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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,...

Ben Johnston: String Quartets Nos. 2, 3, 4, & 9

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Ben Johnston's (1926-2019) music has reached a wide and diverse audience, both at home and abroad, without compromising its high seriousness or its depth of philosophic purpose. His music shows...

Ben Johnston: String Quartets Nos. 6, 7, & 8

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Kepler Quartet: Sharan Leventhal, violin I; Eric Segnitz, violin II; Brek Renzelman, viola; Karl Lavine, cello The ten string quartets of Ben Johnston (1926-2019), written between 1951 and 1995, constitute no...

Bending the Light: Chamber Works by Bauer/Lieuwen/Merryman/Shatin/Shrude/Welcher

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Chamber Works by Ross Bauer, Peter Lieuwen, Marjorie Merryman, Judith Shatin, Marilyn Shrude, and Dan Welcher The CORE Ensemble: Andrew Mark, cello; Hugh Hinton, piano; Michael Parola, percussion Chamber music...

Bernard Rands: Canti Dell Eclisse/Le Tambourin/Ceremonial 3

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The Philadelphia Orchestra Riccardo Muti, conductor Gerard Schwarz, conductor Thomas Paul, bass “More spontaneously and openly indeed than many of his contemporaries, Rands acknowledges the work of past composers such...

Bernstein/Danielpour/Liebermann/Smaldone: Piano Works

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Michael Boriskin, piano Apart from musical considerations, it is entirely appropriate that the work of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) stands beside the compositions of three younger Americans on this program of...

Beth Anderson: Swales and Angels

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Rubio String Quartet; Jessica Marsten, soprano; Joseph Kubera, piano, celeste; Andrew Bolotowsky, flute/piccolo; André Tarantiles, harp; Darren Campbell, string bass; David Rozenblatt, percussion; Gary M. Schneider, conductor Beth Anderson (b....

Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet: Box

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Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet Amy Denio-alto sax; Barbara Marino-baritone sax; Maya Johnson-soprano and tenor sax; Jessica Lurie-alto and tenor sax; Pamela Barger-drums The BTMSQ is an all-female saxophone quartet...

Black Manhattan, Vol. 2

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The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra Rick Benjamin, director Anita Johnson, soprano; Robert Mack, tenor; Edward Pleasant, baritone; Linda Williams, contralto This is the second volume of the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra’s series...

Black Manhattan, Vol. 3

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The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra; Rick Benjamin, director Janai Brugger, soprano; Andrea Jones, soprano; Chauncey Packer, tenor; Edward Pleasant, baritone This is the third volume of Paragon Ragtime Orchestra recordings documenting the...

Black Manhattan: Theater and Dance Music of James Reese Europe, Will Marion Cook, and Members of the Legendary Clef Club

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"Theater and Dance Music of James Reese Europe, Will Marion Cook, and Member of the Legendary Clef Club The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra Rick Benjamin, director The Clef Club of New...

Bob Nell: Why I Like Coffee

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Bob Nell, piano; Kelly Roberty, bass; Brad Edwards, drums; Jack Walrath, trumpet; Ray Anderson, trombone Composer and pianist Bob Nell is best known for his work with Kelly Roberty and...

Bolcom: 12 New Etudes/Wolpe: Battle Piece

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Marc-André Hamelin, piano The career of William Bolcom (b 1938) has led him from the West Coast (Mills College and Stanford University) to Paris (Milhaud and Messiaen) and New York...

Book of Horizons

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Joseph Kubera, piano "I think he may well be this era’s David Tudor—virtuosic, smart as hell, far more eclectic in his tastes than you might think, with a marathoner’s strength...

Brave Boys: New England Traditions in Folk Music

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Featuring various New England Traditional Folk Performers The direct product of the British Broadside and Scotch-Irish folk music, the traditional folk music of New England is primarily vocal expression, through...

Bresnick/Powell/Roseman/Shapey: Woodwind Quintets

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New York Woodwind Quintet The woodwind quintet is to the wind instruments as the string quartet is to the strings. Composers have treated the heterogenous ensemble of flute, oboe, clarinet,...

