Sunday, February 23, 2014
With "Game of Attrition: Arlene Sierra, Vol. 2," the BBC National Orchestra of Wales spotlights a composer whose works are inspired by nature’s elements, Sun Tzu, game theory, and Charles Darwin.
Monday, February 17, 2014
The late British composer Sir John Tavener said that The Veil of the Temple is “the supreme achievement of my life and the most important work that I have ever composed.” Stream it in full all this week.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Listening to "Chambers," the inaugural release from both the Spektral Quartet and their fellow Chicagoans, one could hardly imagine a more promising debut. Stream the full album all this week.
Monday, February 03, 2014
In his fourth collaboration with director Godfrey Reggio, Philip Glass has written the score for "Visitors," a film featuring close-ups of human faces. Stream the complete score all week.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Polish composer and film arranger Wojciech Kilar wrote concert music that merits a closer listen. A new album collects three of works for chorus and orchestra from the 1980s. Stream it on Q2 Music.
Monday, January 20, 2014
In Kate Soper's epic Voices from the Killing Jar, seven women take the focus in an eight-movement work that is dark, wild and captivating. Stream the Wet Ink Ensemble's performance all this week.
Monday, January 13, 2014
For "American Vernacular," pianist Nicholas Phillips commissioned ten composers to each to write a piece inspired by their respective experiences of America. Stream the album all this week.
Friday, January 03, 2014
The Princeton-based electronic music pioneer Paul Lansky describes the pieces on his new album as "later-in-life adventures in music that needs no electricity." Hear why on our exclusive album stream.
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.