Interview with Composer of the Month: Daron Hagen

Daron Hagen (b. 1961) is a prolific composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music for the concert hall and stage. He is also a stage director, conductor, librettist, essayist, clinician, and collaborative pianist. Described as a “composer born to write operas” (Chicago Tribune) whose music is “dazzling, unsettling, exuberant, and heroic” (The New Yorker), his opera Amelia was described as… Read More Interview with Composer of the Month: Daron Hagen

Gramophone Magazine reviews new albums from Su Lian Tan & Michael John Trotta

Since 1923, Gramophone Magazine continues to devote itself to reviewing classical music, particularly recordings.  The August 2017 issue featured two albums in the ECS Publishing Group catalog: Seven Last Words by Michael John Trotta and Revelations by Su Lian Tan. Seven Last Words, review excerpt By Guy Rickards “Trotta’s musical style is fairly straightforward….not unlike that of… Read More Gramophone Magazine reviews new albums from Su Lian Tan & Michael John Trotta

Behind-the-Scenes of Revelations: A conversation with Su Lian Tan

Su Lian Tan is a much-sought after flutist and composer whose music has been described as “the stunner of the evening,” (Washington Post) and “…refined, cultured compositions… Rewarding for everyone…A must-own for flutists and flute enthusiasts” (Fanfare Magazine). Tan is also a Professor of Music at Middlebury College in Vermont. Arsis recently featured three of her… Read More Behind-the-Scenes of Revelations: A conversation with Su Lian Tan

Fanfare Magazine reviews Revelations, music of Su Lian Tan

All reviews were reprinted by permission of Fanfare Magazine.  Let’s be clear from the off: Wants List material. Malaysian-born in 1966, Su Lian Tan has a uniquely expressive voice. My colleague Barnaby Rayfield, interviewing Tan in Fanfare 34:4, waxed lyrical about Tan’s achievements (FTCL, or Fellow of Trinity College, London, by age 17; postgraduate degrees… Read More Fanfare Magazine reviews Revelations, music of Su Lian Tan

Featured Recording: Jane Wang Considers the Dragonfly, music by Elena Ruehr

A delightful recording of Elena Ruher’s Chamber Works. Called a “composer to watch” by Opera News, Elena Ruehr’s music has been performed by the Borremeo String Quartet, the Shanghai String Quartet, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (where she was composer in residence from 2000-2005), and the Cincinnati Symphony, among others. Dr. Ruehr was a fellow… Read More Featured Recording: Jane Wang Considers the Dragonfly, music by Elena Ruehr

Revelations: Feat. Jupiter String Quartet, Bruce Brubaker, & music of Su Lian Tan

Arsis Audio is thrilled to announce the release of a new recording of chamber works composed by Su Lian Tan, Revelations. The recording features the musicianship of the award-winning Jupiter String Quartet and renowned pianist Bruce Brubaker. The Composer Su Lian Tan is a much sought after flutist and composer whose music has been described… Read More Revelations: Feat. Jupiter String Quartet, Bruce Brubaker, & music of Su Lian Tan