Crier Records was born from the desire to take A Far Cry’s concert programming to the next level. Having our own label provides the utmost flexibility to create and release our musical experience to the world in a way that is beautiful inside and out, and to find a unique expression for every project. We are thrilled now to share our whole process – from the spark of a Crier's idea, to the creation of a program, through the rehearsing, the concert, the recording process, and finally the completed realization of that initial spark: something you can hold in your hand and share with the world.
Crier violinist Robyn Bollinger presents this daring program demonstrating the evolution of one of the oldest musical ideas, the ciaccona, across three centuries of solo violin music. Robyn takes on this challenge in her debut recording, the music of her multimedia recital program, CIACCONA: The Bass of Time. From the seminal Passacaglia of Biber and the storied Ciaccona of Bach, to the ground-breaking Solo Sonata of Bartók and the explosive Sequenza VIII of Berio, this program explores the development of this musical form from simplicity to complexity, and it offers a deep perspective on the relationships of these four remarkable composers across the ages. This recording represents the culmination of Robyn's prestigious Fellowship with the Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship Fund. Recorded at the Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center, Rockport, MA.
Law of Mosaics features premiere recordings of two brilliant works by Ted Hearne and Andrew Norman. In Norman’s Companion Guide to Rome, a 2012 Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, A Far Cry explores the composer’s favorite churches in the Eternal City as nine separate string trios. In “Law of Mosaics”, Hearne creates a magnificent sonic patchwork, imaginatively spun by A Far Cry as a unified ensemble.
Dreams & Prayers (nominated for the 2015 Grammy award for best chamber music/small ensemble performance) century-hops over a millennium of music, juxtaposing A Far Cry’s own arrangements of music by Hildegard von Bingen and Ludwig van Beethoven with recent works by Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol (created for and premiered by A Far Cry) and Osvaldo Golijov (an arrangement receiving its first recording by A Far Cry). This premiere release on Crier Records consists entirely of premiere recordings.
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A Far Cry's first LIVE album is an epic single: Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht, recorded in front of a live audience in New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in 2011.
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A Far Cry's newest album features:
-Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
-Prokofiev: Visions Fugitives
-Mozart / Wood: Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman
Scheduled for release in Spring of 2018, you can pre-order today and be one of the first people to hear the epic new album.
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