mercury classics

Winner: Mercury Classics

Runner-up: Bedroom Community

Its been another trying year for classical music but don’t tell that to the indie and major labels supporting the medium.  From shifting their focus/financial backing to crowdsourced recordings (New Amsterdam), to pushing the … [Read More]

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Dobrinka Tabakoba's string paths

Winner:  Dobrinka Tabakova – String Paths (ECM Records)

Runner-up: Daniel Bjarnason – Over Light Earth (Bedroom Community)

Let’s face it – “contemporary composers” are a dime a dozen nowadays and its becoming increasingly difficult to say which in time will … [Read More]

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Daníel Bjarnason

The world’s hippest orchestra at the moment, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and their entertaining music director Gustavo Dudamel will give Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason’s piece “Blow Bright” the star treatment, premiering next week at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in … [Read More]

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Daníel Bjarnason

Take a sneak listen to Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason’s Over Light Earth, his first new solo album since 2010.

On Over Light Earth, the intensity of Daníel’s orchestral voice is captured through meticulous close-miking and multitracking, a recording … [Read More]

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Daníel Bjarnason

Critically-acclaimed Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason will be releasing Over Light Earth, the followup to his applauded 2010 release Processions, on September 30.

The new album features three major works including a piece commissioned and premiered by the Los Angeles … [Read More]

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