Brian Fennelly: In Wildness is the Preservation of the World

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Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra; Symphony Orchestra of the Czechoslovak Radio of Prague; The Audubon Quartet; John Cobb, piano The music on this recording is drawn from a range of...

Bright Sheng: H'un (Lacerations) and Other Works

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New York Chamber Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz; Peter Serkin, piano; L. Saffer, soprano; Paul Neubauer, viola; Lucia Lin, violin The music of the Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng (b 1955) sometimes...

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

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American Song During the Great Depression A much-requested CD reissue from the original New World LP! American society was much less homogeneous during the Great Depression (1929 - 1941) than...

Buddy Tate: The Texas Twister

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Buddy Tate, tenor sax, clarinet, vocals; Paul Quinichette, tenor sax; Cliff Smalls, piano; Major Holley, bass; Jackie Williams, drums The Texas Twister is a relaxed, gently probing session; its several...

Burr Van Nostrand: Voyage in a White Building I

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Robert Stallman, flute; Jay Humeston, cello; Herman Weiss, prepared piano; Paul Severtson, violin; NEC Chamber Ensemble, Anthony Coleman, conductor This long-awaited recording includes three extraordinary works by one of America's...

But Yesterday is Not Today

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The American Art Song, 1927-1972 Bethany Beardslee, soprano; Donald Gramm, baritone; Donald Hassard and Robert Helps, piano But Yesterday is Not Today is a survey of the American art song...

Cadenzas & Variations

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Gregory Fulkerson, violin; Alan Feinberg, piano One can look at twentieth century music as a fabric of interwoven lines, crisscrossing, fusing, and diverging, creating a contradictory, often fascinating tapestry, the...

Cage/Harbison/Hartke/Wyner: Violin Works

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Michelle Makarski, violin; Brent McMunn, piano; Ronald Copes, violin Modern music-especially American music, with its tendency to invite various traditions to share the same compositional space-can be a generous art,...

Cage/Harrison/Rouse/Kurtz/Bazelon/Verplanck: Percussion Works

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Gabriel Dionne, J. Riely Francis, Christopher Rose, Richard Skains, percussion One of the greatest contributions of twentieth-century American composers is the (re)emphasis of percussion. Drawing upon three fairly distinct roots...

Caliente = Hot

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Puerto Rican and Cuban Musical Expression In New York A joyous recording of New York City musicians keeping traditions alive as popular salsa styles change around them. Some play home-made...

Carlos Surinach

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Bronx Arts Ensemble; Pablo Zinger, conductor and pianist Carlos Surinach (b 1915) is an American composer whose Spanish heritage, together with the rigors of German musical training, has enabled him...

Carlos Surinach: Ritmo Jondo

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The Bronx Arts Ensemble; Rachel Rosales- soprano “Clarity and tenderness are Surinach's especial gift; brilliancy and instrumental imagination are his charm.” — Virgil Thomson Carlos Surinach (b.1915)is an American composer...

Carpenter/Gilbert/Powell/Weiss

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Calvin Simmons, Lawrence Foster; Zita Carno, piano If diversity and independence are definitive American traits, it would be hard to find four roughly contemporaneous native composers...

Carpenter/Hadley/Mason/Porter

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Albany Symphony Orchestra, Julius Hegyi Daniel Gregory Mason, Quincy Porter, John Alden Carpenter and Henry Hadley believed in the conservation of traditional musical values, advocated contemporary music accessible to the...

Catherine Lamb: Atmospheres Transparent/Opaque

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Ensemble Dedalus: Didier Aschour, electric guitar, music director; Amélie Berson, wood and metal flutes; Cyprien Busolini, viola; Yannick Guédon, voice, treble viola da gamba; Thierry Madiot, trombone; Pierre-Stéphane Meugé, saxophone,...

Cecil Taylor Unit

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Cecil Taylor, piano; Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone; Raphé Malik, trumpet; Ramsey Ameen, violin; Sirone, bass; Ronald Shannon Jackson, drums This record presents further evidence of Taylor’s genius and awesome ability...

Cecil Taylor: 3 Phasis

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Cecil Taylor, piano; Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone; Raphé Malik, trumpet; Ramsey Ameen, violin; Sirone, bass; Ronald Shannon Jackson, drums 3 Phasis is the companion disc to the Cecil Taylor Unit,...

