Lark Quartet Composing America (Bridge Records, January, 2014)
Lark Quartet with pianist Jeremy Denk, baritone Stephen Salters and percussionist Yousif Sheronick
John Adams: 5 mvmts from John’s Book of Alleged Dances for String Quartet and Percussion;
William Bolcom: Billie in the Darbies for Baritone and String Quartet;
Aaron Copland 2 Pieces for String Quartet;
Paul Moravec: Piano Quintet
Lines: European Lineages in American Music (Albany Records 2011)
Caroline Stinson, cello, with Molly Morkoski, piano
Music of Bloch, Sessions, Harbison, Lutoslawski, Stucky, Waggoner, Weesner, Boulanger and Carter
"All through these pieces the one constant of Caroline Stinson's gorgeous instrument carries the common tune, and a beautiful one it is. She has it all, fabulous tone, great technique, innate musicality, and a real sense of how to project a wide variety of contemporary music."
"[Caroline Stinson] plays with considerable concern for the listenable aspects of all of this music. That and the relationships between the composers make this a worthy investment..."
--American Record Guide
Chamber Music Releases
Gabriela Lena Frank: Compadrazgo (Albany Records, December, 2013)
4. Tres Homenajes: Compadrazgo
(for Piano Quintet))
Born in Berkeley to a mother of Peruvian/Chinese ancestry and a father of Lithuanian/Jewish descent, Gabriela Lena Frank explores her multicultural heritage most ardently through her compositions.
An Exhaltation of Larks: Jennifer Higdon (Bridge Records 2013)
Lark Quartet with Gary Graffman, piano; Todd Palmer, clarinet; Blair Mcmillen: piano
Chosen as Album of the Week by New York City's WQXR 3/2013
"Lark Quartet manages a performance that brings together the varying definitions of the word ("Exaltation") into a seamless whole that's as much heart as it is head."
"The Lark is a quartet rooted in tradition and lyricism, yet the four musicians have an openness and sensitivity to timbre that brings their interpretations nuance as well as occasional edge."
–-New Music Box
Listen to samples on emusic.com.
Terror and Memory: Andrew Waggoner (Albany Records 2011)
Open End Ensemble, Corigliano Quartet, Flexible Music, Caroline Stinson: cello, Molly Morkoski: piano, Ensemble Nordlys
Livre for cello and piano (written for Caroline Stinson)
Inventory of Terrors for Piano Quintet
"There can be no doubt that Albany Records made the wisest of choices in tying its fortunes to Waggoner, for his music has everything we have come to expect from the greatest of contemporary composers–-confidence, originality, expressivity, and above all, palpable meaning."
Spanish Classics: Xavier Montsalvatge
Sasha Cooke: Mezzo-Soprano, Tim Fain: Violin, Perspectives Ensemble, Sato Moughalian and Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Folia daliniana; Madrigal sobre un tema popular; Concertino 1 + 13; Serenata a Lydia de Cadaques; 5 Invocaciones al Crucificado
"Whether rhapsodic or invoking rhythmic or popular dance forms, Montsalvatge’s music remains brilliant, clear and individualistic."
listen to excerpt from Madrigal sobre un tema popular (El cantdels ocells)
A Different World: The Music of James MacMillan (Estile Records 2011)
with Gregory Harrington, violin, and Simon Mulligan, piano
Fourteen Little Pictures, for piano trio
Chosen by Musicweb International as disc of the month, July 2011
"They simply play MacMillan's translucent and yet penetrating music in a way that allows you to hear every nuance, every phrase and every subtlety of texture."
listen to excerpts on amazon
Keep Going: Music of Elias Tanenbaum (Ravello Records, PARMA Recordings 2010)
Ensemble Pi: with Airi Yoshioka, violin, and Idith Meshulam, piano
Changing Times, for piano trio
“brilliant, proud playing … with conviction and verve”
–- Sounds of America, Gramophone, UK
listen to excerpt from Changing Times
Rest: Music of Ushio Torikai (Innova 2009)
Continuum Ensemble: with Benjamin Fingland, clarinet, and Renée Jolles, violin
"Five very different pieces of uncompromising and experimental modern composition"
–- The Jazz Mann
listen to excerpt from Rest
Clara Rockmore's Lost Theremin Album (Bridge Records 2006)
with Clara Rockmore, theremin and Nadia Reisenberg, piano
with 2 tracks accompanied by cello ensemble
“Intimately involved with Leon Theremin in the development of the instrument, Clara Rockmore's career as a thereminist had her performing with major orchestras and with her sister, the legendary pianist, Nadia Reisenberg”
–- Bridge Records
listen to excerpt from Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras No.5
It Is My Heart Singing: Tina Davidson (Albany 2006)
with the Cassatt String Quartet and Stephen Manes, piano
“... emotionally generous, genuinely uplifting music ... by the excellent Cassatt Quartet”
–- David Patrick Sterns, Philadelphia Inquirer
listen to excerpt from It Is My Heart Singing
In Shadow, In Light : Music of Steven Stucky (Albany 2004)
with the Cassatt Quartet
Stucky received the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Music for
Second Concerto for Orchestra.
“great arcs of tensely radiant harmony, beautifully imagined for the medium.”
–- Paul Griffiths, New York Times
listen to excerpt from Nell’ombra, nella luce
Daniel S. Godfrey : String Quartets (Koch 2004)
with the Cassatt Quartet
Selected by The New Yorker as one of 2004’s top 10 releases.
“ These three works are beautifully executed...by the stellar Cassatts”
–- Greg Cahil, Strings Magazine
listen to excerpt from String Quartet No.3
Chamber Music by Lawrence Dillon (Albany 2002)
with the Cassatt Quartet
“ Rich, full-blooded, stylistically uninhibited…[the] performances are knockouts...”
–- Robert Carl, Fanfare Magazine
listen to excerpt from Furies and Muses
David Popper : Romantic Cello Showpieces (Naxos 2001)
with Maria Kliegel and the Esterhazy Orchestra
“ The full score brings out the emotion in the music, and
Caroline Stinson and Johann Ludwig are admirable partners.”
–- David Preiser, ClassicsToday.com
listen to excerpt from Requiem for three cellos