Denise Burt

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Playlist: Seeing New Music

Posted on January 22, 2015 by Denise

The music represented in Seeing New Music, streamed through Spotify. You can also find links to the record labels’ own sites where you can learn more about each release.     Learn more about Nuits des Hommes on the record label’s website   … Continue reading

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CD: Michael Gordon – Dystopia

Posted on January 13, 2015 by Denise

Los Angeles Philharmonic, David Robertson, conductor; Bamberger Symphoniker, Jonathon Nott, conductor Released on Cantaloupe Music, 2015   This release contains two of Michael Gordon’s large pieces for symphony orchestra – Dystopia and Rewriting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. Both pieces stretch the idea of what … Continue reading

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CD: Danish String Quartet – Wood Works

Posted on January 12, 2015 by Denise

Danish String Quartet: Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Frederik Øland, Asbjørn Nørgaard, Frederik Schøyen Sjölin Released on Dacapo Records, 2014 Images: Photographs by Caroline Bittencourt   This release is traditional Nordic folk music arranged for String Quartet. Taken from Denmark, Sweden, Norway … Continue reading

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CD: Per Nørgård – Symphonies 1 & 8

Posted on January 12, 2015 by Denise

Sakari Oramo, conductor; Vienna Philharmonic Released on Dacapo Records, 2014   Two symphonies on this CD, are from either end of Per Nørgård’s long artistic production: Symphony No. 1 and Symphony No. 8 – the first from 1955 and the … Continue reading

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CD: David Lang – love fail

Posted on January 3, 2015 by Denise

Anonymous 4 Released on Cantaloupe Music, 2014 Cover image: Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-59208   love fail explores the almost 1000-year-old story of the lovers Tristan and Isolde. In his liner notes, David Lang writes: ‘the love of Tristan … Continue reading

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Website: Dreamers’ Circus

Posted on January 1, 2015 by Denise

Dreamers’ Circus are Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Ale Carr and Nikolaj Busk. Together, the three form an exciting and energetic ensemble with a focus on Scandinavian folk music explored in a contemporary perspective. Their website was created with lots of images running in the background that … Continue reading

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CD: David Bowlin: Luciano Berio — Huang Ruo

Posted on April 21, 2014 by Denise

David Bowlin, violin; Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble; Timothy Wiess, conductor Released on Oberlin Music, 2014 Images: Found woodprints from carved woodblock, reworked digitally   The two composers featured on this release are quite different. Luciano Berio – who deliberately analyses … Continue reading

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CD: Michael Gordon – Rushes

Posted on April 20, 2014 by Denise

Rushes Ensemble: Dana Jessen, Saxton Rose, Rachael Elliot, Jeffrey Lyman, Lynn Hileman, Maya Stone, Michael Harley Released on Cantaloupe Music, 2014 Images by Moses Hacmon  from series “Faces of Water”   This piece of music is performed by an ensemble … Continue reading

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CD: Julia Wolfe – Steel Hammer

Posted on April 20, 2014 by Denise

Bang on a Can Allstars, Trio Mediaeval Released on Cantaloupe Music, 2014 Images: found photographs, reworked digitally   Steel Hammer is a vocal work based on the American legend of John Henry – a man who hammered a tunnel through … Continue reading

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CD: Duo Kapow – Burst

Posted on April 20, 2014 by Denise

Duo Kapow! – Henrik Larsen, percussion; Claus Olesen, saxophone Composers: Jexper Holmen, Kasper Jarnum, Morten Ladehoff, Niels Marthinsen, Niels Rønsholdt, Simon Steen-Andersen Released on Dacapo Records, 2014 Image: Found watercolour from 1891 (by Leonard Portal Mark), St Bartholomew’s Hospital Archives … Continue reading

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