Monday, January 04, 2016
"Let Me Tell You" was announced this fall as the winner of the 2016 Grawemeyer Award, the composing world's highest honor. The label Winter & Winter presents its premiere recording.
Monday, December 28, 2015
"Tavener Conducts Tavener" tours the listener through the late, legendary composer’s vast repertoire and reaffirms the human voice as our most transcendent instrument.
Monday, December 21, 2015
The Seattle Symphony has earned its share of headlines in the past few years, but the real story is the symphony's multi-layered commitment to new music.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Relying heavily, and successfully, on low brass, strings and heavy-boned percussion, "Sicario" establishes its bleak worldview early on and never lets go of the listener’s collar.
Monday, December 07, 2015
Percussion trio Tigue exemplifies the increasingly rare DIY aesthetic that was once Brooklyn's signature sound. Their "Peaks" is a product of community, and a really fun listen.
Monday, November 30, 2015
"Transient Glory III" offers a glimpse of what makes the Young People's Chorus of New York City such outstanding interpreters with music by Meredith Monk, John Corigliano and more.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Billed as a contemporary baroque opera, Shara Worden's You Us We All draws upon everything from Monteverdi to pop as it explores a rite of passage to find meaning in the modern world.
Monday, November 16, 2015
"Preamble," the debut solo release from Dawn of Midi drummer Qasim Naqvi is a companion to a sci-fi film installation, but works powerfully as a stand-alone piece of art.
Monday, November 09, 2015
Brian Eno first composed the electronic Discreet Music in 1975 after a car accident that put him in a full-body cast. Stream Toronto-based Contact ensemble's new recording all week.
Monday, November 02, 2015
John Luther Adams's "Ilimaq" is an immersive musical journey for the listener, as well as a spectacular vehicle for a pivotal talent from the world of rock, Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche.
Monday, October 26, 2015
If ass-kicking in classical music could be likened to that of late-80’s-to-early-90’s action heroes, Melia Watras is a Jean-Claude Van Damme of the viola. Stream "Ispirare" now.
Monday, October 19, 2015
The Avalon Quartet brings an elegant touch to works by Osvaldo Golijov, Stacy Garrop, Britten and Debussy on their new release. Listen to the full album all this week.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Trio Mediaeval delivers premiere recordings of works by David Lang and Betty Olivero based on the "Song of Songs," alongside "Naturale" by Luciano Berio. Stream the album this week only.
Monday, October 05, 2015
Jodie Landau and wild Up's "You of All Things," is radiantly lovely in every detail, but perhaps the loveliest of all is Landau's astonishing vocals. Stream the album all week.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Julia Wolfe has released Anthracite Fields – the oratorio that won her the Pulitzer Prize – featuring the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and amplified sextet the Bang on a Can All-Stars
Friday, September 18, 2015
The music on composer Mario Diaz de Leon’s second full-length has the quality of a sputtering flame in a subterranean world. Stream the full album, performed by members of ICE.
Monday, September 14, 2015
English composer Jane Antonia Cornish makes a strong impression with "Continuum," a collection of wistful chamber music played by the ensemble Decoda.
Monday, September 07, 2015
Chicago-based ensemble eighth blackbird's meticulous programming is seldom as intensely focused as it is on their latest album, "Filament." Stream the complete album all week.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider teams up with vocalist Shara Worden, Padma Newsome and D.M. Stith on her latest album.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Listen to Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir's latest album, "In the Light of Air," this week.