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 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...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2002-09-10
"These four works, composed between 1992 and 1997, provide a concentrated introduction to Zimmermann's way with those paradoxes. Though often simple in texture and rhythm,...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2002-08-27Works: Peter Garland: Another Sunrise, for 2 pianos & 4 percussionists; Dreaming of Immortality in a Thatched Cottage, for 3 voices, harpichord & percussion; I have had to learn the simplest things last, fo...
Performers: Gunji, Maya; Kennedy, John; Suter, Mark; Takahashi, Aki; Trigg, William; Wood, Charles
Conductors: Wood, Charles; Kennedy, John
Ensemble: Essential Music
1 CD / Mode Records / 2002-07-23Works: Christian Wolff: Look She Said, for solo double bass with voice; Jasper, for violin & double bass; String Bass Exercise out of "Bandiera Rossa"; Dark as a Dungeon, for trombone & double bass; Untitle...
Performers: Black, Robert [Bass]; Josephson, Julie; Lorentz, Robin
2 CD / Mode Records / 2002-07-09Works: John Cage: Roaratorio - An Irish Circus on 'Finnegans Wake'; Laughtears; Writing for the Second Time through Finnegans Wake
Performers: Cage, John; Ennis, Seamus; Glackin, Paddy; Heaney, Joe; Malloy, Matt; Mercier, Mell; Mercier, Peadher; Schöning, Klaus
1 CD / Mode Records / 2002-05-21Works: Morton Feldman: Journey to the End of the Night, for soprano, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet & bassoon; Between Categories, for 2 pianos, 2 chimes, 2 violins & 2 cellos; Intervals, for bass-baritone,...
Performers: Fulkerson, James; McFadden, Claron; Tassel, Charles van
Conductors: Fulkerson, James
Ensemble: Barton Workshop
1 CD / Mode Records / 2002-03-26Works: John Cage: Triple-Paced no 1, for piano; Triple-Paced no 2, for prepared piano; Totem Ancestor, for prepared piano; Ad Lib, for piano; Jazz Study, for piano (authorship uncertain); Music for Marcel D...
Performers: Tan, Margaret Leng [Piano]
Personnel: Margaret Leng Tan (piano); John Cage (percussion).
Recording information: Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University, Middletown, (04/04/1999-08/06/2001); Wlater Reade Theater, Linco...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2002-02-26Works: Giacinto Scelsi: Ixor, for reed instrument; Piccola suite, for flute & clarinet; Preghiera per un' ombra; Ko-lho; Pwyll, for flute; Studies (3) for Eb clarinet; Rucke di guck, for piccolo & oboe; Lat...
Performers: Milliken, Cathy; Novakova, Clara; Robinson, Carol [clarinet]
1 CD / Mode Records / 2002-02-26Works: Bernadette Speach: Trio des Trois III, for viola, cello & piano; When It Rains, Lleuve, for piano; Chosen Voices, for prepared guitar & toy piano; les ondes pour quatre, for string quartet; Angels in...
Performers: de Mare, Anthony [Piano]; Heiss, David; Martin, Lois; Speach, Bernadette
Conductors: Speach, Bernadette
1 CD / Mode Records / 2002-02-26Works: Bernadette Marie Speach: Moto; Pensées; Trajet; Sonata for Piano; Shattered Glass; Telepathy
Performers: Davis, Thulani; de Mare, Anthony; Horner, Lindsey; Hoyer, Jeff; Krech, Leonard; Lake, Oliver; Melford, Myra; Pugliese, Michael; Schanzer, Jeffrey; Vigeland, Nils; Williams, Jan
Conductors: Speach, Bernadette Marie
Ensemble: Bowery Ensemble
1 CD / Mode Records / 2002-02-26Works: John Cage: Five, for any 5 voices or instruments; Ryoanji, for voice, flute, oboe, trombone, contrabass, percussion, chamber orchestra & 2nd voice ad; Four5, for 4 saxophones; Five4, for 2 saxes & pe...
Performers: Bertoncini, Mario; Kaczynski, Raymond; Krieger, Ulrich; Ruger, Tobias; Schaper, Gerhard; Volker, Reimar
1 CD / Mode Records / 2001-10-23Works: Henry Cowell: Suite for Small Orchestra; Heroic Dance; Dance Forms, for 3 melody instruments and 2 percussionists, HC 521; Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel (5), incidental music for Cocteau's play...
Performers: Caine, Jennifer; Gandolfi, Josephine; Hillhouse, Wendy; Maginnis, Patrice
Conductors: Paiement, Nicole A.
