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"...and then we wrote..." (American Composers and Lyricists Sing, Play and Cover Their Own Songs)

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Through all recorded history, composers and lyricists engaged in the business of popular, film, and theater music have been known with very little persuasion (more often without being asked at...

'Spiew Juchasa/Song of the Shepherd: Songs of the Slavic Americans

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RECORDINGS OF UKRAINIAN AND POLISH POPULAR MUSIC MADE IN THE UNITED STATESBy the early eighteen-nineties it was clear that Thomas Edison's crude 1877 invention had immense potential as an entertainment...

'We, Like Salangan Swallows…'

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The Astra Choir; John McCaughey, director The intense individuality of Morton Feldman's (1926-1987) art and its "painterly" aspect have tended to push his rich output of works into a zone...

A Hero of our Time: Works by Aschaffenberg/Miller/London

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These three orchestral essays represent a conscious attempt to “... reconnect organically in the orderly evolution of the art of music without abandoning twentieth-century practice....” Each is written in a...

A Loving Home’s a Happy Home

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19th Century Moravian Parlor Music Barbara Lister-Sink, solo piano; Hannah Rose Carter, soprano; Mary Siebert, alto; Glenn Siebert, tenor; Jason McKinney, bass-baritone; Susan Keck Foster, piano accompaniment   The Moravian...

A Miriam Gideon Retrospective

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Speculum Musicae; The New York Camerata There is in American painting a dynamic movement known as abstract expressionism, led by such well-known artists as Jackson Pollack, Franz Kline, and Willem...

A Season's Promise

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The New York Concert Singers Judith Clurman, conductor Melanie Feld, oboe; Susan Jolles, harp; Margaret Kampmeier, piano; Lois Martin, viola "A model of choral virtue." - The New York Times...

A Storm in the Land: Music of the 26th N.C. Regimental Band, CSA

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The American Brass Quintet Brass Band A major discovery for Civil War buffs and aficionados of American band music! The only known complete sets of band books from a Confederate...

Aaron Copland: Works for Piano (1926-1948)

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Aaron Copland: Works for Piano 1926-1948 Virgil Thomson once said, “The way to write American music is simple. All you have to do is to be an American and then...

Aequalis: Brody/Davidovsky/Gideon/Steiger/Ung

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Aequalis The compositional company kept on this recording reveals a broad spectrum of artistic sensibilities and musical techniques. Its members are equally oblivious to fashionable trends and sectarian dogma. Miriam...

Aitken/Copland/Piston/Schoenfield/Schuller: Works for Violin

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Robert Davidovici, violin; Steven De Groote, piano; Paul Schoenfield, piano Perhaps from the habit of our nineteenth-century parlor-music tradition, perhaps from the frustration of trying to get orchestral works performed,...

All the Rage

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Mandolin Ensemble Music from 1897-1924 Nashville Mandolin Ensemble Attention all lovers of string music, mandolins, and early American music!!! At the turn of the twentieth century, a sound lilted through...

Alvin Curran: Endangered Species

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Alvin Curran, Yamaha Disklavier Endangered Species states, restates, correlates, instigates, inflates and deflates, elevates, formulates, disintegrates, interrogates, percolates, granulates, germinates, Kiss Me Kates, Tom Waits, Norman Bates and W.B. Yeats,...

Alvin Curran: Maritime Rites

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Featuring the foghorns and other maritime sounds of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and solo improvisations by John Cage, Joseph Celli, Clark Coolidge, Alvin Curran, Jon Gibson, Malcolm Goldstein, Steve Lacy,...

Alvin Curran: Solo Works - The '70s

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“I am happy to stand again in front of all these free-wheeling tone paintings and look back—embracing both their concrete and their purely ephemeral, abstract qualities—while reflecting on how much...

Alvin Lucier: Orchestra Works

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Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Arming, Petr Kotik, and Zsolt Nagy, conductors; Charles Curtis, cello solo, with members of the San Diego Symphony For nearly fifty years the work of Alvin...

Alvin Lucier: Vespers and Other Early Works

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Alvin Lucier (b 1931) is best known for his pioneering work in the mid-sixties in the exploration of sonic environments, particularly sounds that we would never perceive under ordinary circumstances....

Alvin Lucier: Wind Shadows

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The Barton Workshop: John Anderson, clarinet; Frank Denyer, piano; James Fulkerson, trombone; Marieke Keser, violin; Judith van Swaay, cello; Jos Tieman, double bass The music on these CDs takes us...

