1 CD / New Albion / 2008-08-19
These fifteen works for piano reveal a composer in his 70s and 80s exploring romanticism, improvisation, and a remarkable range of pianistic sonorities. All but...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 2008-01-22Works: Kyle Gann: Private Dances; Hovenweep; Time does not exist; The Day Revisited; On Reading Emerson
Performers: Cahill, Sarah [Piano]; Gann, Bernard; Gann, Kyle; McMillen, Blair; Spencer, Patricia; Stoops, Meighan
Ensemble: Da Capo Chamber Players
Kyle Gann (b.1955) is a composer whose music inevitably is structured with an array of metric, harmonic and melodic ideas and strategies that would seem...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 2007-07-31Works: Roberto Sierra: Turner, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello & piano; Trio for Piano and Strings no 2; 2x3, for 2 pianos; Sonata for cello & piano; Cancionero Sefardí, for voice, flute, clarinet...
Performers: Cooper, Kristina Reiko; Jolles, Renee; Sachs, Joel; Seltzer, Cheryl
Conductors: Sachs, Joel
This CD gives a picture of the breadth and depth of Roberto Sierra's recent chamber music. As a young man Sierra assimilated elements of the...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 2007-06-12Works: Ge Gan-Ru: Four Studies of Peking Opera, for piano quintet; Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!, for voice & toy instruments; Yi Feng
Performers: Huang, Frank; Tan, Margaret Leng [Piano]; Woodard, Kathryn
These three pieces deliver in the clearest manner the extraordinary compositional voice of Ge Gan-ru (b. 1954). Four Studies for Peking Opera is a serious...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 2007-01-30Works: Stephen Scott: Primordium, for bowed piano ensemble; A letter from Pliny, for soprano & bowed piano ensemble; The Old Hall, for soprano & bowed piano ensemble; Windermere Racing, for soprano & bowed ...
Performers: Hansen, Victoria
Ensemble: Bowed Piano Ensemble
The Deep Spaces is a fantasy song-cycle celebrating the power and grandeur - evoked by poets and composers over two millennia - of one of...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 2006-08-22Works: Erdem Helvacioglu: Bridge to Horizon; Sliding on a Glacier; Frozen Resophonic; Dreaming on a Blind Saddle; Shadow my Dovetail; Pearl Border; Ebony Remains
Performers: Helvacioglu, Erdem
Erdem Helvagioglu first broke through to the international audience with his 'Walk through the Bazaar'...a collection of sounds from the bazaar in Istanbul that he...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 2006-05-23Works: Ingram Marshall: Savage Altars, for choir; Authentic Presence, for piano; Easy Pieces (5), for piano, 4 hands; Soe-pa, for apmlified classical guitar with digital delays & loops
Performers: Cahill, Sarah [Piano]; Kubera, Joseph; Verdery, Ben
This is a collection of chamber works that continue Marshall's unique journey in a spiritual musical language through visiting medieval, sacred and world sources. The...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 2005-11-22Works: Evan Ziporyn: Pondok, for piano; Trio for Piano and Strings - Typical Music; Ngaben (for Sari Club), for gamelan & orchestra
Performers: Cahill, Sarah [Piano]
Conductors: ; Anzolini, Dante
Ensemble: Arden Trio; Gamelan Galak Tika
"I grew up believing musical boundaries to be porous, flowing into one another: my father playing chamber music and Gypsy violin, my grandmothers Yiddish chorus,...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 2005-10-18Works: David Tronzo: Long Walk (For a Slow Lois); Red; Hum a Little, Mr. Bones; Michael J. Schumacher: No Ehru
Performers: Schumacher, Michael J.; Tronzo, David; Vitiello, Stephen
This record invokes some of the dream language of small children - the Scratchy Monsters are the bad dreams: and the Laughing Ghosts are the...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 2005-10-18Works: Robert Kyr: Concerto for Violin no 1 ("On the Nature of Love"); Concerto for Violin no 2 ("On the Nature of Harmony"); Concerto for Violin no 3 ("On the Nature of Peace")
Performers: Blessinger, Ron; Huizenga, Denise
Conductors: Kyr, Robert; Peyton, Jeffrey
Ensemble: Pacific Rim Gamelan Ensemble; Third Angle New Music Ensemble
This recording presents a trilogy of violin concerti with titles beginning 'On the Nature of...' The Concerti explore the archetypal themes of love (No. 1),...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 2004-10-19
This collection shows the radical range of styles and instrumental groups which Dresher employs. Featured in the recording is the Electro-Acoustic Band, a group he...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 2003-05-20Works: Lou Harrison: Threnody for Carlos Chavez; Simfony no 13; Music for Violin and Various Instruments - European, Asian and African; Fugue for Percussion; Song of Quetzalcoatl; Canticle no 3; Solo to Ant...
