Monday, July 14, 2014
Los Angeles-based ensemble wild Up's new album "Feather & Stone" presents an unexpected mashup of pieces, ranging from jazz to a collage of found sounds. Stream the album all this week.
Monday, July 07, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
Roman Mints's new album blurs present and past with pieces by Ysaÿe, Piazzolla, Schnittke, Silvestrov and Dobrinka Tabakova. Stream the full album all this week.
Monday, June 23, 2014
The AIDS fundraising organization Red Hot has turned its focus to J.S. Bach. Stream "Red Hot + Bach," a collection of the baroque master's sounds re-imagined by artists like Gabriel Kahane and Shara Worden.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Per Nørgård's Eighth Symphony shows how the young composer has evolved into a mature, unmistakably contemporary artist. Stream the entire album all this week.
Monday, June 09, 2014
Monday, June 02, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble’s latest album, featuring music by Meredith Monk and Eric Salzman, employs theatrics that reveal the sextet's unique sound. Listen to the entire album all this week.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
Lots of things have been going right for the Seattle Symphony lately, not least being a commission that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize. Listen to the freshman release on their new record label all this week.
Monday, May 05, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Jacob Cooper's "Silver Threads" helps Nonesuch Records close a certain hipness gap between their venerable roster and the composers of his generation. Listen to the album in full all this week.
Monday, April 21, 2014
"Steel Hammer," the new album by Bang on a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe, features a musical retelling of that great American tall tale of John Henry. Stream the album in full all this week.
Monday, April 14, 2014
For her most recent album, "Compadrazgo," California-born composer-pianist Gabriela Lena Frank focuses on her Latin side, with references to her travels in South America. Stream the album all this week.
Monday, April 07, 2014
Simon Smith's new collection of Alfred Schnittke's complete piano music offers a harrowing biographical portrait of the composer. Stream the entire album all this week.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Kronos Quartet's new 40th anniversary compilation, "A Thousand Thoughts," takes a well-earned victory lap by bringing together a generous helping of their globe-trotting musical excursions.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Why is it that so many composers are reticent to write for the bassoon? Stream Michael Gordon's fiendishly difficult 'Rushes' for bassoon septet all this week and find out.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
Steven Mackey's new piano concerto for Orli Shaham is an easy fit with the music of John Adams on the new album "American Grace" from Canary Classics. Stream the entire album in full all this week.
Monday, March 03, 2014
The French string quartet Quatuor Béla tackle the restless and kinetic chamber music of the legendary Hungarian composer György Ligeti. Stream the album all this week on Q2 Music.