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Avgarde

Avgarde


Aagaard-Nilsen:

Hot-House

Haugland:

I tried to strangle Harald Saeverud

Hvoslef:

Rondo Con Variazioni

Beethoven Fantasy

Stalheim:

Allusion

Vaage:

Point of View

Looking Back

Prefix & Marche Intercontinentale


Einar Rottingen (piano)

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Simax - HCD2936

(CD)

Normally: $15.00

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Eirik the Viking

Eirik the Viking


 

Carnival of Venice (Clarke, Levy, Bellstedt & Staigers)

arr. Bent Erik B Roed

Aagaard-Nilsen:

Eirik the Viking

Bloodaxe Lament

Bull, O:

I Ensomme Stunde (Melancolie)

arr. Johan Halvorsen and Bent Erik B Roed

Clarke, H L:

An Autumn Day

arr. Bent Erik B Roed

Gudim:

Tuba Libre

Koch, E von:

Monologue No. 9 for Tuba

Monti, V:

Csárdás

arr. Bent Erik B Roed

Thingnæs:

Concertino for Tuba

arr. Svein Henrik Giske

trad.:

Torn-Erik's Song

arr. Ray Farr


Stavanger Brass Band & Bergen Tuba Quartet, Eirik Gjerdevik

An odyssey of Norwegian composers, performed by the Stavanger Brass Band and Bergen Tuba Quartet.

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LAWO - LWC1064

(CD)

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Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen: Dynamis


Aagaard-Nilsen:

Chant

Cantigas

Dynamis (Missa Sophia)


Manger Musikklag, Bjørn Sagstad

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LAWO - LWC1003

(CD)

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Marimba Dance

Marimba Dance


Abe, Keiko:

Tambourin Paraphrase

Kopetzki:

Kaskada

Rosauro:

Preludio Nr. 1 e-moll

Schmitt, M:

Sechs Miniaturen

Séjourné:

Katamiya

Thomas, Andrew:

Merlin: Beyond the faint edge of the world; Time's way

Thrower:

Aurora borealis

Wittiber:

Rhythm dance


Katarzyna Mycka (marimba), Thomas Keltsch (percussion), Michael Schüller (percussion), Franz Bach (percussion, marimba)

"Mycka is an excellent performer. Marimba Dance measures up to her first CD and in many ways surpasses it. It is superbly performed and has excellent recording sound." (Percussive Notes)

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Audite - AUDITE97462

(CD)

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Mark Abel: Home Is a Harbor & The Palm Trees Are Restless

Mark Abel: Home Is a Harbor & The Palm Trees Are Restless

World Premiere Recordings


Abel, M:

Home Is a Harbor (opera in 3 acts)

Jamie Chamberlin (soprano), Ariel Pisturino (soprano), Babatunde Akinboboye (baritone), E Scott Levin (baritone), Janelle DeStefano (mezzo-soprano), Jon Lee Keenan (tenor) & Carver Cossey (bass)

The Palm Trees Are Restless (song cycle)

Five Poems of Kate Gale

Hila Plitmann (soprano)


La Brea Sinfonietta, Benjamin Makino

Such words could also describe this stunning new release: Home is a Harbor, Mark’s first opera. And a wondrous bonus in this two-disc set is his latest song cycle, The Palm Trees are Restless (Five Poems of Kate Gale). Both works are prime examples of Abel’s hard-hitting signature style that couches often biting social commentary in a unique musical fusion that combines the depth and sophistication of classical music with the in-your-face impact of rock.

Many of the wonderful singers who graced his previous releases are also members of Home Is a Harbor’s marvelous cast. Palm Trees gets a superlative performance from Grammy-winning soprano Hila Plitmann, known for her work with top contemporary composers, including her husband, Eric Whitacre. Since a veteran of the Afghanistan war is a key character in the opera’s story, Delos will donate a portion of album sales revenue to Veterans’ organizations, beginning with Cathay Post No.384 of the American Legion.

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Delos - DE3495

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Terrain of the Heart

Terrain of the Heart

Song Cycles of Mark Abel


Abel, M:

The Dark-Eyed Chameleon

Jamie Chamberlin (soprano)

Poems (5) of Rainer Maria Rilke

Ariel Pisturino (soprano)

Rainbow Songs

Jamie Chamberlin (soprano)


Victoria Kirsch (piano)

Recorded in Burbank, California, United States, 12-15 June and 13-15 September 2013.

Mark Abel’s critically heralded previous release on Delos, the orchestral cycle 'The Dream Gallery', signalled a radical and culturally relevant new approach to the American art song.

