Posts Tagged: Deutsche Grammophon

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

This year, we reviewed more modern composition albums than those in any other genre ~ not because more were submitted, but because their overall quality was so high.  We read this trend early in our Spring Music Preview, and it

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

This year, we reviewed more modern composition albums than those in any other genre ~ not because more were submitted, but because their overall quality was so high.  We read this trend early in our Spring Music Preview, and it

Various Artists ~ Winter Tales

When are we ready for Christmas music?  Not in September, when the first Christmas albums start to appear; and certainly not before Halloween, when this set was first slated for release.  But by now, it’s safe to say we’re ready

Various Artists ~ Winter Tales

When are we ready for Christmas music?  Not in September, when the first Christmas albums start to appear; and certainly not before Halloween, when this set was first slated for release.  But by now, it’s safe to say we’re ready

Hania Rani & Dobrawa Szocher ~ Inner Symphonies

Fresh from Music for Film and Theatre, Hania Rani teams with renowned cellist and childhood friend Dobrawa Szocher for the exquisite Inner Symphonies.  The album was conceived during the pandemic as the composers considered how they might encourage each other and offer hope through their

Hania Rani & Dobrawa Szocher ~ Inner Symphonies

Fresh from Music for Film and Theatre, Hania Rani teams with renowned cellist and childhood friend Dobrawa Szocher for the exquisite Inner Symphonies.  The album was conceived during the pandemic as the composers considered how they might encourage each other and offer hope through their

Peter Gregson ~ Patina

Patina is another triumph for cellist-composer Peter Gregson, and is our pick of the season in Modern Composition.   Never content to rest on his laurels, Gregson challenged himself while constructing this new set.  After preliminary recording sessions, he eliminated the melodies

Peter Gregson ~ Patina

Patina is another triumph for cellist-composer Peter Gregson, and is our pick of the season in Modern Composition.   Never content to rest on his laurels, Gregson challenged himself while constructing this new set.  After preliminary recording sessions, he eliminated the melodies

Dustin O’Halloran ~ Silfur

A pandemic affords the opportunity for reflection, even in those who prefer to look forward.  Dustin O’Halloran is one of these people, although given his expansive, award-studded history, one would imagine he’d be happy to dwell on his triumphs.  Silfur was recorded

Dustin O’Halloran ~ Silfur

A pandemic affords the opportunity for reflection, even in those who prefer to look forward.  Dustin O’Halloran is one of these people, although given his expansive, award-studded history, one would imagine he’d be happy to dwell on his triumphs.  Silfur was recorded

Clark ~ Playground in a Lake

Playground in a Lake is about climate change, the loss of innocence and the death of humanity: a concept album about the last person on earth.  In tone, the album recalls Last Days’ The Safety of the North, although the finale is

Clark ~ Playground in a Lake

Playground in a Lake is about climate change, the loss of innocence and the death of humanity: a concept album about the last person on earth.  In tone, the album recalls Last Days’ The Safety of the North, although the finale is

Music to Play on Christmas Day

Merry Christmas to all our readers who celebrate it! We realize that this is going to be a difficult Christmas for a lot of people who won’t be able to gather as they would like; and that many will spend

Music to Play on Christmas Day

Merry Christmas to all our readers who celebrate it! We realize that this is going to be a difficult Christmas for a lot of people who won’t be able to gather as they would like; and that many will spend

ACL 2020 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

After all the chaos of 2020, there’s some solace found in the fact that the artist who scored our Album of the Decade at the beginning of the year now receives our Album of the Year award at year’s end.

ACL 2020 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

After all the chaos of 2020, there’s some solace found in the fact that the artist who scored our Album of the Decade at the beginning of the year now receives our Album of the Year award at year’s end.