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One Earth, One People, One Love: Kronos Plays Terry Riley
One Earth, One People, One Love: Kronos Plays Terry Riley

5 CD / Nonesuch / 2015-06-23

Works: Terry Riley: Salome Dances for Peace, pieces (5) for string quartet; Requiem for Adam, for string quartet with sound collage; The Philosopher's Hand, for piano; The Cusp of Magic, for string quartet ...
Performers: Culp, Jennifer; Dutt, Hank; Harrington, David; Jeanrenaud, Joan; Man, Wu; Riley, Terry [Composer]; Sherba, John [Violin]; Sunny Yang

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Pitchfork (Website) - "[T]he highlight of the disc featuring new material winds up being a recent Kronos recording of 'Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector'..."...continue...
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Nico Muhly: Two Boys
Nico Muhly: Two Boys

2 CD / Nonesuch / 2014-09-30

Works: Nico Muhly: Two Boys, opera
Performers: Appleby, Paul; Coote, Alice; Petersen, Dennis
Conductors: Robertson, David

Recording information: The Metropolitan Opera, New York City (10/21/2013/11/06/2013)....continue...
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Vasks: String Quartet no 4 / Kronos Quartet
Vasks: String Quartet no 4 / Kronos Quartet

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2014-08-21

Works: Peteris Vasks: Quartet for Strings no 4
Performers: Kronos Quartet
Conductors:
Ensemble: Kronos Quartet

Vasks' Fourth String Quartet, composed of five movements, was commissioned for the Kronos Quartet and was premiered in 2000 at the Theatre de la Ville...continue...
Personnel: David Harrington, John Sherba (violin); Hank Dutt (viola); Jennifer Culp (cello).

Recording information: Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, CA (08/2002)....continue...
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Nuevo / Kronos Quartet
Nuevo / Kronos Quartet

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2014-08-21

Works: Severiano Briseño: El sinaloense; Agustín Lara: Se me hizo fácil; Juan Garcia Esquivel: Mini Skirt; Mexican Traditional: El llorar (Crying); Alberto Dominguez: Perfidia; Silvestr...
Performers: Albarran, Ruben; Bringas, Alfredo; Conte, Luis; Culp, Jennifer; De Real, Emmanuel; Dutt, Hank; Flores, Alejandro; Florinda, Doña; Gómez Bolaños, Roberto; Gallardo, Ricardo; Garci...
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Ensemble: Café Tacuba; Kronos Quartet; Tambuco

"Nuevo" is something of a near-hallucinatory journey in sound. A bawdy song from Mazatlan, a romantic standard of the 60's, "space-age bachelor pad music" of...continue...
This album was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Classical

Crossover Album.

Personnel: Rominko Mendez Xik, Efrén Vargas, Carmen Gomez Oso (vocals); Rita Cantalagua, Josel...continue...
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Louis Andriessen: La Commedia
Louis Andriessen: La Commedia

3 CD / Nonesuch / 2014-06-10

Works: Louis Andriessen: La Commedia, opera; Unspecified: Bonus Content [DVD]
Performers: Beckman, Marcel; McFadden, Claron; Willems, Jeroen [Vocals]; Zavalloni, Cristina
Conductors: Leeuw, Reinbert de

Recording information: Konninklijk Theater Carré, Amsterdam (06/12/2008)....continue...
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John Adams: City Noir
John Adams: City Noir

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2014-05-06

Works: John Adams: City Noir, symphony for orchestra; Saxophone Concerto
Performers: McAllister, Timothy
Conductors: Robertson, David

Recording information: Powell Hall, St. Louis, MO....continue...
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Silver Threads
Silver Threads

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2014-04-29

Works: Jacob Cooper: Silver Threads, song cycle for voice & computer
Performers: Cooper, Jacob; Hughes, Mellissa

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Explorer Series: Kronos Quartet
Explorer Series: Kronos Quartet

