 CD / Albany Records / 2011-11-08

Works: Stefan Weisman: Darkling, opera for 4 voices, actors & string quartet
Performers: Bunch, Kenji [Viola]; Chiu, Tom; Payton, Philip; Ramakrishnan, Raman
Conductors: Demaris, Brian

The creation of Darkling, an opera with music by Stefan Weisman and libretto by Anna Rabinowitz, is a story of transformations. It is a story...continue...
Recording information: American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New Yor (02/25/2011); Merlin Studios, New York, New York (02/25/2011); American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New Yor (0...continue...
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ALB 1315
Don Davis: Río de Sangre, opera in three acts / Florentine Opera Company
Don Davis: Río de Sangre, opera in three acts / Florentine Opera Company

2 CD / Albany Records / 2011-10-11

Works: Don Davis: Río de Sangre, opera
Conductors: Rescigno, Joseph

This world premiere recording of Río de Sangre, a new opera by composer Don Davis and librettist Kate Gale, presents fictional characters and situations that...continue...
Recording information: Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Mi (10/22/2010-10/24/2010)....continue...
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ALB 1296
José
José "Pepe" Martinez & Leonard Foglia: To Cross the Face of the Moon

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-10-11

Works: Jose "Pepe" Martinez: Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, opera
Performers: Shircliffe, Brian
Conductors: Martinez, Jose "Pepe"

Cruzar La Cara de la Luna/To Cross the Face of the Moon is the world's first opera composed for mariachi. Exploring the fusion of opera...continue...
Recording information: Wortham Theater Center, Houston, TX (11/13/2010)....continue...
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ALB 1299
The Sacred Voice: sacred vocal works by Graham Gordon Ramsay / Yulia Van Doren, Mary Gerbi, Zachary Wilder
The Sacred Voice: sacred vocal works by Graham Gordon Ramsay / Yulia Van Doren, Mary Gerbi, Zachary Wilder

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-10-11

Works: Graham Gordon Ramsay: Ave Maria, for chorus; Missa Sancta Stephani, for chorus; Obedience, for 2 voices & organ; If You Love Me, for 3 voices; De Profundis, for chorus; Psalms (3), for chorus & violi...
Performers: Christensen, Heinrich; Combs, Allen; Cooper, Jessica; DeMille, Marc J.; Doren, Yulia Van; Everson, Lori; Hatch, Monica; Hindrichs, Emily; Kravitz, David; McGee, Randy; McSweeney, Mark; Proft, John; R...
Conductors: Christensen, Heinrich

In the compositions here, composer Graham Gordon Ramsay aims to rethink a variety of familiar sacred texts in a fresh way. His music not only...continue...
Recording information: Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA....continue...
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ALB 1304
Drive American: John Adams, Joan Tower, Daniel Crozier and Chen Yi / Heidi Louise Williams, piano
Drive American: John Adams, Joan Tower, Daniel Crozier and Chen Yi / Heidi Louise Williams, piano

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-10-11

Works: John Adams: American Berserk, for piano; Joan Tower: No Longer Very Clear; Daniel Crozier: Winter Aubade, for piano; Chen Yi: Ba Ban, for piano; Augusta Read Thomas: Traces, for piano; William Bolcom...
Performers: Williams, Heidi Louise

A superlative program of piano music by American composers is offered by pianist Heidi Williams. The oldest work on the program dates from 1988 (William...continue...
Recording information: Opperman Music Hall, The Florida State University (2009-05-16_2009-05-19&2009-)....continue...
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ALB 1298
Alec Wilder: Music for Piano / John Noel Roberts, piano
Alec Wilder: Music for Piano / John Noel Roberts, piano

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-10-11

Works: Alec Wilder: Sonata - Fantasy, for piano; Hardy Suite, for piano; Piano Suite no 1; Piano Suite no 2; Un Deuxième Essai, for piano; Piano Suite no 3; Piano Suite no 4; Mosaics (12), for piano
Performers: Roberts, John Noel

Unlike much of his other chamber music, Alec Wilder's solo piano works are miniatures, delicately balanced, and succinct. More than half the pieces and movements...continue...
Recording information: ACA Digital Recording, Atlanta (06/13/2010-06/14/2010)....continue...
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ALB 1294
Tania León: Haiku and Inura
Tania León: Haiku and Inura "In Motion" / Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-10-11

