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Crash Ensemble/Iarla O Lionáird/Alan Pierson/Dawn Upshaw (Soprano Vocal): Donnacha Dennehy: Grá agus Bás [Digipak]
Crash Ensemble/Iarla O Lionáird/Alan Pierson/Dawn Upshaw (Soprano Vocal): Donnacha Dennehy: Grá agus Bás [Digipak]

1 CD / Nonesuch (USA) / 2011-05-03

Tracks: Grá agus Bás, for singer and ensemble; That the Night Come, for soprano and ensemble: He wishes his Beloved were Dead; That the Night Come, for soprano and ensemble: The Old Men Admiring Th...
Artists: Crash Ensemble/Iarla O Lionáird/Alan Pierson/Dawn Upshaw (Soprano Vocal)

Liner Note Author: Bob Gilmore.

Recording information: Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin (10/03/2010-10/04/2010).

Photographer: Sophie Elbrick Dennehy.

Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy...continue...
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Bang on a Can/eighth blackbird: Steve Reich: Double Sextet; 2x5
Bang on a Can/eighth blackbird: Steve Reich: Double Sextet; 2x5

1 CD / Nonesuch (USA) / 2010-09-14

Tracks: Double Sextet: Fast; Double Sextet: Slow; Double Sextet: Fast; 2x5: Fast; 2x5: Slow; 2x5: Fast
Artists: Bang on a Can/eighth blackbird

Photographer: Jeffrey Herman.

Steve Reich's 2007 Double Sextet, which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize, is given its first performance by eighth blackbird, the group for whom it was written. For mos...continue...
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John Adams (Composer): I Am Love *
John Adams (Composer): I Am Love *

1 CD / Nonesuch (USA) / 2010-06-15

Tracks: Chairman Dances, The (Foxtrot for Orchestra); Century Rolls: First movement (Excerpt); Lollapalooza; Shaker Loops: 3. Loops and Verses; Shaker Loops: 4. A Final Shaking; Death of Klinghoffer: Desert ...
Artists: John Adams (Composer)

"The soundtrack makes a terrific introduction to a variety of Adams' works written between 1978 and 1996, arguably the composer's most productive and significant creative...continue...
Composer: John Adams .

Luca Guadagnino's 2009 film I Am Love features the music of John Adams for its soundtrack. Without seeing the film it's hard to know how such high-profile music could kee...continue...
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Alarm Will Sound: A/rythmia
Alarm Will Sound: A/rythmia

1 CD / Nonesuch (USA) / 2009-09-15

Tracks: Animals and the Origins of Dance: Jitterbug mécanique; Yo Shakespeare; Animals and the Origins of Dance: Camouflage des agréments; Chamber Concerto: Movimento preciso e meccanico; Dessert S...
Artists: 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...
Audio Mixer: Dan Bora.

Liner Note Author: Alan Pierson.

Photographer: Justin Bernhaut....continue...
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Various Artists: Elliott Carter: A Nonesuch Retrospective [Box]
Various Artists: Elliott Carter: A Nonesuch Retrospective [Box]

4 CD / Nonesuch (USA) / 2009-02-24

Tracks: Piano Sonata: 1. Maestoso; Piano Sonata: 2. Andante; Poems (3) of Robert Frost, for mezzo-soprano (or baritone) & small orchestra (or piano): Dust of Snow; Poems (3) of Robert Frost, for mezzo-sopran...
Artists: Various Artists

This 4-disc box set represents a sizable span of the output of contemporary composer Elliott Carter. Reaching back to his compositions of the early `40s, Disc One showcases Carter's early style, which...continue...
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Bill Frisell: History, Mystery
Bill Frisell: History, Mystery

2 CD / Nonesuch (USA) / 2008-05-13

Tracks: Imagination; Probability Cloud; Probability Cloud, Pt. 2; Out of Body; Struggle; Momentary Suspension of Doubt, A; Onward; Baba Drame; What We Need; Change Is Gonna Come, A; Jackie-Ing; Show Me; Boo ...
Artists: Bill Frisell

Two CD set. Bill Frisell's History, Mystery is a series of short pieces, alternately elegant and playful, written by Frisell for an octet comprised of...continue...
Personnel: Bill Frisell (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, loops); Jenny Scheinman (violin); Eyvind Kang (viola); Hank Roberts (cello); Greg Tardy (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Ron Miles (cornet); Tony...continue...
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Brad Mehldau Trio/Brad Mehldau: Brad Mehldau Trio: Live
Brad Mehldau Trio/Brad Mehldau: Brad Mehldau Trio: Live

1 CD / Nonesuch (USA) / 2008-03-25

Tracks: Introduction; Wonderwall; Ruby's Rub; O Que Será; B-Flat Waltz; Black Hole Sun; Very Thought of You, The; Buddha Realm; Fit Cat; Secret Beach; C.T.A.; More Than You Know; Countdown
Artists: Brad Mehldau Trio/Brad Mehldau

Two CD set produced by Mehldau and recorded at the Village Vanguard from October 11 to October 15, 2006. The original Brad Mehldau Trio, with...continue...
Brad Mehldau Trio/Brad Mehldau: Brad Mehldau (piano); Larry Grenadier (bass guitar); Jeff Ballard (drums).

Personnel: Brad Mehldau; Larry Grenadier (double bass); Jeff Ballard .

