Playlist:  New in 2015 - Spotlight on Contemporary Composers by Danielle Sargent, Alexander Street

The 20th century saw some of the most dramatic shifts to classical music than any other era in music history. This playlist features works by composers active throughout this era, including both well-known composers like Witold Lutoslawski, Dmitri Shostakovich, Steve Reich, and John Cage, as well as lesser-known and living composers who also deserve a spotlight, such as James MacMillan, Alan Hovhaness, and Alexandre Tansman.
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Date added
 
Lutoslawski, Bartók: Concertos for Orchestra
conducted by Paavo Järvi, 1962-; performed by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (Telarc, 2006), 1 hour 11 mins  
Paavo Järvi conducts the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in works by Witold Lutoslawski and Bela Bartok.
01:11:03
16 Jan 2015
Music of Peteris Vasks
composed by Pēteris Vasks, 1946-; conducted by Rudolf Werthen, 1946-; performed by I Fiamminghi and Orchestra of Flanders (Telarc, 1997), 1 hour  
Rudolf Werthen conducts the I Fiamminghi and Orchestra of Flanders in works by Peteris Vasks.
01:00:05
16 Jan 2015
Gavriil Popov: Symphony No. 1, Op. 7/Dmitri Shostakovich: Theme and Variations, Op. 3
conducted by Leon Botstein, 1946-; produced by Robert Woods, fl. 1977; performed by London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) (Telarc, 2004), 1 hour 5 mins  
Leon Botstein conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in works by Gavriil Popov and Dmitri Shostakovich.
01:05:06
16 Jan 2015
Hovhaness
composed by Alan Hovhaness, 1911-2000; produced by James Mallinson, fl. 1979; performed by Yolanda Kondonassis, 1963- (Telarc, 2000), 1 hour 12 mins  
Yolanda Kondonassis performs works for harp by Alan Hovhaness.
01:11:51
16 Jan 2015
Shostakovich and Shchedrin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 5
conducted by Valery Gergiev, 1953-; produced by James Mallinson, fl. 1979; performed by Denis Matsuev, 1975-, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov), St Petersburg (Mariinsky, 2012), 1 hour 14 mins  
Denis Matsuev conducts the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre in works by Dmitri Shostakovich and Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin.
01:13:37
16 Jan 2015
Tansman: Symphonies, Volume 2
composed by Alexandre Tansman, 1897-1986; conducted by Oleg Caetani; produced by Stephen Snelleman, fl. 1997-2006; performed by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Chandos, 2007), 1 hour 5 mins  
Oleg Caetani conducts the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in works by Alexandre Tansman.
01:04:43
16 Jan 2015
Quickening/Three Interludes from "The Sacrifice"
composed by James MacMillan, 1959-; conducted by James MacMillan, 1959-; produced by Mike George and Brian Pidgeon, fl. 1992; performed by BBC Philharmonic (Chandos, 2009), 1 hour  
James MacMillan conducts his own works with the BBC Philharmonic.
01:00:27
16 Jan 2015
Cosmic Trilogy/The Shining One
composed by Guillaume Connesson, 1970-; conducted by Stéphane Denève; produced by Brian Pidgeon, fl. 1992; performed by Royal Scottish National Orchestra (Chandos, 2010), 52 mins  
Stephane Deneve conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in works by Guillaume Connesson.
52:17
16 Jan 2015
Orchestral Works
composed by Witold Lutosławski, 1913-1994; conducted by Edward Gardner; produced by Brian Pidgeon, fl. 1992; performed by BBC Symphony Orchestra (Chandos, 2010), 1 hour 10 mins  
Edward Garner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in works by Witold Lutoslawski.
01:10:03
16 Jan 2015
La Tragédie de Salomé/Le Palais hanté/Psaume 47
composed by Florent Schmitt, 1870-1958; conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier; produced by Ralph Couzens; performed by Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra (Chandos, 2011), 1 hour 8 mins  
Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra in works by Florent Schmitt.
01:08:17
16 Jan 2015
The Desert Music/Three Movements
composed by Steve Reich, 1936-; conducted by Kristjan Järvi, 1972-; produced by Ralph Couzens; performed by Tonkunstler-Orchester Niederosterreich (Chandos, 2011), 1 hour 1 mins  
Kristjan Jarvi conducts the Tonkunstler-Orchester Niederösterreich in works by Steve Reich.
01:00:38
16 Jan 2015
Moby Dick / Sinfonietta
composed by Bernard Herrmann, 1911-1975; conducted by Michael Schonwandt, 1953-; produced by Ralph Couzens; performed by Danish National Symphony Orchestra (DRSO, DNSO) (Chandos, 2011), 1 hour 4 mins  
Michael Schonwadnt conducts the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in works by Bernhard Hermanni.