Works: Tania León: Haiku, ballet; Inura, for voices, strings & percussion
Conductors: León, Tania
Ensemble: Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble; Son Sonora Ensemble

Tania León was born and raised in Cuba but her ancestry spans Europe, Africa, and Asia as well as the Americas. In the music she...continue...
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ALB 1284
Barbara White: My Barn Having Burned to the Ground, I Can Now See the Moon / Jennifer & Laura Frautschi
Barbara White: My Barn Having Burned to the Ground, I Can Now See the Moon / Jennifer & Laura Frautschi

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-10-11

Works: Barbara White: Five Elements, for string quartet & piano; Enough Rope, for voice & flute; The Wound and the Eye, for piano; My barn having burned to the ground, I can now see the moon, for flute, cla...
Performers: Blacklow, John; Boldin, Deborah; Frautschi, Jennifer; Frautschi, Laura; Kaye, Alan; Learman, Sabrina; O'Connor, Tara Helen; Panner, Daniel; Shao, Sophie

Barbara White's music subverts our presumptions and compels us to alter the way we listen, to discard tired preconceptions and generic expectations. She projects a...continue...
Recording information: Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University....continue...
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ALB 1303
Paul Chihara: Love Music / Ani Kavafian, Paul Neubauer, Kirk Trevor
Paul Chihara: Love Music / Ani Kavafian, Paul Neubauer, Kirk Trevor

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-09-13

Works: Paul Chihara: Concerto for Violin, clarinet & orchestra; Duo Concertante, for violin & viola; Two Images, for clarinet, viola & piano; Embraceable Duo (after George Gershwin), for violin & viola; Ell...
Performers: Costa, Anthony; Deighton, Tim; Elisi, Enrico; Gray, Gary [Clarinet]; Kavafian, Ani; Kim, Alyssa; Masek, Doug; Moses, John; Neubauer, Paul
Conductors: Trevor, Kirk

Composer Paul Chihara comments that "This cd is a labor of love. It represents my activities in concert, ballet, movies and Broadway - and is...continue...
Recording information: Klavierhaus, New York; Sean Swinney Recording, New York....continue...
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ALB 1290
The Fogg Project / Ryan Fogg
The Fogg Project / Ryan Fogg

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-09-13

Works: Karim Al-Zand: Pattern Preludes Book 2, for piano; Pattern Preludes Book 3, for piano; Joseph Dangerfield: Remnants, for piano; Tim Sullivan: Fractured Spaces, for piano; Luke Dahn: Traces, for piano...
Performers: Fogg, Ryan

Pianist Ryan Fogg is on the faculty at Carson-Newman College. He studied at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Houston and East...continue...
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ALB 1288
Raphael Lucas: Confession / Catherine Webber, Molly Davey
Raphael Lucas: Confession / Catherine Webber, Molly Davey

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-09-13

Works: Raphaël Lucas: Confession, opera
Conductors: Murphy, Hugh

Confession, Raphaël Lucas' award-winning opera, libretto by Jacque Trussel and Margaret Vignola, was created as a "prequel" to Puccini's beloved Suor Angelica. The evocative one-act...continue...
Recording information: School of Music Recital Hall, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, (05/14/2011)....continue...
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ALB 1306
Paul Osterfield: Rocky Streams / H. Stephen Smith, Caleb Harris
Paul Osterfield: Rocky Streams / H. Stephen Smith, Caleb Harris

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-09-13

Works: Paul Osterfield: Divertimento, for 7 players; Songs of Love, for voice & piano; Klee Abstractions, for flute, clarinet & guitar; Walt Whitman's America, for voice & piano; Rocky Streams, for 6 players
Performers: Aliquo, Don; Arndt, Michael; Arndt, Sandra; Douglass, James; Harris, Caleb; Little, Deanna R.; Loucky, Dave; Pigg, Dewayne; Smith, H. Stephen; Stone, Maya; Waldecker, Todd; Yelverton, William [Guitar]
Conductors: Osterfield, Paul

Composer Paul Osterfield was born in 1973. He composed and performed as a cellist throughout middle school and high school. He won first prize as...continue...
Recording information: Studio A, Ocean Way, Nashville (05/23/2009/05/11/2010)....continue...
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ALB 1287
In the Style ofà / Terry Everson, trumpet, Shiela Kibbe, piano
In the Style ofà / Terry Everson, trumpet, Shiela Kibbe, piano

