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Recent Releases

Kontras Quartet
Release Date
05/20/15

In 2013, with generous funding from a CMA grant, the Kontras Quartet commissioned Jens Kruger to write a brand new work for string septet, resulting in a fascinating suite with seven movements entitled Lucid Dreamer.  Nominated to the first-round ballot for the 2015 Grammys.

SoPercussion
Artist
Release Date
05/19/15

This shimmering 36-minute piece is performed by So Percussion on amplified, dulcimer-like “Chord Sticks” created by instrument builder Aron Sanchez of Buke and Gase.  Music for Wood and Strings was commissioned by Carnegie Hall and premiered by So Percussion at Zankel Hall in 2013.

Elektra Kurtis
Release Date
05/15/15

Ensemble Elektra bridges cultural borders and genres of music, using the essence of Mediterranean music, spiced with Polish, Greek and Arabic flavor, based in contemporary Jazz and Classical music. We bind the beat of New York's life with our multi-ethnic roots

toddmarcusjazz
Release Date
05/15/15

The Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra featuring original compositions with Middle Eastern influences.

RaymondLuedeke
Album
Release Date
05/14/15

Tango Dreams for accordion and string trio, by Ray Luedeke, as recorded by world champion accordionist Alexander Sevastian. This piece is part of Voice Afire's Tango Cabaret, Clase Embrace.

thecityoftomorrow
Album
Release Date
05/12/15

The first of a triple concept album, NATURE is an elegy for the changing environment.

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Russian Duo
Artist
Release Date
05/12/15

Selections include pieces from the French Baroque, classical, tango, Soviet compositions, bluegrass, film scores, romances and concert variations on Russian folk tunes.

Kontras Quartet
Album
Release Date
05/10/15

The heart of the Kontras Quartet mission has been to discover and present music from our homelands, so our first album for MSR Classics does exactly that - celebrate our diverse origins. Works by Hajime Koumatsu, Igor Stravinsky, Dan Visconti, and Kevin Volans. World premiere recording of Dan Visconti's Ramshackle Songs.  

Diane Walsh
Album
Artist
Release Date
05/05/15

Includes the exquisite French Suite No. 5 in G major, the brilliant Partita No. 4 in D major and the majestic English Suite No. 6 in D minor.

RichardBoukas
Artist
Release Date
05/05/15

Exclusive educational release (non-profit, not for sale) of historic performance of New School Brazilian Choro Ensemble at Mannes Concert Hall. To stream audio, video and download program notes, visit http://www.boukas.com/pixinguinha-and-contemporaries