Saturday, 15 November 2014

New recordings of contemporary operas in my collection

I have recently acquired the following recordings of contemporary operas :

- Dominick Argento : Casanova's Homecoming, conducted by Peter Jacoby, Newport Classic, NPD 85673/2
- Gerald Barry : The Importance of Being Earnest, conducted by Thomas Adès, NMC D197
- Harold Blumenfeld : Seasons in Hell, conducted by Gerhard Samuel, Albany, Troy 262/63

- Michael Ching : A Midsummer Night's Dream, conducted by Curtis Tucker, Albany, Troy 1507/08
- Daniel Crozier : With Blood, With Ink, conducted by Timothy Myers, Albany, Troy 1513/14
- Scott Everly : The House of the Seven Gables, conducted by David Gilbert, Albany, Troy 447

- Lorenzo Ferrero : Mare Nostro, conducted by Gianfranco Masini, Ricordi, RFCD 2016
- Ricky Ian Gordon : A Coffin in Egypt, conducted by Timothy Myers, Albany, Troy 1500
- Lee Hoiby : A Month in the Country, conducted by Steven Osgood, Albany, Troy 747-748

- James MacMillan : Clemency, conducted by David Angus, Bis, Bis-2129
- Nico Muhly : Two Boys, conducted by David Robertson, Nonesuch, 7539-79560-2
- Thea Musgrave : An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge, conducted by the composer, NMC D167

- Richard Owen : Rain, conducted by Richard Owen Jr., Albany, Troy 623/24
- Krzysztof Penderecki : Ubu Rex, conducted by Jacek Kaspszyk, Accord, ACD 133-2
- William Grant Still : Highway One, USA, conducted by Philip Brunelle, Visionary Records, Vis 734

- Tan Dun : Marco Polo, conducted by Tan Dun, Sony, S2K 62912
- Judith Weir : The Vanishing Bridegroom, conducted by Martyn Brabbins, NMC D196
- Barbara White : Weakness, conducted by Michael Pratt, Albany, Troy 1441

It is a shame that the Albany company doesn't provide precise datas about the whereabouts of the recordings they publish (date, location, live or studio). I assume most recordings are from the first run of performances of these operas, but in several years, it might not be so easy to find information about that.

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