3 CD / Mode Records / 2006-12-05Works: Iannis Xenakis: Persephassa, for 6 percussionists; Psappha, for solo percussion; Dmaathen, for oboe & percussion; Pléïades, for 6 percussionists; Komboï, for percussion & harpsichord...
Performers: Harris, John Mark; Huang, Aiyun; Larson, Philip; Leclair, Jacqueline; Schick, Steve; Stuart, Greg; Wettstein, Shannon
Ensemble: Red Fish Blue Fish
As Steven Schick states in his comprehensive essay accompanying this set, Xenakis was the "progenitor of modern percussion music." Of course Iannis Xenakis did not...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2006-11-07Works: Roland Dahinden: Quartet for Strings no 2 "Mind Rock"; Quartet for Strings no 4 "Flying White"; Quartet for Strings no 5 "Poids de l'ombre"; Quartet for Strings no 3 "Mond See"
Performers: Bik, Annette; Lindenbaum, Andreas; Polisoidis, Dimitris; Schafleitner, Sophie
Ensemble: Klangforum Wien
For his third CD on Mode, composer, trombonist, improviser Roland Dahinden explores the string quartet medium. Each work is dedicated to and influenced by a...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2006-10-03Works: George Crumb: Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III), for 2 amplified pianos & 2 percussionists; Black Angels (Images I), for electric string quartet
Performers: Cladera, Andres; Lorenz, Nena; Manriquez, Luz; Morales, Walter; Passaris, Michael; Shope, Mark; Spurgeon, Brian
Conductors: Izquierdo, Juan Pablo
Ensemble: Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic Orchestra; Latinoamericano String Quartet
This CD combines two classic Crumb compositions of the 1970s expertly performed by members of The Carnegie Mellon Philhar-monic under the direction of conductor Juan...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2006-10-03Works: George Cacioppo: Time on Time in Miracles, for soprano & ensemble; Mod 3, for flute, percussion & contrabass; Holy Ghost Vacuum or America Faints; Advance of the Fungi, for male chorus, winds & percu...
Performers: Cacioppo, George; Isherwood, Nicholas [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Manoukian, Sevan; Pape, Janet S.
Conductors: Méfano, Paul; Méfano, Paul; Francois, Renaud; Arnaud, Lionel
Ensemble: Atelier de Musique Contemporaine du CNR de Versail; Ensemble 2E2M
The music of George Cacioppo (1927-1984) is important in the history of 20th century music composition as the missing link between the American "sound based"...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2006-09-19Works: Gérard Pape: Funeral Sentences, for 2 sopranos, percussionist & live electronics; La naissance du son (in memoriam Iannis Xenakis), for cello; Weaveworld Prologue, for bass & chamber ensemble;...
Performers: Arditti, Irvine [Violin]; Auzet, Roland; Orieux, Armelle; Pape, Janet S.
Conductors: Bancquart, Alain; Arnaud, Lionel
Ensemble: ; Atelier de Musique Contemporaine du CNR de Versail
This is Pape's third monographic CD with Mode Records. Whereas his last Mode CD ("Electro-acoustic Chamber Works, released in 1998) presented his ground breaking works...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2006-08-22Works: Goffredo Petrassi: Sestina d'Autunno "Veni Creator Igor", for mandolin, guitar, violin, cello, double bass & percussion; Seconda Serenata Trio, for mandolin, guitar & harp; Dialogo angelico, for 2 fl...
Performers: Avital, Avi; Bellio, Silvia; Cappelli, Marco; Colombo, Daniele; Longobardi, Ciro; Rossi, Tommaso; Valenti, Antonella; Zavalloni, Cristina
Conductors: Lugo, Claudio
Ensemble: Ensemble Dissonanzen
Dallapiccola and Petrassi are often considered the "Heavenly Twins" of 20th century music in Italy. While it is true that they were born in the...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2006-07-11Works: Juan Felipe Waller: De jague, sal, gala y luna; Hebert Vazquez: Quartet for Strings no 1; German Romero: Ramas, for amplified solo violin; Ivan Naranjo: Uno, for string quartet; Rogelio Sosa: Espasmo...
