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: Virgil Thomson: Hymns from the Old South, for chorus; Four Songs to Poems of Thomas Campion, for mezzo-soprano, clarinet, harp & viola; William Bolcom: The Mask, for chorus, piano & chamber ensemble;...
Performers: Blount, William; Cutler, Sara; Kampmeier, Margaret A.; Schulman, Louise; Verdery, Ben
Conductors: Clurman, Judith
Ensemble: St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble
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
1 CD / New World / 1998-09-01Works: Samuel Siegel: The Boston Ideal March; H. F. Odell: Laughing Eyes; Carlos Curti: La tipica; Thomas S. Allen: Dance of the Lunatics; Kate Dolby: The Flying Wedge; A. J. Weidt: Gloriana; Sweet Corn; Ch...
Performers: House, Byron; Krieger, Karen Ann
Conductors: Zonn, Paul Martin
Ensemble: Nashville Mandolin Ensemble
"All The Rage" represents the monster hits of the classic repertoire of the manodolin orchestra - the equivalents of "Hound Dog" and "Johnny B. Goode"...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1998-09-01Works: Aaron Copland: As it fell upon a day, song for soprano, flute & clarinet; Miriam Gideon: Voices From Elysium, for voice & ensemble, no 1, The Swallow; Voices From Elysium, for voice & ensemble, no 2,...
Performers: Bryn-Julson, Phyllis [Soprano Vocal]; Cassolas, Constantine; Emelianoff, Andre; Flax, Laura; Lester, Joel; Morgan, Beverly; Spencer, Patricia; Sperry, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Tower, Joan [Composer]
Conductors: ; Dunkel, Paul; Dunkel, Paul Lustig
Ensemble: ; Da Capo Chamber Players; Members of the Speculum Musicae (Members)
Personnel: Paul Sperry (tenor saxophone).
What joins this collection of well- and lesser-known 20th century American composers is the form in which they're represented, labeled conveniently if...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1998-08-01Works: Roger Reynolds: From Behind the Unreasoning Mask for trombone & percussion; Paul Chihara: Ceremonies II for flute, 2 cellos & percussion; Chou Wen-Chung: Suite for harp & wind quintet; Earl Kim: Eart...
Performers: Anderson, Miles; Blackwell, Virgil; Dunkel, Paul Lustig; Eddy, Timothy; Fitz, Richard; Kim, Earl; Morelli, Frank [Bassoon]; Otis, Cynthia; Rainey, Tom; Rose, Stewart; Sherry, Fred [Cello]; Taylor, St...
1 CD / New World / 1998-08-01Works: Preston Ware Orem: American Indian Rhapsody, for piano; Arthur Farwell: Navajo War Dance no 2 for piano, Op. 29; Pawnee Horses, for piano; The Old Man's Love Song, Op.102, no 2; Navajo War Dance, Op....
Performers: Basquin, Peter
"Amy Cheney Beach's Violin Sonata has become something of an American classic, with five recordings besides this one. It is a well-constructed work in four...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1998-07-01Works: Harvey Sollberger: Sunflowers; Robert Morris: Motet on Doodah; Robert Hall Lewis: Inflections I; Ralph Shapey: Configurations; Andrew Imbrie: Sketches (3) for Trombone and Piano; Robert Erickson: Gen...
Performers: Aanerud, Kevin; Black, Robert [Bass]; Black, Robert [conductor]; Dempster, Stuart; Ellen Weckler; Heldrich, Claire; Kevin Aanerud; Palma, Donald; Schulman, Daniel; Shulman, Daniel; Sinta, Donald; Smi...
This compilation collects eclectic 20th century music written by several avant-garde composers. Milton Babbitt originally scored Phonemena for soprano and synthesized tape, but gave vocalist Lynn Webb...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1998-07-01Works: David Moritz Michael: By a Spring, for wind ensemble; Parthia 3, for wind ensemble; Parthia 4, for wind ensemble; Parthia 5, for wind ensemble
Ensemble: Pacific Classical Winds
"...While this is not music of earthshaking importance, it is extremely well crafted and a pleasure to hear. The scoring is for pairs of horns,...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1998-07-01Works: Ethelbert Nevin: Étude in the form of a scherzo, for piano, Op 18/2; Henry Holden Huss: Prelude No 2 for piano, Op. 17/2; John Knowles Paine: Fuga Giocosa, for piano, Op. 41/3; Romance, Op. 12; ...
