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Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Volume 5: Enlightenment (2016)

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Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Volume 5: Enlightenment (2016)

Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Volume 5: Enlightenment (2016)
Mad Rush; Metamorphosis Two; 600 Lines, for ensemble; The Sound of Silence

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Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Grand Piano | # GP745 | Time: 01:12:55

The works in this programme demonstrate Philip Glass’s perpetual goal of connecting with his audience. Taking shape as something like a hidden sonata form, Mad Rush contrasts peaceful atmosphere with tempestuousness and mesmerizing beauty. The last of its kind in Glass’s oeuvre, 600 Lines, here receiving its première recording on solo piano, is an obsessive and hypnotically restless toccata that represents the zenith of his experiences while working with Ravi Shankar. These two monumental works are joined by première recordings of the subtly transformed Metamorphosis 2, and Glass’s only transcription in the form of Paul Simon’s The Sound of Silence.

The String Quartet Tribute to Nirvana's Nevermind (2005)

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The String Quartet Tribute to Nirvana's Nevermind (2005)

The String Quartet Tribute to Nirvana's Nevermind (2005)
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Classical Crossover, Tribute, Instrumental | Label: Vitamin Records | # VIT-8865 | Time: 00:41:58

As persistency goes, one must give credit where it is due to the Vitamin imprint. Their rigorous schedule of releases assures the public that there will be, at bare minimum, one to two releases per month paying homage to a current pop icon or legendary rock figure. With this installment, the label looks to honor one of grunge's most revered albums, if not the most revered album of the era: Nirvana's Nevermind. Stripped of the brutal percussion work, the squelching fierce attack of Kurt Cobain's guitar mastery and his trademark screams, the quartet find and emphasize layer after layer within the simplicity of Cobain's melodies and song arrangements. While some songs don't transfer over well in the process, others work quite nicely. While most people can easily dismiss this as a novelty (and to a degree, it is), there are interesting aspects to this album that the die-hard Nirvana fan will find intriguing and enjoyable.

Constance Demby - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (12CD + DVD5) [Re-Up]

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Constance Demby - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (12CD + DVD5) [Re-Up]

Constance Demby - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (12CD + DVD5)
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New Age, Neo-Classical, Space Music, Progressive Electronic, Ambient, Spiritual | Time: 11:40:35

Constance Demby is one of the few representatives of the New Age movement (in both her music and her personal philosophies) who consistently creates artistic, highly expressive compositions. Demby was trained in classical music as a child, and her artistic spirit led her to also master several other art forms; at the University of Michigan, she studied painting, sculpture, and music. It was her work as a sculptor that led her to new dimensions of sound. As she was torching a sheet of metal, it roared thunderously, and thus was born the Sonic Steel Instruments: the Whale Sail, and the Space Bass, enormous bowed instruments with deep archetypal resonances.

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Theresa Wong - The Unlearning (2011) {Tzadik}

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Theresa Wong - The Unlearning (2011) {Tzadik}

Theresa Wong - The Unlearning (2011) {Tzadik}
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Genre: jazz, modern classical, avant-garde jazz

The Unlearning is the 2011 album by Theresa Wong. Known for her modern classical work, this was released by Tzadik as part of the label's Oracles series.

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Valentin Silvestrov: To Thee We Sing - Sacred Choral Works (2015)

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Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Valentin Silvestrov: To Thee We Sing - Sacred Choral Works (2015)

Valentin Silvestrov - To Thee We Sing: Sacred Choral Works (2015)
Latvian Radio Choir, conducted by Sigvards Klava

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Genre: Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Ondine | # ODE1266-5 | Time: 00:59:59

Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov (b.1937) is an important contemporary voice in vocal music. In this new release, Silvestrov’s hauntingly beautiful vocal works are performed by the Latvian Radio Choir under their director Sigvards Kļava. During his artistic career, Silvestrov has explored a number of musical styles and techniques, such as avant-guard, post-modernism, neo-classicism, dodecaphony, aleatoric writing and pointillism. The fall of the Soviet Union, however, allowed Silvestrov to eventually compose spiritual works, inspired and influenced by his love of the Russian Orthodox Church music which Silvestrov imbues with his own unique sound and bursts of surprising harmonic moves. Silvestrov’s compositions are invested with the composer’s own unique personality, musical sensibility and sense of beauty.

Marihiko Hara - Landscape In Portrait (2017) {Beat}

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Marihiko Hara - Landscape In Portrait (2017) {Beat}

Marihiko Hara - Landscape In Portrait (2017)
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Piano, Ambient, Neo Classical | Label: Beat Records - BRC-523

He is an acclaimed composer / pianist living in Kyoto who is active in collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Shiro Takaya, Noda Hideki etc, who has been active in a wide range of fields from post-classical to contemporary art, performing arts, Mitoshihiko's new album "Landscape in Portrait" will be released from <Beat Records>.

