William Brittelle – Spiritual America – Wye Oak, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Metropolis Ensemble/Andrew Cyr (New Amsterdam/Nonesuch; due May 3, 2019)
Daniel Wohl – État (New Amsterdam/Nonesuch; due May 31, 2019)
Robert Palmer – Piano Works – Adam Tendler (New World; 2019. Audio samples here.)
Matt Barbier – brass sounds (self-releasedl 2019)
Dennis Sullivan – under nails – Hypercube (YouTube; 2017)
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131 – I. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo – Danish String Quartet (YouTube; 2016)
Helen Grime – Woven Space – London Symphony Orchestra/Simon Rattle (LSO Live; 2019)
Rapoon – Sol Laude: Mercury Rising, Part 3 (Winter-Light; 2019)
Gérard Grisey – Quatre Chants pour franchir le seuil – Barbara Hannigan, members of the Berlin Philharmonic/Simon Rattle (Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall; 2016)
Andrew Norman – Spiral – Berlin Philharmonic/Simon Rattle (Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall; 2018)
Anna Thorvaldsdóttír – Metacosmos – Berlin Philharmonic/Alan Gilbert (Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall; 2019)
Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5 (“Emperor”) – Artur Schnabel, Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Frederick Stock pc 4&5 schnabel
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphony No. 38 in D (K, 504, “Prague”); Antonin Dvořák – Symphony No. 9 in E minor (Op. 95, “From the New World”); Bedřich Smetana – Má vlast; Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Maurice Ravel) – Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Rafael Kubelík (Mercury/Decca; 1951-54/2005)
This week's tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring Cassandra Miller, ESSI, Alwynne Pritchard, and Garcia Peoples.
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This week in On the Record: new releases by Matana Roberts, Cassandra Miller, Michael Formanek, Chris Speed, Guerilla Toss, Kathleen Supové, Jim James, and dozens more.
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This week's tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring Unsuk Chin, Minor Pieces, Regular Music, and Formanex.
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This week in On the Record, listen to (and watch) an exclusive premiere of a track from Phase Eclipse, a new album by Amirtha Kidambi and Lea Bertucci due in November on Astral Spirits.
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