Ensemble: California Parallèle Ensemble
2 CD / Mode Records / 2001-09-11Works: Iannis Xenakis: Mycanea-Alpha; Polytope de Cluny; Brigitte Robindoré: L'autel de la perte et de la transformation; Comme etrangers et voyageurs sur la terre; Jean-Claude Risset: Saxatile; Nico...
Performers: Auzet, Roland; Isherwood, Nicholas; Kientzy, Daniel; Takada, Kazuko; Talibart, Claire
Conductors: Henzold, Olaf;
Ensemble: Arditti String Quartet; Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
1 CD / Mode Records / 2001-04-24Works: Morton Subotnick: Touch; A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur; Gestures "It Begins with Colors"
Performers: La Barbara, Joan
1 CD / Mode Records / 2001-02-27Works: Giacinto Scelsi: Canti del capricorno; Hymnos; Hurqualja; Konx-om-pax
Performers: Ahlstedt, Douglas; Vaillancourt, Pauline
Conductors: Izquierdo, Juan Pablo
Ensemble: Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic Orchestra
Hymnos' large orchestra is divided into two groups, placed on each side of a central axis made up of the organ, timpani, and percussion. About...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2001-01-23Works: Gabriel Valverde: Espacios Inasibles, for large orchestra; Resplandor de los Surem, for piano; Terra Incognita, for string trio & electronic tape; El Silencio ya no es el Silencio, for harp; 5000 Voc...
Performers: Schvartz, Haydée
Conductors: Volmer, Arvo; Cuendet, Olivier
Ensemble: Ensemble 2E2M; Malmö Symphony Orchestra
1 CD / Mode Records / 2001-01-23Works: Aaron Copland: Piano Fantasy; Charles Ives: Sonata for Piano no 1
Performers: Laimon, Sara
Timed to coincide with the centennial celebration of Copland's birth, this recording couples two major - and somewhat neglected - works of 20th century American...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2000-11-28Works: Giacinto Scelsi: Sonata for Piano no 2; Sonata for Piano no 4; Suite no 9 "Ttai," for piano
Performers: Bessette, Louise
1 CD / Mode Records / 2000-10-24Works: John Cage: Two 4 for Violin and Piano/Sho
Performers: Arditti, Irvine [Violin]; Miyata, Mayumi
Personnel: Irvine Arditti (violin); Mayumi Miyata (sho); Stephen Drury (piano).
These two magnificent versions of John Cage's late duo work Two4, one with the Japanese sho (mouth organ), the o...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2000-08-22Works: Paul Koonce: Walkabout; Hothouse; Pins; The Flywheel Dream
1 CD / Mode Records / 2000-07-25Works: David Felder: Six Poems From Neruda's "Alturas...", for orchestra; Coleccion Nocturna, for clarinet/bass clarinet, piano & tape; A Pressure Triggering Dreams, for orchestra & electronics
Performers: Felder, David; Kopperud, Jean; Winn, James
Conductors: Mårtensson, Magnus; Sollberger, Harvey
Ensemble: ; June in Buffalo Chamber Orchestra
1 CD / Mode Records / 2000-06-27Works: John Cage: Etcetera, for orchestra & environmental tape (indeterminate); Etcetera 2/4 Orchestras, for orchestra & tape
Performers: Drury, Stephen
Conductors: Peltz, Charles; Brooks, Tamara; Drury, Stephen
Ensemble: Callithumpian Consort; Callithumpian Consort of the New England Conservat; New England Conservatory Orchestra
Recording information: Jordan Hall, The New England Conservatory of Music, Bos (03/07/1991-03/08/1991)....continue...
2 CD / Mode Records / 2000-03-28Works: Morton Feldman: Piece for Violin and Piano; Projection 4, for violin & piano; Extensions 1, for violin & piano; Vertical Thoughts 2, for violin & piano; Spring of Chosroes, for violin & piano; For Jo...
Performers: Clarke, Stephen; Sabat, Marc
2 CD / Mode Records / 2000-02-08Works: John Cage: Series re Morris Graves; Art Is Either a Complaint or Do Something Else; What You Say
Performers: Cage, John
1 CD / Mode Records / 1999-11-30Works: Luc Ferrari: Chansons pour le corps, suite for voice & 5 instruments with recorded memories; Et si tout entiere maintenant...symphonic tale for actress, field recordings on an ice-breaker & orc
Performers: Caron, Elise; Frydman, Sylvain; Lagniel, Christine; Maurer, Michel; Musseau, Michel
Conductors: Prin, Yves
Ensemble: Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique
Ferrari (1925-2003) studied with Messiaen and Honegger and became one of the founding members of the electronic studio Groupe de Recherches Musicales in 1959, along...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 1999-10-19Works: Iannis Xenakis: Evryali, for piano; Dikhthas, for violin & piano; Herma, for piano; Palimpsest, for 11 musicians; Mists, for piano; à r ("Hommage à Ravel"), for piano
Performers: Peters, Jane; Takahashi, Aki
Conductors: Peltz, Charles
Ensemble: Society for New Music
1 CD / Mode Records / 1999-08-17Works: Amy Rubin: Hallelujah games, for marimba & piano; Whose America? for soprano voice & piano; Trifocals; Cry of the mothers, for piano; Journey, for flute & piano; Chant, for piano; Obsession, for pian...