Performers: Frager, Malcolm; MacDowell, Edward [Composer]; Nevin, Ethelbert [Composer]; Paine, John Knowles
"Edward MacDowell & Company" is an excellent overview of late nineteenth-century American piano works by masters and lesser-known figures of the period. As this recording...continue...
Personnel: Malcolm Frager (piano)....continue...
1 CD / New World / 1998-06-01Works: Samuel Adler: Piano Sonatina; Sonata Breve for piano; Road To Terpsichore (Dance Suite) for piano; Canto 8 for piano; Robert Evett: Chaconne for piano; George Perle: Etude for piano no 1; Etude for p...
Performers: Gowen, Bradford
1 CD / New World / 1998-06-01Works: George Frederick Root: Cantata for 2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, tenor, 2 baritones, bass, chorus & piano ("The Haymakers")
Performers: Abasolo, Patti; Brannon, Linda; Bush, Phyllis; Finley, Carolyn; Hodges, Christopher; Jones, Mark; Much, Marc; Myers, Mark; Petersen, Gary; Phillips, Burrill; Rose, Erma
Conductors: McKinley, Frank
Ensemble: University of North Texas Grand Chorus
Until the publication of The Haymakers in 1857, George Root was primarily known as a composer of Civil War songs (such as "The Battle Cry...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1998-05-01Works: Salvatore Martirano: Cocktail Music, for piano; Octet, for winds, strings & persussion; Chansons innocentes, for soprano & piano; Ballad, for voice & chamber ensemble; Stuck on Stella, for piano; O, ...
Performers: Duckles, Lee; Floyd, J.B.; Garvey, John; Kvistad, Rick; Maddox, Art; Martirano, Dorothy; Nonken, Marilyn; Powell, Morgan; Ray, Vicki
Conductors: Martirano, Salvatore
Ensemble: ; University of Illinois Chamber Singers
1 CD / New World / 1998-04-01Works: James Primosch: Piano Quintet; Quartet for Strings no 2; Fantasy-Variations, for piano trio; Icons
Performers: Karis, Aleck; Kopperud, Jean; Primosch, James
Ensemble: Leonardo Trio
1 CD / New World / 1998-04-01Works: Wallingford Riegger: Wind Quintet, Op. 51; Henry Cowell: Quartet Romantic, for 2 flutes, violin & viola, HC 223; Paragraphs (7), trio for 2 violins (or violin & viola) & cello, HC 408; Ruth Crawford ...
Performers: Blackwell, Virgil; Dunkel, Paul Lustig; Graham, John; Karis, Aleck; Martin, Lois; Morelli, Frank [Bassoon]; Palma-Nidel, Susan; Quan, Linda; Rose, Stewart; Schulte, Rolf; Shapiro, Madeleine; Taylor, ...
The generation of American composers who came of age in the 1920s are now generally acknowledged as seminal figures in the creation of a trrly...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1998-03-01Works: Stephen Hartke: Concerto for Violin & orchestra "Auld Swaara"; Symphony no 2
Performers: Grabois, Daniel; Guerguerian, Paul; Gummere, Christine; Makarski, Michelle
Conductors: Rothman, George
Ensemble: Riverside Symphony
"...The performances are at a very high level, with Rothman and the Riverside seemingly in sync with the "American-ness" of Hartke's language. Overall a very...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1998-03-01Works: Donald Martino: Concerto for alto saxophone & orchestra; Paradiso Choruses
Performers: MacAllister, Scott; Maddalena, James; Meyerson, Janice; Morgan, Beverly; Parcells, Elizabeth; Radnofsky, Kenneth; Williams, Ellen
Conductors: Hoenich, Richard; Varon, Lorna Cooke de
Ensemble: ; New England Conservatory Orchestra
Donald Martino is one of Americas finest composers and it has long been stated that his musical drama "Dante" is one of his greatest works....continue...
1 CD / New World / 1998-02-01Works: William Billings: Wake ev'ry breath; Africa; Mourn, mourn, mourn; Work(s); I Am the Rose of Sharon; Was not the day "Retrospect"; Chester; They that go down to sea "Euroclydon"; Chesterfield; Creatio...
Performers: William Appling Singers
Conductors: Appling, William
Ensemble: William Appling Orchestra; William Appling Singers
"Good recordings of the vocal works of William Billings do not come along very often, but when they do they are welcome, especially since they...continue...