Performers: Arditti, Irvine [Violin]
Ensemble: Arditti String Quartet
This recording features six of the most inventive younger composer (born between 1957 and 1977) in Mexico's contemporary music scene. The works were recorded in...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2006-06-27Works: Tim Hodgkinson: Vers Kongsu II; Aici Schiteaza pe Acum; Fighting/Breathing; Fragor; De Yoknapatawpha; Further into Hard Stone
Performers: Aguilar, Gustavo; Berthelot, Pascale; Cella, Lisa; D'Hollander, Berten; Di Donato, Jacques; Duthoit, Isabelle; Golia, Vinny; Hodgkinson, Tim; Palter, Morris; Reigle, Robert; Simandy, Denis
Conductors: Dumitrescu, Iancu; Hodgkinson, Tim
Ensemble: Hyperion Ensemble
4 CD / Mode Records / 2006-06-06Works: Edoardo Sanguineti: Sequenza Verses, poetry; Luciano Berio: Sequenza I, for flute; Sequenza II, for harp; Sequenza III, for voice; Sequenza IV, for piano; Sequenza V, for trombone; Sequenza VI, for v...
Performers: Arditti, Irvine [Violin]; Billard, Alain; Cameron, Michael; Chapman, Jane [Harpsichord]; de Saram, Rohan; Dempster, Stuart; Forman, William; Ganz, Isabelle; Hussong, Stefan; Jolles, Susan [Harp]; Jos...
Luciano Berio enriched the repertoire for solo instruments and voice with his series of sixteen 'Sequenzas' and works such as 'Psy,' 'Gesti,' 'Rounds' and 'FaSi.'...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2006-05-23Works: John Cage: Sonata, for 2 voices, for any 2 or more instruments encompassing the ranges c' to c'''; Atlas eclipticalis; Composition For Three Voices, for any three instruments encompassing the ranges ...
Performers: Bertoncini, Mario; Krieger, Ulrich; Maiá, Ulrich; Ruger, Tobias; Scherer, Gerald; Schmieder, Birgit; Straebel, Volker; Volker, Reimar; Wagner, Eric
Ulrich Krieger follows up his successful 'A Cage of Saxophones I' volume with the second installment of Cage works for saxophone(s), spanning a period of...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2006-04-18Works: Giacinto Scelsi: Suite no 10 "Ka," for piano; Illustrazione (4), for piano; Sonata for Piano no 3; Incantations (Incantesimi), for piano; Un adieu, for piano
Performers: Takahashi, Aki
Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988) wrote one of the largest sets of piano music in the 20th century. Scelsi was a virtuoso pianist, and even his most...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2006-03-21Works: John Cage: Chess Pieces; Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano; Vittorio Rieti: Chess Serenade
Performers: Tan, Margaret Leng [Piano]
In 1944 John Cage was invited to participate in "The Imagery of Chess" exhibition at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York City. He contributed...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2006-03-07Works: Marc Ribot: And so I went to Pittsburgh; Ikue Mori: Bird Chant; Elliott Sharp: Amygdala; Anthony Coleman: The Buzzing in my Head; Nick Didkovsky: A Bright Moon makes a Little Daytime; Otomo Yoshihide...
Performers: Cappelli, Marco
Cappelli became involved with the NYC avant-garde scene, encompassing elements of jazz, experimental rock, and academic music to create a common musical language. His experience...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2006-02-07Works: Stefan Wolpe: Passacaglia, for orchestra (arrangement of C. 62/4), C. 66, Op. 23; Musik für Molières "Eingebildeten Kranken," incidental music for flute, clarinet, violin, viola & do; Kle...
Performers: Fels, Lucas; Jaime González [Oboe/English Horn]; Maurer, Barbara; Oka, Shizuyo
Conductors: Kalitzke, Johannes; Herbers, Werner
Ensemble: Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ensemble Recherche
2 CD / Mode Records / 2006-02-07Works: Yvar Mikhashoff: Trittico Fantasy (Fantasia on Themes from Puccini's Il Trittico), for piano; Portrait of Madame Butterfly (Operatic Sonata-Fantasy on Themes of Puccini), for piano; Vincenzo Bellini:...