Performers: Nester, Kathleen; Rubin, Amy; Sato, Atsuko; Schadeberg, Christine; Sternberg, Jo-Ann; Trigg, William
Ensemble: Musicians' Accord
1 CD / Mode Records / 1999-08-17Works: Richard Strauss: Enoch Arden, Op. 38; Das Schloss am Meere ("Hast du das Schloss gesehen"), melodrama for narrator & piano, o.Op. 92 (TrV
Performers: Mikhashoff, Yvar
1 CD / Mode Records / 1999-08-17Works: Chaya Czernowin: Afatsim --Nonet; String Quartet; Die Kreuzung --Trio; Dam Sheon Hachol --String Sextet; Ina --for live solo bass flute and six pre-recorded flutes on tape
Performers: Fonville, John; Mizoiri, Keizo
Conductors: Sollberger, Harvey;
Ensemble: Arditti Quartet (String Quartet); SONOR Ensemble; SONOR Ensemble of USCD
1 CD / Mode Records / 1999-06-22Works: Joseph Schillinger: Melody; Mouvement électronique et pathétique; Friedrich Wilckens: Dance in the Moon; Percy Grainger: Free Music no 2; Bohuslav Martinu: Fantasie for Theremin, Oboe, ...
Performers: Kavina, Lydia; Parcells, Elisabeth; Pierce, Joshua [Piano]
Ensemble: Portland String Quartet
As her hands dance around the instrument's antennas, Lydia Kavina proves the theremin is no mere producer of Hollywood sound effects. One of the first...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 1999-06-22Works: Morton Feldman: Intersection, for magnetic tape; Nature pieces, for piano; Variations, for piano; Extensions 1, for violin & piano; Extensions 3, for piano; Extensions 4, for 3 pianos; Piece for Viol...
1 CD / Mode Records / 1999-04-20Works: Christian Wolff: Tilbury 1, for keyboard(s) and/or any instrument(s); Tilbury 2, for any number of instruments; Tilbury 3, for any number of instruments; Tilbury 4, for any number of instruments; Sno...
Performers: Dahinden, Roland; Kleeb, Hildegarde; Polisoidis, Dimitris
2 CD / Mode Records / 1999-03-23Works: Henry Cowell: Mosaic Quartet, for 2 violins, viola & cello (aka String Quartet no 3), HC 518; Simultaneous Mosaics (26), for violin, clarinet, cello, percussion & piano, HC 923; Suite for Woodwind Qu...
Performers: Cowell, Henry [Composer]
Ensemble: Musicians' Accord
1 CD / Mode Records / 1999-02-16Works: John Cage: Four2, for chorus; Living Room Music, for 4 percussionists; ear for EAR (Antiphonies) for widely spaced single voices; Four Solos for Voice, for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor & bass (Solos...
Conductors: Veto, Tamas
Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen (Denmark)
1 CD / Mode Records / 1998-09-15Works: Traditional: Native American Songs; Pascal Dusapin: Red Rock; Karlheinz Stockhausen: In the Sky I Am Walking, American Indian song for 2 voices
1 CD / Mode Records / 1998-09-15Works: Gérard Pape: Electro-Acoustic Songs (2) for soprano, flute & tape; Le Fleuve du Désir III, for string quartet & tape; Monologue, chamber opera based on Samuel Beckett's play, for bass v...
Performers: Daroux, Cecile; Isherwood, Nicholas [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Kientzy, Daniel; Pape, Janet S.
Conductors: Méfano, Paul
Ensemble: Ensemble 2E2M
1 CD / Mode Records / 1998-06-16Works: Howard Skempton: passing fancy, for piano; Drum Canon 2; Bends, for cello; Call, for clarinet & piano; Fire, for soprano voice & clarinet; Saltaire Melody, for piano; Recessional, for any instrument ...
