Articles tagged classical

The Greatest Hoax - ‘Enso’ (album stream) (premiere)

Composer Taylor Jordan creates a spellbinding mix of ambient and classical music on his latest album.

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Inbal Segev: Bach Cello Suites

Inbal Segev executes her lifelong goal of recording Bach's cello suites with much skill but little personality.

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Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm: Collaborative Works

A lovely view into the shared world of two mad geniuses.

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Calico - ‘Calico’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The UK band blends jazz, rock, and electronic with impressive discipline on their new EP.

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Miracles of Modern Science: Mean Dreams

Mean Dreams is a thought experiment of an album, a set of possible answers to an unsolvable problem.

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Sarah Kirkland Snider - ‘Unremembered’ (album stream) (premiere)

A vivid childhood journey through the imaginations of composer Sarah Kirkland Snider and artist Nathaniel Bellows.

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Mark Springer: The Watching Bird / The Rip Rig and Panic Piano Solos

In Mark Springer's work, there is a presence of emotional distortion that pushes forward a striking narrative of signatures and chords.

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A Major Birthday Bash for Minimalist Music Mastermind Terry Riley

Terry Riley turned 80 on June 24, and not unexpectedly, the honors for the mastermind of musical Minimalism have been hardly minimal.

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Arnold Dreyblatt: Nodal Excitation

A long but not-quite-lost piece of DIY minimalism gets its second victory lap on Drag City.

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Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld: Never Were the Way She Was (take 2)

Two Constellation instrumentalists produce an organic work of seismic proportions.

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Jóhann Jóhannsson - “Drone Mass” Met Museum World Premiere

Oscar-nominated Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson premiered his new work Drone Mas in the unique setting of the Met Museum's Temple of Dendur in March.

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Tristan Perich: Parallels

Minimalism, purism, discipline are the three components that make up Tristan Perich's music and this album in particular.

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Punch Brothers Pack a Punch in Tucson, AZ - 13 April 2015

Punch Brothers proved to the crowd at Tuscon just why they're one of the most celebrated bands in modern bluegrass.

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Ólafur Arnalds and Alice Sara Ott: The Chopin Project

Ólafur Arnalds and Alice Sara Ott join forces on a genre-defining rendition of some of Chopin's greatest compositions.

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Alina Ibragimova and Steven Osborne: Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas / Five Melodies

Prokofiev's only two violin sonatas get the reading of a lifetime.

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yMusic - “Bladed Stance” (video) (Premiere)

The wispy wind instruments of yMusic's "Bladed Stance" are complemented perfectly by the Terrence Malick-esque visuals of the song's video.

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9 Oct 2014 // 1:04 AM

yMusic: Balance Problems

Highly accomplished and in-demand, classical collective yMusic host a range of notable peers on their second album.

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Bryce Dessner / Jonny Greenwood: St. Carolyn by the Sea / There Will Be Blood

St. Carolyn by the Sea / There Will Be Blood is a breathtaking classic for the future. Pop/classical crossovers will never be the same.

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Chris Thile: Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1

Chris Thile firmly rebuts any generational snark tossed at his past ventures with his invigorating take on three J.S. Bach pieces initially written for solo violin: two sonatas (G and A minor) and one partita (B minor).

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Emerson String Quartet: Journeys

Joining together string sextets by Tchaikovsky and Schönberg, the Emerson String Quartet excellently highlights the journey from Romanticism to Modernism, and their own journey to a new chapter in their career.

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