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...
1 CD / New World / 2003-02-01Works: Eric Chasalow: In a Manner of Speaking, for bass clarinet & tape; Yes, I Really Did, for violin, cello & piano; Left to His Own Devices, for tape; Suspicious Motives, for ensemble & tape; Crossing Bo...
Performers: Arbonelli, Guido; Benjamin, Keith; Finckel, Michael; Hite, William; Oldfather, Christopher [Piano]; Schultz, Andrea
Conductors: Adelson, Michael; Rindfleisch, Andrew; Rose, Gil
Ensemble: Auros Group for New Music; Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Phantom Arts
1 CD / New World / 2003-01-01Works: Robert Erickson: White Lady, for wind ensemble; Garden, for violin & orchestra; Piano Concerto, for piano & 7 instruments; Pacific Sirens, for ensemble & tape
Performers: Humble, Keith; Martin, Laura
Conductors: London, Edwin
Ensemble: Cleveland Chamber Symphony Orchestra; University of Illinois Contemporary Chamber Player
1 CD / New World / 2002-11-01Works: Ernst Toch: Concerto for Piano no 1, Op. 38; Peter Pan, a fairy tale for orchestra, Op. 76; Pinocchio, a Merry Overture; Big Ben, variation fantasy on the Westminster Chimes, for orchestra, Op. 62
Performers: Crow, Todd
Conductors: Botstein, Leon
Ensemble: Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
"Each of these three compositions combines masterly contrapuntal skill - Toch tosses off exciting, fully-worked-out fugues like some of us can gobble up chocolate eclairs...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2002-10-01Works: Alvin Lucier: Vespers; Chambers; North American Time Capsule; (Middletown) Memory Space; Elegy for Albert Anastasia
Performers: Archibald, Rees; Looker, Charlie; Lucier, Alvin; Mizutani, Ryuku; Onsgard, Shawn; Welch, Matt
Conductors: Lucier, Alvin
Ensemble: Brandeis University Chamber Chorus members
Personnel: Charlie Looker (electric guitar); Rees Archibald (shakuhachi); Matthew Welch (accordion).
Recording information: Studio Fonologica, Milan, Italy (1961-2002); Sylvania Applied Resear...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2002-10-01Works: Gloria Coates: Cette Blanche Agonie, for soprano & chamber orchestra; Symphony no 8 ("Indian Sounds"), version for voices & chamber orchestra; The Force for Peace in War, cantata for soprano & chambe...
Performers: Osten, Sigune von; Schober, Bernd
Conductors: Kuntsch, Matthias
Gloria Coates is of a modernist generation for whom music is a vehicle for dark, disturbing emotions, for whom the range of musical sounds must...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2002-09-01Works: Barney Childs: Take 5, for 5 instruments out of 8 parts; A music; that it might be..., for 2 clarinets; Grand fantasie de concert ("Masters of the game"), for solo clarinet; London Rice Wine, for any...
Performers: Rehfeldt, Phillip
"Along the way, [this] collection explores a multitude of expressive possibilities with such instruments as bass clarinet, E flat clarinet, bassoons and a band species...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2002-09-01Works: Amy Beach: Children's Carnival, for piano, Op. 25; Robert Starer: Sketches in Color, for piano Sets 1 & 2; Ned Rorem: A Quiet Afternoon, pieces for piano; Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee: Toccatinas (3) for...
Performers: Arzruni, Sahan
"To Amy Beach and Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee, writing for young people is a matter of pedagogy. For others as different as the neo-Romantic Rorem or...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2002-07-01Works: Eric Stokes: Susquehannas, for 2 percussionists, clarinet & keyboard; The Pickpocket is Lyrical Two, for 2 percussionists, clarinet & keyboard; Tintinnabulary (Phonic Paradigm IV), for 2 percussionis...
Performers: Barringer, Heather; Johnson, Jay; Lowenstern, Michael; Stokes, Eric; Witt, Carl
"Stokes joins the ranks of Varese, Ives, Brant, Cage, and other Americans who sought to incorporate the stream of everyday experience, noise and all, into...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2002-06-01Works: Paul Chihara: Forever Escher, for saxophone quartet & string quartet; Shinju (Lover's Suidide), ballet in 1 act; Concerto for Cello ("Wind Song")
Performers: Solow, Jeffrey
Conductors: ; Chihara, Paul; Samuel, Gerhard
Ensemble: American Symphony Orchestra; Amherst Saxophone Quartet; Ballet Arts Orchestra
1 CD / New World / 2002-05-01Works: Shulamit Ran: Fantasy Variations, for cello; Soliloquy, for piano trio; Verticals for piano; Excursions for piano trio
Performers: Brofsky, Natasha; Knopp, Seth
Ensemble: Peabody Trio
"Israeli-born, American-based Shulamit Ran has had considerable international recognition for her dramatic and colorful music... Ran's music can cast a 'Schelomo'-like spell on the listener,...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2002-04-01Works: William H. Hartwell: Southern Vitorial March; Canary Bird Waltz; William Henry Neave: Here's Your Mule (attrib.); Waltz, for band; Gaetano Donizetti: Belisario, opera; Anonymous, American: Trovatore ...
