1 CD / New World / 2006-09-05Works: 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]
1 CD / New World / 2006-09-01Works: Christian Wolff: Exercises, Nos. 15-18; Exercises, Nos. 1-14
Performers: Diels, Natacha; List, Garrett; Polansky, Larry; Riessler, Michael; Rzewski, Frederic [Composer]; Schulkowsky, Robyn; Szlavnics, Chiyoko; Wolff, Christian [Composer]
1 CD / New World / 2006-09-01Works: 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...
1 CD / New World / 2006-08-01Works: 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...
1 CD / New World / 2006-08-01Works: 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...
1 CD / New World / 2006-07-01Works: Henry Brant: Ghosts and Gargoyles, for flutes; Mass in Gregorian Chant for Multiple Flutes ("Mass for June 16"); Angels and Devils for flute & orchestra
Performers: Aitken, Robert [Flute]; Kraus, Jeffrey; Wilkins, Frederick
Conductors: Aitken, Robert [Flute]; Brant, Henry [Composer]
Ensemble: New York Flute Club
"Henry Brant: 'Music for Massed Flutes' witnesses the long-awaited first issue on CD of the historic 1951 New York Flute Club recording of Brant's masterpiece...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2006-06-01Works: 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...
1 CD / New World / 2006-05-01Works: 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...
1 CD / New World / 2006-05-01Works: Eve Beglarian: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, for voice & chamber ensemble; Creating the World, for voice & chamber ensemble; Robin Redbreast, for voice & piccolo; Wonder Counselor, for organ & tap...
Performers: Adelson, Andrew; Arron, Edward; Beglarian, Eve; Bielawa, Lisa; Burhans, Caleb; Dargel, Corey; Ferrari, John; Fieldes, Mat; Gould, Jessica; Grabois, Daniel; Grice, Janet; Herrington, Benjamin; Kampmei...
Conductors: ; Dresher, Paul; Lubman, Bradley
Ensemble: ; MATA Ensemble; Paul Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band
Eve Beglarian is a composer and performer whose music has been described as "an eclectic and wide-open series of enticements." Tell the Birds is her...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2006-04-10Works: 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...
Ensemble: Double Edge; Muir String Quartet
1 CD / New World / 2006-04-01Works: 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...
1 CD / New World / 2006-03-01Works: Robert Carl: Open, for string trio; Sonata for violin & piano no 2 ("Angel-Skating"); Quartet for Strings no 2 ("Fear of Death/Love of Life")
Performers: Lansdale, Katie; McDonald, John; Trepanier, Annie
Ensemble: Adaskin String Trio
"This collection of music for strings by 'Fanfare' new music critic Robert Carl is of quite a different nature than what appeared on his earlier...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2006-02-01Works: Sebastian Currier: Quartetset, for string quartet; Quiet Time, for string quartet
These two works of Sebastian Currier are important additions to the string quartet literature- intelligent, sensitive, carefully considered creations that travel outside the usual well-worn...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2006-01-01Works: 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...
3 CD / New World / 2005-11-01Works: Julius Eastman: Stay on It, for voice & ensemble; If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?, for chamber ensemble; The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc, for solo voice; The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc, for...
Performers: Beder, Jodi; Brown, Geoffrey; Carter, Sarah; Chodos, Amrom; Christner, Philip; Conlon, Christopher; Eastman, Julius; Ferko, Frank; Folger, Edward; Ford, Joseph; Gaston, Doug; Gold, Barry; Green, Juli...
Conductors: Eastman, Julius
1 CD / New World / 2005-10-01Works: 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]
Ensemble: ARTE Quartet
1 CD / New World / 2005-10-01Works: Gordon Mumma: Megaton for Wm. Burroughs; Conspiracy 8; Cybersonic Cantilevers; Cirqualz
Performers: Mumma, Gordon; Smoliar, Stephen
1 CD / New World / 2005-10-01Works: Guillermo Gregorio: Coplanar 1+2, for guitar, synthesizer & ensemble; Coplanar 4, for oboe, clarinet, tuba & cello; Coplanar 3, for piano & strings; White Coplanar, for clarinet, viola & cracklebox; ...
