Posts Tagged: Deutsche Grammophon

Peter Gregson ~ Quartets: One-Four

Quartets: One-Four is a dream come true for Peter Gregson, a long-time goal achieved.  From 2016-17, the cellist released a pair of string quartet EPs, but had always hoped to compile “a quartet of quartets.”  The new music added this year completes

Peter Gregson ~ Quartets: One-Four

Quartets: One-Four is a dream come true for Peter Gregson, a long-time goal achieved.  From 2016-17, the cellist released a pair of string quartet EPs, but had always hoped to compile “a quartet of quartets.”  The new music added this year completes

Max Richter ~ The New Four Seasons

Let’s tackle the obvious question first: if a person already owns Recomposed, why might they want to purchase The New Four Seasons?  The question is valid, the answer simple: they sound as different as two versions of the same work can be.

Max Richter ~ The New Four Seasons

Let’s tackle the obvious question first: if a person already owns Recomposed, why might they want to purchase The New Four Seasons?  The question is valid, the answer simple: they sound as different as two versions of the same work can be.

Mari Samuelsen ~ LYS

Living in Norway, one thinks often about light: the sun’s absence in winter, its bright return in spring.  Mari Samuelsen notes our spiritual connection to light, as found in folk traditions, rituals and holidays.  We all long for the light, physical and

Mari Samuelsen ~ LYS

Living in Norway, one thinks often about light: the sun’s absence in winter, its bright return in spring.  Mari Samuelsen notes our spiritual connection to light, as found in folk traditions, rituals and holidays.  We all long for the light, physical and

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Drone Mass

The long goodbye to Jóhann Jóhannsson continues with the release of Drone Mass, commissioned by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble in 2015 and premiered by ACME and Roomful of Teeth under Jóhannsson’s direction.  Inspired by Nag Hammadi texts, the work is rife

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Drone Mass

The long goodbye to Jóhann Jóhannsson continues with the release of Drone Mass, commissioned by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble in 2015 and premiered by ACME and Roomful of Teeth under Jóhannsson’s direction.  Inspired by Nag Hammadi texts, the work is rife

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