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Quattro Mani - Re-Structures (2017) {Bridge Records BRIDGE 9496}

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Quattro Mani - Re-Structures (2017) {Bridge Records BRIDGE 9496}

Quattro Mani - Re-Structures (2017) {Bridge Records BRIDGE 9496}
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© 2017 Bridge Records | BRIDGE 9496
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Modern Classical / Piano

Quattro Mani's latest disc has the intrepid duo playing a far-ranging selection of new compositions. The Hungarian Kurtág's microtonal pianos, The Danish Ruders's virtuosic harpsichord & piano writing, and Tod Machover's Boulez tribute give the disc an international flavor that even includes Tango by way of Israeli composer Ofer Ben-Amots.

Genevieve Strosser, Jurg Dahler, Muriel Cantoreggi, The Hilliard Ensemble - Heinz Holliger: Machaut-Transkriptionen (2015)

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Genevieve Strosser, Jurg Dahler, Muriel Cantoreggi, The Hilliard Ensemble - Heinz Holliger: Machaut-Transkriptionen (2015)

Heinz Holliger: Machaut-Transkriptionen (2015)
Geneviève Strosser, Jürg Dähler, Muriel Cantoreggi, The Hilliard Ensemble

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Classical, Chamber, Choral | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2224, 476 52171 | 01:05:30

Swiss composer Heinz Holliger s Machaut-Transkriptionen is comprised of a spacious cycle of pieces written over a ten year period beginning in 2001. An imaginative re-investigation of the work of the great 14th century French composer-poet Guillaume de Machaut, it is scored for four voices and three violas. Note-for-note transcriptions of Machaut give way to Holliger s increasingly creative refractions of the music. As Holliger notes, his in-depth study of Machaut opened up new vistas for his compositional activity and his admiration for the source material is mirrored in the outstanding performances of the violists and singers. The Machaut-Transkriptionen proves a perfect vehicle for the Hilliard Ensemble s skills as interpreters of both old and new music, and this recording, made in 2010 in Zürich, captures the vocal group at the height of its powers.

Anna Netrebko - Diva: The Very Best of Anna Netrebko (2018)

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Anna Netrebko - Diva: The Very Best of Anna Netrebko (2018)

Anna Netrebko - Diva: The Very Best of Anna Netrebko (2018)
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Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 5791 | Recorded: 2003, 2006-2008, 2015, 2016, 2018

A greatest-hits album ought to stick to the middle of the road, playing to what an artist does best. Yet it ought not simply wallow in past glories: this collection from Russian soprano Anna Netrebko, arguably the best-known soprano of the present day, hits the spot and can safely be recommended to newcomers. Netrebko is at her best in core Italian repertory like Casta Diva from Bellini's Norma or Libiamo ne 'lieti calici from Verdi's La Traviata.

Sung-Soo Cho - Maximum, Minimum, Modern: Piano Music by American Composers (2016) [Re-Up]

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Sung-Soo Cho - Maximum, Minimum, Modern: Piano Music by American Composers (2016) [Re-Up]

Sung-Soo Cho - Maximum | Minimum | Modern: Piano Music by American Composers (2016)
John Adams, Steve Reich, Elliott Carter, David Rakowski, John Corigliano, Michael Ippolito

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Contemporary Classical, 20th Century, Minimalism | Label: Albany | # TROY1617 | 01:00:02

Korean pianist Sung-Soo Cho performs an intriguing recital of compositions by American composers that range from works with very progressive musical language to ones that integrate influences of folk and honky-tonk – in other words, the full spectrum of modern American classical music. The oldest work on the program was written in 1967 and the most recent in 2015. John Corigliano, Michael Ippolito, John Adams, Lowell Liebermann, Steve Reich, Elliott Carter, and David Rakowski are all represented on this recording. These composers have a strong advocate in Sung-Soo Cho, who was awarded "Best American Contemporary Performance: at the Cincinnati World Piano Competition and "Best Performance of the Commissioned Work: at the Texas State International Piano Competition. An award winner of numerous international competitions, Cho has appeared as a soloist in Asia, the U.S., and Europe. A graduate of Seoul National University and Manhattan School of Music, he is currently pursuing his D.M.A. degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is on the faculty at Notre Dame College.