Performers: Bocker, Eva; Corbett, John H.; Dickel, Werner; Howard Skempton [Composer/Accordion]; Kretzschmar, Hermann; Leonard, Sarah; Romer, Rainer; Wiesner, Dietmar
With their distinctly English vocabulary, witty turns, and spare yet memorable melodies, 'Surface Tension' offers a survey of Skempton's music in solo through quintet settings...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 1998-06-16Works: Sylvano Bussotti: Il Preludio, for piano; Pour Clavier, for piano; Bartok-Busoni, Capreice des 34 Mikrokosmos, for piano; Brillante, for piano; Sonatina Gioacchina, for piano; Musica Per Amici for pi...
Performers: Joste, Martine
1 CD / Mode Records / 1998-05-19Works: David Tudor: RainForest I; RainForest IV
Performers: Kosugi, Takehisa; Tudor, David
Rainforest is one of Tudor's landmark electronic works. It exists in 4 performance versions, 2 of which are on the present CD and issued commercially...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 1998-03-17Performers: Drury, Stephen
The three major solo piano works on this disc make a fascinating traversal of three distinct periods of Cage's compositional style. New music champion Stephen...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 1997-11-18Works: Hilda Paredes: Permutaciones for violin; The Seventh Seed, for voices, strings & percussion
Performers: Ambriz, Lourdes; Arditti, Irvine; Plantamura, Carol; Schick, Steve
Conductors: Steiger, Rand
Hilda Paredes is among the foremost younger-generation Mexican composers. Schooled in London where she now lives, Paredes studied with Harrison Birtwistle, Franco Donatoni and Peter...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 1997-09-16Performers: Albert, Edward
Conductors: Peltz, Charles;
Ensemble: Arditti String Quartet; Opera Sacra of Buffalo Chorus; Opera Sacra of Buffalo Orchestra
"The String Quartet is very early Maxwell Davies and is very ingratiating. Its slightly abandoned mood blends effectively with jazz influences, Bartok, and much else...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 1997-04-22Works: Iannis Xenakis: Dämmerschein, for 89 musicians; Persephassa, for 6 percussionists; La Déesse Athéna, for baritone, solo percussion & 10 musicians; Edgard Varèse: Amér...
Performers: Adams, Timothy
Conductors: Izquierdo, Juan Pablo
Ensemble: Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic
1 CD / Mode Records / 1997-01-21Works: John Cage: The City Wears a Slouch Hat; Fads and Fancies from the Academy; A Chant with Claps
Performers: Schmidt, Paul
Ensemble: Essential Music
1 CD / Mode Records / 1996-11-19Works: Iannis Xenakis: Échange, for bass clarinet & 13 musicians; Okho, for 3 percussionists; Xas, for saxophone quartet; Akrata, for 8 winds & 8 brass; In memory of Witold Lutoslawski, for 2 trumpet...
Performers: Cashman, Mathew; Cook, Susan; Lowenstern, Michael; McEwan, Robert; Rieppi, Pablo; Rosenblatt, David; Tracy, Shawn
Conductors: Bornstein, Charles Zachary
Ensemble: Six Ensemble Xanakis USA
1 CD / Mode Records / 1996-09-24Works: Morton Feldman: Four Illusions, for piano; Intermissions 1 & 2, for piano; Extensions 3, for piano; Piano Piece 1955; Piano Piece (to Philip Guston), for piano; Piano; Palais de Marie, for piano
Performers: Takahashi, Aki
Aki Takahashi is a critically acclaimed virtuoso pianist playing a full spectrum of 20th century music. Aki has premiered many works by important composers as...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 1996-03-19Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009; Dieter Schnebel: Inventions (5) for cello; Mit diesen Händen, for cello & mezzo-soprano
Performers: Bach, Michael; Seitz, Mechthild
1 CD / Mode Records / 1996-01-23Works: James Wood: Village Burial with Fire; Spirit Festival with Lamentations
Performers: van Sice, Robert
Ensemble: Percussive Rotterdam
1 CD / Mode Records / 1995-11-21Works: Luciano Berio: Folk Songs, arranged for soprano & 7 instruments (or orchestra); Sequenza III, for voice; Popular Songs (4), for female voice & piano; Chamber Music, for female voice, clarinet, cello ...
Performers: Allen, Barbara; Berkowitz, Sheldon; Coid, Marshall; Emanuel, Carol; Jolles, Susan [Harp]; Kampmeier, Margaret; Laimon, Sara; Mook, Ted; Mook, Theodore; Mooke, Martha; Mukherji, Katherine Flanders; Pu...
Conductors: León, Tania; Biggs, Hayes
Ensemble: ; Musicians' Accord
Luciano Berio was one of the greatest and most innovative composers for the voice of the post-war generation - moving it into previously unknown territories,...continue...