Winston Choi - Thomas Adès: Illuminating from Within (2015)

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Winston Choi - Thomas Adès: Illuminating from Within (2015)

Winston Choi - Thomas Adès: Illuminating from Within (2015)
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Classical | Label: Cuicatl, Yan.005 | 2015 | 01:00:52

Thomas Adès is among the brightest young stars in contemporary composition, and a musician of broad achievement and influence. His complex and appealing music exhibits a flair for drama, humor, and personal expression and is notable for the creative use of instrumental color. Adès was Music Director of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group 1998–2000, Artistic Director of Aldeburgh Festival 1999–2008, and in September 2016 becomes Boston Symphony Orchestra’s first Artistic Partner. His many awards include the 2015 Sonning Prize and the 2000 Grawemeyer Award. He coaches piano and chamber music annually at the International Musicians Seminar.

John Zorn - Commedia Dell’Arte (2016) {Tzadik TZ 8347}

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John Zorn - Commedia Dell’Arte (2016) {Tzadik TZ 8347}

John Zorn - Commedia Dell’Arte (2016) {Tzadik TZ 8347}
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© 2016 Tzadik | TZ 8347 | Tzadik Archival Series
Classical / Jazz / Modern Classical / Modern Jazz / Improvisation

A fabulous and multifaceted suite celebrating the vibrant Italian dramatic form Commedia dell’arte that began in the 16th century and flourishes to this day. The classic archetypical characters Harlequin, Colombina, Scaramouch, Pulcinella and Pierrot are evoked in five compositional miniatures for small chamber ensembles: brass quintet, cello quartet, piano trio, vocal quartet and woodwinds. Premiered at the Guggenheim Museum in early 2016, the music contains some of Zorn’s finest writing and is a delight from first note to last. Over 20 of New York’s greatest musicians are involved in this exciting and varied suite of miniature masterpieces.

Alexander Arutiunian - Complete Piano Works (Hayk Melikyan) [2017]

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Alexander  Arutiunian - Complete Piano Works (Hayk Melikyan) [2017]

Alexander Arutiunian - Complete Piano Works (Hayk Melikyan) [2017]
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Classical | Label: Grand Piano | Catalog Number: GP718

Alexander Arutiunian was one of the most prominent composers in the USSR, one of the representatives of the Armenian ‘Mighty Handful’ and much admired by Shostakovich. An accomplished pianist, Arutiunian created virtuoso piano works that are rooted in Armenian folk traditions while expressing, in the words of Hayk Melikyan, “a rich palette of emotions reflecting both his time and the history of his nation”…

John Zorn and Garth Knox & The Saltarello Trio - Leonard: Book of Angels, Vol. 30 (2017) {Tzadik TZ 8350}

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John Zorn and Garth Knox & The Saltarello Trio - Leonard: Book of Angels, Vol. 30 (2017) {Tzadik TZ 8350}

John Zorn and Garth Knox & The Saltarello Trio - Leonard: Book of Angels, Vol. 30 (2017) {Tzadik TZ 8350}
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© 2017 Tzadik | TZ 8350 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Classical / Klezmer / Medieval-tinged Classical

Drawing on his vast experience as viola player of the Arditti Quartet, Ensemble InterContemporain and his close collaboration with many of the today’s leading composers, Garth Knox has become a master of many styles. Presenting a completely new interpretation of the “Book of Angels”, the beautiful medieval-tinged arrangements produced by Garth Knox and his group capture the folk song quality of Zorn’s compositions with a lovely and intimate ensemble of strings and percussion. Playing viola and viola d’amore, Garth presents these enigmatic compositions in a new and refreshing light. This penultimate installment of the “Book of Angels” is also one of the most charmingly beautiful.

Eleni Karaindrou - Music for the theatre - Μουσική για το Θέατρο (1986 -2010) {3CD Box Set Mikri Arktos MA 15232-24 rel 2010}

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Eleni Karaindrou - Music for the theatre - Μουσική για το Θέατρο (1986 -2010) {3CD Box Set Mikri Arktos MA 15232-24 rel 2010}

Eleni Karaindrou - Music for the theatre - Μουσική για το Θέατρο (1986 -2010) {3CD Box Set Mikri Arktos MA 15232-24 rel 2010}
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© 1986-2010 Eleni Karaindrou / Mikri Arktos | MA 15232-24
Jazz / Classical / Electronic / Stage & Screen / Ambient

These recordings which were assembled to keep alive the memory of unique moments and meetings, are those prime compositions that were written in a state of excitement, with the passion and innocence of first look. Eleni Karaindrou / From the liner notes: Music lovers of Eleni Karaindrou have every reason to rejoice. More than 3 hours of music, written for 22 plays, directed by Antonis Antypas (1986-2010) moved to a historical version - documentary on the Mikri Arktos, a 3 CD to accompany an elegant book, enriched with photographs of performances, reviews and information on the recordings. The cooperation of Eleni Karaindrou director and partner Anthony Antipa began in 1986 when he suggested she composed music for "Victory" by Loula Anagnostakis.

Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2014)

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Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2014)

Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2014)
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Classical Crossover, Contemporary | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875076722 | Time: 01:01:21

If anyone has earned the right to mess around with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons it is Nigel Kennedy, the violin world’s Marmite violinist. Remember how fresh he made this music sound on his recording of a quarter-century ago? This latest version offers a ferment of all he’s played since – concertos, jazz, Jimi Hendrix. It’s affectionate and irreverent in equal measure, and Kennedy and his Orchestra of Life never sound less than riveting. Pretty much all Vivaldi’s notes are there; around, above and in between them come interjections, overlays and linking passages involving guest musicians from jazz and rock: Orphy Robinson, Damon Reece, Z-Star and others. Spring is welcomed in by a distant-sounding intro on an electric-guitar. Summer’s storms bring forth bursts of crazily sampled static. Autumn tears off at a cracking pace, but with a jazz trumpet sauntering lazily over the top. It all sounds like a colossal jam session from the inside of a Botticelli painting.

John Zorn & Eric Friedlander - Volac: Book of Angels, Vol. 8 (2007) {Tzadik TZ 7363}

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John Zorn & Eric Friedlander - Volac: Book of Angels, Vol. 8 (2007) {Tzadik TZ 7363}

John Zorn & Eric Friedlander - Volac: Book of Angels, Vol. 8 (2007) {Tzadik TZ 7363}
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© 2007 Tzadik | TZ 7363 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Classical / Avant-Garde / Modern Jazz / Modern Classical / Cello

Volume 8 in the continuing Book of Angels series is an intimate and breathtaking recital by one of the world’s most accomplished cellists. A vital member of the Masada family from the very beginning, Erik Friedlander has hypnotized audiences both here and in Europe with his own bands Topaz, Broken Arm and Grains of Paradise. Stepping out in a special solo project, Erik shows off his remarkable technique in ten compositions from Zorn’s lyrical Book of Angels. This is Erik at his best. Rich, romantic, gripping music to both challenge and soothe the savage beast.

Lavinia Meijer - The Glass Effect (The Music Of Philip Glass) (2016) 2CDs

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Lavinia Meijer - The Glass Effect (The Music Of Philip Glass) (2016) 2CDs

Lavinia Meijer - The Glass Effect (The Music Of Philip Glass) (2016) 2CDs
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Classical, Minimalism, Contemporary | Label: Sony Classical | # 88985351432

An album the majority of whose contents consists of harp arrangements of music by Philip Glass might seem a bit arcane for a major label, but it seems that Sony knows what it is doing here. The Glass Effect double album is one of those releases that succeed on two different levels, an explicit one and one that, although not mentioned, is perhaps even more important. The former level here is the one denoted by the title, as Meijer picks up the rather neglected theme of Philip Glass' influence by offering, on disc two, a group of works by younger composers who follow Glass in varying degrees but who, it's safe to say, wouldn't have the styles they do without Glass having gone before. Much of the album consists of arrangements by Meijer herself, and these include, at the end, a remix of music from Koyaanisqatsi that's delightful and would be spoiled by description. But there's also solo harp music: sample the Suite for Harp by progressive rock musician Bryce Dessner, who certainly seems to have absorbed Glass' style far enough to make it his own.

John Zorn - Sacred Visions (2016) {Tzadik TZ 8345}

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John Zorn - Sacred Visions (2016) {Tzadik TZ 8345}

John Zorn - Sacred Visions (2016) {Tzadik TZ 8345}
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© 2016 Tzadik | TZ 8345 | Tzadik Archival Series
Classical / Medieval / Polyphony / Coloratura / Spiritual Chant / Contemporary Chamber Music

“Sacred Visions” presents two Zorn masterpieces touching upon the mediaeval world. “The Holy Visions” is a Mystery Play in eleven strophes concerning the life, work and philosophy of 12th century composer, healer and visionary mystic Hildegard von Bingen, and is one of Zorn’s most beloved and acclaimed works for voice. Here it is coupled with Zorn’s latest string quartet “The Remedy of Fortune,” six tableaux depicting the changing fortunes of romantic love, which was inspired by the work of 12th century troubadour Guillaume de Machaut and receives a precise and passionate reading by the brilliant JACK quartet. Two wondrous modern compositions drawing on mediaeval spirituality, both sacred and secular!