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 Rew, Christian Wolff, Ellen Arkbro, and John Zorn.
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Ahead of Linda May Han Oh's National Sawdust show May 16, watch a video premiere from her new album, 'Aventurine,' which finds the bassist, composer, and bandleader celebrating creativity and evolution.
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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 Jim O'Rourke, the Ars Combinatoria String Quartet, Rand Steiger, and Windhand.
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