Episode #3462

New Releases, April 2013

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully sorts through the stacks of new CDs, Soundcloud files, and the highly anticipated digital submissions which have come across his desk and into his inbox over the past month to present some of the finest new releases. He'll skim off the cream. He'll pick the lentils from the ashes. You get it.

For this New Sounds, sample a few of the works for string quartet that arrived this month, including a previously unheard piece dedicated to director Peter Sellars by John Adams, and something from Brooklyn Rider. There’s also a work by Christine Southworth - “Super Collider”- featuring the Kronos Quartet and Gamelan Elektrika playing from an album of all of her works for string quartet.  Plus, hear something from the new music supergroup, Big Farm, a piece from Norway’s Jenny Hval, a choral work from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang for the women’s chorus, The Crossing, and more.

PROGRAM # 3462, New Releases, April 2013  (First aired on 4/30/2013)                                                  





Christine Southworth, Kronos Quartet, Gamelan Electrica

String Quartets

Super Collider [16:10]  OR

Big Farm

Big Farm

John Knows [3:07]

Due out May 28, 2013 on New Amsterdam Records NWAM 047

Jenny Hval

Innocence is Kinky

Mephisto in the Water [4:04]

Rune Grammofon RCD 2142

The Crossing
Donald Nally, cond.

I Want To Live – contemporary works for women’s choir

David Lang: I live in pain [4:20]

Innova 856

Attacca Quartet

Fellow Traveler: the Complete String Quartet Works of John Adams

Fellow Traveler [5:11]
John’s Book of Alleged Dances-  Standchen: The Little Serenade [5:00]

Azica Records ACD-71280

Brooklyn Rider

A Walking Fire

Colin Jacobsen: the Flowers of Esfahan [7:21]

Mercury Records Classics

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