5 CD / Nonesuch / 2014-04-08

Works: Dumisani Maraire: Mai Nozipo (Mother Nozipo), for ngoma, hosho & string quartet; Kutambarara (Spreading), for vocals, mbira, hosho, chorus & string quartet; Hassan Hakmoun: Saade (I'm Happy), for voi...
Performers: Addy, Obo; Alexandrovich, Mikhail; Conte, Luis; Din, Hamza El; Dutt, Hank; Flores, Alejandro; Florinda, Doña; Gómez Bolaños, Roberto; Garcia, Carlos [leaf]; Gasparyan, Djivan; Go...
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Ensemble: Alim Qasimov Ensemble; Café Tacuba; Taraf de Haïdouks
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Bach: Goldberg Variations
Bach: Goldberg Variations

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2013-10-01

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Performers: Denk, Jeremy

American Record Guide, January/February 2014
Jeremy Denk, a very active pianist and writer, has the number one classical album in this, his second Nonesuch recording (as...continue...
Recording information: Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase Co (01/2013)....continue...
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Bach: Sonatas & Partitas, Vol.  1
Bach: Sonatas & Partitas, Vol. 1

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2013-08-06

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001; Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002; Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
Performers: Thile, Chris

Recording information: The Barn, Lenox, Massachusetts (01/12/2013-01/17/2013)....continue...
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Timo Andres: Home Stretch
Timo Andres: Home Stretch

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2013-07-30

Works: Timo Andres: Home Stretch, for piano & chamber orchestra; Coronation Concerto Recomposition, for piano & chamber orchestra (after Mozart); Paraphrase on Themes of Brian Eno, for piano & chamber orche...
Performers: Andres, Timo
Conductors: Cyr, Andrew
Ensemble: Metropolis Ensemble

American Record Guide, January/February 2014
Home Stretch, written for a Mozart-sized chamber orchestra and piano, is eclectic. Andres concentrates on the effective pinpoint use of dy...continue...
Recording information: Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA (09/05/2011-09/07/2011)....continue...
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John Adams: Nixon in China
John Adams: Nixon in China

1 Blu-Ray Video / Nonesuch / 2012-11-21


“The opera and the production may have come to the Met at just the right time to comprehend the continuing resonances of this audacious and...continue...
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The Complete Astor Piazzolla Recordings
The Complete Astor Piazzolla Recordings

8 CD / Nonesuch / 2012-11-19

Works: Astor Piazzolla: Milonga en ré, tango for violin (or cello) & piano; Vardarito, tango; Enrico IV; Escualo; Histoire du tango; Concierto para quinteto, tango; Soledad; Buenos Aires hora zero; C...
Performers: Assad, Odair [Guitar]; Assad, Sérgio [Guitar/Composer]; Chojnacka, Elisabeth; Desyatnikov, Leonid; Gabetta, Sol; Glorvigen, Per Arne; Kremer, Gidon; Lips, Svjatloslav; Meyer, Paul; Milva; Peka...
Conductors: ; Gupta, Rolf; Kremer, Gidon
Ensemble: Astor Quartet; Kremerata Baltica; Kremerata Musica
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The Art of Instrumentation: Homage to Glenn Gould
The Art of Instrumentation: Homage to Glenn Gould

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2012-09-25

Works: Valentin Silvestrov: Dedication to J.S.B.; Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard no 6 in D minor (WTC I/6), BWV 851 (BC L85); Three-Part Invention no 9 ...
Performers: Kremer, Gidon
Conductors:
Ensemble: Kremerata Baltica

American Record Guide, March / April 2013
This is really a double homage. Alexander Rakatov's Prelude and Fugue in D minor from the Well-Tempered Clavier is...continue...
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The  Master [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
The Master [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2012-09-11

Works: Jonny Greenwood: The Master, film score; Irving Berlin: Get Thee Behind Me Satan, song (from "Follow the Fleet"); Charles Tobias: Don't Sit under the Apple Tree, song; Paul Weston: No Other Love, son...
Performers: Ames, Robert; Beaty, Madisen; Bisengalieva, Galya; Bonneton, Charlotte; Brown, Dave; Coates, Oliver [Cello]; Cox, Simon [Trumpet]; Finton, Andy; Fitzgerald, Ella; Foggitt, Peter; Forrest, Helen; Fran...
Conductors: Mós, Marek; Weston, Paul; Brunt, Hugh

For the soundtrack to his Scientology-inspired movie The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson reunited with Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, who also provided the music to There Will Be Blood. The director's tale...continue...
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Jeremy Denk plays Ligeti & Beethoven
Jeremy Denk plays Ligeti & Beethoven