Performers: Abel, David [violin/vla]; Cass, Jennifer; Evans, Scott; Johnson, David [percussion]; Kennedy, Daniel; Manley, Todd; Miller, Leta; Rosenthal, David; Smith, Gordon; Steinberg, Julie; Strizich, Robert; ...
Conductors: Winant, William; Davies, Dennis Russell
Ensemble: Ensemble; William Winant Percussion Group
"Although Harrison was far from ovscure - his pre-eminence among the American West Coast school of composers in the past few decades has rarely been...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 2003-02-25Works: Tonino Tesei: Marchigiane (6), for piano; Valzer (3), for piano; Preludi ostinati, for piano
Performers: Bongelli, Fausto
1 CD / New Albion / 2002-11-12Works: Steven Mackey: Cairn, for cello & looped celli; Hamza el Din: Escalay (Waterwheel), for tar & string quartet; Joan Jeanrenaud: Altar Piece, for cello & looped celli; Karen Tanaka: The Song of Songs, ...
Performers: Jeanrenaud, Joan
Recording information: Different Fur, San Francisco, CA.
Cellist Joan Jeanrenaud's first solo album since leaving her 20-year gig with the celebrated Kronos Quartet finds her exploring areas th...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 2002-10-22
1 CD / New Albion / 2002-05-21Works: Richard Teitelbaum: Blends; Kyotaku/Denshi
Performers: Dresser, Mark; Gurtu, Trilok; Hemingway, Gerry; Teitelbaum, Richard; Yokoyama, Katsuya
1 CD / New Albion / 2001-09-25Works: Stephen Vitiello: Bright and Dusty Things
Performers: Forbes, Lydia; Moore, Rebecca; Oliveros, Pauline; Tronzo, David; Tunick, Danny; Vitiello, Stephen
1 CD / New Albion / 2001-05-22Works: Stefano Scodanibbio: Western Land, for cello & contrabass; Escondido, for violin & cello; Quodilibet, for viola & cello; Composte terre, for violin & viola; Jardins d'Hamilcar, for violin & contraba...
Performers: Arditti, Irvine; de Saram, Rohan; Scheindlin, Dov; Scodanibbio, Stefano
Personnel: Stefano Scodanibbio (double bass); Irvine Arditti (violin).
Recording information: Saarlandischer Rundfunk, Saarbrucken (06/21/2000-06/23/2000)....continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 2001-02-13
1 CD / New Albion / 2000-10-24Works: Lou Harrison: Rhymes with Silver
Performers: Abel, David [violin/vla]; Jeanrenaud, Joan; Simon, Benjamin; Steinberg, Julie; Winant, William
Ensemble: Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio
"Commissioned by Mark Morris for his dance group in 1997, Lou Harrison's 12 movement 'Rhymes with Silver' is a strange mixture of the introvert and...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 2000-03-28Works: Stephen Scott: Rainbows, 1, for bowed piano; Rainbows, 2, for bowed piano; Music Three for bowed strings (bowed piano); Music One for bowed strings (bowed piano); Resonant Resources, for bowed piano;...
Performers: Scott, Stephen
Ensemble: Colorado College New Music Ensemble
1 CD / New Albion / 1999-08-17Works: Matthias Ziegler: Uakti; Maschad; Mimi; Quarters; Rättägt; Ballade; Ghashghai; Very, Very, Good...; Diego Ortiz: Recercada no 1; Trattado de glosas
Performers: Ziegler, Matthias
1 CD / New Albion / 1999-06-22Works: Henry Cowell: Dynamic Motion, for piano, HC 213/1; What's This?, for piano (First Encore To Dynamic Motion), HC 213/2; Amiable Conversation, for piano (Second Encore to Dynamic Motion), HC 213/3; Adv...
Performers: Brown, Chris; Cahill, Sarah [Piano]; Hays, Sorrel; Kubera, Joseph
"A welcome addition to the catalogue, this is a live recording of numerous short Cowell piano works, from the growling scraped strings of "The Banshee"...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 1999-03-23Works: Ellen Fullman: Change of Direction
Performers: Fullman, Ellen; Gould, Elise; Jacobs, Nigel
1 CD / New Albion / 1998-05-19Works: Somei Satoh: Mandara; Mantra; Tantra
Performers: Kara, Jane; Satoh, Somei
This trilogy began in 1982 when Satoh was working with the designer Kohei Seguira and studying Tebetan Mandalas..."Mandalas are sacred pictures that can lead viewers...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 1998-03-17Works: Astor Piazzolla: Four, for Tango; Arturo Márquez: Homenaje a Gismonti; José Evangelista: Spanish Garland; Miguel Del Aguila: Presto no 2; Paquita De Rivera: Wapango; Javier Alvarez: Met...