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-09-13

Works: Rodion Shchedrin: In the style of Albeniz; Elena Roussanova Lucas: Concertino for trumpet & piano; Daniel Pinkham: Sonata for trumpet & piano; Eric Ewazen: Sonata for trumpet & piano; Terry Everson: ...
Performers: Berlin, Eric; Bliznik, Karin; Everson, Terry; Holdaway, Adam G.; Kelley, Richard; Kibbe, Sheila [Piano]; Maloney, Kevin; Mashburn, Mark; Oakes, Dana; Watson, Richard [Trumpet]

The pieces collected on this compact disc all hold personal significance for trumpeter Terry Everson, which form the unifying theme of the program. This virtual...continue...
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ALB 1292
Curtis-Smith: Gold Are My Flowers, A Civil War Song Cycle / Carmen Pelton
Curtis-Smith: Gold Are My Flowers, A Civil War Song Cycle / Carmen Pelton

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-09-13

Works: Curtis Curtis-Smith: Gold Are My Flowers (Christopher the Christ-Bearer), cycle for 2 voices & ensemble; A Civil War Song Cycle, for voice & piano
Performers: -Smith, Curtis; Ardizzone, Matthew; Bonhag, Mary [Soprano]; Buranskas, Karen; Knific, Renata Artman; Knific, Tom; Moonert, Judy; Opalach, Jan; Pelton, Carmen; Roederer, Silvia; Smith, Christine M.; T...
Conductors: Miller, Joe

Two works for voice by the internationally recognized composer C. Curtis-Smith are offered on this recording. The first - Gold Are My Flowers - is...continue...
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ALB 1278
Heartsongs & Audubon: Bartok, Foster, etc / Carver Blanchard, lute
Heartsongs & Audubon: Bartok, Foster, etc / Carver Blanchard, lute

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-08-09

Works: Carver Blanchard: Audubon, tone poem for lute; L'Homme Armé, fantasy for lute; Heartsongs, for lute; Once to Every Man and Nation / He Leadeth Me, hymn medley for lute; The Saints of God, hymn s...
Performers: Blanchard, Carver

Carver Blanchard is the former lutenist for the Smithsonian Institution and now teaches guitar and lute at Wesleyan University. He has divided this recording into...continue...
Recording information: Carver's Barn, Elka Park, New York (01/2010-05/2010); Wesleyan University (01/2010-05/2010); Carver's Barn, Elka Park, New York (09/12/2010-09/13/2010); Wesleyan University (09/...continue...
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ALB 1277
Gary Smart: Blossoms / Gary Smart, piano
Gary Smart: Blossoms / Gary Smart, piano

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-08-09

Works: Gary Smart: Fanfare, for piano & radio; Blossoms, pieces (7) for piano; Inside, for piano; American Painters (4), for piano; Line Drawing, for piano; On Three Notes, for piano; In Black and White, fo...
Performers: Smart, Gary

A unique musician, composer-pianist Gary Smart composes and improvises a music that reflects an abiding interest in Americana, world musics and jazz, as well as...continue...
Recording information: Friday Musicale Hall, Jacksonville, FL....continue...
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ALB 1286
The Piano in China /  Works by Dun, Zhao, Green / Wang, piano
The Piano in China / Works by Dun, Zhao, Green / Wang, piano

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-08-09

Works: Alexander Tcherepnin: Concert Etudes (5), for piano, Op. 52; He Luting: Buffalo Boy's Flute, for piano; Li Yinghai: Music at Sunset, for piano; Tan Dun: Eight Memories in Watercolor, for piano, Op. 1...
Performers: Wang, Tianshu

While the first piano made its appearance in China in the late 19th century, Chinese piano composition did not begin until the 1930s. The common...continue...
Recording information: Recital Hall, Graves Piano and Organ Company, Columbus, (09/26/2010/11/19/2010)....continue...
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ALB 1289
Legacy: Violin Music of African-American Composers / Tami Lee Hughes, violin; Ellen Bottorff, piano
Legacy: Violin Music of African-American Composers / Tami Lee Hughes, violin; Ellen Bottorff, piano

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-08-09

Works: Francis Johnson: Bingham's Cotillion for violin & band; George Morrison: Violin Solos (5), for violin; David Baker: Jazz Suite, for violin & piano; Ozie Cargile: Mixed Feelings, for violin & piano; C...
Performers: Bottorff, Ellen; Hughes, Tami Lee [Violin]

