Classical Music Review: New Releases

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Sarah E. Stanton - A Glimpse of Heaven (Amabile String Quartet)


Daniel Abrams - Fantasie Variations on Tales of Love
John Adams - Century Rolls (Piano Concerto No. 1)
John Adams - Earbox
Aaron Avshalomoff - Orchestral Works, Vols. 1-3
Johann Sebastian Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier Books I & II (Bernard Roberts)
Paul Bowles - Music (Eos Orchestra)
Henry Brant - Orbits, Hieroglyphics 3, Western Springs
Earle Brown - Collected Early Works
Anton Bruckner -Symphony No. 9 (Georg Tintner)
Cecil Burleigh - Music for Violin and Piano (Zina Schiff, violin and Mary Barranger, piano)
Ferruccio Busoni: Busoni The Visionary (Jeni Slotchiver)
Friedrich Cerha - String Quartets 1 - 3 (Arditti Quartet)
Aaron Copland - Celluloid Copland (EOS Orchestra)
Henry Cowell - Dancing with Henry (The California Parallèle Ensemble)
The World of Ruth Crawford Seeger - Jenny Lin, piano
Chaya Czernowin - Afatsim & other works
Christiaan DeJong - Ferias
Ernö Dohnányi - Music for Cello (Maria Kliegel)
Antonin Dvorak - Stabat Mater (The Washington Chorus, Robert Shafter cond.)
Duke Ellington - Tribute to Ellington (Daniel Barenboim, et al)
Gabriel Fauré - The Fauré Album (Gil Shaham, violin and Akira Eguchi, piano)
Gabriel Fauré - Piano Music (Kathryn Stott)
Morton Feldman - For Samuel Beckett
Domenico Gallo - 12 Trio Sonatas (attributed to Giovanni Pergolesi)
George Gershwin - Rememberence & Discovery (Richard Glazier, piano)
Philip Glass - Dracula (Kronos Quartet)
Philip Glass - Ignorant Armies (Score for The Fog of War)
Philip Glass - Music for Piano (Etudes, Transciptions by Paul Barnes, and Tirol Concerto)
Philip Glass - Symphony No. 3 & other works
Philip Glass - Symphony No. 5 Requiem
Philip Glass - Violin Concerto & other works
Philip Glass & Robert Wilson - the CIVILwarS, Act V
Alexander Glazunov - Works for Cello & Orchestra
Christos Hatzis - Everlasting Light / Footprints in New Snow
Vagn Holmboe - Chamber Concertos 10-13
Ives Plays Ives - The Composer at the Piano
Wilhelm Kaiser-Lindemann - Hommageà Nelson M.
Franz Liszt - The Santa Barbara Liszt Album (Zeynep Ucbasaran, piano)
Nicholas Maw - Hymnus & other works
Nikolai Medtner - Piano Works (Gunnar Sama)
Federic Mompou - Piano Music, Vol. 3 (Jordi Masó)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Complete Piano Sonatas (Heidi Lowy)
Wolfgang Mozart- Piano Concertos 23 & 24 (Richard Goode)
Lior Navok - Meditations Over Shore
Per Nørgård - Works for Choir
Alex North - Bite the Bullet
Alex North - Cleopatra (Complete original soundtrack)
Alex North - North by North & Journey Into Fear
Palestrina - Missa de Beata Virgine (1567)
Krzysztof Penderecki - Symphonies Nos. 1-5
Astor Piazzolla - Concerto de Nácar and other works
Pierre de La Rue - Two Masses
Walter Piston - Chamber Music
Francis Poulenc - Dialogues des Carmélites
Yves Prin - Dioscures, Ephémères, Le Souffle d'Iris
Ture Rangström - Chamber Music
Max Reger - String Quartet in E flat major & Clarinet Quintet in A Major
Steve Reich - New York Counterpoint (Bang on a Can)
Nikolai Roslavets & Dmitri Shostakovich- Sonatas for Viola and Piano
Franz Schubert - Complete Part Songs for Male Voices
Jean Sibelius - Symphony Nos. 2 & 6 (Beecham)
Alan Silvestri - The Mummy Returns
Virgil Thomson - Symphonies
Geirr Tveitt - Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 5 (Håvard Gimse)
Johann Baptist Vanhal - Missa Pastoralis and Missa Solemnis
William Walton - Piano & String Quartets
Joseph Waters -The Populist Manifesto and other works
Charles-Marie Widor - Works for Violin & Piano
Walter Winslow - Concertati Veneziani & other works
Richard Wetz - Symphony No. 2 & Kleist Overture
John Williams - Artificial Intelligence (Original Soundtrack Recording)
Meredith Willson - A Symphony of San Francisco & The Missions of California