American Brass Quintet: Works by Bolcom, Druckman, Shapey, Wright

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The notion of a brass quintet having its own repertoire is a fairly recent one, born of the boom in chamber music since World War II. Even today, few composers...

American Works for Balinese Gamelan

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Gamelan Sekar Jaya This recording is the product of a remarkable intercultural musical experiment. It contains five strikingly varied works, each one the fruit of musical cross-pollination between America and...

Americana: Choral Works by Randall Thompson, Elliott Carter, and Seymour Shifrin

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The University of Michigan Chamber Choir; Members of the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Hilbish Choral music has always held and continues to hold a prominent position in American musical...

Andrew Byrne: White Bone Country

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Stephen Gosling, piano; David Shively, percussion Andrew Byrne's (b 1966) tripartite CD has a mobile-like character, working entirely with a fabric of piano and metal percussion in changing manners and...

Andrew Imbrie/Gunther Schuller

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ANDREW IMBRIE Excerpt(s) from liner notes by Phillip Ramey Andrew Imbrie was born on April 6,1921, in New York City. He studied piano from the age of four, first with...

Andrew Imbrie: Dream Sequence

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Parnassus, Anthony Korf; Susan Narucki, soprano Andrew Imbrie (b 1921) is a composer whose independence and singularity of purpose have endowed a prodigious output that awaits wider discovery. His method...

Andy Laster: Window Silver Bright

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Andy Laster, baritone sax; Bryan Carrott, marimba, vibes; Cuong Vu, trumpet; Erik Friedlander, cello; Michael Sarin, drums, temple blocks Window Silver Bright is the second outing from Andy Laster’s Lessness...

Angels' Visits and Other Vocal Gems of Victorian America

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Kathleen Battle, soprano; Raymond Murcell, baritone; Rose Taylor, mezzo-soprano; The Harmoneion Singers/Neely Bruce; Lawrence Skrobacs, piano and harmonium This recording is a collection of American songs and hymns published mostly...

Anne La Berge: Speak

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Anne La Berge, voice, flute and electronics (all tracks); Misha Myers, Josh Geffin, Amy Walker, Patrick Ozzard-Low, voices (track 1); Cor Fuhler, piano (track 2); Stephie Büttrich, vocals (track 3)...

Anne LeBaron: Pope Joan, Transfiguration

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Pope Joan: Kristin Norderval, soprano; Dorothy Stone, alto/piccolo flute; Keve Wilson, oboe, English Horn; Jim Sullivan, clarinet, bass clarinet; Lorna Eder, piano; Nick Terry, percussion; Eric km Clark, violin; Andrew...

Annea Lockwood: In Our Name

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*David Behrman, zither, psalter, rattle, rainstick, processing; John King, electric guitar, viola, processing; William Winant, percussion; tape **Thomas Buckner, baritone; Theodore Mook, cello; tape ***Simone Fattal, narrator; Kristin Norderval, soprano;...

Antes: String Trios/Peter: String Quintets

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American Moravian Chamber Ensemble The second release in a series which will document the Moravian musical heritage in America features the chamber music of two of the community’s most important...

Anthony Coleman: Lapidation

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Marty Ehrlich, tenor saxophone, clarinet; Doug Wieselman, clarinet, bass clarinet, E-flat clarinet; Ned Rothenberg, clarinet, bass clarinet; Dan Barrett, cello; Gareth Flowers, trumpet; Christopher McIntyre, Jacob Garchik, trombone; Steven Gosling,...

Anthony Coleman: You

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Anthony Coleman, piano, conductor; Doug Wieselman, clarinet, bass harmonica; Jennifer Choi, violin; John Popham, Christopher Hoffman, cello; Alexandra Simpson, viola; Dara Bloom, bass; Sarah Hughes, Michaël Attias, saxophones; Gareth Flowers,...

Anthony Davis: Amistad

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Libretto by Thulani Davis Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra and Chorus; Thomas Young, Mark S. Doss, Stephen West, Florence Quivar, Mark Baker; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor "Amistad is an opera...

Anthony Louis Scarmolin: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 & 3

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Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, Joel Eric Suben This disc of the three symphonies of Anthony Louis Scarmolin (1890-1969) is the first commercially available recording of...