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2012-05-15

Works: György Ligeti: Etudes (6) for piano, Book 1; Piano Études; Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111
Performers: Denk, Jeremy

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
The Beethoven is grand and confident, but also cheerful in spots. Denk proves himself to be quite the poet...continue...
Recording information: SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Pur (09/2011)....continue...
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Krzysztof Penderecki: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima; Polymorphia; Jonny Greenwood: Popcorn Superhet Receiver; 48 Responses to Polymorphia
Krzysztof Penderecki: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima; Polymorphia; Jonny Greenwood: Popcorn Superhet Receiver; 48 Responses to Polymorphia

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2012-03-13

Works: Krzysztof Penderecki: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima; Polymorphia; John Greenwood: Popcorn Superhet Receiver, for orchestra; Jonny Greenwood: 48 Responses to Polymorphia
Conductors: Penderecki, Krzysztof; Mós, Marek

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
Rock stars have tried their hand at classical music before, so this effort adds to the party. I salute...continue...
Recording information: Alvernia Studios, Kraków, Poland (09/2011/12/2011)....continue...
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Music of Vladimir Martynov
Music of Vladimir Martynov

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2012-01-20

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The Music of Vladimir Martynov / Kronos Quartet
The Music of Vladimir Martynov / Kronos Quartet

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2012-01-10

Works: Vladimir Martynov: The Beatitudes, for string quartet; Schubert-Quintet (Unfinished); Der Abschied, for string quartet
Performers: Jeanrenaud, Joan
Conductors:
Ensemble: Kronos Quartet

Recording information: Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, CA (12/13/2010-12/16/2010)....continue...
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Steve Reich: WTC 9/11; Mallet Quartet; Dance Patterns
Steve Reich: WTC 9/11; Mallet Quartet; Dance Patterns

2 CD / Nonesuch / 2011-09-20

Works: Steve Reich: WTC 9/11, for string quartet & tape; Mallet Quartet, for 2 marimbas & 2 vibraphones; Dance Patterns, for 2 xylophones, 2 vibraphones & 2 pianos
Performers: Kronos Quartet; Percussion, So; Steve Reich and Musicians
Conductors:
Ensemble: So Percussion

This 2011 album features three attractive works by Steve Reich written between 2002 and 2010. These aren't pieces that break new ground for the composer, but they are bound to appeal to anyone who app...continue...
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Patrick Zimmerli: Modern Music / Brad Mehldau, Kevin Hays
Patrick Zimmerli: Modern Music / Brad Mehldau, Kevin Hays

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2011-09-20

Works: Patrick Zimmerli: Crazy Quilt, for 2 pianos; Generatrix, for 2 pianos; Celtic Folk Melody, for 2 pianos; Modern Music, for 2 pianos; Brad Mehldau: Unrequited, for piano; Steve Reich: Music for 18 Mus...
Performers: Hays, Kevin; Mehldau, Brad

Recording information: Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA (10/13/2010-10/14/2010).

Modern Music, the collaborative recording between longtime colleagues and jazz pianists Brad Mehldau and Kevin Hays...continue...
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John Adams: Son of Chamber Symphony; String Quartet
John Adams: Son of Chamber Symphony; String Quartet

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2011-05-31

Works: John Adams: Son of Chamber Symphony; String Quartet
Conductors: Adams, John [Composer]
Ensemble: International Contemporary Ensemble
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True Grit [Original Soundtrack]
True Grit [Original Soundtrack]

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2010-12-21

Works: Carter Burwell: True Grit, film score
Performers: Alt, Pico; Asin, Nadine; Austin, Demian; Bahng, Peter [Violin]; Baker, Michelle; Beard, Jim; Burwell, Carter; Carlo, Ken De; Carney, Tom; Charlston, Erik; Cooper, Roberta; Currie, Barbara; Día...
Conductors: Burwell, Carter

Carter Burwell's score for Joel & Ethan Coen's cinematic version of Charles Portis' novel True Grit (they consciously decided to ignore the original Oscar-winning film because they considered it a bor...continue...
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De Profundis / Kremerata Baltica, Gidon Kremer
De Profundis / Kremerata Baltica, Gidon Kremer

