Choral Music by Matthew Brown

Though Love be a Day Matthew Brown Antioch Chamber Singers, conducted by Joshua Copeland Acis Records CD A couple caveats about this CD’s sound: it is awash in too much reverb and sports a tubby-sounding piano. But one gets past this quite readily because of two simple counterweights: the material and performances. Matthew Brown’s polymodalContinue reading “Choral Music by Matthew Brown”

Caleb Burhans – Evensong (CD Review)

Evensong Caleb Burhans Trinity Wall Street Choir, conducted by Andrew Megill; Alarm Will Sound; Tarab Cello Ensemble Cantaloupe     Composer, violinist, and member of several NYC new music ensembles (Alarm Will Sound, ACME, etc.), Caleb Burhans is one of the best musicians in the thirty-something generation of post-classical New Yorkers. On his first composer portrait CD,Continue reading “Caleb Burhans – Evensong (CD Review)”

Oppens, Levin, Rands; Karis, Feldman

Recommended gigs:  This week, NYC’s Upper West Side boasts two concerts featuring piano music by intriguing and engaging 20/21 composers. Tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 PM, Ursula Oppens and Robert Levin are having a CD release party for their new Bridge recording of Bernard Rands’ piano works.  The composer will be on hand to discuss his music. On Sunday, December 8thContinue reading “Oppens, Levin, Rands; Karis, Feldman”