Anthony Philip Heinrich/ Louis Moreau Gottschalk

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Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Keene: Anthony and Joseph Paratore, pianos Here are two extremely entertaining concoctions by two nineteenth-century American Romantics who wrote music on a grand scale. After a...

Arthur Berger Retrospective

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Gilbert Kalish, Christopher Oldfather, piano; Joel Krosnick, cello; Joel Smirnoff, violin; David Starobin, guitar; members of the Boehm Quintette For over fifty years Arthur Berger's output consisted of sturdily crafted...

Arthur Berger/ Stefan Wolpe - FORM

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Robert Miller, piano; The Contemporary Chamber Players; Russell Sherman, piano; Rose Mary Harbison, violin “ Comet-like radiance, conviction, fervent intensity, penetrating thought on many levels of seriousness and humor, combined...

Arthur Berger: The Complete Orchestral Music

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Boston Modern Orchestra Project Gil Rose, conductor There may come a day when Arthur Berger, with his twin talents as composer and critic, will be regarded as his generation's Robert...

Arthur Levering: Parallel Universe

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Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, conductor / Sequitur: Erin Lesser, flute; Jacqueline LeClair, oboe; Jo-Ann Sternberg, clarinet; Philip Everall, bass clarinet; Peggy Kampmeier, piano; Matthew Gold, percussion; Andrea Schulz,...

Arthur Levering: Still Raining, Still Dreaming

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Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Scott Woolweaver, viola; John McDonald, piano; Fumito Nunoya, vibraphone; Donald Berman, piano, celesta; Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble; Dinosaur Annex Chamber Orchestra; Scott Wheeler, conductor Arthur Levering (b...

Back in the Saddle Again

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American Cowboy Songs This double-CD set is the definitive historical cowboy and western music anthology. The recordings herein date from 1925 (Carl T. Sprague’s best-selling “When the Work’s All Done...

Balada/Lees/Zwilich: Concerti

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra / Lorin Maazel The three wind concerti presented on this disc were commissioned for principals of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and are world-premiere recordings. They explore the...

Barbara Benary: Sun On Snow

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Members of DownTown Ensemble & Gamelan Son of Lion:Joseph Kubera, piano; Steven Silverstein, clarinet, bass clarinet; Phyllis Clark, soprano, percussion; Barbara Benary, violin, gamelan; Daniel Goode, clarinet, gamelan; Jody Kruskal,...

Barbara Kolb: Millefoglie and Other Works

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Music Today, Gerard Schwarz; Nouvelle Ensemble Moderne, Lorraine Vaillancourt; Jonathan Haas, vibraphone; Taco Kooistra, cello; Edmund Niemann, piano; Ray Reinhardt, narrator; Harrie Starreveld, flute Barbara Kolb’'s musical aesthetic is most...

Barbara Monk Feldman: Soft Horizons

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Aki Takahashi, piano; FLUX Quartet (Tom Chiu, Conrad Harris, violins; Max Mandel, viola; Felix Fan, cello); The DownTown Ensemble (Margaret Lancaster, flute; Daniel Goode, clarinet; Larry Polansky, guitar, mandolin; Joseph...

Barney Childs

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Phillip Rehfeldt, woodwinds; Ron George, percussion; Marco Schindelmann, reader "Sometimes I wonder about what we are doing: the writing of music hardly anyone wants to hear is pretty well the...

Barney Childs: Heaven to Clear When Day Did Close

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David Ward-Steinman, piano; Nancy Turetzky, flute, piccolo; Bert Turetzky, contrabass; Phillip Rehfeldt, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon; Scott Vance, clarinet; Ron George, percussion, bass drum; Chris Corman, Blake Van Vliet, bass...

Bebop

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Bebop 80271 Jazz historians explain the coming of bebop—the radically new jazz style that established itself toward the end of World War II—as a revolutionary phenomenon. The motives ascribed to...

Ben Johnston: Ponder Nothing

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Music Amici Ben Johnston's (b 1926) music shows the confluence of several traditions of music-making that have flourished within the United States. In the 1950s his output was characterized by...

Ben Johnston: String Quartets Nos. 1, 5 & 10

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Kepler Quartet: Sharan Leventhal, violin I; Eric Segnitz, violin II; Brek Renzelman, viola; Karl Lavine, cello This disc, with premiere recordings of Ben Johnston’s (1926-2019) first, fifth and tenth string quartets,...