Network for New Music has released an all-Bernard Rands cd entitled Now Again, featuring the fabulous mezzo Janice Felty and the superb Network for New Music Ensemble. Read more about it and purchase a copy here. Also, check out Network’s videos, including one on recording the Rands disc, as well as the first in a series of “Summer Shorts”, this one featuring Penn grad student composer Melissa Dunphy – yes, she of Gonzales Cantata fame.
I haven’t yet heard the disc, but I was at the first performance of the title work, which is based on Sappho fragments. It is an uncommonly gorgeous piece.