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Baroque

Baroque

There is no Bach on Baroque; no Handel, Telemann or Vivaldi. This is the music of the 21st Century, not the 17th, and the composers are violist Nadia Sirota’s friends—who just happen to include some of the most respected musicians of our own moment. The six pieces on Baroque were written with Sirota’s distinctive sound in mind and recorded (by her longtime collaborators at Bedroom Community) to exaggerate the idiosyncracies of her tone. Fellow labelmates Nico Muhly, Daníel... 

First Things First

First Things First

first things first is my first solo album, on New Amsterdam Records, which I released in 2009. In a way, it’s chapter 1 of my solo viola commissioning project; this album is a sort of synthesis of all of these projects and friendships that started in my early twenties. The first piece I ever really commissioned is the first track on this album: Duet No. 1, Chorale Pointing Downwards by Nico. The process of editing and refining this piece (which was originally almost... 

yMusic

yMusic

yMusic’s full-length debut is available for purchase now! Music by Ryan Lott, Annie Clark, Shara Worden, Sarah Snider, Judd Greenstein, and Gabriel Kahane. Get your mitts on one here, here, or here. Hailed by NPR’s Fred Child as “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music,” yMusic is a group of young performers actively engaged and equally comfortable in the overlapping classical and pop music worlds. The “six... 

Acme

Acme

Led by artistic director and cellist Clarice Jensen, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) is dedicated to the outstanding performance of masterworks from the 20th and 21st centuries, primarily the work of American composers. The ensemble aims to present cutting-edge contemporary literature by living composers alongside the “classics” of the contemporary. Known for their work with the Wordless Music Series as well as indie music icons such as Grizzly Bear, ACME’s... 

Meet the Composer

Meet the Composer

  Meet the Composer is a new podcast from Q2 Music that takes listeners into the minds and creative processes of the composers making some of the most innovative, compelling and breathtakingly beautiful music today. The show is hosted by critically-acclaimed violist Nadia Sirota and funded in part by a successful Kickstarter campaign. At the convergence of interview, music and production, Meet the Composer aims to show the listener who the composer is as a person, as a...