Performers: Baker, Jim; Bruckmann, Kyle; Corbett, John; Gregorio, Guillermo; Lonberg-Holm, Fred; Paulson, Jen; Po, Warren; Schleiermacher, Steffen; Shelton, Aram; Unternahrer, Marc; Vandermark, Ken
Conductors: Gregorio, Guillermo
Ensemble: Madi Ensemble
2 CD / New World / 2005-09-01Works: Alvin Lucier: In Memoriam Stuart Marshall, for bass clarinet and pure wave oscillator; 40 Rooms, for quintet and digital reverberation system; In Memoriam Jon Higgins, for clarinet & slow-sweep pure ...
Performers: Anderson, John; Denyer, Frank; Fulkerson, James; Keser, Marieke; Lucier, Alvin; Swaay, Judith van; Tiernan, Jos
Ensemble: Barton Workshop
1 CD / New World / 2005-09-01Works: Martin Bresnick: Grace, for percussion & orchestra; Tent of Miracles; Songs of the Mouse People, for cello & percussion; Fantasia on a Theme by Willie Dixon, for piano, bass clarinet, drum set, vibra...
Performers: Beiser, Maya; Komori, Kunihiko; Schick, Steve; Sullivan, Tamur; van Sice, Robert
Conductors: Iimori, Norichika;
Ensemble: Izumi Sinfonietta Osaka; Povera Players
"This remains a highly recommended disc... The sound is clean and immediate. All the performances are superb; that of Beiser and Schick beggars description. The...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2005-08-01Works: Oliver Holden: The Lord Jehovah reigns (tune New Canaan); I'm not ashamed to own my Lord (tune Lynn); Why do we mourn departing friends? (tune Funeral Hymn); William Billings: And must this body die ...
1 CD / New World / 2005-06-01Works: Kyle Gann: Studies for Disklavier; Petty Larceny, for disklavier (Mechanical Piano Studies, no 9); Cosmic Boogie-Woogie, for disklavier (Mechanical Piano Studies, no 7); Unquiet Night, for disklavier...
"The composer John Luther Adams, who provides the excellent booklet notes, speaks of Gann as a composer who above all prizes sincerity. That's not a...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2005-05-01Works: 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]
1 CD / New World / 2005-05-01Works: 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
2 CD / New World / 2005-04-01Works: Jason Kao Hwang: The Floating Box
Performers: Ang, Sandia; Chan, Scott; Chiang, Mona; Chiv, Charlee; Fen, Min Xiao; Gowei, Wang; Herold, Diana; Ho, Wai Ching; Kim, Ryu-Kyung; Monson, Patti; Schimmel, William; Suzuki, Michiyo; Takeishi, Satoshi; ...
Conductors: Rivas, Carlos
1 CD / New World / 2005-04-01Works: 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
1 CD / New World / 2005-02-01Works: Chinary Ung: Spiral VI, for violin, clarinet, cello & piano; Seven Mirrors, for piano; Grand Alap (A Window in the Sky), for voices, cello & percussion; Grand Spiral
Performers: Cheng, Gloria; Gray, Walter; Tucker, Rob
Conductors: ; Sollberger, Harvey
Ensemble: La Jolla Symphony Orchestra; Quake
1 CD / New World / 2005-01-01Works: 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...
1 CD / New World / 2004-11-01Works: Kui Dong: Earth, Water, Wood, Metal, Fire, for solo piano; Pangu's Song, for ensemble; Blue Melody, for ensemble; Crossing, for radio; Three Voices, for ensemble
Performers: Brody, Tod; Cahill, Sarah [Piano]; Kennedy, Daniel [Percussion]; Wang, Hong