Includes work(s): come where my love lies dreaming (foster) by various composers.
Includes work(s): dixie (emmett) / bonnie blue flag by various composers.
Includes work(s): lorena (webs...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2002-04-01Works: Daniel Gregory Mason: Sonata for violin & piano in G minor, Op. 5; Sonata for clarinet (or violin) & piano, Op 14; Frederick Converse: Sonata for violin & piano in A major, Op. 1
Performers: Bush, Phillip; Lawrence, Kevin
"These are lovely works, played with involvement by Lawrence and Bush... a fine release." - Moore, ARG...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2002-03-01Works: Kenneth Gaburo: Antiphony IV "Poised"; Quartet for Strings; Mouthpiece; Antiphony III "Pearl-White Moments"; The Flow of (U)
Performers: Barndt, Miriam; Barnett, Bonnie; Barron, David; Barron, Elinor; Brooks, William; Dalheim, Barbara; Frederickson, Thomas; Fulkerson, James; Geil, Jean; Hanson, Richard; Howell, Thomas; Hughes, Albert;...
Conductors: Gaburo, Kenneth;
Ensemble: New Music Choral Ensemble; U. of Illinois Contemporary Chamber Players memb.; Walden String Quartet
1 CD / New World / 2002-02-01Works: Peter Child: Estrella, The Assasination of Augusto César Sandino, for soloists, chorus & ensemble; Quartet for Strings no 2; Trio for clarinet, violin & piano
Performers: Gordon, Judith; Stepner, Daniel
Conductors: Hoose, David
Ensemble: Cantata Singers and Ensemble
1 CD / New World / 2002-01-01Works: John Woods Duke: Just-Spring, for voice & piano; Acquainted With the Night, for voice & piano; Water that falls and runs away, for voice & piano; i carry your heart, for voice & piano; The mountains ...
Performers: Kolb, Lauralyn
1 CD / New World / 2001-12-01Works: Jacob Druckman: Counterpoise, for voice & orchestra; Concerto for Viola; Brangle, for orchestra
Performers: Diaz, Roberto; Upshaw, Dawn [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Zinman, David
Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
"This anthology of three major works - all taken from live performances by the Philadelphia Orchestra between 1990 and 1998 - is a timely reminder...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2001-09-01Works: Wayne Oquin: Ave Maria; Ned Rorem: While All Things Were in Quiet Silence (no 1 from "Motets (7) for the Church Year"); Ruth Fox Hume / Paul Hume: The Shepherds and the Kings, for chorus; Joan Morris...
Performers: Singers, New York Concert
Conductors: Clurman, Judith
Personnel: Gayla Morgan, Marcia Young, Jan Krause (soprano); Archie Worley, Martin Doner, Gregory Hostetler (tenor); Steve Moore , Walter Richardson, Frank Barr, Jeffrey Johnson (bass voice).
1 CD / New World / 2001-07-01Works: Eric Ewazen: Shadowcatcher, for brass quintet; William Schuman: New England Triptych; Mel Powell: Capriccio for Band
Conductors: Gould, Mark [Trumpet]
The Juilliard Wind Ensemble is comprised of students who are members of Juilliard's regularly performing symphonic ensembles. Performing annually in Alice Tully Hall, the Ensemble...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2001-06-01Works: Edwin London: Jove's Nectar, for chorus, flute/alto flute, oboe/English horn, clarinet/bass clarinet, harp & percu; Moon Sound Zone, for chorus & string quartet; Psalm of These Days 1, for soprano, c...
Performers: Centanni, Barry; Clark, Eileen; D'Aquino, Pedro; Gilmore, Edward; Moughalian, Sato; Reit, Alyssa
Conductors: Smith, Gregg; London, Edwin
Ensemble: Gregg Smith Singers; Ohio State University Choir
Personnel: Alyssa Hess Reit (harp); Elaine Koenig (violin); Matt Goeke (cello); Barry Centanni (percussion).
Recording information: Church of Notre Dame, New York, NY (04/09/1985-02/??/1998); W...continue...
2 CD / New World / 2001-06-01Works: William Bolcom: A View From the Bridge, opera
Performers: Bower, Galen Scott; Brown, Gwendolyn; Josephson, Kim; Malfitano, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; McCrory, Mark; Miller, Marlin; Nolen, Timothy; Picon, Jeffrey; Rambaldi, Juliana; Sommese, Michael; Travis...
