Record Labels Archives: New World Records

Victor Herbert’s Splendid Eileen

Composed in 1916, Eileen remains highly esteemed by connoisseurs of operetta, and for good reason: It's a delightful work. Victor ...

Revelatory Scott Joplin Opera

Rick Benjamin's reconstruction of Scott Joplin's lone surviving opera Treemonisha from the existing vocal/piano score is nothing l...

Larry Polansky: Lonesome Road

Bach's Goldbergs and Beethoven's Diabellis either have intimidated or seduced composers into trying their hands at writing piano v...

Harrison: Cavafy; Piano concerto

Lou Harrison's original compositions for gamelan are wonderful, but I wouldn't recommend listening to them all at a single sitting...

Tenney: Spectrum Pieces/Barton Workshop

The eight extended chamber works that comprise the late James Tenney's series of Spectrum Pieces are each based upon a single harm...

Wolff: Long Piano/Schultz

How to describe Christian Wolff's piano idiom? Sparse, terse, usually dry, more rhythmically elaborate than its surface style reve...

Rochberg: String Quartets

The world premiere of George Rochberg's's 1972 Third Quartet caused a stir in critical and academic circles. Here was a highly res...

Mumma: Solo Piano Music/Vandewalle

Although Gordon Mumma (born 1935) is best known as an electronic music composer and instrument builder, he also has written extens...

Perischetti: Sonatas

It has taken a long time for an outstanding set of Persichetti's 12 piano sonatas to make it to CD, but Geoffrey Burleson's perfor...

Erickson Orch Works New World C

Robert Erickson's (1917-97) music began in the chromatic but loosely tonal world of early Schoenberg (Cello Fantasy) and ended in ...