Conductors: Wilson, Olly
Ensemble: San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
1 CD / New World / 2004-10-01Works: 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...
1 CD / New World / 2004-09-01Works: 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...
1 CD / New World / 2004-09-01Works: 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
1 CD / New World / 2004-08-01
"On this recording we offer 39 songs we have come to love. Some have special meaning for individuals. We associate others with a particular singer...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2004-07-01Works: Steven Mackey: Heavy Light; Micro-Concerto; Indigenous Instruments
Performers: Druckman, Daniel; Finckel, Michael; Guibbory, Shem; Lowenstern, Michael; Mackey, Steven; Mueller, Zizi; Tahmizian, Emma
1 CD / New World / 2004-05-01Works: Karel Husa: Preludes ; Poems (5) for wind quintet; Recollections, chamber concert for piano and wind quintet; Serenade for winds, strings, harp & xylophone
Performers: Gilmore, Edward; Koepke, Laura; Moughalian, Sato; Oei, David; Oldham, Barbara; Quintet of the Americas; Sullivan, Matthew
Conductors: Gilbert, David
Ensemble: Perspectives Ensemble; Quintet of the Americas
Personnel: Anna Reinersman (harp); Eriko Sato , Robert Taylor , Lisa Tipton, Peter Krysa (violin); Masako Yanagita, Alison Smith (viola); Daniel Miller, Peter Sanders (cello); Sato Moughalian (flute);...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2004-04-01Works: Beth Anderson: March Swale, for string quartet; Pennyroyal Suite, for string quartet; New Mexico Swale, for flute, piccolo, violin, viola, cello & percussion; The Angel, for voice, string quartet, ce...
Performers: Bolotowsky, Andrew; Hauwe, Dirk Van den; Kubera, Joseph; Laporev, Ilia; Marsten, Jessica; Rosenblatt, David; Sonnaert, Marc; Tarantiles, Andre
Conductors: Schneider, Gary M.
Ensemble: Rubio String Quartet
2 CD / New World / 2004-03-01Works: James Tenney: Koan
Performers: Smalt, Elisabeth
"This is a self-recommending release for nostalgic enthusiasts of the heady doings of this period. Performances by this Amsterdam-based new music ensemble appear to have...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2004-02-01Works: Lee Hyla: Concerto for Bass Clarinet; Trans; Concerto for Violin
Performers: Frautschi, Laura
Conductors: Rose, Gil
Ensemble: Boston Modern Orchestra Project
1 CD / New World / 2004-01-01Works: John Harbison: Four Psalms, for soloists, chorus & orchestra; Emerson, for chorus, cello & double bass
Performers: Kelley, Frank; Kravitz, David; Pearson, Beth; Torgove, Lynn; Zeller, Majie
Conductors: Hoose, David
Ensemble: Cantata Ensemble; Cantata Singers
1 CD / New World / 2003-12-01Works: Margaret Brouwer: Lament, for violin, clarinet, basoon & percussion; Light, for soprano, ensemble & harpsichord; Under the Summer Tree..., for piano; Skyriding, for flute/alto flute, violin, cello & ...
Performers: Bolkosky, Gabe; Brown, Kathryn; Christian, Scott; Donato, Dominic; Frautschi, Laura; Gabriel, Sean; Kopperud, Jean; McGeen, Donald; Mercer, Ida; Morikawa, Mitsuko; Simon, Sandra; Sorrell, Jeannette; ...
1 CD / New World / 2003-11-01Works: Denman Maroney: Fluxations
Performers: Ballou, Dave; Dresser, Mark; Maroney, Denman; Norton, Kevin; Rothenberg, Ned
1 CD / New World / 2003-11-01Works: James Reese Europe: Castle Perfect Trot; Castle House Rag; What It Takes to Make Me Love You - You've Got It; Hey! There! (Hi! There!); Congratulations "Castle's Lame Duck Waltz"; Clef Club March; Wi...
