Denise Burt

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Score: Magnus Lindberg – Kraft

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Denise

Special-edition full score for Magnus Lindberg’s Kraft Published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen, 2016     Measuring a massive 370 x 520 mm, the special full score for Magnus’ Lindberg’s work Kraft (1985) lives up to its heavy title.   Even … Continue reading

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CD: Toward the Curve

Posted on January 20, 2015 by Denise

Thomas Rosenkranz, piano + surround sound electronics Composers: Thomas Rosenkranz, Peter V. Swendsen, Peter Flint, Aurie Hsu, Michael Klingbeil, Pierre Jalbert, Alex Christie, Tom Lopez Released on Oberlin Music, 2015         Toward the Curve is a collection … 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   Read about how this cover art was created on the online version of my book ‘Seeing New Music’        Composer Michael Gordon … 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   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 and Isolde begins by accident—they drink a love … Continue reading

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CD, Vinyl & Website: Dreamers’ Circus – Second Movement

Posted on January 1, 2015 by Denise

Dreamers’ Circus: Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Ale Carr & Nikolaj Busk. Released on Go’, 2015             The three young, virtuistic musicians of Dreamers’ Circus are at the forefront of the folk music wave in Scandanavia, blending … 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   This piece of music is performed by an ensemble of 7 bassoons playing a non-stop, concert-length work, taking … 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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