Monday, December 08, 2014
Invisible Cities is a chillingly beautiful opera by Christopher Cerrone based on Italo Calvino’s novel that depicts a meeting between Marco Polo and Kublai Khan. Stream it all this week.
Monday, December 01, 2014
The Christmas season and New York Polyphony, a four-man choir specializing in sacred music, are a match made in heaven. The ensemble's new album spans over five centuries of song.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Philip Glass's complete set of 20 Etudes are released on this disc for the first time, recorded by Maki Namekawa for the composer's Orange Mountain Music label. Stream the album now.
Monday, November 17, 2014
"The Law of Mosaics," couples composers Andrew Norman and Ted Hearne with performances by the enterprising, Boston-based string orchestra, A Far Cry. Stream the entire album.
Monday, November 10, 2014
"Something of Life" is cellist Jeffrey Zeigler’s debut solo album, recorded after his departure from the Kronos Quartet last year. Stream the entire album all this week.
Monday, November 03, 2014
Erkki-Sven Tüür has gained a reputation as one of Estonia's most exciting and fascinating composers. His new album illustrates that he also knows how to cut loose... and rock.
Monday, October 27, 2014
The new collaboration between John Supko and Bill Seaman excavates over 110 hours of field recordings and samples into an expansive, computer-generated album.
Monday, October 20, 2014
With "Surface Image," composer Tristan Perich has created his most emotionally affective work to date, balancing 1-bit electronics with large-scale form and virtuosic human performance.
Monday, October 13, 2014
On her new recording on the Kairos label, composer and vocalist Agata Zubel brings forward a fascinating exploration of her settings of three Nobel Prize winning poets.
Monday, October 06, 2014
Composed between 1996 and 2011, Japanese post-minimal innovator Mamoru Fujieda’s Patterns of Plants is a set of works based on the readings of the electrical activity in living plants.
Monday, September 29, 2014
It’s always a treat to listen to clarinetist David Krakauer do his thing, but he seems especially in his element in “Dreams and Prayers,” the newest album from Boston-based A Far Cry.
Monday, September 22, 2014
The JACK Quartet's latest release, "áltaVoz Composers," zeroes in on an under-represented cache of ferocious talent: that of the young, South American-born composer.
Monday, September 15, 2014
The most surprising thing about the debut of VIA Records, the label whose arrival is heralded by the release of Anna Clyne's "The Violin," is that it didn't happen long ago.
Monday, September 08, 2014
Issued on Cincinnati Symphony's own label, "Hallowed Ground" finds unexpected connections between David Lang's hard, bitter pieces and those by Aaron Copland and Nico Muhly.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Fifth House Ensemble's new album "Excelsior" builds itself up gradually from the luminous energy of Alex Shapiro's "Perpetual Spark" to Caleb Burhans's half-hour title track.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Even for Messiaen, the Turangalîla-Symphony is weird. Stream the new recording by Hannu Lintu and the Finnish Radio Symphony and Angela Hewitt all week.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Pianist Tara Kamangar's "East of Melancholy" is a luxuriously lovely recital of virtuoso piano music spanning musical traditions from Russia to Iran. Stream the entire album.
Monday, August 04, 2014
The late composer Peter Lieberson found inspiration in the poetry of Pablo Neruda for his Piano Concerto No. 3, and simply in his love of the sound of the viola for his Viola Concerto...
Monday, July 28, 2014
"Allusions to Seasons and Winter," from composer Peter V. Swendsen and the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, opens with a processed tenor recorder emulating a bird call. Live elect...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Richard Reed Parry, a composer and member of the rock band Arcade Fire, writes classical compositions based the actual pulse of the performers themselves. Stream his "Music for Heart ...