Performers: Andemicael, Awet; Pleasant, Edward
Conductors: Benjamin, Rick
Ensemble: Paragon Ragtime Orchestra
1 CD / New World / 2003-10-01Works: Arthur Berger: Ideas of Order, for orchestra; Perspectives II, for orchestra; Serenade Concertante for orchestra; Prelude, Aria and Waltz, for orchestra; Polyphony, for orchestra
Performers: Bobo, Ann; Greitzer, Ian; Haroutunian, Ron; Kurkowicz, Joanna; Pearson, Peggy
Conductors: Rose, Gil
Ensemble: Boston Modern Orchestra Project
"Balance of forces is important to Berger's way of thinking, giving his music a notably Stravinskian, balanced sound. Everything tends to dance. This is a...continue...
5 CD / New World / 2003-09-01Works: Robert Ashley: Sonata for Piano; The Fourth of July; Details (2b); Fives; In memoriam...Crazy Horse; Quartet for 6 Speakers, Clarinet and 2 Horns; Donald Scavarda: Groups; In the Autumn Mountains; Ma...
Performers: Aitchison, Anne; Albright, William; Asboth, Tom; Ashley, Mary; Ashley, Robert; Barris, Robert; Bell, Ron; Berg, James [baritone]; Bilik, Jerry; Bohlen, Donald; Borkin, Harold; Bourns, David; Brooks, ...
Conductors: Dunlap, Wayne; Sutherland, David; Scavarda, Donald; London, Edwin; ; Ashley, Robert
Ensemble: Camerata Quartet New York City; Hartt Chamber Players; Men's Chorus; ONCE Chamber Orchestra; ONCE Chamber Players; ONCE Festival Orchestra
1 CD / New World / 2003-08-01Works: Mel Powell: Sextet, for chamber ensemble; Invocation, for cello; Sonatine, for flute; AmyAbilities, for percussion; Prelude, for piano; Setting, for violin; Immobiles, for chamber ensemble with tape
Performers: Duke-Kirkpatrick, Erika; Knoles, Amy; Lorentz, Robin; Ray, Vicki; Stone, Dorothy
Conductors: Mosko, Stephen; Mosko, Stephen L.
Ensemble: ; California EAR Unit
1 CD / New World / 2003-07-01Works: Harold Shapero: Serenade for 2 violins, viola, cello & double bass in D major; String Quartet; String Trio
Performers: Barker, Edwin; Ray, Mary Ruth; Rider, Rhonda; Stepner, Daniel
Ensemble: Lydian String Quartet
"Anyone who cares about mid-century American chamber music will be grateful for this marvelous recording." - Lehman, ARG...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2003-05-01Works: Stephen Hartke: Sons of Noah; Wulfstan at the Millennium, for 10 players
Performers: Stidham, Lisa
Conductors: Crockett, Donald
"The Los Angeles-based chamber ensemble Xtet has all the rhythmic security and sonic transparency required to perform the music, as well as the temperament to...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2003-04-01Works: John Luther Adams: In the White Silence
Performers: Araya, Arturo; Barrett, Catherine; Dupre-Latour, Aymeric; Judge, Michael; LaMattina, Michael; Petit, Felix; Schotzko, David; Yang, JiSun
Conductors: Weiss, Timothy
Ensemble: Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble
"This is a meaningful contribution by a composer who has emerged as an important figure in the music of our time. Tim Weiss's Oberlin Contemporary...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2003-03-01Works: Janet Maguire: Così, for soprano & piano; Per Acqua, for 2 choruses; Lace Knots, for voice & string quartet; Cummings Lieder, for voice & piano; Invenzione, for string quartet; Inno a Dio, for c...
Performers: Bocchese, Elisabetta; Mantese, Cristina; Mellor, Julie
Conductors: Bethke, Hartmut
Ensemble: A Cappella Ensemble; A Cappella Ensemble Lübeck
1 CD / New World / 2003-03-01Works: James Tenney: Collage #1 ("Blue Suede"); Analog #1 ("Noise Studie"); Dialogue; Ergodos II; Phases; Music for Player Piano; Fabric for Che; For Ann Rising
"James Tenney is a pioneer in the area of computer music. In the 1960s he worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories and developed digital synthesis programming...continue...