New and recent releases of interest, in Steve Smith style.
— James Weeks, Mala Punica; Exaudi (Winter & Winter)
— BEYOND: Daníel Bjarnason, Qui Tollis; Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Aura; Christopher Cerrone, Memory Palace; Ellen Reid, Fear-Release; Andrew McIntosh, I Hold the Lion’s Paw; Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (Sono Luminus)
— Liza Lim, How Forests Think, Aaron Cassidy, The wreck of former boundaries; ELISION Ensemble (Huddersfield Contemporary Records)
— John Luther Adams, Canticles of the Holy Wind; The Crossing (Cantaloupe)
— Pierluigi Billone, ITE KI MI, Equilibrio. Cerchio; Marco Fusi, viola and violin (Kairos)
— Stravaganze d’Amore!: The Birth of Opera at the Medici Court; Raphaël Pichon leading Ensemble Pygmalion (Harmonia Mundi)
— Lou Harrison, Violin Concerto, Grand Duo, Double Music (with Cage); Angel Gil-Ordoñez conducting the PostClassical Ensemble, with Tim Fain, violin, and Michael Boriskin, piano (Naxos)
— Grand Opera: Meyerbeer arias; Diana Damrau, with Emmanuel Villaume conducting the Orchestre et Choeur de l’Opéra National de Lyon (Warner)
— The Inaugural Season: Extraordinary MET Performances 1966-67 (Metropolitan Opera 22-CD set)

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