Conductors: Davies, Dennis R.
Ensemble: Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
Here we have a most important release of a wonderful new American opera. William Bolcom has received international acclaim for the world premieres of his...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2001-05-01Works: David Moritz Michael: Parthia 10, for wind ensemble; Parthia 11, for wind ensemble; Parthia 12, for wind ensemble; Parthia 13, for wind ensemble; Parthia 14, for wind ensemble
Ensemble: Pacific Classical Winds
1 CD / New World / 2001-04-01Works: Larry Polansky: Lonesome Road (The Crawford Variations), for piano
Performers: Christ, Martin
1 CD / New World / 2001-04-01Works: Earl Kim: Exercises en Route, songs for voice & ensemble; Now and Then, songs for voice, flute, viola & harp; Poems (3) in French; Dear Linda
Performers: Bennett, Karol; Chen, Melvin; DeMart, Jean; Gerlach, Alexis Pia; Gilbert, Jennifer; Pearson, Peggy; Schulz, Robert; Valente, Benita; Yoo, Scott [Conductor/Violin]
"...[Kim's] music is mainly delicate, primarily vocal...sensitive, modern without bombast, romantic without losing his way. The singers are excellent, the playing effective, the recording beautiful."...continue...
2 CD / New World / 2000-10-01Works: David Tudor: RainForest III; John Cage: Mureau
Performers: Cage, John; Tudor, David
1 CD / New World / 2000-08-01Works: Yehudi Wyner: On this most voluptuous night; Brandeis Sunday; Quartet for Strings; Informal Pieces (3); Dances of Atonement
Performers: Krueger, Christopher; Labelle, Dominique; Rife, Jean; Stepner, Daniel; Wyner, Yehudi
Ensemble: Lydian String Quartet
"This program begins with a considerable song cycle on words by William Carlos Williams...The winds give it an impressionist sound, and Labelle's voice is lovely...'Brandeis...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2000-07-01Works: Louis Karchin: Rustic Dances, for violin, clarinet & marimba; American Visions, for voice & ensemble; Cascades, for piano; Sonata da camera, for violin & piano; A Way Separate, for voice & ensemble; ...
Performers: Donato, Dominic; Finckel, Chris; Karchin, Louis; Kopperud, Jean; Macomber, Curtis; Marshall, Cheryl; Martin, Lois; Society, Players of the Washington Square Contempo; Winn, James; Wong, Deborah
Conductors: Karchin, Louis; Gilbert, David
Ensemble: ; Da Capo Chamber Players
Personnel: Curtis Macomber, Deborah Wong (violin); Lois Martin (viola); Christopher Finckel (cello); Jayn Rosenfeld (flute); Jean Kopperud (clarinet); James Winn (piano); Dominic Donato (marimba).
1 CD / New World / 2000-06-01Works: David Kraehenbuehl: Diptych for piano; Toccate per Cembalo; Formal Triad, A, for piano; Toccata Sopra B-A-C-H; Random Walks (Studies in Controlled Randomness) for piano; Looking Back (12 Images From ...
Performers: Braden, Martha
1 CD / New World / 2000-06-01Works: James Newton: As the Sound of Many Waters; Violet for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano & 2 marimbas; Gihon; The King's Way, for voice & chamber ensemble; Like Jasper & Carnelian for solo flute
Performers: Aaron, Adina; Malan, Roy; Newton, James
Conductors: Milnes, David
Ensemble: San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
1 CD / New World / 2000-05-01Works: Evan Ziporyn: Amok!; Tire Fire
Performers: Black, Robert [doublebass]; Byers, Eric; Schmidt, Dan; Stewart, Mark; Ueno, Yukiko
Ensemble: Gamelan Galak Tika
"'Gamelan Galak Tika'...refers to a gamelan ensemble founded...by cross-over composer...Ziporyn...Devotees of East-West fusion and world music will want to grab this state-of-the-art recording...The m...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2000-04-01Works: Elliott Schwartz: Tapestry, for violin, cello & piano; Phoenix for bassoon & piano; Vienna Dreams; Garden for RKB, A, for violin, clarinet & piano; Equinox, for orchestra
Performers: Jolles, Renee; McMillen, Blair; Samuel, Brent; Schwartz, Elliott
Conductors: Kieft, Roland
Ensemble: Netherlands National Youth Orchestra
1 CD / New World / 2000-03-01Works: David Moritz Michael: Parthia 6, for 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons; Parthia 7, for 2 clarinets, 2 horns, bassoon; Parthia 8, for 2 clarinets, 2 horns, bassoon; Parthia 9, for 2 clarinets, 2 horns,...