01:03:32
16 Jan 2015
Orchestral Realisations
composed by Luciano Berio, 1925-2003; conducted by Edward Gardner; produced by Brian Pidgeon, fl. 1992; performed by Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester) (Chandos, 2012), 1 hour 14 mins  
Edward Gardner conducts the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in works by Luciano Berio.
01:13:40
16 Jan 2015
Orchestral Works 3
composed by Witold Lutosławski, 1913-1994; conducted by Edward Gardner; produced by Brian Pidgeon, fl. 1992; performed by BBC Symphony Orchestra (Chandos, 2012), 1 hour 10 mins  
Edward Garner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in works by Witold Lutoslawski.
01:10:09
16 Jan 2015
For Loss
composed by Kawai Shiu, fl. 2010; produced by Kawai Shiu, fl. 2010; performed by Kawai Shiu, fl. 2010 (Ablaze Records, 2013), 1 hour 3 mins  
A recording featuring works written and performed by Kawai Shiu.
01:02:44
16 Jan 2015
Electronic Masters, Vol. 1
(Ablaze Records, 2012), 53 mins  
Electronic works by composers including Sangbong Nam, Charles Nichols, and George Kouvaras.
53:10
16 Jan 2015
Music of Life: Orchestral Masterworks of Karel Husa
composed by Karel Husa, 1921-; conducted by Kimcherie Lloyd, fl. 2013; produced by Douglas Knehans, 1957-; performed by University of Louisville Symphony Orchestra (Ablaze Records, 2013), 59 mins  
Works by Karel Husa performed by the London
59:27
16 Jan 2015
Best Served Cold
composed by David Lipten, fl. 1996-2012; produced by Douglas Knehans, 1957- (Ablaze Records, 2012), 1 hour 5 mins  
Instrumental and choral works by David Lipten.
01:05:00
16 Jan 2015
Stream and Seasons
composed by Kawai Shiu, fl. 2010; produced by Kawai Shiu, fl. 2010 (Ablaze Records, 2013), 56 mins  
55:36
16 Jan 2015
String Quartet No. 1/Structures/Three Pieces for String Quartet (CD 1)
composed by Morton Feldman, 1926-1987; produced by Tom Chiu; performed by Flux Quartet (Mode Records, 2014), 57 mins  
The Flux Quartet performs works by Morton Feldman.
57:21
16 Jan 2015
String Quartet No. 1/Structures/Three Pieces for String Quartet (CD 2)
composed by Morton Feldman, 1926-1987; produced by Tom Chiu; performed by Flux Quartet (Mode Records, 2014), 52 mins  
The Flux Quartet performs works by Morton Feldman.
51:37
16 Jan 2015
Peter Lieberson, Vol. 3: Piano Concerto No. 3/Viola Concerto
composed by Peter Lieberson, 1946-2011; conducted by Scott Yoo; produced by Becky Starobin and David Starobin, 1951-; performed by Odense Symphony Orchestra (Bridge, 2014), 56 mins  
Scott Yoo conducts the Odense Symphony Orchestra in works by Peter Lieberson.
55:55
16 Jan 2015
The Works for Percussion 3
composed by John Cage, 1912-1992; produced by Michael Hynes and Brian Brandt, fl. 2011; performed by D'Arcy Philip Gray, fl. 1997 (Mode Records, 2014), 1 hour 4 mins  
D'Arcy Philip Gray performs percussion works by John Cage.
01:04:07
16 Jan 2015
Home Is Where...
produced by Wayne Laird, fl. 1984; performed by Donald Maurice and Richard Mapp (Atoll, 2014), 1 hour 15 mins  
01:14:33
16 Jan 2015
Ghosts
composed by Chris Newman, 1958-; conducted by Steffan Tast, fl. 1987; produced by Brian Brandt, fl. 2011; performed by Ensemble Kammerensemble Neue Musik (KNM) (Mode Records, 2014), 1 hour 3 mins  
Steffan Tast conducts the Kammerensemble Neue Musik in works by Chris Newman.
01:02:49
16 Jan 2015
Symphony No. 2 "Ariel"
composed by Stephen Douglas Burton, 1943-; conducted by Christopher Keene, 1946-1995; produced by Henry Fogel, fl. 1968; performed by Diane Curry, 1938- and Stephen Dickson, 1961-1991, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra (Bridge, 2014), 51 mins  
Christopher Keene conducts the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra in works by Stephen Douglas Burton.
51:27
16 Jan 2015
Music for An Elliptical Orbit
produced by Nick Roth; performed by Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, 1979- (Diatribe Records, 2014), 38 mins  
37:34
16 Jan 2015
Cuisle
composed by Adrian Hart; produced by Adrian Hart and Nick Roth; performed by Adrian Hart (Diatribe Records, 2014), 41 mins  
41:22
16 Jan 2015
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