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 / 2005-11-22Works: Giacinto Scelsi: Sauh I & II "Liturgy", for 2 female voices; Sauh III & IV, for 4 female voices; Taiagarù "Five Invocations", for soprano voice; Hô, 5 songs for soprano solo
Performers: Schuppe, Marianne
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 / 2003-06-24Works: Lou Harrison: Sonata in Ishartum; Threnody to the memory of Oliver Daniel; Beverly's troubador piece; Music for Bill and Me; Jahla; Serenade for Guitar; Plaint and Variations on "Song of Palestine"; ...
Performers: Riley, Gyan; Tanenbaum, David; Winant, William
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 / 2002-03-26Works: Lou Harrison: Sonatas (6) for Cembalo; Sonata for Harpsichord; Cinna; A Summerfield Set; Little Suite; Homage to Milhaud; Pedal Sonata; Gigue and Musette for Piano; Triphony; A Twelve-Tone Morning Af...
Performers: Burman-Hall, Linda
"Harrison's music is euphonious, incisive, joyous, exquisitely wrought. And both the harpsichord and tack pianos, with their crisp, delicate timbres, suit it very well. In...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 2002-01-22Works: Cornelius Cardew: We Sing for the Future!, for piano; Thälmann Variations, for piano
Performers: Rzewski, Frederic [Composer]
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 / 2001-06-26Works: Ingram Marshall: Dark Waters; Holy Ghosts; Rave
Performers: Van Cleve, Libby
1 CD / New Albion / 2001-06-26Works: Ruth Crawford Seeger: Prelude no 9 "Tranquillo"; Piano Study in Mixed Accents, for piano; Johanna Beyer: Dissonant Counterpoint, suite for piano; Gebrauchs-Musik, suite for piano
Performers: Cahill, Sarah [Piano]
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 [Violin]; 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 / 1999-10-19Works: Terry Riley: Cantos desiertos, suite for guitar & flute (or violin) (from "The Book of Abbeyozzud"); Zamorra, for 2 guitars (from "The Book of Abbeyozzud"); Dias de los Muertos, for guitar & percussi...
Performers: Riley, Gyan; Silverman, Tracy; Tanenbaum, David [Guitar]; Winant, William [Percussion]
"'The Book of Abbeyozzud' is a planned set of 28 pieces involving guitar...But if these five works [presented here] are any indication, guitarists should be...continue...
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 / 1998-04-21Works: Stefano Scodanibbio: Voyage That Never Ends, for double bass
Performers: Scodanibbio, Stefano
Scodabibbio travels the world with his double bass and performs for spell-struck audiences. John Cage once remarked "I haven't heard betterdouble bass palying than Scodabibbio's....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 / 1998-02-17Works: Robert Kyr: The Passion According to Four Evangelists, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Haber, Carole; Hite, William; Murray, David [Baritone Vocal]
1 CD / New Albion / 1998-01-20Works: Daniel Lentz: Apologetica, 14 pieces for mixed choir, string choir, 2 midi keyboards & 2 midi percussion
Performers: Ellis, Bradford; Milano, I Cantori Gregoriani di
Ensemble: Archibishop's Ensemble
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 / 1997-11-18Works: Maurice Ravel: Miroirs; Gaspard de la nuit
Performers: Cahill, Sarah [Piano]
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 / 1997-05-20Works: Ingram Marshall: Entrada (At the River) for string quartet amplified with processing; Evensongs, for string quartet; In My Beginning Is My End, for piano quartet
Performers: Appold, Amy Kuhlman; Blasdale, Justin; Copes, Ronald; Cult, Jennifer; Jacobson, Roxann; Law, Kenneth; Oakes, Elizabeth; Shiu, Timothy
Ensemble: Dunsmuir Piano Quartet; Maia Quartet (String Quartet)
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 / 1996-05-01Works: Morton Feldman: Only; Voice, Violin and Piano, for female voice, violin & piano; Vertical Thoughts 5, for soprano, violin, tuba, percussion & celeste; For Franz Kline, for soprano, violin, cello, fre...
Performers: Barbara, Joan La; Duke-Kirkpatrick, Erika; Grierson, Ralph; Malan, Roy
Conductors: Mosko, Stephen L.
Ensemble: San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
Personnel: Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick (cello); Ralph Grierson (piano, celesta).
Recording information: 1995.
Only is a collection of Morton Feldman pieces featuring the voice, curated by and...continue...
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 / 1996-02-01
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