Saturday, August 19, 2017

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Toshio Hosokawa – ‘Sublimation’ for Solo Cello & Orch, 2017 [VIDEO]

22 year old American cellist Brannon Cho performing eminent Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa’s newly-premiered ‘Sublimation’ for Solo Cello and Orchestra. “The solo cello is a lone man...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Cellist & Composer Joshua Roman – “Riding Light” for Solo Cello [NEW]

American cellist and composer Joshua Roman performing his original 11 minute composition "Riding Light" for Solo Cello. Recorded on May 3rd, 2017 in New York...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Introducing … the Jennifer Higdon Viola Concerto, 2017 [NEW]

Introducing Grammy and Pulitzer prize-winning American composer Jennifer Higdon's recently-premiered Viola Concerto. The 22 minute, three movement work was jointly commissioned by the Library of Congress,...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Du Yun’s ‘Angel’s Bones’ Opera – 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner [NEW]

Mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer singing 'Mrs X.E's Mirror Scene' from Chinese-born international composer Du Yun's acclaimed new opera 'Angel's Bone'. The 87 minute staged work received...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Yumi Saiki – ‘Deux Sillages Ⅱ’ for String Quartet [NEW]

Last month’s world premiere performance of acclaimed Japanese composer Yumi Saiki‘s ‘Deux Sillages Ⅱ’ for String Quartet. The tone poem is said to describe the...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Lost 1935 Cello Concerto [NEW AGAIN]

Houston Symphony Principal cellist Brinton Averil Smith will this week give only the 2nd performance in history of Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Cello Concerto...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Ricardo Lorenz – “Dance Unlikely” Violin Concerto, 2017 [NEW]

Violinist Andres Cardenes performing the world premiere performance of Venezuelan-born composer Ricardo Lorenz's "Dance Unlikely" Violin Concerto. Commissioned by the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and debuted in February of...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Violinist Michelle Ross – ‘So Long, Jawn’ for Solo Violin, 2017 [VIDEO]

American violinist and composer Michelle Ross performing her own original, improvisational 'So Long, Jawn' for Solo Violin'. The 9 minute piece is part of an ongoing series...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Newly Premiered – Lera Auerbach Violin Concerto No. 4, 2017 [FIRST]

Violinist Leonidas Kavakos performing the world premiere performance of Russian-born American composer Lera Auerbach’s 'NYx: Fractured Dreams' Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 4. Commissioned and premiered by the...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | American Composer Tom Vignieri – #Note4Note For Violin & Piano, 2017 [NEW]

American composer Tom Vignieri’s newly commissioned 2 1/2 minute piece ‘#Note4Note’ for violin and piano. Premiered by From the Top alumni, 22 year old VC...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Michael Daugherty – 3-Time Grammy Winning ‘Tales of Hemingway’ [CONGRATS]

American cellist Zuill Bailey performing Michael Daugherty's 3-time Grammy award winning 'Tales of Hemingway' for Solo Cello and Orchestra. Premiered in April 2015 with conductor Giancarlo...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Steven Lebetkin’s Un-Premiered Violin Concerto, 2017 [MIDI AUDIO]

American composer Steven Lebetkin's newly-completed three movement Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. Composed from November 2016 until January 2017, Steven has indicated he took harmonic...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Thomas L. McKinley – ‘Dialogues’ for Solo Violin [VIDEO]

Violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck performing American composer Thomas L. McKinley’s newly-premiered ‘Dialogues’ for Solo Violin. The 4 minute solo work was commissioned for the Semi Final...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer John Kameel Farah – ‘Ah Ya Zayn’ for Violin & Piano, 2016 [NEW]

Violinist Lara St John with pianist Matt Herskowitz performing Canadian-Palestinian composer John Kameel Farah's newly-premiered arrangement of Levantine folk song 'Ah Ya Zayn' for violin and...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Newly Commissioned – Helen Grime Violin Concerto, 2016 [AUDIO]

Swedish violinist Malin Broman performing the world premiere performance of Scottish composer Helen Grime’s Violin Concerto. Commissioned and performed by the Swedish Radio Symphony, the 22 minute...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | JP Jofre – ‘Rabbit’ for Violin & Bandoneon, 2016 [NEW]

Argentinian bandoneon virtuoso and composer JP Jofre's newest work - 'Rabbit' for Violin & Bandoneon. Recorded with American violinist, Eric Silberger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=936ThHrDtVs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JP JOFRE & ERIC SILBERGER | RABBIT...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | John Adams – ‘Scheherazade 2’ for Violin & Orchestra [NEW]

