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The Best of 2006: Accolades for New World Recordings

From The New Yorker:

In the January 15 issue of The New Yorker composer and contributor Russell Platt posts his Best of 2006 recording list. In the number three slot is New World 80634, Sebastian Currier, Quartetset/Quiet Time. "Currier is a subtle yet potent artist whose impeccable craft never overshadows his gifts for lyricism and surprise. The Cassatt Quartet plays these unexpectedly moving works with all the nimbleness and warmth that they demand."

From Time Out New York :

Time Out New York's Steve Smith includes Ben Johnston String Quartets Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 9 (New World 80637) on his list of the Best Recordings for 2006. "The Kepler Quartet presses this American maverick's cause with the initial volume of a commanding complete run."

Sequenza21 's Jerry Bowles featured three New World recordings in his 2006 roundup of Best Recordings of the Year. In addition to the Johnston and Currier discs, he also included Thomas/Druckman/Hartke.

Britain's The Wire magazine lists Christian Wolff: 10 Exercises and Julius Eastman: Unjust Malaise among its fifty Records of the Year.

Finally, the January 2007 issue of Gramophone Magazine highlighted Works for Violin by George Antheil, Johanna Beyer, Henry Cowell, Ruth P. Crawford, Charles Dodge, David Mahler, Larry Polansky, Stefan Wolpe in its North American review section.