A Pacifying Weapon, commissioned by its soloist and dedicatee, Michala Petri, and with generous support from the Edition Borup-Jørgensen, was composed throughout nearly the entirety of 2015. It is a concerto in three distinct movements, scored for various solo recorders and an orchestra of winds, brass, percussion and harp.
Visionary Greek guitarist Smaro Gregoriadou gives us the second recording of the composer's early guitar work, Tango Grotesco. Smaro is a leading proponent of Open Source guitars and her latest Delos recording is a fascinating look at the contemporary instrument.
“I can only applaud the efforts of Smaro Gregoriadou and her quest to reshape the way we look at, and listen to the guitar. – Brian Wigman - Classical Net
Delos releases Cursive, a selection of the composer's piano and chamber works featuring the extraordinary pianist Philip Edward Fisher performing six of the composers works for solo piano, as well as chamber works.
The music – with its rhythmic drive and thoroughly modern-sounding harmonics – is just as elegant as it is expressive.” —Remy Franck, Pizzicato
Delos, the legendary American record label, celebrating its 40th anniversary, releases a disc of concertos on May 28th, 2013. Featuring cello soloist Dmitry Kouzov in the Cello Concerto and Alexander Fiterstein in the Clarinet Concerto, maestro Vladimir Lande leads fine St. Petersburg orchestras in the composer's debut all-orchestral recording.
A most satisfying disc, consistently well performed and recorded, demonstrating that contemporary music can be accessible and lyrical as well as dramatic and colorful. - Don Clark, I Care If You Listen
From Beethoven to Rostropovich, this recording of cello masterpieces showcases the artistry and diversity of the cello repertoire. Drawing from his many musical influences, Dmitry Kouzov effortlessly weaves through a variety of composers and styles, creating a beautiful mosaic of classic and contemporary music. The result is an outstanding collection of work that is diverse and entertaining. Features the debut recording of Hickey's Beara, for solo cello, inspired by the coastline of Ireland's West Cork.
A broad overview of the composer's works for chamber and chamber orchestra configurations. Left at the Fork in the Road, released on Naxos American Classics, has met with critical acclaim throughout the world and was a Billboard charting release in its first weeks, a rarity for new music.
Sean Hickey - A composer who maximizes the miniature in his savvy travelogues. -- Gramophone