American Contemporary Music Ensemble

Yuri Kasparov  - His Music performed by the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble

Yuri Kasparov - His Music performed by the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 1 CD | 266 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 1992 | Label: Olympia

Yuri Sergeyevich Kasparov (born 1955) is a Russian composer, music teacher and a professor at the Moscow Conservatory where he had studied for his doctorate under Edison Denisov. Under the patronage of Denisov, he founded the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble in 1990 and is its Artistic Director.
He is the chairman of the Russian section of the International Society for Contemporary Music.
On this CD his music performed by the ensemble he has founded.
Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble - works by Shoot, Gagnidze, Gubaidulina and Kasparov (c. Valeri Popov)

Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble - works by Shoot, Gagnidze, Gubaidulina and Kasparov (c. Valeri Popov)
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | SCANS | 1 CD | 228 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 1993 | Label: Olympia

The Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (Moscow Ensemble) was founded in March, 1990, by composer Yuri Kasparov under patronage of the famous Russian composer Edison Denisov. The aim of the Ensemble’s creative activities is to broadly promote Russian 20th and 21st centuries music abroad and contemporary Western music in this country. This is Russia’s leading ensemble of soloists, specializing in performing music of the 20th and 21st centuries. It includes the best Russian soloists – virtuosos.
On this CD they present chamber works by Vladislav Shoot, Merab Gagnidze, Sofia Gubaidulina and Yuri Kasparov

Cybersonic Arts: Adventures in American New Music  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at May 3, 2017
Cybersonic Arts: Adventures in American New Music

Cybersonic Arts: Adventures in American New Music (Music in American Life) by Gordon Mumma and MUMMA ED. FILLION
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0252039432, 0252081013 | 376 pages | PDF | 4,6 MB
Volti - This Is What Happened: More New Directions in American Choral Music (2017)

Volti - This Is What Happened: More New Directions in American Choral Music
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:02 min | 253 MB
Label: Innova | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017

Volti’s professional singers, under the direction of founder and Artistic Director Robert Geary, are national leaders in the discovery, creation, and performance of new vocal music. They are the first ensemble to have won the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music six times. In this recording they introduce 21st-century works they commissioned from American composers of dazzling range and diversity.
The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)

The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68094 | Time: 01:15:36

This programme features concert music by composers who also wrote film scores for Hollywood. While this was just one string to the considerable bows of Gershwin and Copland, Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman are best known for their music for Hitchcock films (Vertigo, North by Northwest, Marnie and Psycho for Herrmann; and Rebecca and The Paradine Case for Waxman). Centre stage is Gershwin’s Song-book, arranged by the composer for solo piano in order to present the songs ‘as George Gershwin plays them himself’.

Women of Influence in Contemporary Music: Nine American Composers (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at June 13, 2017
Women of Influence in Contemporary Music: Nine American Composers (repost)

Women of Influence in Contemporary Music: Nine American Composers by Michael K. Slayton
English | ISBN: 0810877422 | 2010 | PDF | 494 pages | 6,4 MB
Lorelei Dowling - I Was Like Wow: Contemporary Music for Bassoon (2017)

Lorelei Dowling - I Was Like Wow: Contemporary Music for Bassoon
Classical, Contemporary | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 74:51 min | 286 MB
Label: TYXArt | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

This album 'I was like WOW' came about because I wanted to showcase my life in music through a palette of bassoon colours. The pieces reflect where I have come from, and where I am now. I want to take the listener on a voyage, from lyrical to challenging music. Enjoy the journey! (Lorelei Dowling) Feeling it was time to introduce the world to a cross section of contemporary bassoon works, her album, ''I was like WOW'' has been compiled from studio and live recordings.

Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at May 11, 2017
Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival (repost)

Stephen Petrus, Ronald D. Cohen, "Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival"
English | ISBN: 0190231025 | 2015 | 320 pages | PDF | 32 MB
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group & Martyn Brabbins - Howard Skempton: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (2017)

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group & Martyn Brabbins - Howard Skempton: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:19 | 145 MB
Label: NMC Recordings | Release Year: 2017

Perfectly crafted, deceptively simplistic and distinctively individual, Howard Skempton's compositions have a soundworld all of their own. This new full-length album on NMC perfectly displays his experimental, yet sonorous and tonal music. Skempton takes on Coleridge's epic poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and brings it to life, using just solo voice (baritone) and small chamber ensemble. The result is a stunning, dark and hypnotic journey led by the almost constant, magnetic presence of Roderick Williams, for whose voice and dramatic capabilities the piece was conceived.

Schonberg and Kandinsky: An Historic Encounter (Contemporary Music Studies)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at April 9, 2017
Schonberg and Kandinsky: An Historic Encounter (Contemporary Music Studies)

Schonberg and Kandinsky: An Historic Encounter (Contemporary Music Studies) by Konrad Boehmer
English | 1998 | ISBN: 9057020467, 9789057020469 | 242 Pages | PDF | 42.75 MB