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A deep exploration of contemporary works for viola, featuring Brett Deubner and Allison Brewster-Franzetti. Features the single-movement work for viola and piano, Longitude.

Second recording release of Mala Strana featuring the violin-horn duo of Elmira Darvarova and Howard Wall. Released on Affetto Records

World premiere recording of Mala Strana, written for and premiered by violinist Elmira Darvarova and Howard Wall.

Release of Spheres, the debut album from the Switzerland-based Trio Eclipse, featuring the recording debut of Tiergarten.

The composer's three-movement concerto, A Pacifying Weapon, commissioned by Michala Petri, makes its CD debut here. "Any serious collector of contemporary concertos would be foolish to pass this one up.'' --Fanfare

Enterprising UK-based label, Toccata Classics, has released "Music for My Love Vol. 2", consisting of string orchestra works from a variety of commissioned composers throughout the world, each in memory of Yodit Tekle, pictured on the cover. Paul Mann leads the Ukrainian Festival Orchestra in Single Malt, and a dozen other world premiere compositions.

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