On "Corps Exquis," composer Daniel Wohl's first full-length album, electronic and acoustic elements are brought together to construct a haunting, stylish sonic world. Stream the album in full this week only.
On its surface, the history of modern classical music is about chaos and an explosion of style. But one of the strongest through-lines of the past century has been a mania for order. Volume 4 of Bridge Records's "The Music of Fred Lerdahl" is a case in point.
The latest entry in BMOP's mile-long discography: the Symphony and Violin Concerto of Martin Boykan. Listen to the full album stream.
On their new disc, the New York Philharmonic offers three potent and exhilarating world premieres by former composer-in-residence Magnus Lindberg, a celebrated composer on the global stage but relatively little-known to American audiences.
English composer and bassist has achieved sonically rich musical results in works like The Sinking of the Titanic and Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet. Read an appreciation of the composer's work.
Years after her death, the West is still discovering "Shostakovich student Galina Ustvolskaya." Sample her relentless, mysterious sound with Ivan Sokolov's recording of her complete piano music.
While never fully breaking from the expressive language developed by Mahler and his 20th-Century heirs, Corigliano develops it to often harrowing extremes. Read a profile of the celebrated American composer and listen to him introduce his music.
Death Speaks, a song cycle composed by David Lang, is a luminous masterpiece. As restrained and melancholy as a Blue Period Picasso, it enchants on first hearing and sticks in the memory. Stream Lang's complete new album in full all this week.
On "Fellow Traveller," the young Attacca Quartet takes on John Adams's complete string quartets, including the previously unrecorded title track. Stream it in full all this week.
Pillars of new music in New York—David Lang, Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe—join forces to create Shelter, a single piece of music, with successive movements in their audibly distinct but closely related styles. Stream the entire album this week.
Adapted from the Naqoyqatsi score and recorded here with cello soloist Matt Haimovitz, Philip Glass's Cello Concerto No. 2, "Naqoyqatsi" gives us the chance to test the durability of the original material. Stream the whole piece this week only.
The Los Angeles-based Calder Quartet and pianist Gloria Cheng pair the works of Olivier Messiaen with 21st-century pieces by Kaija Saariaho. Stream the entire album here.
Doug Perkins, a co-founder of the quartet So Percussion, releases his solo debut album, featuring works by Nathan Davis, David Lang and Michael Gordon. Listen to the full album stream.
Avner Dorman is a composer of musical spices, perfumes and toxins in a figurative sense. His music is piquant — vivid, present, spicy. Read a profile of the Israeli-born composer and hear him introduce many of his key works.
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Alexander Berne's "Self Referentials" is a profoundly enigmatic listening experience. Find out why by listening to the streamed album all this week.
On "Correspondances," Dutilleux finds his ideal interpreter in conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, who brings to life the most ethereal details of the composer's scores without losing sight of their core humanity.
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project devotes its latest – and 24th – recording in just five years to the music of New York composer Paul Moravec. Stream the entire album this week only.
Stephen Drury's Callithumpian Consort, pipa star Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet make a powerful case for Lei Liang, a composer whose music marries features of the European avant-garde to his Chinese heritage.
Cold Blue Two presents 14 distinctive ways to make clear, "pretty" music, by composers including Harry Partch, John Luther Adams, Ingram Marshall and others.
Like an only slightly lower-strung version of Carl Stalling's Looney Toons scores, Derek Bermel's music often changes its mind halfway through a phrase, doubles back and becomes something completely different.