Performers: Bitrán, Alvaro; Bitrán, Arón; Bitrán, Saúl; Montiel, Javier
Ensemble: Latinoamericano String Quartet
Eight works by 20th Century Spanish American composers, performed by the Cuarteto Latinoamericano. The San Francisco Chronicle described Cuarteto Latinoamericano as a "first rate ensemble...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 1997-11-18Works: Steve Reich: Nagoya Guitars, for 2 guitars (transcribed for 2 guitars by David Tanenbaum from "Nagoya Marimbas"); Lew Richmond: Preludes (3), for guitar; Aaron Jay Kernis: Partita for guitar; Terry R...
Performers: Tanenbaum, David [Guitar]
1 CD / New Albion / 1997-08-19Works: Louis Andriessen: Zilver; Disco; Overture to Orpheus; Worker's Union
Performers: Eder, Lorna
Ensemble: California EAR Unit
1 CD / New Albion / 1997-04-22Works: Lou Harrison: Air for the Poet, for orchestra (also vers. for metallophone & drum; solo instrument with 2 ostenati; Rapunzel, opera in 6 acts; Songs in the Forest, for flute, piccolo, violin, piano &...
Performers: Andrie, Karen; Brown, Susan; Duykers, John; Gandolfi, Josephine; Maginnis, Patrice; McMurtry, Lynn; Miller, Leta E.; Winant, William [Percussion]
Conductors: Paiement, Nicole A.
Ensemble: Ensemble Paralléle; Parallele Ensemble
1 CD / New Albion / 1997-03-18Works: Sasha Matson: Range of Light, for mezzo-soprano, guitar, violin & string ensemble; Fifth Lake, for guitar, concert and Celtic harps & percussion, in Pythagorean tuning
Performers: Allen, Susan; Ferrone, Donald; Garrett, Glen; Greenberg, Susan; Karapetyan, Suren; Kent, Peter; Livingston, Doug; Pitelka, Kazi; Schneider, John; Schoenig, Terry; Shulman, Amy; Sterling, Gene; Stone,...
Conductors: Matson, Sasha;
Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra; Just Strings
1 CD / New Albion / 1997-02-18Works: Chen Yi: Duo Ye No 2; Symphony no 2; Ge Xu, Antiphony; Chinese Myths cantata
Performers: Fen, Min Xiao; Jie-bing, Chen; Yang-qin, Zhao
Conductors: Falletta, JoAnn
Ensemble: Bay Area Women's Philharmonic Orchestra; Chanticleer
1 CD / New Albion / 1996-09-01Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a (arr. by Barshai from String Quartet no 8 ); Pieces (2) for double string quartet, Op. 11; Chamber Symphony in A flat major, Op. 118a (arr. ...
1 CD / New Albion / 1996-08-01
1 CD / New Albion / 1996-07-01Works: Frank Martin: Études (5) for string orchestra; Concerto for Violin; Maria-Triptychon, for soprano, violin & orchestra
Performers: Canin, Stuart
1 CD / New Albion / 1996-04-01Works: Stephen Scott: Vikings of the Sunrise
Performers: Scott, Stephen [Class.]
Ensemble: Bowed Piano Ensemble
1 CD / New Albion / 1996-01-01Works: Peter Scott Lewis: Concerto for Violin no 1; Where the Heart Is Pure, song cycle for mezzo-soprano & orchestra; Delicate Sky, for violin, percussion & piano; Sun Music, for piano
Performers: Friedman, Stephanie; Geem, Jack van; Hulsmann, Kees; Sutherland, Robin; Tichman, Nadya
Conductors: Hülsmann, Kees; Pillot, Laurent
1 CD / New Albion / 1996-01-01
1 CD / New Albion / 1995-11-01Works: Jules Massenet: Oh! si les fleurs avaient des yeux, for voice & piano (from "Mélodies, Vol.7"); Crépuscule; Souvenez-vous, Vierge Marie, for voice & piano (also soprano, chorus & orches...