Violinist Tami Lee Hughes offers a survey of violin music by African-American composers that begins with a work written in 1820 by Francis Johnson and...continue...
Recording information: Swarthout Recital Hall, University of Kansas at Lawrenc (2009-2010)....continue...
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Snell Sessions / Fauré, Karg-Elert, Heinick, Albright / Creviston, Sax; Gruber Piano
Snell Sessions / Fauré, Karg-Elert, Heinick, Albright / Creviston, Sax; Gruber Piano

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-08-09

Works: David Heinick: Mantis, for saxophone & piano; William Albright: Sonata for alto saxophone & piano; Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Sonata Appassionata for flute solo in F sharp Minor, Op. 140; Gabriel Fauré...
Performers: Creviston, Christopher; Gruber, Hannah [Piano]

Since their first performance in Carnegie Hall in 2007, saxophonist Christopher Creviston and pianist Hannah Gruber have been guests on series and festivals across the...continue...
Recording information: Sara M. Snell Music Theater at the Crane School of Musi....continue...
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ALB 1285
John Aylward: Stillness and Change / East Coast Contemporary Ensemble
John Aylward: Stillness and Change / East Coast Contemporary Ensemble

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-08-09

Works: John Aylward: Stillness and Change, for ensemble; Images of Departure, for viola & piano; Songs from the Wild Iris, for ensemble; Reciprocal Accord, for violin & cello
Performers: Finckel, Chris; Gosling, Stephen; Holloway, Mark; Macomber, Curtis
Conductors: Pintscher, Matthias
Ensemble: East Coast Contemporary Ensemble

Composer John Aylward has been awarded a Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Fulbright Grant and First Prize from...continue...
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ALB 1283
Eruptions / Orchestral Excerpts for Low Brass
Eruptions / Orchestral Excerpts for Low Brass

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-07-12

Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4; Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73; Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68; Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 8 in C minor, WAB 108; Symphony No 4; Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107...
Performers: Bobroff, David; Buzbee, Jessica; Buzbee, Timothy; Colomer, Javier; Rogers, Lee

This is a recording for low brass lovers! Eruptions not only displays a good starting point for learning the excerpts on this recording, but it...continue...
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ALB 1282
William Schuman: On Freedom's Ground / Kammin, soparno; Herrera, baritone
William Schuman: On Freedom's Ground / Kammin, soparno; Herrera, baritone

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-07-12

Works: William Schuman: American Festival Overture, for orchestra; A Free Song, for chorus, baritone soloist & orchestra; Prelude for Voices, for women's chorus (also version for mixed chorus); On Freedom's...
Performers: Herrera, Ricardo; Kammin, Ingrid
Conductors: Hobson, Ian [Piano]; Stoltzfus, Fred
Ensemble: Sinfonia da Camera; University of Illinois Chamber Singers

The four compositions on this disc effectively portray both sides of William Schuman's musical personality - from the spirited energy of American Festival Overture and...continue...
Recording information: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of (11/06/2010)....continue...
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Lines: Works for cello & piano by Bloch, Sessions, Lutoslawski, Stucky, Boulanger / Stinson, cello
Lines: Works for cello & piano by Bloch, Sessions, Lutoslawski, Stucky, Boulanger / Stinson, cello

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-07-12

Works: Ernest Bloch: Suite no 3 for solo cello; Roger Sessions: Pieces (6) for cello; John Harbison: Suite for cello; Witold Lutoslawski: Metamorphoses for 'cello and piano; Steven Stucky: Studi su un nome;...
Performers: Morkoski, Molly; Stinson, Caroline

Lines, the title of this imaginative program, beguilingly performed, links pupils to teachers in three principal strands: Bloch-Sessions-Harbison; Lutoslawski-Stucky-Waggoner and Weesner; and Boulange...continue...
Recording information: The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York city (2009-10-22&2009-10-23&2009-)....continue...
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Still Life / Works by Andrew Simpson, David Amram, Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis / Noah Getz, saxophone; Andrew Simpson, piano
Still Life / Works by Andrew Simpson, David Amram, Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis / Noah Getz, saxophone; Andrew Simpson, piano