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Musicians
Cantabile Vocal Quartet: Music by Liza Lehmann and Thomas Dunhill
ComposersCollaborative - Solo Flights (Contemporary American Piano Music)
Eaken Piano Trio - Music by Lalo Schifrin, Gunther Schuller and Gerald M. Shapiro
József Eötvös - Transcriptions of Bach, Brahms, and Chopin for Guitar
Alejandro Escuer - El Tiempo and Jade Nocturno
Thomas Georgi - Many Strings Attached (18th Century Music for Viola d'Amore)
Richard Glazier Salutes the Hollywood Musical
Gloriae Dei Cantores - The Lord is My Shepherd (American Psalmody Vol. III)
Gran Calavera Electrica - Jon Nelson, trumpet
Daniel Hope, Violin - Music by Shostakovich, Penderecki, Pärt, & Schnittke
In Duke's Shadow: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (Book Review)
The Insider - Soundtrack
Kronos Quartet - Caravan
Looking To The East - Music by Harrison, Cowell, McPhee, & Hovhaness
Michelle Markarski (violin) - Elogio per un'ombra
More Music from the Motion Picture Gladiator (Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard)
Music From The Ether - Music for Theremin (Lydia Kavina)
New Century SaxophoneQuartet - A New Century Christmas
Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles (Film Review)
NAQOYQATSI / Life As War - A film by Godfrey Reggio, Music by Philip Glass
OHM : the early gurus of electronic music : 1948-1980
The Paradine Case: Piano Concertos by Waxman, Herrmann, & North
Quartets by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Emilie Mayer, and M. Laura Lombardini Sirmen
The Raga Guide: A Survey of 73 Hindustani Ragas
Gunther Schuller Conducts Beethoven and Brahms
Sound and Vision: 60 Years of Motion PictureSoundtracks, by Jon Burlingame (Book Review)
Winston Tan - Echoes of our World (Classical Guitar Transcriptions)

The A Team - Music by Thomas Ades & John Adams (Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music)
Duke's Place - Pianist Bill Susman and bassist Tim Enos in works by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn (Concert Review)
Philip Glass - Akhnaten (Oakland Opera Theatre, May 2004)
Philip Glass / David Henry Hwang - The Sound of a Voice
Philip Glass - Galileo Galilei (N.Y. Premier Concert Review)
Philip Glass - In The Penal Colony (Concert Review)
Philip on Film: Shorts - Philip Glass Ensemble (Concert Review)
David Holzman - Piano Recital
NUEVO - Kronos Quartet (Concert Review)
Other Minds Festival 8 (Concert Review)
Arvo Pärt - Kanon Pokajanen (California Bach Society - Concert Review)
San Francisco Symphony performs Mahler's 8th Symphony (10 June 2001)
San Francisco Symphony presents Pan-American Mavericks. Music by Brant, Varese, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos
Virgil Thomson & Gertrude Stein - The Mother of Us All (San Francisco Opera - Concert Review)
Yaelisa and Caminos Flamencos (Concert Review)

Tony Gualtieri was for several years the host of The Classical Salon on KUSF-FM in San Francisco.  He received his M.S. in probability and statistics from Michigan State University and now works for Kellogg analyzing experiments on breakfast foods.

Michael McDonagh is a poet and critic living in San Francisco.  His writings have appeared in numerous publications including In Tune magazine.  He currently contributes to The Bay Area Reporter, 21st Century Music, New Music Connoisseur, the site San Francisco Classical Voice, and sometimes writes CD booklet notesHe heads the Duke Ellington Society's Bay Area Chapter, which meets bi-monthly at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center. And he's happy to report that composer Lisa Scola Prosek, who studied with Babbitt, Foss, and Cone, made a song cycle, Miniature Portraits, from six of his poems, which was successfully premiered in July 2001 at San Francisco's Goat Hall, by soprano Diana Landau, with the composer at the piano.

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