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Victoria Jordanova records Athrium filix-femina: "Lady Fern"

From book 2 of A Compendium of Native Catskill Botanicals, Athrium filix-femina: "Lady Fern," for harp, was just recorded by Victoria Jordanova for ArpaViva. The recording will be released 10 April. "Lady Fern" is inspired by the deciduous perennial that is ubiquitous throughout the Catskills.

Rebekah Heller records Asarum canadense: "Wild Ginger"

Bassoonist Rebekah Heller recently recorded Asarum canadense: "Wild Ginger," also from book 2 of A Compendium of Native Catskill Botanicals. The album will also feature works by Felipe Lara and Rand Steiger. "Wild Ginger" was written for Rebekah and received its premiere in New York in 2015. "Wild Ginger" is inspired by the perennial whose delicate, dark-purple flower, often concealed by the plant’s leaves, is supported by branching rhizomes that grow underneath.

Wendy Richman to record "to be held..."


Wendy Richman will record "to be held..." for singing violist, to be included on her forthcoming album "vox*viola." The release will also include pieces written for Wendy by Lou Bunk, Christian Carey, Stephen Gorbos, Jose-Luis Hurtado, Everette Minchew, Arlene Sierra, David Smooke, and Ken Ueno. The album will be released on ICE's TUNDRA imprint on New Focus Recordings. You can support the project here.

Claire Chase records The Silenced, summer 2017 release

Claire Chase recorded "The Silenced" at Meyer Sound, Berkeley, CA in a single take. The work will be released as part of the Density 2036 series of recordings. Below are excerpts from the premiere performance in October, 2015.


Commission for solo trombone

The virtuosi Matt Barbier and William Lang have commissioned a new work for solo trombone.

New Work for Kurtag project premiered in Pittsburgh

Ten composers have been commissioned for the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo's Kurtág Project. Toll, commisssoned by New Music USA was premiered 28 January at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The project consists of small pieces for piano four hands written in honor of
György Kurtág's 90th birthday. Other commissioned composers include Marcos Balter, Carola Bauckholt, Peter Eötvos, Georg Friedrich Haas, Philippe Manoury, Roland Moser, Katharina Rosenberger, Klas Torstensson, and Caspar Johannes Walter. Premieres are planned in Stuttgart, Budapest, Paris, and Basel and the Duo will record the pieces as well. Read more about the project here.

Last update: 22 March 2017