Performers: Sirguey, Gaît; Zimmer, Darynn
Conductors: Wilson, Ransom
Ensemble: Solisti New York
"Daryn Zimmer's debut recording is classy and eclectic...these exquisite miniatures are wonderfully performed with the Solisti New York under Ransom Wilson...the Massenet and Gounod are...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 1995-09-01Works: Reza Vali: Folksongs Set no 11b for String Quartet; Folksongs Set no 9 for Flute and Cello; Movements (4) for String Quartet
Performers: Almarza, Alberto; Bitrán, Alvaro
Conductors: Izquierdo, Juan Pablo
Ensemble: Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic Orchestra; Latinoamericano String Quartet
1 CD / New Albion / 1995-08-01Works: Stuart Dempster: Conch calling; Morning light; Didjerilayover; Secret currents; Melodic communion; Shell shock; Cloud landings
Performers: Bulen, Jay; Dempster, Stuart; Domoto, Jeff; Escobedo, Moc; Higbee, Scott; Hopper, Gretchen; Irby-Oxford, Nathaniel; Kirby, Chad; Marriott, David, Jr.; Powers, Greg; Sykes, Debra
1 CD / New Albion / 1995-05-01Works: Robert Kyr: Threefold Vision, 3 motets for 3 voices; Songs of the Shining Wind for 3 voices, lute & vielle; Unseen Rain for 3 voices, chorus & instruments
Performers: Flanagan, Richard; Hirsch, Evan; Jackson, Steven; Mark, Andrew; Nilsson, Kristina
Conductors: ; Taylor, Beverly
Ensemble: Ensemble P.A.N. [Project Ars Nova]
1 CD / New Albion / 1995-05-01Works: Arvo Pärt: Annum per Annum; Pari Intervallo; Mein Weg hat Gipfel und Wellentäler, for organ; Trivium; John Cage: Souvenir, for organ; Giacinto Scelsi: In Nomine Lucis, for organ
Performers: Moosmann, Christoph Maria
"This is the organ music of spiritual miniamalism, restrained but powerful if you are on the right wavelength...The organ of St. Martin's Cathedral at Rottenburg...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 1995-03-01Works: Michael Sahl: Tango from Exiles' Cafe, for solo piano; John Cage: Perpetual Tango, for piano; Dane Rudhyar: Tango d'Antan, for piano; William Duckworth: Tango Voices, for piano; William Schimmel: Fro...
Performers: Mikhashoff, Yvar
1 CD / New Albion / 1995-01-01Works: Paul Dresher: Double Ikat; Dark blue circumstance; Channels Passing; Night Songs
Performers: Abel, David [violin/vla]; Bun-ching, Lam; Deloria, Deborah; Dempster, Stuart; Dresher, Paul; Duykers, John; Eckert, Rinde; Eckert, Thomasa; Gray, Ella Marie; Gray, Walter; Kocmieroski, Mathew; Nelson...
Conductors: ; Nelson, Roger; Strauss, Melvin
Ensemble: ; Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio; New Performance Group
1 CD / New Albion / 1995-01-01Works: Olivier Messiaen: Visions de l'amen
Performers: Niemann, Edmund; Tilles, Nurit
Ensemble: Double Edge
1 CD / New Albion / 1995-01-01Works: Anthony Braxton: Composition no 165
Conductors: Braxton, Anthony
Ensemble: University of Illinois Creative Music Orchestra
1 CD / New Albion / 1995-01-01Works: Anonymous, Cyprus Manuscript: Contre Dolour, rondeau; Tousjours servir je veuil la douce fleur, canonic rondeau; Aspre Fortune, ballade; Qui de Fortune, ballade; Bonne é belle; Qui n'a le Cuer, ...
Performers: Becker, Peter; Clark, Karen; Cook, Randall; Lundahl, Steven; Raines, Margaret
Ensemble: Ensemble P.A.N. [Project Ars Nova]
Ensemble P.A.N. are a group of five singers and instrumentalists who specialize in the music of the Middle Ages. On their second release on the New Albion label, Ensemble P.A.N. turn to early 15th-cen...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 1995-01-01Works: Komitas Vardapet: Nvirum; Srbatsum; Chashakum
Ensemble: St. Gayané Choir
1 CD / New Albion / 1995-01-01Works: Somei Satoh: The Heavenly Spheres are Illuminated by Lights, for soprano, piano & percussion; Birds in Warped Time II for violin & piano; Incarnation II, for piano with digital delay; A Gate Into the...
Performers: Messier, Lise; Pugliese, Michael; Tan, Margaret Leng [Piano]
Conductors: Almond, Frank
1 CD / New Albion / 1995-01-01Works: Johannes S. Hasprois: Puisque je suis fumeux; Johannes Susay: Pictagoras, Jabol et Orpheus; Pierre de Molins: De ce que fol pensé; Anonymous: A mon pouir; Medee fu en amer veritable; Ha, fortu...
Performers: Becker, Peter; Collver, Michael; Cook, Randall; Kammen, Shira; Monahan, Laurie; Young, Crawford
Ensemble: Ensemble P.A.N.