Lovely new piece from Midori Takada – her first recording for 20 years – called Le Renard Bleu. Worth a listen:
It’s hard, if you aren’t in the swim of it, to know where to find new ‘classical’ music (does that even mean anything any more?) I get updates from the wonderful NMC, and follow hints and tips from occasional magazines and newsletters, but it’s all a bit haphazard. Which makes it a special joy to come across a new (to me) distributor. Another Timbre is based in Sheffield and looks really interesting. I came across them in a Guardian review of a new recording by a Canadian composer called Cassandra Miller. Have a listen to part of one of her pieces:
There are more samples on her site.
The article mentioned another composer from the same series, Linda Caitlin Smith.
Here’s one of her pieces:
Find her here