- 1998 Bryars - String quartet 3
- 1999 Auerbach - Preludes for violin and piano
- 2000 Sheng - Nanjing! Nanjing!
- 2001 Magle - The hope
- 2002 Saariaho - Orion
- 2003 Adams - Electric violin concerto 'Dharma at Big Sur'
- 2004 Golijov - Ayre
- 2005 Nørgård - String quartet 10
- 2006 Pavlova - Symphony No. 5
- 2007 Corigliano - Percussion concerto 'Conjurer'
The ninth helping takes us into the current century, once more with a wide diversity. Two concertos for unusual instruments by veteran American composers John Adams and John Corigliano, and two string quartets by Britain's Gavin Bryars and Denmark's Per Nørgård. Also from Denmark is Frederik Magle with his work for work for brass band, percussion, choir, and organ. From Argentina, we have Osvaldo Golijov's beautiful song cycle Ayre, while China is represented by Bright Sheng, reflecting on the massacre of Nanjing. Finally, the increasing presence of female composers in classical music is highlighted by three of the best: Alla Pavlova from Russia, Soviet-Russian-born American Lera auerbach, and best of the three, Finland's Kaija Saariaho. As always, I hope you explore these and find something you like.
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