Monday, February 23, 2015
Despite the title of his latest album, "Dystopia," Michael Gordon delivers some of the most effusive, life-affirming, Arcadia-esque sounds we’ve heard from the Bang on a Can co-founder.
Monday, February 16, 2015
The centerpiece of Gregory W. Brown's "Moonstrung Air" is Missa Charles Darwin, a six-part mass inspired by Charles Darwin and evolutionary science. Stream the album in full all week.
Monday, February 09, 2015
Allan Pettersson (1911-1980), born to a working-class family, was a Swedish composer whose violin playing pulled him up from a childhood straight out of a Roald Dahl novel.
Monday, February 02, 2015
"Crossings: New Music for Cello," Kate Dillingham’s fourth album, features a line-up of new music for both solo cello and cello/piano duo. Stream the entire album all this week.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Utterly original and new, the music of Kaija Saariaho is nevertheless recognizable as a successor to an old French tradition of rich lyricism and colorful orchestration.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Andrew Norman’s "Play" reads as though written by a composer unrestrained by any hint of self-consciousness. Stream the Boston Modern Orchestra Project's latest album all week.
Monday, January 12, 2015
John Luther Adams has mastered the sonic world of the outdoors and open space. His newest album centers around his first string quartet, "The Wind in High Places."
Monday, January 05, 2015
"Prayers Remain Forever," a new album of music by composer Martin Bresnick, finds inspiration from masters of the grotesque. Stream the entire album all this week.
Monday, December 29, 2014
Composer and double bassist Florent Ghys keeps headphones firmly cupped to listeners' ears with the whimsy and exacting assembling of materials in his latest album "Télévision."
Monday, December 22, 2014
Donnacha Dennehy’s latest release is an essential statement, a document of his works for orchestra written throughout his 30s. Stream the entire album all this week.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Paola Prestini’s style weaves folk melodies and field samples with choral sections reminiscent of some forgotten Renaissance Mass. Stream her album "Oceanic Verses" all this week.
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.