Category Archives: Concert-Modern

Black Violin: Stereotypes

Black Violin is the head-turning duo of violist Wilner Baptiste and violinist Kevin Sylvester. Their second CD, Stereotypes, confronts the reality that many people don’t expect Black artists to be classically trained, let alone blending magnificent strings with hip hop … Continue reading

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Meredith Monk: Piano Songs

Meredith Monk has been a composer, singer, director/choreographer, and creator of new operas, musical-theatre works, film and installations for over 50 years. As she celebrates that milestone with perhaps more performances and tributes this year than ever, she has released … Continue reading

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Mohammed Fairouz: Follow, Poet

Mohammed Fairouz is one of most frequently performed and recorded young composers. He makes his Deutsche Grammophon Debut in January 2015 with the release of Follow, Poet. The album features premiere recordings of the song cycle Audenesque, performed by Kate … Continue reading

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Bryce Dessner: Ahyem

Composer-guitarist Bryce Dessner is best known for his work with Brooklyn-based rock band, The Nationals, as well as being a founding member of Clogs and creator-curator of Cincinnati’s acclaimed MusicNOW festival. In Aheym, the renowned Kronos Quartet plays four pieces … Continue reading

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Van Dyke Parks: Songs Cycled

Van Dyke Parks’ first album in 20 years, Songs Cycled, reminds one why people once listened to entire records. It is an epic and whimsical journey by a master composer, arranger, songwriter and performer. Van Dyke Parks, now in his … Continue reading

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Sean Hickey: Concertos

Sean Hickey is a brilliant New York-based composer whose concertos for cello and clarinet are presented in this rich evocative recording featuring Russia’s St. Petersburg State Symphony. Hickey follows the traditional contours of grand concert works, prominently featuring Dmitry Kouzov … Continue reading

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Garry Schyman: BioShock Infinite

Garry Schyman is an award-winning composer whose work includes scoring the BioShock video games. His music for BioShock Infinite, the third in the series, is an evocative mix of intimate string ensembles, experimental percussion and haunting anthems that follow the … Continue reading

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David Carbonara: Film Music

David Carbonara is an accomplished TV and film composer who is like a musical short story writer. A trombonist who grew up in the 1960s, he writes with a subtlety and flare for creating moods and enlarging characters that often … Continue reading

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Paul Moravec: Northern Lights Electric

Paul Moravec is a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer whose works ranges from orchestral pieces to film scores. On "Northern Lights Electric," we hear four works performed by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project whose origins were inspired by places visited by Moravec. … Continue reading

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Gabriel Kahane: February House

"February House" is Gabriel Kahane’s musical about a group of young writers and artists who decide to live together in Brooklyn on the eve of World War II. The characters are real. Some are famous and some not: some straight … Continue reading

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