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2010-09-14

Works: Jean Sibelius: Kuolema; Arvo Pärt: Passacaglia for violin & piano (or 1-2 violins, vibraphone ad lib & string orchestra); Raminta Serksnyté: De Profundis, for chamber orchestra; Robert Schu...
Performers: BALTICA, KREMERata; Grishin, Daniil; Kremer, Gidon; Pushkarev, Andrei; Zebriunaite, Ula Ulijona
Conductors:
Ensemble: Kremerata Baltica

Recording information: Latvian Radio (12/08/2008-12/11/2008)....continue...
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Shy and Mighty
Shy and Mighty

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2010-05-18

Works: Timothy Andres: Shy and Mighty, for 2 pianos
Performers: Andres, Timothy; Kaplan, David [Piano]

Personnel: Timothy Andres (piano); David Kaplan (piano).

Recording information: The Fred Plaut Recording Studios, Yale University Schoo (02/11/2009)....continue...
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a/rythmia
a/rythmia

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2009-09-15

Works: Benedict Mason: Animals and the Origins of Dance; Michael Gordon: Yo Shakespeare; György Ligeti: Chamber Concerto; David Wong: Dessert Search for Techno Baklava; Johannes Ciconia: Le ray au sole...
Performers: MacDonald, Payton; Pierson, Alan
Conductors: Pierson, Alan
Ensemble: Alarm Will Sound

”There are certain high-concept new music albums that sink under the weight of their conceits, but this is not one of them. I found A/Rythmia...continue...
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Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony, Guide to Strange Places / St. Louis SO
Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony, Guide to Strange Places / St. Louis SO

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2009-07-28

Works: John Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony; Guide to Strange Places
Performers: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Conductors: Robertson, David
Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

"...the distillation of the score [of the Doctor Atomic Symphony]...creates its own unique impact...this powerful score creates its own dramatic imagery...the real find is the...continue...

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Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos / Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica
Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos / Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica

2 CD / Nonesuch / 2009-07-21

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Violin no 1 in B flat major, K. 207; Concerto for Violin no 2 in D major, K. 211; Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K. 216; Concerto for Violin no 4 in D majo...
Performers: Kremer, Gidon
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Beethoven: Piano Concertos / Fischer, Goode, Budapest Festival Orchestra
Beethoven: Piano Concertos / Fischer, Goode, Budapest Festival Orchestra

3 CD / Nonesuch / 2009-05-05

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15; Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19; Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37; Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. ...
Performers: Goode, Richard [Piano]
Conductors: Fischer, Iván
Ensemble: Budapest Festival Orchestra

"The recordings fare well as a set of the concertos, with generally sensitive, well-played contributions from Ivan Fischer's accomplished Budapest Festival Orchestra. They impress with...continue...

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Elliott Carter - A Nonesuch Restrospective
Elliott Carter - A Nonesuch Restrospective

4 CD / Nonesuch / 2009-02-24

Works: Elliott Carter: Sonata for Piano; Three Poems of Robert Frost; The Minotaur; Elegy for String Quartet; Sonata for Cello and Piano; Quartet for Strings no 1; Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello and Harpsich...
Performers: DeGaetani, Jan; Jacobs, Paul; Krosnick, Joel; Sollberger, Harvey
Conductors: ; Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; New York Chamber Symphony
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John Adams: Hallelujah Junction - A Nonesuch Retrospective
John Adams: Hallelujah Junction - A Nonesuch Retrospective

2 CD / Nonesuch / 2008-10-07

Works: John Adams: Harmonielehre; Shaker Loops; Harmonium; Nixon in China; Chamber Symphony; Gnarly Buttons; Hoodoo Zephyr; Death of Klinghoffer; I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky; Concert...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Hammons, Thomas; Kantonen, Seppo; Karvonen, Jari-Pekka; Kremer, Gidon; Kusama, Astri; Maddalena, James; McDonald, Audra; McElroy, Michael; Murto, Janne; Mutru, ...
Conductors: De Waart, Edo; Adams, John [Composer]; Nagano, Kent; Salonen, Esa-Pekka
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Lyon Opera Orchestra; Theatre of Voices

