Monday, December 30, 2013
Mark-Anthony Turnage's music is best known for its provocative clashes. But a new recording by the London Symphony Orchestra may surprise listeners with its emotional directness. Stream the album all this week.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Give your ears a Christmas gift this week with the hypnotizing beauty that is "Songs of Olden Times: Estonian Folk Hymns and Runic Songs" from Estonian vocal group Heinavanker. Stream the entire album in full all this week.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Works on composer Mathew Rosenblum's newest album "Möbius Loop" offer both a mind-bending illusion and an elegant feat of mathematics. Stream the entire album all this week.
Monday, December 09, 2013
At the age of 26, composer-musician Peter Broderick has more than 20 albums to his credit. His latest is Float 2013. Stream the album in full all this week.
Monday, December 02, 2013
A new album by Peter Oundjian and the Scottish National Symphony offers three selections from Adams for large orchestra in one convenient dose. Stream the recording in full all this week.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Reedist and composer Ken Thomson's first album – titled "Thaw" and performed by the JACK Quartet – stands as his new career highlight. Stream the album in full all this week.
Monday, November 18, 2013
On its latest recording, "Ó Riada Re-imagined," the Louth Contemporary Music Society from Ireland has asked Uzbek composer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky to create a new work out of an Irish mass. Stream the album in full all this week.
Friday, November 08, 2013
The new album from the duo itsnotyouitsme intertwines blustery images of the outside world with music heard from the inside – the music of heartbeats and breath. Stream it in full all this week.
Monday, November 04, 2013
The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma has released a new collection of commissioned works by John Zorn, Vijay Iyer, Collin Jacobsen and others. Stream it all this week.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Bryce Dessner, guitarist of The National, ventures deeper into classical composition with "Aheym," a collection of four works performed by the Kronos Quartet. Stream the full album this week.
Monday, October 21, 2013
The debut release of John Luther Adams's epic Inuksuit is a strong reading of a piece that otherwise precludes the very idea of a “benchmark” or reference recording. Stream the album in full all this week.
Monday, October 14, 2013
On her newest album, "Density," Claire Chase, flutist and director of the International Contemporary Ensemble, presents selections by Reich, Lucier, Balter, Varèse and more. Stream the album all this week.
Friday, October 04, 2013
25 years, 25 composers: the New York Virtuoso Singers are celebrating a quarter century of music-making by commissioning and performing works by over two dozen of today's most celebrated composers. Stream the complete album this week only.
Monday, September 30, 2013
For many, 2013 is the year of the "contemporary a cappella group." Last month, C4: The Choral Composer-Conductor Collective added to this excitement with their debut album, "Uncaged."
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason's new album of orchestral music reacts to the art of two abstract expressionist painters with otherworldly soundscapes that draw freely on the sounds of the past and present. Stream it all this week.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Pianist Sarah Cahill's "A Sweeter Music" is a musical protest album featuring the music of Frederic Rzewski, Carl Stone and Meredith Monk. Stream the album in full all this week.
Monday, September 09, 2013
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project presents Michael Gandolfi's three new concertos for bassoon, alto saxophone and bass trombone on their latest recording. Stream it all this week.
Monday, September 02, 2013
An anti-minimalist with a thing for counterpoint, Samuel Adler writes music that's difficult to hum but colorful and underplayed. The Esterhazy Quartet works to remedy that with a powerful new album. Stream it all this week.
Monday, August 26, 2013
A post-Soviet master on par with Schnittke and Pärt, Sofia Gubaidulina constructs music with great sacred symbols in mind. Stream bassist Daniele Roccato's new album of her work all this week.
Monday, August 19, 2013
"Concert of the Sixth Sun" is the latest meeting between Philip Glass and musicians from outside the Western classical tradition and easily the most unusual collaboration. Stream it in full all this week.