Sjaelland String Quartet; Benjamin Koppel - Anders Koppel: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Mezzo Saxophone Quintet (2011)

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Sjaelland String Quartet; Benjamin Koppel - Anders Koppel: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Mezzo Saxophone Quintet (2011)

Anders Koppel - String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Mezzo Saxophone Quintet (2011)
Sjælland String Quartet; Benjamin Koppel (mezzo-saxophone)

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Classical, Contemporary, 21th Century | Label: Dacapo | # 6.220566 | Time: 00:59:09

Classics Today 10/10. The Danish composer Anders Koppel (b. 1947) has one foot firmly planted in the European classical music tradition, and the other in world music, rock and jazz. On this album the two worlds meet when the Sjælland String Quartet are joined by Koppel’s son, the jazz icon Benjamin Koppel to perform the quintet for mezzo-saxophone and strings, which can be heard for the first time on this CD.

Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto - Two (Live at Sydney Opera House) (2019)

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Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto - Two (Live at Sydney Opera House) (2019)

Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto - Two (Live at Sydney Opera House) (2019)
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Electronic, Modern Classical | Label: Noton

Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto share recordings of their show at Sydney Opera House in 2018, yielding 80 minutes of sublime, glassy electronics; minimal but full of that light-handed emotive brilliance Sakamoto seems to always supply so generously, and with such little effort. Gorgeous, moving music.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla - Works by Raminta Šerkšnytė (2019)

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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla - Works by Raminta Šerkšnytė (2019)

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla - Works by Raminta Šerkšnytė (2019)
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Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

After the success of her Deutsche Grammaphon debut which she dedicated to the composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla (together with Giedre Slekyte) now lets us discover works by Lithuanian composer Raminta Šerkšnyté: Music of transcendent beauty, harrowing and full of emotional force. A music that combines mystical experience and outbursts of vibrant energy. To Mirga, working together with Šerkšnyté has q quite special significance: “My connection with Raminta Šerkšnyté’s music is verypersonal. Probably what fascinates me most is the poetic quality and the mystery of this composer and her work. The ‘Ramintacism’, the minor thirds. Her personal voice."

Alissa Firsova - Fantasy (2018)

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Alissa Firsova - Fantasy (2018)

Alissa Firsova - Fantasy (2018)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Vivat Music Foundation | Catalog: VIVAT 115

In 1991, composers Elena Firsova and Dmitri Smirnov were amongst a small group of composers, including Sofia Gubaidulina, blacklisted in Russia. Firsova and Smirnov fled the country with their two young children and took refuge in the UK. Since then, their daughter, Alissa Firsova, now aged 31, has risen to become one of the most notable stars of the new composing generation working in Britain.

John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ, Vol. 7: St. John the Divine 2013 (2019)

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John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ, Vol. 7: St. John the Divine 2013 (2019)

John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ, Vol. 7: St. John the Divine 2013 (2019)
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Classical, Organ, Free Improvisation | Label: Tzadik Records

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is a place of prayer, peace, spiritual renewal, and a temple to all who love the organ—and Zorn responds in kind with a remarkably soothing and peaceful exploration of lyricism and sonic variation. Interrupted only occasionally by a few trademark Phantom of the Opera explosions, the music is meditative, devotional, and at times achingly beautiful. Inspired by the mystical worlds of William Blake and the French organ traditions of Charles Tournemire and Olivier Messiaen, the music is an extended exploration in search of spiritual healing.

John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ vol. 2 - St. Paul's Chapel, NYC (2014) {Tzadik TZ 8312}

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John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ vol. 2 - St. Paul's Chapel, NYC (2014) {Tzadik TZ 8312}

John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ vol. 2 - St. Paul's Chapel, NYC (2014) {Tzadik TZ 8312}
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© 2014 Tzadik | TZ 8312 | Tzadik Archival Series
Classical / Avant-Garde / Modern Classical / Improvisation / Organ

Drawing upon traditions as varied as Messiaen, Xenakis, Ligeti, Bach, Tournemire, Ives, Korla Pandit and The Phantom of the Opera, Zorn’s organ improvisations are transcendent, inspiring, ecstatic experiences, offering a direct line to the workings of his rich compositional imagination. Performed at St. Paul’s Chapel at a time when the organ was undergoing extensive reconstruction, the limited number of stops available to him focused his imagination to new heights, resulting in Zorn’s most revelatory recital to date. The second volume documenting these legendary organ recitals is a overwhelming experience filled with moments of passion, tenderness, fragility and extraordinary power.