"It doesn't hurt that Adams has an exclusive contract with Nonesuch to release the first recording of each work, and most of the performances here...continue...
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Adams: A Flowering Tree / Adams, Rivera, Thomas, Owens, London SO, et al
Adams: A Flowering Tree / Adams, Rivera, Thomas, Owens, London SO, et al

2 CD / Nonesuch / 2008-09-23

Works: John Adams: A Flowering Tree
Performers: Adams, John [Composer]; Owens, Eric [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Rivera, Jessica [Soprano Vocal]; Thomas, Russell
Conductors: Adams, John [Composer]
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; Schola Cantorum de Venezuela

The performances on this 2 disc set, which includes extensive liner notes and the complete libretto, were recorded at the Barbican Center London, in August...continue...
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Gomidas Songs
Gomidas Songs

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2008-09-23

Works: Komitas: Oror; Gakavi Yerke (Song of the Partridge), song; Manoogneroo Hayr mer (Children's Prayer), song; Work(s); Dzirani Dzar (Apricot Tree), song; Karoun (Spring), for voice & piano; Unabi (Dance...
Performers: Bayrakdarian, Isabel; Dabaghyan, Gevorg; Gharabekyan, Gevorg; Khachaturian, Karen; Kocharyan, Karen; Kradjian, Serouj; Manucharyan, Vyacheslav
Conductors: Topchjan, Eduard

Although the pieces performed here by the internationally acclaimed, Canadian-based soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian are sung entirely in Armenian, these songs cast a powerful spell long...continue...
This album was nominated for the 2008 Grammy Award for "Best Classical Vocal Performance."

Personnel: Gevorg Gharabekyan (violin); Karen Kocharyan (cello); Gevorg Dabaghyan (duduk); Vyacheslav ...continue...
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Reich: Daniel Variations, etc
Reich: Daniel Variations, etc

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2008-04-08

Works: Steve Reich: Variations for Vibes, Piano and Strings; Daniel Variations

2008 release from composer Steve Reich, a memorial and a remembrance of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. He embarked upon the piece at...continue...

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The Cusp of Magic
The Cusp of Magic

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2008-02-05

Works: Terry Riley: The Cusp of Magic, for string quartet & pipa
Performers: Commanday, Elisabeth; Dvorin, David; Man, Wu
Conductors:
Ensemble: Kronos Quartet

The Cusp of Magic, continues the San Francisco-based Kronos' extraordinary, career-length collaboration/dialogue with composer Terry Riley, the progenitor of the minimalist movement. Northern Californ...continue...
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The Wire (p.53) - "Riley's grounding in Indian music is present in the rhythmic intricacy of this piece, its poise and supple pacing."...continue...
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Sings Peter Lieberson: Neruda Songs
Sings Peter Lieberson: Neruda Songs

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2006-12-19

Works: Peter Lieberson: Neruda Songs, for mezzo-soprano & orchestra
Performers: Hunt Lieberson, Lorraine [Mezzo-Soprano (Vocals)]
Conductors: Levine, James

"Every phrase of Mr. Lieberson's new work seems to have been crafted with his wife's beautifully earthy voice and keen expressive instincts in mind the...continue...
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Steve Reich - Phases (A Nonesuch Retrospective)
Steve Reich - Phases (A Nonesuch Retrospective)

5 CD / Nonesuch / 2006-09-26

Works: Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians; Different Trains, for double string quartet & tape; Tehillim, for 3 sopranos, alto, winds, strings, percussion & keyboards; Eight Lines; You Are (Variations), for...
Performers: Becker, Bob [Percussion]; Beiser, Maya; Benschop, Yvonne; Borden, Barbara; Can, Bang On A; Goud, Ananda; Hartenberger, Russ; Kronos Quartet; Kvistad, Garry; Los Angeles Master Chorale; Metheny, Pat; ...
Conductors: ; Leeuw, Reinbert de; Lubman, Bradley; Gershon, Grant; Hillier, Paul; Thomas, Michael Tilson; Thomas, Michael T.
Ensemble: Bang on a Can; Los Angeles Master Chorale; Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic (Members); Members of the Steve Reich Ensemble (Members); Schoenberg Ensemble; Steve Reich & Musicians

"When the history book is written on the minimalist scene that emerged in the 1960s, it's likely that composer Steve Reich will emerge as the...continue...
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Adams: The Dharma at Big Sur, etc / Silverman, Adams, BBC SO
Adams: The Dharma at Big Sur, etc / Silverman, Adams, BBC SO

2 CD / Nonesuch / 2006-09-26

Works: John Adams: The Dharma at Big Sur; My Father Knew Charles Ives, for orchestra
Performers: Houghton, Bill; Silverman, Tracy
Conductors: Adams, John [Composer]

"My father knew Charles Ives. He didn't really, but neither did John Adams's - rather his picturesque orchestral triptych acknowledges a spiritual debt to Ives;...continue...