Chamber Music by Harrison/Weber/Foss/Dahl

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Chamber Music by Lou Harrison, Ben Weber, Lukas Foss, and Ingolf Dahl At the end of World War II, American composers faced a more promising prospect than most of their predecessors...

Charlemagne Palestine: Schlingen-Blängen

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Charlemagne Palestine, organ Schlingen Blängen is an invaluable addition to the slender but precious discography of Charlemagne Palestine, one of the legendary figures of the amazingly fertile New York and...

Charles Amirkhanian: Loudspeakers

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Charles Amirkhanian (b. 1945) can be regarded as a central figure in American music, and on several fronts. As a composer, he's been pervasively innovative in two genres: text-sound pieces,...

Charles Dodge: A Retrospective

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Baird Dodge, violin The music on this disc was written over a period of more than thirty years. Over the course of those years, so much has changed in technology,...

Charles Martin Loeffler: Orchestral Works

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Jennie Hansen, viola d'amore; Neil Rosenshein, tenor; Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, John Nelson The music of Charles Martin Loeffler (1861-1935) was a rarity in the United States. Much admired for its...

Charles Tomlinson Griffes: Collected Works for Piano

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Denver Oldham, piano “Charles Tomlinson Griffes wrote some of the most beautiful music ever created by an American.”   - Winthrop Sargeant Among the small but precious body of work...

Charles Wuorinen: Chamber Works

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Group for Contemporary Music; Garrick Ohlsson, piano Taken individually, these three chamber works are vital, engaging compositions, fashioned with impeccable skill by a master craftsman, characterized by a bristling intellectual...

Charles Wuorinen: The Winds

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The Winds Parnassus / Anthony Korf; Paul Zukofsky, violin; Charles Wuorinen, piano; Donald MacCourt, bassoon; Susan Jolles, harp; Gordon Gottlieb, percussion Charles Wuorinen writes “music dense with notes, with event,...

Charles: Ives: "Concord" Sonata/Maurice Wright: Sonata

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Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano “This is not a nice sonata for a nice piano player,” wrote Charles Ives about his most famous work, “but something the writer had long been thinking...

Cheer, Boys, Cheer! Music Of The 26th N.C. Regimental Band, CSA Volume 2

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The American Brass Quintet Brass Band The only known complete sets of band books from a Confederate band in the American Civil War are among the rarities in the Moravian...

Chen Yi: Sound of the Five

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Third Angle New Music Ensemble; Ron Blessinger, Artistic Director Chen Yi (b. 1953) is part of a distinguished cohort of Chinese composers who have immigrated to the United States over...

Chen-Yi/Karen Tanaka: Invisible Curve

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The Azure Ensemble: Susan Glaser, flute; Pitnarry Shin, cello; Christopher Oldfather, piano; Pavel Vinnitsky, clarinet; Marc Goldberg, bassoon; Esther Lamneck, clarinet; Ingrid Gordon, percussion; Airi Yoshioka, violin; Conrad Harris, violin;...

Childhood Memories: Music for Younger Pianists

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Compositions by Amy Beach, Miriam Gideon, Lou Harrison, William Mayer, George Perle, Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee, Ned Rorem, Roger Sessions, Robert Starer, Louise Talma, and Ben Weber; Sahan Arzruni, piano Introducing...

Chinary Ung: Seven Mirrors

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La Jolla Symphony, Harvey Sollberger, conductor; Gloria Cheng, piano Quake: Ella Marie Gray, violin; Walter Gray, cello; Sean Osborn, clarinet; Meade Crane, piano; Rob Tucker, percussion The work of Cambodian-American...

Chou Wen-chung: Eternal Pine

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Contemporary Music Ensemble Korea (CMEK), Boston Musica Viva; Yi Ji-young, gayageum; Kim Woong-sik, changgu; Taipei Chinese Orchestra, Chang Yin-fang, conductor The series of works featured on this album ushers in...

Chris Brown: Iconicities

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William Winant, percussion; the William Winant Percussion Group; Chris Brown, piano and electronics Chris Brown’s (b. 1953) music has evolved within the intersections of many different traditions and styles. Following...