Personnel: Cynthia Richards Wallace (soprano); Michael Steinberger, Neil Farrell (tenor); Mark Wagstrom, Walter Richardson, Gregory Purnhagen (bass voice); Jennifer Leshnower, Muneko Otani (violin); M...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1998-02-01Works: Mary Jane Leach: O Magna Vasti Creta, for 8 part women's chorus & string quartet; Call of the Dance, for soprano (voice) & 8 part women's chorus; Windjammer, for oboe, clarinet & bassoon; Tricky Pan,...
Performers: Baton, Patrick; Cleve, Libby Van; Mikkelsen, Kelley; Oshima, Michiko; Otani, Muneko; Travis, Arlene
Conductors: Payn, William
Ensemble: Rooke Chapel Choir
1 CD / New World / 1998-01-01Works: Daniel Rothman: Cézanne's Doubt, chamber opera for solo voice, clarinet, trumpet, cello, audio & video processing
Performers: Buckner, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Clelland, Kent; Mook, Theodore; Smeyers, David; Smith, Wadada Leo
1 CD / New World / 1997-12-01Works: Elliott Carter: Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi; Tod Machover: Hidden Sparks, for violin solo; Ralph Shapey: Fantasy for violin & piano; John Melby: Concerto for Violin and Computer Synthesized Ta...
Performers: Dizes-Richard, Maryvonne Le; Henriot, Jean-Claude
1 CD / New World / 1997-12-01Works: Arthur Shepherd: To a Trout; Golden Stockings, for voice & piano; Virgil, for voice & piano; Ben Weber: The Ways, for voice & piano; John Corigliano: The Cloisters, song cycle for voice & orchestra; ...
Performers: Bowman, Robin; Herford, Henry
1 CD / New World / 1997-10-01Works: Donald Erb: Remembrances; Sonata for Violin solo; Sunlit Peaks and Dark Valleys
Performers: Anthony, Ryan; Fulkerson, Gregory; Spencer, David
Ensemble: Verdehr Trio
1 CD / New World / 1997-10-01Works: David Carlson: Twilight Night; Rhapsodies; Concerto for Cello no 1; Symphonic Sequences from Dreamkeepers
Performers: Miland, Emil
Conductors: Robertson, Stewart
Ensemble: Utah Symphony Orchestra
1 CD / New World / 1997-09-01Works: Charles Tomlinson Griffes: Tone-Pictures (3), for piano, Op. 5, A. 67-69; Piano Piece, in B flat major, A. 66; Piano Piece, in D minor, A. 80; Legend, for piano in F sharp minor, A. 79; Roman Sketche...
Performers: Oldham, Denver
"Here is a valuable anthology...The titanic Sonata and wonderfully evocative "Roman Sketches" are gloriously idiomatic, searching creations by any standard, and Denver Oldham has their...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1997-09-01Works: Donal Fox: River Town Packin House Blues; T-Cell Countdown; Gone City; The Old People Speak Of Death; Ballade for Clarinet and Piano; Jazz sets with T. T.; Following the north star boogaloo
Performers: Brown, William [tenor]; Fox, Donal; Lake, Oliver; Lockwood, John [19th C.]; Thomas, Eric; Troupe, Quincy
1 CD / New World / 1997-08-01Works: Sebastian Currier: Vocalissimus; Theo's Sketchbook; Whispers
Performers: Druckman, Daniel; Mueller, Zizi; Narucki, Susan; Oshima, Ayako; Schulte, Rolf; Sherry, Fred; Tahmizian, Emma
Conductors: Goldray, Martin
"...Currier is an exceptionally imaginative and musical composer...In particular, this disc includes one of the most stunning piano works I have heard in years...The performances...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1997-08-01Works: Vincent Persichetti: Pageant for band, Op 59; Hale Smith: Expansions for wind ensemble; Henry Brant: Verticals Ascending for wind ensemble; Ross Lee Finney: Concerto for alto saxophone & wind orchest...
Performers: Hemke, Frederick L.
Conductors: Paynter, John
Ensemble: Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble
2 CD / New World / 1997-07-01Works: John Antes: String trio No 1 in E flat major; String trio No 2 in D minor; String trio No 3 in C major; Johann Friedrich Peter: Quintet No 1 in D major; Quintet No 2 in A major; Quintet No 3 in G maj...
