Classical

Lewis Spratlan was one of the many very fine teaching composers off the radar screen of most classical audiences until he won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for Act II of his opera Life Is a Dream.

The rigorous discipline of Spratlan's music is typical of that of composers of his generation (h...

English composer Dave Maric was a pianist in Steve Martland's band in the 1990s, where he met percussionist Colin Currie. As a result of their friendship, Maric has composed a number of pieces for Currie, some of which are recorded here. Most of the pieces include another instrument (piano, flüge...

Director Reto Nickler's conception for the Vienna State Opera 2006 production of Moses und Aron dispenses with any allusions to ancient Egypt and the Sinai desert, and places the Israelites' flight in what looks disturbingly like Europe of the 1930s, the period when Schoenberg wrote the opera. Ni...

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