Performers: Bovyer, Gary; Corrigan, Rose; Meares, Edward; O'Donovan, Michael; O'Donovan, Rebecca; Patterson, Jim; Zukovsky, Charles
Ensemble: Pacific Classical Winds
1 CD / New World / 2000-02-01Works: Ingram Marshall: Cortez; Weather Report; The Emperor's Birthday; SUNG; IKON; Cries upon the Mountains; Sibelius in his Radio Corner
Performers: Asberg, Margareta; Ekelof, Gunnar; Hafstrom, Jan; Marshall, Ingram; McCaig, Snee
1 CD / New World / 1999-11-09Works: Stephen Dickman: The Music of Eric Zann; Indian Wells; Rabbi Nathan's Prayer; Four for Tom; Who Says Words
Performers: Buckner, Thomas [Baritone Vocals]; Farnum, Elizabeth; Finckel, Michael; Kitzis, Gregor; Kubera, Joseph
2 CD / New World / 1999-10-01Works: Ned Rorem: Evidence of Things Not Seen, collection of 36 songs for SATBar voices & piano
Ensemble: New York Festival of Song
1 CD / New World / 1999-08-01Works: Richard Maxfield: Pastoral Symphony; Bacchanale; Concerto for Piano for David Tudor; Amazing Grace; Harold Budd: Oak of the Golden Dreams; Coeur D'Orr
Performers: Block, Robert; Block, Robert P.; Budd, Harold; Fields, Edward; Jenning, Terry; Jennings, Terry; Machkat, Fahrad; Maxfield, Richard; Orena, Charles; Roussakis, Nicolas; Tudor, David [Composer/Piano]
Personnel: Terry Jennings (saxophone); Charles Orena (soprano saxophone); David Tudor (piano).
This CD collects long-unavailable recordings of two important figures in American avant garde/min...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1999-06-01Works: Philip Rhodes: Duo for violin & cello; Harvey Sollberger: Grand Quartet for flutes; Robert Erickson: Ricercar a 5 for trombones; Peter Westergaard: Variations for 6 players; Edwin Dugger: Music for s...
Performers: Bowman, Peter; Dempster, Stuart; DiDomenica, Robert; Geber, Stephen; Gilbert, David [Conductor]; Nyfenger, Thomas; Sollberger, Harvey; Sollberger, Sophie; Sylvester, Robert; Wrzesien, William; Zukofs...
Conductors: Sollberger, Harvey; Epstein, David
Ensemble: ; Columbia University Group for Contemporary Music
1 CD / New World / 1999-05-01Works: Charles Whittenberg: Variations for 9 Players; Edwin London: Portraits of Pocohantas, for voice, narrator & chamber ensemble; Portraits of Dolly Madison, for voice, narrator & chamber ensemble; Portr...
Conductors: Weisberg, Arthur; London, Edwin
Ensemble: Contemporary Chamber Ensemble; U. of Illinois Contemporary Chamber Players
1 CD / New World / 1999-04-20Works: Harold Shapero: Sonata for piano 4-hands; Arthur Berger: Composition for piano 4-hands; Suite for piano 4-hands; Perspectives III, for piano four-hands; Virgil Thomson: Symphony on a Hymn Tune ("Symp...
Performers: Kopp, David; Lister, Rodney
1 CD / New World / 1999-03-01Works: Daniel Welcher: Tsunami, for cello, percussion & piano; Judith Shatin: 1492; Marjorie Merryman: Bending the Light; Ross Bauer: Tributaries, for cello, piano & percussion; Peter Lieuwen: Nocturne, for...
Performers: Hinton, Hugh; Mark, Andrew; Parola, Michael
Ensemble: Core Ensemble
Chamber music is the most personal of genres. The six works presented here, five trios and one duet with amplification, speak their unique musical truths...continue...
2 CD / New World / 1999-02-01Works: George Rochberg: Quartet for Strings no 3; Quartet for Strings no 4; Quartet for Strings no 5; Quartet for Strings no 6
Performers: Fischer, Norman; Jennings, Andrew; Kochanowski, John; Sokol, Mark
Ensemble: Concord String Quartet
Here at last is the long-awaited CD premiere of the works that were hailed as masterpieces at their New York premiere in 1979 - the...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1998-11-01Works: Joan La Barbara: ShamanSong; Rothko; Calligraphy II/Shadows
Performers: Chen, Si-Si; Duke-Kirkpatrick, Erika; Ferber, Polly Tapia; La Barbara, Joan; Melcher, Kristina; Mowrey, Gaylord; Tao, Chen; Zhang, Bao-Li
1 CD / New World / 1998-10-01Works: Roger Sessions: Second Sonata for piano; Sonata for piano ("Kennedy Sonata" ), no 3; Donald Martino: Fantasies and Impromptus, for solo piano
Performers: Helps, Robert; Hodgkinson, Randall