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2015-2017

Released in April 2017 on Naxos with PostClassical Ensemble

Lou Harrison: Violin Concerto / Grand Duo / Double Music

Lou Harrison: Violin Concerto / Grand Duo / Double Music

Lou Harrison was a composer far ahead of his time. A protean innovator, he espoused “world music” before it had a name, and this recording documents his pioneering rôles as a composer for percussion and as an integrator of Western and Indonesian idioms. The Concerto for Violin and Percussion, both intimate and vigorous, demonstrates his experimental enthusiasm in the use of non-pitched percussion. The Grand Duo for Violin and Piano is a remarkable example of gamelan-infused chamber music while Double Music, co-composed with Harrison’s friend John Cage, is a well-known product of their celebrated San Francisco percussion concerts.

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Released in May 2016 on Naxos with PostClassical Ensemble

Silvestre Revueltas: Redes (DVD)

Silvestre Revueltas: Redes (DVD)

The classic 1935 Mexican film Redes with a newly recorded soundtrack of the score by Silvestre Revueltas and cinematography by Paul Strand. Named “Recording of the Month” by The Los Angeles Times.

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2012-2014

Released in June 2014 on Naxos with PostClassical Ensemble

Dvořák and America

Dvořák and America

The centerpiece of this program is the first ever recording of the Hiawatha Melodrama, a concert work for narrator and orchestra designed to show the kinship between Dvořák’s New World Symphony and Longfellow’s poem The Song of Hiawatha, which Dvořák said had inspired him in the symphony. It takes music from the symphony, as well as passages from the American Suite and Violin Sonatina, and fuses them with the poem, which is recited by a bass-baritone. Also included is music by Arthur Farwell, who was influenced by Dvořák, and was a proponent of Native American music. This recording thus celebrates the crosscurrent of influences between the Czech composer and American music and culture. In Minnesota Public Radio’s list of the Top 10 Most-Coveted New Classical Tracks Albums of 2014.

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Released in January 2014 on Naxos with Perspectives Ensemble

Xavier Montsalvatge: Madrigal sobre un tema popular / 5 Invocaciones al Crucificado / Folia daliniana

Xavier Montsalvatge: Madrigal sobre un tema popular / 5 Invocaciones al Crucificado / Folia daliniana

Spanish—and Catalan music in particular—was hugely enriched by the contribution made to its development in the latter part of the twentieth-century by Xavier Montsalvatge. Both as a composer and critic, his influence was widespread, and his music stylistically broad. Folia daliniana explores elements of fantasy and French-tinged refinement whilst one of his major song cycles, Cinco invocaciones al Crucificado, is a passionately intense meditation on Christ’s suffering. Whether rhapsodic or invoking rhythmic or popular dance forms, Montsalvatge’s music remains brilliant, clear and individualistic.

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2007-2011

Released in January 2009 on Naxos with PostClassical Ensemble

Aaron Copland: The City (DVD)

Aaron Copland: The City (DVD)

The classic 1939 documentary film with a newly recorded soundtrack. Made for the 1939 New York World’s Fair (The World of Tomorrow), The City is a seminal documentary film distinguished for the organic integration of narration (scripted by city planner Lewis Mumford), cinematography (Ralph Steiner and Willard Van Dyke), and music (Aaron Copland).

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Released in January 2007 on Naxos with PostClassical Ensemble

Virgil Thomson: The Plow That Broke The Plains • The River (CD and DVD)

Virgil Thomson: The Plow That Broke The Plains • The River (CD and DVD)

The original films by Pare Lorentz with newly-recorded soundtracks of the classic scores by Virgil Thomson. Lorentz’s The Plow that Broke the Plains (1936) and The River (1937) are landmark American documentary films. Aesthetically, they break new ground in seamlessly marrying pictorial imagery, symphonic music, and poetic free verse, all realized with supreme artistry. Ideologically, they indelibly encapsulate the strivings of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal. Named “Best of the year recording” by Audiophile Audition.

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Before 2007

Released in September 2000 on RTVE Música with RTVE Symphony Orchestra

Los Sueños de Manuel de Falla

Los Sueños de Manuel de Falla

Orchestral pieces by Manuel de Falla with Spain’s RTVE Symphony Orchestra. Psyché, Falla’s veiled homage to Debussy, was inspired by the poem of the same title by Jean Aubry.

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Released in December 1998 on Samiel with Madrid Symphony Orchestra

El Abuelo

El Abuelo

Soundtrack of the films El Abuelo –Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film in 1999– and La Herida Luminosa.

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Released in April 1996 on SGAE/EMEC with Cámara XXI

Música Contemporánea

Música Contemporánea

Works by young Spanish composers: Sergio Blardony, Juan Méndez, Alicia Díaz de la Fuente and Javier Santacreu.

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Released in January 1995 on Elephant Records with Galicia Symphony Orchestra

Film Music by Manuel Balboa

Film Music by Manuel Balboa

Soundtracks of the films El Baile de las Ánimas, Martes de Carnaval and Canción de Cuna by Manuel Balboa.

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