Performers: Edelberg, Joe; Hale, Paul [Cello]; Kyme, Katherine; Martin, Anthony; Moore, Carla; Morris, David [Cello/Viola da Gamba]; Thomson, George [Dance]
Ensemble: American Moravian Chamber Ensemble
"This is a release of some historical importance: the six string quintets by Johann Friedrich Peter (1746-1813) may be the first chamber music to be...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1997-07-01Works: Morton Subotnick: And the Butterflies Begin to Sing for string quartet, bass, midi keyboard and computer; All My Hummingbirds Have Alibis for flute, cello midi keyboard, midi mallets and computer
Performers: Arias, Marcia Littley de; Arias-Flores, Javier; Barbara, Joan La; Cheng, Gloria; Duke-Kirkpatrick, Erika; Johnston, Malcolm; Kashiwagi, Kyoko; Knoles, Amy; Stone, Dorothy; Subotnick, Morton [Composer...
Ensemble: Amernet String Quartet; California EAR Unit
1 CD / New World / 1997-07-01Works: Benjamin Franklin White: The Happy Sailor; Desire for Piety; Henry G. Mann: Blooming Youth; Sarah Lancaster: There We Our Jesus Shall Adore; John P. Reese: Weeping Pilgrim; Happy Home; E.J. King: Bou...
Ensemble: Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers
1 CD / New World / 1997-07-01Works: George Root: The Hand That Holds The Bread; The Pacific Railroad; Henry Clay Work: The Song of the Red Man; George W. Loyd: A laborer you see; Anonymous: The Anti-Monopoly War Song; Drill, Ye Tarrier...
Conductors: Rivers, Earl
Ensemble: Cincinnati's University Singers
1 CD / New World / 1997-05-01Works: Leo Ornstein: Piano Quintet, Op. 92; Quartet for Strings no 3
Performers: Weber, Janice
1 CD / New World / 1997-03-01Works: Rudolph Bubalo: Concerto for Cello; Concertino; Valence II; Offset I
Performers: McDonald, Lawrence; Moore, Kenneth [bassoon]; Mushabac, Regina
Conductors: London, Edwin
Ensemble: Cleveland Chamber Symphony
"...[Bubalo's] wide-ranging studies are reflected in his elegant, cosmopolitan music which is thoroughly comfortable with many of the styles and techniques of our..century...Concertino(1984)..is a kal...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1997-02-01Works: Simon Sargon: Eil Nora Alilah; Robert Beaser: Pslam 119; Psalm 150; Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Thanksgiving Song for chorus & piano; Simple Magnificat, A for chorus & organ; Aaron Jay Kernis: Teach Me Thy...
Performers: Singers, New York Concert
Conductors: Clurman, Judith
Ensemble: New York Concert Singers
1 CD / New World / 1997-01-01Works: Walter Aschaffenburg: Concerto for Oboe Op. 25; Edward J. Miller: Anacrusis, for orchestra; Edwin London: A Hero of Our Time, for orchestra
Conductors: London, Edwin
Ensemble: Russian State Symphony Cappella
1 CD / New World / 1997-01-01Works: Sorrel Hays: Structure 123; Dreaming the World; Take a Back Country Road; Tunings
Performers: Basile, Sal; Buckner, Thomas; Charles, Brian; Gunji, Maya; Hays, Sorrel; Kennedy, John [comp/cond]; Kivnick, Eric; Kubera, Joseph; Lopez, Jennifer; Ries, Marilyn; Schaffer, John; Smith, Jai; Wood, Ch...
Ensemble: Ariadne String Quartet
1 CD / New World / 1996-12-01Works: Michael Lowenstern: Spasm; But Would She Remember You?; George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess; Daniel Weymouth: Rare Events; Jerome Kitzke: Regina Takes the Holy Road, 3 December 1994; Arthur Kreiger: Join...
Performers: Barringer, Heather; Johnson, Jay; Kitzke, Jerome; Linker, Tom; Lowenstern, Michael
Recording information: Creation Audio, Minneapolis, MN (08/1994-07/1996); NYU Studios, New York, NY (08/1994-07/1996); Studio A, Stony Brook, NY (08/1994-07/1996)....continue...