Performers: Mikhashoff, Yvar
These transcriptions, paraphrases and fantasies from the music of Verdi, Puccini, Bellini, Debussy, Berg, Bussotti and Volans present a major body of attractive, important new...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2005-10-18Works: John Luther Adams: Strange and Sacred Noise
Ensemble: Cincinnati Percussion Group
'Strange & Sacred Noise' is a monumental work for percussion quartet in 9 movements. The spatially separated percussionists are positioned at the four corners of...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2005-10-18Works: Iannis Xenakis: Syrmos, for string ensemble of 18 or 36 players; Aroura, for string ensemble; Voile, for 20 strings; Theraps, for solo double-bass; Analogique A+B, for 9 strings & tape; Ittidra, for ...
Performers: Eckhardt, John
Conductors: Kalitzke, Johannes
Ensemble: Ensemble Resonanz
This CD brings together all of Xenakis' chamber music for strings for the first time (with the exception of the string quartets). The music spans...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2005-09-06Works: Frank Denyer: Out of the Shattered Shadows 1, for flute/bass flute, microtonal-tuned spinet/harmonium, tenor banjo; Out of the Shattered Shadows 2, for 8 on-stage & 3 off-stage musicians; Faint Trace...
Performers: Anderson, John; Denyer, Frank; Fulkerson, James; Geller, Alex; Keser, Marieke; Zwaanenburg, Jos
Ensemble: Barton Workshop
1 CD / Mode Records / 2005-09-06Works: Walter Zimmermann: Wüstenwanderung, for piano; Geduld und Gelegenheit, for cello and piano; Lied im Wüstenvogelton; The Echoing Green
Performers: Bach, Michael; Kretzschmar, Hermann; Rundel, Peter; Wiesner, Dietmar
Ensemble: HCD Ensemble
Like Morton Feldman, whose music he acknowledge as an influence, Zimmermann is fascinated by the relationship between painting and music, and how material of an...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2005-07-26Works: Hilda Paredes: Uy u'tan; Cotidales, for piano quintet; Ah Paaxo'ob, for 21 musicians; Can Silim Tun, for vocal quartet & string quartet
Performers: Pace, Ian
Conductors: Asbury, Stefan
Ensemble: Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt)
1 CD / Mode Records / 2005-06-21Works: John Cage: Seven Haiku, for piano; Music of Changes, for piano; Suite for Toy Piano, for toy piano or piano
Performers: Joste, Martine
1 CD / Mode Records / 2005-05-10Works: Iannis Xenakis: La Legende d'Eer, for 8-channel tape
Performers: Xenakis, Iannis [Composer]
"Music is not a language. Any musical piece is akin to a boulder with complex forms, with striations and engraved designs atop and within, which men can decipher in a thousand different ways without e...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2005-04-26Works: Morton Feldman: Projection 1, for solo cello; Projection 2, for flute, trumpet, violin, cello & piano; Projection 3, for 2 pianos; Projection 4, for violin & piano; Projection 5, for 3 flutes, trumpe...
Performers: Corner, Philip; Denyer, Frank; Keser, Marieke; Kooistra, Taco
Conductors: ; Zwaanenburg, Jos
Ensemble: Barton Workshop
2 CD / Mode Records / 2005-02-22Works: John Cage: Apartment House 1776; Cheap Imitation, for solo violin
Performers: Arditti, Irvine [Violin]
1 CD / Mode Records / 2005-01-25Works: Giacinto Scelsi: Suite no 2 "The Twelve Minor Prophets", for piano; Action Music, for piano
Performers: Clarke, Stephen
1 CD / Mode Records / 2004-12-07Works: George Crumb: Makrokosmos Vol 1 for amplified Piano; Makrokosmos II, for amplified piano
Performers: Nowitz, Alex; Tan, Margaret Leng [Piano]
"The music is exciting, the playing is marvelous - Mode has produced another great disc." -Ingvar Loco Nordin, Sonoloco Record Reviews. "it was impossible not...continue...
