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Late Pauline Anna Strom’s work reissued

RVNG Intl. releases a retrospective box set of late Pauline Anna Strom’s work, including a previously unreleased album. You can already read on the Rockdelux website my review on Echoes, Spaces, Lines, the retrospective box set released by RVNG Intl. that includes her first three albums – Trans-Millenia Consort, Plot…

Sarah Davachi releases “Long Gradus. Arrangements”

Canadian composer Sarah Davachi publishes “Long Gradus. Arrangements”, originally composed for the Bozzini Quartet. You can now read on the Rockdelux website my review of Long Gradus. Arrangements, the four-CD box set (and four and a half hours of music) of compositions for four different types of acoustic instrument ensembles…

Angèle Dubeau records a new Glass covers album

Violinist Angèle Dubeau records her second album of Philip Glass covers with the ensemble La Pietà. Angèle Dubeau is a Canadian classical violinist. In 1997 she founded the all-female string ensemble La Pietà. In addition to their extensive classical repertoire, Dubeau and La Pietà frequently turn to contemporary music, sometimes…

Sõ Percussion releases a piece by David Lang

The Fanfare Cincinnati label releases David Lang’s “Man Made”, performed by Sõ Percussion and the CSO. Premiered at the Barbican Centre in London in May 2013 by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the American percussion quartet Sõ Percussion, David Lang composed Man Made with Philip Glass’s Concerto Fantasy for Two…

Nico Muhly releases his music for David Hockney

The Bedroom Community label releases the music Nico Muhly has composed for the immersive audiovisual exhibition on David Hockney, on view in London until December. Last January, The Lightroom, a new gallery designed especially for immersive art exhibitions, opened its doors in London, in the King’s Cross district, with an…

Stuart MacRae releases “Earth, thy cold is keen”

Scottish composer Stuart MacRae releases a mostly vocal album for Australian mezzo Lotte Betts-Dean. Scottish composer Stuart MacRae (Inverness, 1976) is one of the most difficult composers of his generation to pigeonhole. His orchestral oeuvre includes symphonies and operas in many different styles, but his interest in choral music has…

Two records revive the work of Gérard Grisey

The Norwegian label LAWO Classics and Berlin’s bastille musique release two different records of pieces by Gérard Grisey. Coincidentally or not –and almost coinciding with the release of the biography of Gérard Grisey by the American journalist Jeffrey Arlo Brown, The Life and Music of Gérard Grisey–, just a few…

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