1 CD / New World / 1996-12-01Works: Arthur Berger: Pieces (5) for piano, complete; Septet; Stefan Wolpe: Form IV; Piece in Two Parts for Violin Alone, C. 162
Performers: Harbison, Rose Mary; Miller, Robert; Sherman, Russell [Piano]
Ensemble: University of Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players
"...As to 'Form': the show-stopper for me, Berger's 'Five Pieces for Piano' of 1969, opens the program...Convinced as I am that all the performances on...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1996-11-01Works: David Diamond: Sonata for violin and piano no 1; Vocalises for soprano & viola; Quintet for clarinet, 2 violas & 2 cellos; Preludes and Fugues for piano; Sonata for violin & piano no 2
Performers: Black, William; Eddy, Timothy; McDuffie, Robert; Moss, Linda; Schulman, Louise; Shelton, Lucy [Soprano Vocal]; Sherry, Fred [Cello]; Sobol, Lawrence
"David Diamond's chamber music is as vital and accomplished as his symphonies, and this New World disc is a good companion to Gerard Schwarz's valuable...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1996-11-01Works: Donald Martino: A Set for Marimba; Canzone e Tarantella sul nome Petrassi; Parisonatina al'dodecafonia; A Jazz Set; Preludes (12) for Piano
Performers: Hinton, Mark; Mark, Andrew; Parola, Michael
Ensemble: Core Ensemble
1 CD / New World / 1996-11-01Works: Charles Wuorinen: Duo for Violin and Piano; Variations for Bassoon; The Winds
Performers: Gottlieb, Gordon; Jolles, Susan; MacCourt, Donald; Wuorinen, Charles; Zukofsky, Paul
Conductors: Korf, Anthony
1 CD / New World / 1996-10-01Works: Benjamin Lees: Concerto for French Horn and Orchestra; Leonardo Balada: Music for Oboe and Orchestra; Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Bassoon Concerto
Performers: Almeida, Cynthia Koledo de; Caballero, William
Conductors: Maazel, Lorin
Ensemble: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
1 CD / New World / 1996-10-01Works: David Moritz Michael: Water Journey (Die Wasserfahrt); Parthia 1, for 2 clarinets, 2 horns & 2 bassoons; Parthia 2, for 2 clarinets, 2 horns & 2 bassoons
Performers: Avril, Paul; Bovyer, Gary; Burkhart, Raymond; Carslake, Louise; Corrigan, Rose; Meares, Edward; O'Donovan, Michael; O'Donovan, Rebecca; Zukovsky, Charles
Ensemble: Pacific Classical Winds
"...The Pacific classical Winds are an extremely competent period instrument ensemble, whose abilities aid in rescuing this fare from the bowels of oblivion. They offer...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1996-09-01Works: Theodore Chanler: The Children; Eight Epitaphs; These, my Ophelia; Paul Bowles: Once a Lady Was Here; Song of an Old Woman; John Woods Duke: Richard Cory; Luke Havergal; Miniver Cheevy; Israel Citkow...
Performers: Beardslee, Bethany; Donald Hassard; Gramm, Donald; Hassard, Donald; Helps, Robert
"...this recording belongs in the collection of everyone with either an interest in the history of American song or simply collectors of great song recitals...Beardslee...continue...
New York Times (Publisher) (6/11/00, p.30) - "...The music is stunning in its variety and excellence....[Chanler] was a master of musical economy....Citkowitz's Five Songs From "Chambe...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1996-08-01Works: John Bray: The Indian Princess, opera; Raynor Taylor: The Ethiop, opera
Performers: Andersson, Richard; Belling, Susan; Best, Michael; Long, Charles; Otten, Judith; Ousley, John Mack; Porrello, Joseph; Russ, R. Sebastian; Vanderlinde, Debra
Conductors: Baldon, John
Ensemble: Federal Music Society Chorus; Federal Music Society Orchestra
1 CD / New World / 1996-08-01Works: Carlos Surinach: Ritmo jondo; Chansons et danses espagnoles (3) for piano; Songs of Spain (3) for voice & piano; Cantos Berberes (3) for flute, oboe, clarinet, viola, cello & piano; Tientos, for Engl...
Performers: Cohen-Moses, Lorraine; Crandall, Dean; Follari, Susan; Gallo, Paul; Heller, Marsha; Kreigler, Mitchell; Kriegler, Mitch; Norris, Theresa; Paulson, Glenn; Rath, Lutz; Rosales, Rachel; Sherman, Mark; V...
Conductors: Zinger, Pablo
Ensemble: Bronx Arts Ensemble
1 CD / New World / 1996-07-01Works: David Braham: Mulligan Guard Ball; Reilly and the 400; Mulligan's Silver Wedding; Squatter Sovereignty; Mulligan Guard Nominee; Lyn Udall: Stay in Your Own Back Yard; James A. Bland: De Golden Weddin...
Performers: Barker, Danny [Classical]; Fields, Ralph; Floyd, Bobby; Hyman, Dick; Jackson, Clifford; Jun, Rose Marie; Knee, Bernard; Magruder, Charles; Morath, Max; Olson, Phil; Sokoloff, Alan; Winter, Lois
Conductors: Hyman, Dick