Introducing 'Scheherazade 2' - a new dramatic symphonic Concerto for Solo Violin and Orchestra by American composer John Adams. Jointly commissioned by the New York...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | JP Jofre – ‘Tangodromo’ for Violin & Bandoneon, 2016 [VIDEO]

Argentinian bandoneon virtuoso and composer JP Jofre performing his newest work -  ‘Tangodromo’ for violin & bandoneon. Premiered in September 2016 - with Spanish VC Young Artist Francisco Fullana. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYES9zE0RBo&showinfo=0&autohide=1 FRANCISCO...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Anne Akiko Meyers – Samuel Jones Violin Concerto, 2014 [VIDEO]

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers' World Premiere performance of acclaimed American composer, Samuel Jones’ new Violin Concerto. Recorded live in August 2014 for PBS television – with conductor Gerard...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Nathan Milstein’s ‘Paganiniana’ Arr. Solo Cello [WOW]

Italian cellist Matteo Tabbia performing his own original transcription of Nathan Milstein's virtuosic violin work 'Paganiniana' - arranged and recorded for solo cello. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZvA6ZqNPq0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 MATTEO TABBIA...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Julia Adolphe – ‘Unearth, Release’ Viola Concerto [VIDEO]

Set to be premiered on November 17th in New York City, violist Cynthia Phelps, conductor Jaap van Zweden and The New York Philharmonic, will present acclaimed...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Chengqian Xue – ‘Song of Praise’ for Violin & Piano [VIDEO]

26 year old VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim performing Chinese composer, Chengqian Xue’s newly-premiered work ‘Song of Praise’ for Violin and Piano. Commissioned for the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition,...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Damin Ren – ‘Cantonese Capriccio No. 2’ for Cello & Piano [VIDEO]

22 year old American cellist, Eunghee Cho performing Chinese composer, Damin Ren’s newly-premiered work ‘Cantonese Capriccio No. 2’ for Cello and Piano. Commissioned by the 2016 Schoenfeld International Cello...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Gerard Drozd – ‘String Quartet No. 3, Op. 155’ [VIDEO]

The Camerata Quartet performing Polish composer, Gerard Drozd’s newly-written four-movement 'String Quartet No.3, Op. 155'. Drozd has composed over 250 works - including 4 Concertos, 3 String Quartets...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | London Musicians’ Emotional Response to EU Brexit Vote [VIDEO]

The night after the UK's EU Brexit referendum, a group of London-based musicians and singers spontaneously came together for an emotional outpouring of emotion in London's...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Kenji Sakai – ‘Violin Concerto On the G String’ [AUDIO]

VC 'Young Artist' Tatsuki Narita performing Japanese composer, Kenji Sakai’s ‘Violin Concerto On the G String’ for Solo Violin and Orchestra. The 19 minute concerto was composed...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Oscar Colomina i Bosch – ‘Shpigl’ for Solo Violin [VIDEO]

13 year old American violinist, Kevin Miura performing Spanish composer, Oscar Colomina i Bosch’s newly-premiered work ‘Shpigl’ for Solo Violin. "The work is based on Yehudi Menuhin’s idea...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Roxanna Panufnik – ‘Hora Bessarabia’ for Solo Violin [VIDEO]

19 year old American violinist, Ariel Horowitz performing Polish-British composer, Roxanna Panufnik’s newly-premiered work ‘Hora Bessarabia’ for Solo Violin. "For my piece, Hora Bessarabia, I have drawn...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Oleksandr Pushkarenko – ‘Zeneise Gran Capriccio a la Paganini’ [VIDEO]

Ukrainian violinist, Oleksandr Pushkarenko's own original virtuosic composition: "Zeneise Gran Capriccio a la Paganini' for Solo Violin. Composed in 2013 as an ode to his...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY| Lara St John & Matt Herskowitz – “Czardashian Rhapsody” [VIDEO]

Canadian violin virtuoso Lara St John, with acclaimed pianist Matt Herskowitz - performing an exciting new arrangement for violin and piano of “Czardashian Rhapsody”...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Lara St John & Matt Herskowitz – ‘Čoček’ for Violin & Piano [VIDEO]

Serbian-American composer Milica Paranosic’s ‘Čoček’ – composed and arranged for violin & piano. Recorded with violinist Lara St John and pianist Matt Herskowitz – as part of their...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Lara St John & Matt Herskowitz – ‘Hava Nagila’ [VIDEO]

Pianist Matt Herskowitz’s ‘Hava Nagila’ - composed and arranged for violin & piano. Recorded with violinist Lara St John - as part of the newly-released...

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