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Mahdis Golzar Kashani: And the Moses Drowned
Nina Barzegar: Vulnerable
Nasim Khorassani: Growth
Niloufar Iravani: The Maze: I. Energetic
Niloufar Iravani: The Maze: II. Lyrical
Niloufar Iravani: The Maze: III. Mysterious
Mina Arissian: Suite for Cello: I.
Mina Arissian: Suite for Cello: II.
Mina Arissian: Suite for Cello: III.


Cleveland Orchestra cellist Brian Thornton releases Sirventés, a collection of new works for cello, solo and in ensemble, by members of the Iranian Female Composers Association. Thornton's powerfully expressive style is perfectly suited for these characterful works. In a fraught moment for members of the Iranian diaspora, IFCA and Thornton make a statement that gives voice to the work of several Iranian female composers.


releases April 21, 2023

Executive Producer: Brian Thornton
Recording Producer: Elaine Martone

Recorded at Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH. March 20, 21, 30 and April 10, 11, 2022
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Robert Friedrich, Five/Four Productions, LLC.®

Track 7 (Sirventés)
Recorded by Ron Searles at Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada. August 31, 2021
Produced and Edited by Thomas C. Moore, Five/Four Productions, Ltd.®
Edited by Robert Friedrich and Ian Dobie, Five/Four Productions, LLC.®

Cover art: Deniz Khateri

Design and layout: Marc Wolf, marcjwolf.com

Photos: Roger Mastroianni, DaShaunae Marisa

Text editing: Erin Purdy




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New Focus Recordings is an artist led collective label featuring releases in contemporary music of many stripes, as well as new approaches to older repertoire. The label was founded by guitarist Daniel Lippel (who is the current director), composer engineer Ryan Streber, and composer Peter Gilbert in 2003-4, and features releases from many of new music's most active performers and composers. ... more

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