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Love Sublime
Love Sublime

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2006-06-27

Works: Brad Mehldau: The Book of Hours; The Blue Estuaries, for voice & piano; Love Sublime, song (after tune Paris)
Performers: Fleming, Renee; Mehldau, Brad

This collaboration between jazz pianist and concert soprano was originally sparked by the New York City-based soprano Rene Fleming, an admirer of Brad Mehldau. "Love...continue...
Personnel: Brad Mehldau (piano); Brad Mehldau; Renée Fleming (vocals, soprano).

Recording information: SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center, Purchase, NY.

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Reich: You Are (Variations), Cello Counterpoint
Reich: You Are (Variations), Cello Counterpoint

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2005-09-27

Works: Steve Reich: You Are (Variations), for chorus & ensemble; Cello Counterpoint
Performers: Beiser, Maya; Los Angeles Master Chorale
Conductors: Gershon, Grant
Ensemble: Los Angeles Master Chorale

"An exeptional score... a masterpiece... 'You Are' has something important to say, and it says it not only in a way a listener can hear...continue...

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Mozart / Richard Goode
Mozart / Richard Goode

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2005-04-05

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Piano no 8 in A minor, K 310 (300d); March for orchestra in C major, K. 408/1 (K. 383e); Suite for piano in C major (fragment), K. 399 (K. 385i); Gigue for Keyboar...
Performers: Goode, Richard [Piano]

"The aristocratic pianism of Richard Goode is applied here to several of Mozart's piano compositions. His manner may be carefully stuies but avoids academicism and...continue...
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Bach: Cantatas BWV 82 and 199 / Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
Bach: Cantatas BWV 82 and 199 / Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2003-09-23

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 82, "Ich habe genug" BWV 82; Cantata no 199 "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut" BWV 199
Performers: Hunt Lieberson, Lorraine [Mezzo-Soprano (Vocals)]
Conductors: Smith, Craig
Ensemble: Emmanuel Music Orchestra

"A consummate artist and interpreter of this repertory... Her great intelligence and musicality, combined with the liquid warmth of her rich, elegant voice, infuse the...continue...

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Bach: Partita no 1, 3 & 6 / Richard Goode
Bach: Partita no 1, 3 & 6 / Richard Goode

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2003-04-01

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita for keyboard no 3 in A minor, BWV 827 (BC L3); Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825; Partita for keyboard no 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (BC L6)
Performers: Goode, Richard [Piano]

"As usual, I find the Allemandes an important test of Partita performances, and Goode's readings of the ones from the E-minor and A-minor are models...continue...
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Gidon Kremer - Happy Birthday / Kremerata Baltica
Gidon Kremer - Happy Birthday / Kremerata Baltica

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2003-01-28

Works: Alfred Schnittke: Gogol Suite, for orchestra (music from "The Dead Souls Register;" orchestrated by G.Rozhdestvensky); Peter Heidrich: Happy Birthday Variations, for orchestra; Vato Kakhidze: Blitz F...
Performers: BALTICA, KREMERata; Kakhidze, Vato; Kremer, Gidon; Lortie, Louis [Piano]; Muceniece, Lasma; Sudraba, Marta; Ulijona, Ula
Conductors: Kremer, Gidon
Ensemble: Kremerata Baltica

Personnel: Kremerata Baltica (vocals); Gidon Kremer (violin); Indre Andruskeviciute, Dzeraldas Bidva, Migle Diksaitiene, Eva Bindere (violin); Giedré Dirvanauskaité, Peteris Cirksis, Marta S...continue...
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Reich: Triple Quartet, etc / Kronos Quartet, Frasco, et al
Reich: Triple Quartet, etc / Kronos Quartet, Frasco, et al