With 'Terrain of the Heart', Abel takes a fresh look at the idiom, while working within the genre’s more traditional framework: as a recital vehicle for solo voice and piano.

Abel’s hard-­hitting lyrics leave a lasting impression, burrowing all the deeper into one’s consciousness when amplified by his sophisticated musical fusion of classical and rock, aimed at broad-­minded listeners, classically couth or not.

Of the three cycles offered, The Dark-­Eyed Chameleon radiates particularly intense personal emotion, tracing the agonizing breakup of Abel’s own love affair. The thematically diverse Rainbow Songs offer a certain unity of sentiment and musical language. The Five Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke explores the German master’s subtly mysterious inner visions.

Sopranos Jamie Chamberlin and Ariel Pisturino, with pianist Victoria Kirsch, offer committed and convincing performances.

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Delos - DE3438

(CD)

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The Dream Gallery

The Dream Gallery

Seven California Portraits


Abel, M:

Helen (Los Angeles)

Mary Jaeb (soprano)

Todd (Taft)

David Marshman (baritone)

Naomi (Berkeley)

Janelle DeStefano (mezzo-soprano)

Carol (San Diego)

Delaney Gibson (mezzo-soprano)

Lonnie (Richmond)

Carver Cosssey (bass)

Luz (Soledad)

Martha Jane Weaver (contralto)

Adam (Arcata)

Tom Zohar (tenor)


La Brea Sinfonietta, Sharon Lavery

Paul McCartney's tried it; Elvis Costello, too. So have Sting, Peter Gabriel, and even Leonard Bernstein. But a maverick California composer named Mark Abel has created what may be the most elegant and persuasive attempt yet to marry classical and rock. So get ready for a unique and powerful listening experience.

The Dream Gallery is an evocative, sophisticated and hard-hitting cycle of songs for soloists and chamber orchestra that explores the inner lives, struggles, illusions and home turf of seven archetypal Californians. The often startling lyrics and striking music combine to pierce straight to the heart of the human condition, while laying bare the flaws, foibles and sins of the society we all share, Californians or not. With winning performances from singers and orchestra alike, these stunning songs reveal a fresh style – decades in the making – in which the core content of classical and rock has been so thoroughly crossbred as to constitute a new strain of American art song.

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Delos - DE3418

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Ablinger: Grisailles (1-100)

Ablinger: Grisailles (1-100)


Hildegard Kleeb (piano)

The throbbing standstill as changing tinge of light, as a slow change (of light and therefore of space and time), fifty minutes long. Grisailles 1-100 for three pianos consists of various levels of overlapping sound-layers. Repeated octaves and small, barely audible sounds made by fingers darting across the keys seem to be two of these levels. Peter Ablinger composed twenty-four layers to start with—each one following its own time and structure—, before these were being combined in a preliminary score. — Christian Scheib

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hat hat[now]ART - HATNOWART132

(CD)

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Ablinger: Voices and Piano

Ablinger: Voices and Piano


Voices and Piano, written for Nicolas Hodges, is an extensive cycle of pieces, each for a single recorded voice, mostly of a well-known celebrity, and piano. The cycle is still in progress and should eventually include about 80 pieces/voices (around 4 hours of music). The work is always meant to occur as a selection from the whole. At present I like to write works where the whole should not be presented at once. The whole should remain the whole, and what we hear is just a part of it. (Peter Ablinger)

'I often find myself asking where the music in this situation resides. It is clearly not in the piano part alone, nor is it in the recorded voice. It is in the relationship between the two parts, their counterpoint: sometimes they are subtly different parallel lines, sometimes two interweaving yet independent parts, sometimes the piano is a machine desperately attempting to contain or imitate humanity' (Nicolas Hodges)

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Kairos - KAI0013082

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Donaueschinger Musiktage 2000

Donaueschinger Musiktage 2000


Ablinger:

Quadraturen V "Musik"

Gervasoni:

Rigirio

Globokar:

Die Engel der Geschichte :: Part 1, Zerfall

Neuwirth, O:

The Long Rain

Newman, C:

The State Paintings with Anti-Abstract

Ruzicka:

‘Erinnerung' Memory - Traces for Clarinet & Orchestra


Rico Gubler (saxophone), Ernesto Molinari (clarinet), Sharon Kam (clarinet), Eva Furrer (flute)

Klangforum Wien, Recherche Ensemble, Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble, Stuttgart

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Col Legno - Donaueschinger Musiktage - WWE4CD20201

(CD - 4 discs)

Normally: $51.75

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