1 DVD Video / Mode Records / 2004-12-07
1 CD / Mode Records / 2004-11-23Works: John Cage: One 8
Performers: Bach, Michael
1 CD / Mode Records / 2004-09-21Works: Joël-François Durand: La terre et le feu, for oboe & chamber orchestra; Les raisons des forces mouvantes, for organ; La mesure des choses III - La mesure de la terre et du feu, for oboe &...
Performers: Ericsson, Hans-Ola; Hulse, Gareth; Silverthorne, Paul
Conductors: Valade, Pierre-Andre
This disc of French composer Joel-Francois Durand's music amplifies his ongoing interest in the classical 'four elements': air, earth, fire and water. World class performers...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2004-07-27Works: Roland Dahinden: Silberen, for piano & string quartet; Lichtweiss, for vibraphone
Performers: Kleeb, Hildegarde; Thurner, Bernd
Ensemble: Arditti String Quartet
2 CD / Mode Records / 2004-06-29Works: Morton Feldman: Triadic Memories
Performers: Nonken, Marilyn
Of Ms. Nonken's October 2003 performance of 'Triadic Memories', John Rockwell wrote in The New York Times: 'Ms. Nonken played it with a relaxed, almost...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2004-06-29
An American who came of age in the late 1980s, Jason Eckardt's music captures the essences of the genres that led him first to performance,...continue...
Personnel: Gregor Kitzis, Rolf Schulte (violin); Lois Martin (viola); Christopher Finckel (cello); Jean Kopperud (clarinet); Taimur Sullivan (saxophone); Marilyn Nonken (piano).
2 CD / Mode Records / 2004-05-25Works: Somei Satoh: From the Depth of Silence, for 2 tubular bells & orchestra; Burning Meditation, version for baritone & string orchestra; Kyokoku, for baritone & orchestra; Kisetsu, for orchestra
Performers: Buckner, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Kotik, Petr
Ensemble: Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
1 CD / Mode Records / 2004-04-06Works: Morton Subotnick: Sidewinder; Until Spring
2 CD / Mode Records / 2004-04-06Works: Christian Wolff: Violist Pieces; Kegama; Peace March 1 "Stop Using Uranium"; Peace March 2; Emma; Digger Song; From Leaning Forward; Pieces (3) for Violin and Viola; For 5 or 10 People; Exercises; Da...
Conductors: Fulkerson, James
Ensemble: Barton Workshop
1 CD / Mode Records / 2004-03-09Works: Phill Niblock: Disseminate Ostrava; Kontradictionaries; Disseminate Q-02
Performers: Avondts, Roel; Bachmann, Leo; Bischof, Madeleine; Capece, Lucio; Eckhardt, Julia; Goldfarb, Claire; Mejer, Thomas K.J.; Tierens, Elke
Conductors: Kotik, Petr;
Ensemble: Ensemble OCNM; KONTRA-trio; Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra; Q-02
1 DVD Video / Mode Records / 2004-02-10Works: John Cage: Works
Run Time: 84 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
1 CD / Mode Records / 2003-12-09Works: Elliott Carter: Fragment II, for string quartet; Quintet for piano & strings; Syringa, for mezzo-soprano, bass-baritone & 11 instruments; Tempo e Tempi, for soprano, oboe, clarinet, violin & cello; Q...
Performers: Morelli, Frank [Bassoon]; Neidich, Charles; Oppens, Ursula [Piano]; Purvis, William [Horn]; Shelton, Lucy [Soprano Vocal]; Solomon-Glover, Andre; Taylor, Stephen W. [Oboe]
Conductors: Milarsky, Jeffrey; Asbury, Stefan
Ensemble: Ensemble Sospeso, New York City
1 CD / Mode Records / 2003-10-21Works: Morton Feldman: Three Clarinets, Cello and Piano, for 3 clarinets, cello & piano; Bass Clarinet and Percussion, for bass clarinet, cymbals & gong; Quartet for Clarinet and Strings
Performers: Andreyev, Elena; Dutrieu, Pierre; Leterme, Vincent; Rivalland, Francoise; Robinson, Carol [clarinet]; Voize, Olivier; Wiersma, Peppie
1 CD / Mode Records / 2003-08-26Works: Arvo Pärt: Variations for the Healing of Arinushka, for piano; Für Alina; John Cage: Perpetual Tango, for piano; Giacinto Scelsi: Illustrazione (4), for piano; Mauricio Kagel: An Tasten, et...
