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STEVE REICH: Music for 18 Musicians – Ensemble Signal/ Brad Lubman – Harmonia mundi STEVE REICH: Music for 18 Musicians – Ensemble Signal/ Brad Lubman – Harmonia mundi
Published on April 19, 2015

Yet another recorded entry on one of the seminal works of the minimalist movement.


EIVIND BUENE: Into the Void – Poing/ Norwegian Wind Ensemble/Christian Eggen – LAWO EIVIND BUENE: Into the Void – Poing/ Norwegian Wind Ensemble/Christian Eggen – LAWO
Published on April 17, 2015

It’s kind of a void all right, into which some might not venture.


ELENA RUEHR: O’Keeffe Images: Shimmer, Vocalissimus, Cloud Atlas, O’Keeffe Images—Jennifer Kloetzel, cello—Boston Modern Orch. Project/ Gil Rose—BMOP ELENA RUEHR: O’Keeffe Images: Shimmer, Vocalissimus, Cloud Atlas, O’Keeffe Images—Jennifer Kloetzel, cello—Boston Modern Orch. Project/ Gil Rose—BMOP
Published on April 17, 2015

Orchestral music of sweeping vistas and a strong pulse by an American composer.


BACH: Keyboard Concertos = Concerto in D Minor; Concerto in D Major; Concerto in F Minor; Concerto in G Minor – Lucia Micallef, pianoforte/ European Union Ch. Orch./ Brian Schembri – Divine Art BACH: Keyboard Concertos = Concerto in D Minor; Concerto in D Major; Concerto in F Minor; Concerto in G Minor – Lucia Micallef, pianoforte/ European Union Ch. Orch./ Brian Schembri – Divine Art
Published on April 13, 2015

Spirited and alert renditions of Bach keyboard concertos, likely the first in a survey of the complete oeuvre.


PAINE: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 = Symphony No. 2, “In the Spring”; Oedipus Tyrannus – Prelude; Poseidon and Amphitrite – An Ocean Fantasy – Ulster Orch./ JoAnn Falletta – Naxos PAINE: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 = Symphony No. 2, “In the Spring”; Oedipus Tyrannus – Prelude; Poseidon and Amphitrite – An Ocean Fantasy – Ulster Orch./ JoAnn Falletta – Naxos
Published on April 11, 2015

JoAnn Falletta’s survey of John Knowles Paine’s orchestral works includes the genial Second Symphony and the premier recording of his last orchestral work.


“The Ground Beneath Our Feet” = Works of REICH, BACH, STRAVINSKY, JACOBSEN/AGHAEI, THE KNIGHTS – The Knights – Warner Classics “The Ground Beneath Our Feet” = Works of REICH, BACH, STRAVINSKY, JACOBSEN/AGHAEI, THE KNIGHTS – The Knights – Warner Classics
Published on April 11, 2015

One of the most eclectic and entertaining collections I have heard.




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