Fort Worth Opera Festival production of Glory Denied, Tyson Deaton conductor. (Albany Records; Troy 1433). Cited by Opera News for its Best of the Year List (January 2015). With Michael Mayes, Caroline Worra, Sydney Mancasola, and David Blalock.
After Life, performed by Music of Remembrance (Mina MIller, Artistic Director). Conducted by Stilian Kirov, with Catherine Cook, Robert Orth, and Ava Pine. Naxos 8.669036. Also featuring In Sleep the World is Yours by Lori Laitman.
Landscape with Figures; Vocal Music of Tom Cipullo. (Albany; Troy 1145). With Mary Ann Hart, Monica Harte, Robert Osborne, and Paul Sperry, Colette Valentine, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble conducted by David Stock.
Paul Sperry performs the complete Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House (Albany; Troy 654). Other works by Libby Larsen and Paul Moravec.
A Visit with Emily and Emily's Truth, recorded by the Mirror Visions Ensemble (Centaur Records; 3381/2.) Other works by Christopher Berg and Richard Pearson Thomas.
Jeanne Golan performs new works for piano, including Two Meditatations and Water Lilies (Albany; Troy 1154). Other works by David Del Tredici, Eric Moe, and Leo Ornstein.
Soprano Marcia Porter and pianist Valerie Trujillo perform Late Summer (Albany; Troy 1431). Other works by Antonio Carlos DeFeo, Gary Nash, and Jacqueline Hairston.
Kerry Jennings and Amanda Asplund Hopson perform the Long Island Songs (Centaur 3296). Other works by Lori Laitman, Libby larsen, and Richard Pearson Thomas.
Elem Eley and J.J. Penna perform Drifts & Shadows (Albany;Troy 1050). Other works by David Eddleman, Martin Hennessy, Richard Hundley, and Lee Hoiby.
The Mirror Vision Ensemble presents the cantata Secrets; 15 songs, duets and trios based on the poems of Linda Pastan. (Albany: Troy 720)
Celebrated mezzo-soprano Mary Nessinger and virtuoso pianist Jeanne Golan perform a commissioned cycle of 10 songs by American composers, including "A White Rose." Other works by Berg and Debussy. (Albany: Troy 1113)
Soprano Monica Harte performs contemporary songs, including the "Long Island Songs." With George Brunner, Noby Ishida, Christian McLeer, and Anne Dinsmore Phillips.
I Cantori di New York (Mark Shapiro, conductor) performs "The Shadows Around the House." Other works by Chris DeBlasio and James Wagoner.
Soprano Melanie Mitrano sings contemporary songs including "How to Get Heat Without Fire." Other works by David Del Tredici, Lori Laitman, Paul Moravec, Lee Hoiby, and Melanie Mitrano. (Capstone 8756)
The Five Boroughs Music Festival presents commissioned works about New York, including the vocal quartet "G is for Grimy," a celebration of the city's much-maligned G train.
Renowned tenor Tom Bogdan and acclaimed pianist Harry Huff perform a varied program of contemporary American song, including "Deer in Mist and Almonds."
Baritone Andrew Garland and pianist Donna Loewy perform America 1968 (GPR Records). Other works by Jake Heggie, Lori Laitman, and Stephen Paulus.