Posts Tagged: Deutsche Grammophon

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern Composition was our hottest genre this year, with 28 albums nominated for only ten spots.  From solo piano to full orchestra, consonance to dissonance, giving up to going on, these picks represent a grand variety of composed sound.  Their

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern Composition was our hottest genre this year, with 28 albums nominated for only ten spots.  From solo piano to full orchestra, consonance to dissonance, giving up to going on, these picks represent a grand variety of composed sound.  Their

Max Richter ~ Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works

The last time Max Richter was featured at A Closer Listen, he was awarded the Album of the Year.  This produced enormous expectations for the follow-up, yet to no one’s surprise he’s come through again.  Of course, once one has recorded an 8

Max Richter ~ Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works

The last time Max Richter was featured at A Closer Listen, he was awarded the Album of the Year.  This produced enormous expectations for the follow-up, yet to no one’s surprise he’s come through again.  Of course, once one has recorded an 8

ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Film Scores

With this feature, our film score picks graduate from a pre-awards article to a year-end list.  2016 has been an exemplary year for film scores, as many of our favorite artists have tried their hand at the cinematic genre and passed

ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Film Scores

With this feature, our film score picks graduate from a pre-awards article to a year-end list.  2016 has been an exemplary year for film scores, as many of our favorite artists have tried their hand at the cinematic genre and passed

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Arrival OST

The sci-fi film Arrival, set for release this Friday, follows the template of first contact films Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Contact.  With the exception of a starfish-against-glass scene (reminiscent of Independence Day), the trailer seems to indicate a more benign encounter.  As

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Arrival OST

The sci-fi film Arrival, set for release this Friday, follows the template of first contact films Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Contact.  With the exception of a starfish-against-glass scene (reminiscent of Independence Day), the trailer seems to indicate a more benign encounter.  As

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Orphée

Most readers will be surprised to learn that six years have passed since Jóhann Jóhannsson‘s last solo album.  The artist’s film work during this time has been so prolific and publicly recognized that it would be easy to assume that he’s

Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ Orphée

Most readers will be surprised to learn that six years have passed since Jóhann Jóhannsson‘s last solo album.  The artist’s film work during this time has been so prolific and publicly recognized that it would be easy to assume that he’s

Hélène Grimaud ~ Water

Earlier this month, we chose pianist Hélène Grimaud’s Water as our selection of the season in Modern Composition.  This week, the rest of the world will get to hear it as well.  Featuring the work of nine composers, Water flows smoothly (pun intended; even

Hélène Grimaud ~ Water

Earlier this month, we chose pianist Hélène Grimaud’s Water as our selection of the season in Modern Composition.  This week, the rest of the world will get to hear it as well.  Featuring the work of nine composers, Water flows smoothly (pun intended; even