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2001-10-16

Works: Steve Reich: Triple Quartet, for 3 string quartets; Electric Guitar Phase, for 4 electric guitars (arr. of Violin Phase); Music for a Large Ensemble, for 2 female voices and small orchestra; Tokyo/Ve...
Performers: Reich, Steve [Composer]
Conductors: Pierson, Alan
Ensemble: Alarm Will Sound; Ossia

Personnel: John Sherba (violin); Paul Miller, Hank Dutt (viola); Susanne Kelly, Jennifer Culp (cello); Jessica Johnson (flute); Will Jennings (trumpet); Paolo Vasile, Lance Quinn (piano); Alan Pierso...continue...
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Riley: Requiem for Adam, etc / Terry Riley, Kronos Quartet
Riley: Requiem for Adam, etc / Terry Riley, Kronos Quartet

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2001-09-04

Works: Terry Riley: Requiem for Adam, for string quartet with sound collage; The Philosopher's Hand, for piano
Performers: Kronos Quartet; Riley, Terry [Composer]
Conductors:
Ensemble: Kronos Quartet

Personnel: Terry Riley (piano); David Harrington, John Sherba (violin); Hank Dutt (viola); Jennifer Culp (cello).

Recording information: Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, CA (04/1999/08/2000).
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John Adams: El Niño / Nagano, Upshaw, White, et al
John Adams: El Niño / Nagano, Upshaw, White, et al

2 CD / Nonesuch / 2001-08-28

Works: John Adams: El Niño, a Nativity Oratorio
Performers: Bubeck, Daniel; Chorus; Cummings, Brian; Hunt Lieberson, Lorraine [Mezzo-Soprano (Vocals)]; Richards, Steven; Rickards, Steven; Upshaw, Dawn [Soprano Vocal]; White, Willard [Bass Vocal]
Conductors: Nagano, Kent

"John Adams's most recent major vocal work is not quite an oratorio nor quite an opera... so 'staged oratorio' is probably the best label for...continue...
Personnel: Dawn Upshaw (soprano); Phillip Dennis (tenor); Brian Cummings (countertenor); Willard White (baritone); Brycyn "Juvie" Evans, Robert Fardell, Martin Nelson, Simon Preece (bass voice); J&#...continue...
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Reich: New York Counterpoint, etc / Bang on a Can
Reich: New York Counterpoint, etc / Bang on a Can

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2000-04-25

Works: Steve Reich: New York Counterpoint; Eight Lines; Four Organs
Performers: Can, Bang On A; Ziporyn, Evan
Conductors: Lubman, Bradley
Ensemble: Bang on a Can

"...'Four Organs'...strips the repetitive principles of minimalism down to the bone...[In] 'Eight Lines'...the edges of its tightly interlocking canons are much softer and Reich felt...continue...
Personnel: Gregor Kitzis, Todd Reynolds (violin); Ron Lawrence (viola); Patti Monson (flute, piccolo); Evan Ziporyn (clarinet, bass clarinet, organ); Michael Lowenstern (clarinet, bass clarinet); Ed...continue...
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The Eight Seasons - Vivaldi, Piazzolla / Kremerata Baltica
The Eight Seasons - Vivaldi, Piazzolla / Kremerata Baltica

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2000-02-29

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; Astor Piazzolla: Cuatro estaciónes porteñas (The Four Seasons), tango cycle
Performers: Kremer, Gidon
Conductors: Kremer, Gidon
Ensemble: Kremerata Baltica
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Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Sergio and Odair Assad
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Sergio and Odair Assad

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2000-01-18

Works: Sergio Assad: Andalucia, for 2 guitars, violin & percussion; Fantasy on "Dark eyes", for 2 guitars & violin; The chase, for 2 guitars, violin & percussion; Istanbul; Tatras, for 2 guitars & violin; G...
Performers: Assad, Odair [Guitar]; Assad, Sergio [Guitar/Composer]; Haddad, Jamey; Salerno-Sonnenberg, Nadja [Violin]

This is an unusual crossover collaboration between violinist Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg and the Brazilian guitar duo of Sergio and Odair Assad. The music, all arranged or composed by Sergio Assad, claim...continue...
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