Performers: Schvartz, Haydée
1 CD / Mode Records / 2003-08-26Works: Christian Wolff: Pebbles, for violin & piano; Duo for violinist & pianist
Performers: Clarke, Stephen; Sabat, Mike
1 CD / Mode Records / 2003-08-12Works: Michael Colgrass: Déjà vu, for percussion quartet & orchestra; Dream Dancer; Gunther Schuller: In Praise of Winds
Performers: Klymus, William; Means, Jeffrey; Radnofsky, Kenneth; Rubinshteyn, Timur; Victor, David
Conductors: Peltz, Charles
Ensemble: New England Conservatory Ensemble
Michael Colgrass and Gunther Schuller have led lives musically rich in varied influences - performing music of the 19th century tradition, embracing the 20th century...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2003-06-10Works: John Cage: Soliloquy, for piano; Three Easy Pieces, for piano; Four Walls, for voice & piano
Performers: Bruce, Jack; Schvartz, Haydée
1 CD / Mode Records / 2003-05-06Works: Lou Harrison: The Marriage at the Eiffel Tower, for chamber ensemble; The Only Jealousy of Emer, incidental music for celeste. piano, flute, cello & bass; Young Caesar, versions for puppet-opera and ...
Performers: Andrie, Karen; Brandenburg, Mark; Brown, Susan; Cass, Jennifer; Gandolfi, Jodi; Macomber, Scott; Maginnis, Patrice; McGushin, Michael; Miller, Leta E.; Rosenberg, Joel; Staufenbiel, Brian; Winant, Wi...
Conductors: Paiement, Nicole A.
Ensemble: California Parallèle Ensemble; Members of the University of California Santa Clar; Parallele Ensemble; U. C. Santa Cruz Chamber Singers
2 CD / Mode Records / 2003-02-25Works: Alain Bancquart: Le Livre du Labyrinthe
Performers: Artaud, Pierre-Yves; Baldassare, Frederic; Billier, Sylvaine; Briard, Thierry; Curt, Emmanuel; Gallois, Pascal; Garioud, Romain; Isherwood, Nicholas [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Joste, Martine; Lauridon, ...
Personnel: Claude Pavy (electric guitar); Pierre-Yves Artaud (flute); Carol Robinson (clarinet); Emmanuel Curt (percussion).
Recording information: Salle Olivier Messiaen, Radio France, Paris,...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2003-02-11Works: John Cage: Chorals, for violin solo; One6, for violin solo
Performers: Arditti, Irvine [Violin]
"If you were as impressed as I was by Irvine Arditti's staggering performances of John Cage's more-difficult-than-they-sound 'Freeman Etudes' a few years back, you'll probably...continue...
5 CD / Mode Records / 2002-11-26Works: Morton Feldman: Quartet for Strings II
1 CD / Mode Records / 2002-11-26Works: Chaya Czernowin: Six miniatures and a simultaneous song, for 2 ensembles; Shu Hai in an orchestral setting, for voice, 9 recorded versions of the voice, orchestra & live elec; Shu Hai mitamen behatal...
Performers: Catchlove, Brian; Kayser, Deborah; Morris, Geoffrey; O'Dwyer, Timothy; Rae, Paula; Tooby, John; Veltheim, Erkki; Wassermann, Ute
Conductors: Hewett, Simon; Kalitzke, Johannes
Ensemble: Elision Ensemble; Sinfonieorchester Basel
1 DVD Audio / Mode Records / 2002-11-26
1 CD / Mode Records / 2002-10-22Works: John Cage: One9, for Sho solo
Performers: Miyata, Mayumi
The Sho os a mouth organ with bamboo pipes that acts as one the harmony producing instruments in Japanese gagaku. Both solo works were composed...continue...