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
Monday, October 14, 2013
Friday, October 04, 2013
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
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
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.
Monday, August 12, 2013
On Phyllis Chen's "Little Things," you forget about the novelty of the toy piano and start to focus on its possibilities. Stream the full album all this week.
Monday, August 05, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
A new album devoted entirely to Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts's music pairs a duo of a cappella choral pieces with the world premiere recording of his Fourth Symphony.
Monday, July 22, 2013
"Evensong," the full-length debut recording by the New York composer and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Burhans spans psalm settings and rock-influenced works. Stream it all this week.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Monday, July 08, 2013
Monday, July 01, 2013
Symphonic master Einojuhani Rautavaara would seem to be sacrificing a great deal by restricting himself to voices alone, but a new collection of his choral works is a satisfying listen. Stream the full album this week.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Seven Tibetan songs by exiled chanteuse Yungchen Lhamo, in arrangements by Russian composer Anton Batagov, are collected on a "Tayatha." Stream the album in full this week only.
Monday, June 17, 2013
On "Corps Exquis," composer Daniel Wohl's first full-length album, electronic and acoustic elements are brought together to construct a haunting, stylish sonic world. Stream the album in full this week only.