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-07-12

Works: Andrew Simpson: The Golden Prophecy, for saxophone & piano; David Amram: Prologue & Scherzo for saxophone & piano; Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis: Shadow Remix, for saxophone & piano; Matthew Van Brink: So...
Performers: Getz, Noah; Simpson, Andrew

Saxophone virtuoso Noah Getz explains: "Still Life represents a snapshot of the music that I have been performing and enjoying over the last several years....continue...
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ALB 1276
Jorge Martín: Cello Music / Yehuda Hanani, cello
Jorge Martín: Cello Music / Yehuda Hanani, cello

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-07-12

Works: Jorge Martin: Sonata for cello & piano ("Four Noble Truths"); Recuerda, for cello; Nocturnes (3), for cello & piano; Ropa Vieja, for cello, accordion & percussion; Hollywood Variations, for cello & p...
Performers: Dixson, Arti; Hanani, Yehuda; Ponce, Walter; Schimmel, William

These five works for cello by noted Cuban-American composer Jorge Martín were written between 1997 and 2010 - most of them having some association with...continue...
Recording information: American Academy of Arts and Letters....continue...
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Lee Hoiby: Summer and Smoke
Lee Hoiby: Summer and Smoke

2 CD / Albany Records / 2011-06-14

Works: Lee Hoiby: Summer and Smoke, opera in 2 acts
Performers: Abed, Salim Paul; Agosto, Josh; Beer, Satchell; Benedetti, Sophia; Boaz, Heather; Connolly, Nicholas; Coolen, Claire; Farmer, Audean; Fraser, Lindsey; Gokool, Steve; Herman, Allyson; Hernandez, Maria...
Conductors: Osgood, Steven

This is a world premiere recording of Lee Hoiby's 1971 two-act opera, with libretto by Lanford Wilson, based on the play by Tennessee Williams. Lee...continue...
Recording information: Manhattan School Of Music (2010)....continue...
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ALB 1272
Leon Kirchner: Orchestral Works / Mitropoulos
Leon Kirchner: Orchestral Works / Mitropoulos

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-06-14

Works: Leon Kirchner: Music for Orchestra; Lily for soprano & chamber orchestra; Concerto for Piano no 1
Performers: Beard, Allen; Buswell, James; Dunkel, Paul; Heller, Alexander; Hoagland, Diana; Hollander, Lorin; Imai, Nobuko; Kirchner, Leon; Lesser, Laurence; Routch, Robert; Stoltzman, Richard [Clarinet]; Vogel,...
Conductors: Kirchner, Leon; Mitropoulos, Dimitri

This disc includes a premiere recording made in 1992 with Leon Kirchner conducting his Music for Orchestra with the orchestra he founded at Harvard along...continue...
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Elliott Schwartz: Darwin's Dream
Elliott Schwartz: Darwin's Dream

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-06-14

Works: Elliott Schwartz: Quartet for Strings no 2 ("For Louise and Aaron"); Summer's Journey, for flute, french horn & wind ensemble; Darwin's Dream, collage for piano & electronics
Performers: Schwartz, Elliott; Shuhan, Elizabeth
Conductors: Peterson, Stephen
Ensemble: Ithaca College Wind Ensemble

Born in 1936, the eminent American composer Elliott Schwartz has had a distinguished career as a composer, professor and writer. He is the Robert K....continue...
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ALB 1266
Jeremy Gill: Book of Hours
Jeremy Gill: Book of Hours

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-06-14

Works: Jeremy Gill: Book of Hours, for piano; Helian, for voice & piano
Performers: Gill, Jeremy; Hays, Jonathan; Orth, Peter

The two works on this recording are concerned with time-cycles: Book of Hours with the ordering of days, Helian with the changing of seasons. Book...continue...
Recording information: Rubendall Recital Hall, Dickinson College Carlisle, PA (06/18/2010/06/19/2010)....continue...
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Boris Papandopulo: Piano Music
Boris Papandopulo: Piano Music

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-06-14

Works: Boris Papandopulo: Igra, scherzo fantastico for piano; Sonatina for piano; 10 X 1, musical impressions (10) for piano; Partita for piano; Studies (8), for piano
Performers: Phillips, Nicholas [Piano]

Born in the German spa town of Honnef am Rhein, Boris Papandopulo (1906-91) has emerged as one of the most significant Croatian musicians of the...continue...
Recording information: Wild Sound Studio, Minneapolis, MN....continue...
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