Terry Bozzio + Metropole Orkest - Chamber Works (2005) {Favored Nations FN2530-2}

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Terry Bozzio + Metropole Orkest - Chamber Works (2005) {Favored Nations FN2530-2}

Terry Bozzio + Metropole Orkest - Chamber Works (2005) {Favored Nations FN2530-2}
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© 2005 Favored Nations | FN2530-2
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Rock / Jazz / Fusion / Drums

One of the most eclectic figures in rock music moves deeply and wholeheartedly into the classical realm (with his innovative drum kit exploring the landscape throughout) on a set with Holland's classic Metropole Orkest that would do his mentor, Frank Zappa, proud. Terry Bozzio's résumé boasts Jeff Beck, the Brecker Brothers, and the formation of Missing Persons, but he seems proudest of his three-year association (1975-1978) with the symphonically influenced Zappa – which brought him into the public eye.

Stars Of The Lid - Carte-de-Visite (2009)

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Stars Of The Lid - Carte-de-Visite (2009)

Stars Of The Lid - Carte-de-Visite (2009)
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Genre: electronic, drone, modern classical, ambient

Carte-de-Visite is the 2009 compact disc by Stars Of The Lid. This album was self-released for the fans.

Orchestre National de Lille, Alexandre Bloch & Patrick Wibart - Ravel & Attahir: Valse, Rapsodie espagnole & Adh-Dhor (2019)

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Orchestre National de Lille, Alexandre Bloch & Patrick Wibart - Ravel & Attahir: Valse, Rapsodie espagnole & Adh-Dhor (2019)

Orchestre National de Lille, Alexandre Bloch & Patrick Wibart - Ravel & Attahir: Valse, Rapsodie espagnole & Adh-Dhor (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 186 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 125 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:52:02
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Alexandre Bloch juxtaposes two French composers on this disc. First of all, Maurice Ravel, with the Rapsodie espagnole, his first major work for orchestra alone, written at the age of thirty-two, and La Valse, premiered thirteen years later and which he himself described as a ‘fantastical and fatal whirlwind’. And then Benjamin Attahir, born in Toulouse in 1989, one of the most gifted and prominent composers of the new generation. Commissioned by the Orchestre National de Lille and recorded here for the first time, it is a concerto for serpent that showcases the splendid sound of this low wind instrument, a member of the brass family even though it is made of wood covered in leather. ‘Adh Dhohr is part of a cycle I wanted to write focusing on the Salah, the daily rhythm of Muslim devotion’, says Benjamin Attahir. ‘This piece refers to the noon prayer, when the sun is at its zenith . . . The musical form is constructed around this “zenithal” moment and unfolds concentrically around it. (…) I wanted – as in oriental music – to return to the strictest monophony, which is a rather unusual project in concertante music. Soloist and orchestra share a single voice between them.’

Western Illinois University Wind Ensemble & Mike Fansler - The River of Time (2019)

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Western Illinois University Wind Ensemble & Mike Fansler - The River of Time (2019)

Western Illinois University Wind Ensemble & Mike Fansler - The River of Time (2019)
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Classical | Label: Navona Records

THE RIVER OF TIME, Navona Records’ latest release, is a captivating tour de force by conductor Mike Fansler and the Western Illinois University Wind Ensemble. Recorded by legendary engineer Bruce Leek – whose recording portfolio includes the President’s Own Marine Band – this album captures the full emotive intensity of one of America’s finest collegiate ensembles.

Joanna Kamenarska & Moises Fernández Via - Lost Landscapes (2019)

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Joanna Kamenarska & Moises Fernández Via - Lost Landscapes (2019)

Joanna Kamenarska & Moises Fernández Via - Lost Landscapes (2019)
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Classical | Label: Urtext

This release features two wandering musical landscapes inhabiting a poetic world by Abbas Kiarostami. Joanna Kamenarska was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She began her violin studies with Josif Radionov in Sofia before continued in 1995 with Ruggiero Ricci and Igor Ozim at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Joanna has been awarded numerous prizes at international competitions from the age of ten, including third rize of the International Mozart Competition Salzburg in January, 2002. Joanna was also a semi-finalist in the Queen Elizabeth International Competition and the Sibelius Competition, 2005. Born in Barcelona in 1980, Moisиs is an active concert pianist, music curator and passionate writer. He began his musical education at the age of ten and was lauded only three years later by the press as "un nom qui'l faudrб retenir!" [a name to remember!] at his official dйbut in the French city of Agen in 1993. He is a winner of the Scarlatti International Piano Competition in Naples (Italy) and the Richmond Piano Competition in Boston (USA). He was also a nominee for the Arthur W. Foote Award from the Harvard Musical Association and a finalist for the Kahn Career Award.