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David Byrne: The Knee Plays
David Byrne: The Knee Plays

1 DVD Video / Nonesuch (USA) / 2007-11-06

Tracks: Tree (Today Is an Important Occasion); In the Upper Room; Sound of Business, The; Social Studies; (The Gift of Sound) Where the Sun Never Goes Down; Theadora Is Dozing; Admiral Perry; I Bid You Goodn...
Artists: David Byrne

David Byrne's 1985 Music For The Knee Plays, which he revived last winter in concert form during his sold-out Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall, has...continue...
Talking Heads fans sometimes have mixed reactions to David Byrne's solo work, complaining that it lacks the quirkiness and edge of classic Heads material. Those fans will have reason to take notice of...continue...
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Bill Frisell: East/West [Slipcase]
Bill Frisell: East/West [Slipcase]

1 CD / Nonesuch (USA) / 2005-08-09

Tracks: I Heard It Through the Grapevine; Blues for Los Angeles; Shenandoah; Boubacar; Pipe Down; Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, A; My Man's Gone Now; Days of Wine and Roses, The; You Can Run; Ron Carter; Interlu...
Artists: Bill Frisell

Guitarist and 2005 Grammy Award winner Bill Frisell's East/West is a double-disc set featuring two trio performances, Frisell on guitar and Kenny Wolleson on drums...continue...
Personnel: Bill Frisell (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Bill Frisell (loops); Tony Scherr (acoustic guitar, bass instrument); Viktor Krauss (bass instrument); Kenny Wollesen (drums, percus...continue...
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Ornette Coleman/Pat Metheny: Song X [Twentieth Anniversary Edition] [Remaster]
Ornette Coleman/Pat Metheny: Song X [Twentieth Anniversary Edition] [Remaster]

1 CD / Nonesuch (USA) / 2005-08-09

Tracks: Police People; All of Us; Good Life, The; Word from Bird; Compute; Veil, The; Song X; Mob Job; Endangered Species; Video Games; Kathelin Gray; Trigonometry; Song X Duo; Long Time No See
Artists: Ornette Coleman/Pat Metheny

This updated version of Song X is truly a breathtaking expansion of the original work, opening with six unreleased tracks from the original sessions. Bassist...continue...
Personnel: Pat Metheny (guitar, guitar synthesizer); Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, violin); Charlie Haden (acoustic bass); Jack De Johnette (drums); Denardo Coleman (drums, percussion).

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Kronos Quartet: Mugam Sayagi: Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh [Slipcase]
Kronos Quartet: Mugam Sayagi: Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh [Slipcase]

1 CD / Nonesuch (USA) / 2005-01-11

Tracks: Oasis, for string quartet; Apsheron Quintet, for piano quintet: 1. Tactile Time; Apsheron Quintet, for piano quintet: 2. Reverse Time; Music for Piano; Mugam Sayagi, for string quartet
Artists: Kronos Quartet

"Here we have two quartets written expressly for the Kronos. In 'Mugam Sayahi', Ms. Ali-Zadeh 'transforms the essentially monophonic 'mugam' into the polyphonic web of...continue...
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Brad Mehldau: Live in Tokyo
Brad Mehldau: Live in Tokyo

1 CD / Nonesuch (USA) / 2004-09-14

Tracks: Things Behind the Sun; Intro; Someone to Watch Over Me; From This Moment On; Monk's Dream; Paranoid Android; How Long Has This Been Going On?; River Man
Artists: Brad Mehldau

Personnel: Brad Mehldau (piano); Brad Mehldau.

Recording information: Sumida Triphony Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

Photographers: Michael Wilson ; Ye Rin Mok.

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Lorin Maazel (Conductor)/New York Philharmonic: John Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls [Slipcase]
Lorin Maazel (Conductor)/New York Philharmonic: John Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls [Slipcase]

1 CD / Nonesuch (USA) / 2004-08-24

Tracks: On the Transmigration of Souls, for children's chorus, chorus, orchestra & tape
Artists: Lorin Maazel (Conductor)/New York Philharmonic

"'On the Transmigration of Souls' is a memorial for the September 11th victims. The work is a 25-minute dreamscape composed of angelic choral and orchestral...continue...
Personnel: Nancy Allen (harp); Enrico DiCecco, Daniel Reed , Oscar Ravina, Hae Young Ham, Glenn Dicterow, Martin Eshelman, Setsuko Nagata, Kerry McDermott, Hanna Lachert, Marc Ginsberg, Emanuel Boder,...continue...

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Steve Reich: Steve Reich: Tehillim; Three Movements
Steve Reich: Steve Reich: Tehillim; Three Movements

1 CD / Nonesuch (USA) / 1994-11-08

Tracks: Tehillim, for 3 sopranos, alto, winds, strings, percussion & keyboards: I; Tehillim, for 3 sopranos, alto, winds, strings, percussion & keyboards: II; Tehillim, for 3 sopranos, alto, winds, strings, ...
Artists: Steve Reich

Personnel: Barbara Borden (soprano); Frank Ricotti, Ray Northcott, Simon Carrington (percussion).

Although not as well known as Drumming or Music for 18 Musicians, 1981's Tehillim has earned it...continue...
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Kronos Quartet: Salome Dances for Peace
Kronos Quartet: Salome Dances for Peace

1 CD / Nonesuch (USA) / 1989-10-31

Tracks: Salome Dances for Peace, pieces (5) for string quartet: I. Anthem of the Great Spirit: 1. The Summons; Salome Dances for Peace, pieces (5) for string quartet: I. Anthem of the Great Spirit: 2. Peace ...
Artists: Kronos Quartet

There is no string quartet that has ever been written that can compare length and diversity with Terry Riley's Salome Dances for Peace. Morton Feldman has written a longer one, but it is confined to h...continue...
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Steve Reich: Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint; Different Trains
Steve Reich: Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint; Different Trains

1 CD / Nonesuch (USA) / 1989-03-07

Tracks: Different Trains; Electric Counterpoint
Artists: Steve Reich

This late-'80s work finds the minimalist composer mixing acoustic and taped material to great effect. The disc's centerpiece is "Different Trains," a work that frames Reich's impressions of his boyhoo...continue...
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