Recordings of Beth Anderson's Music

CD FEMINAE IN MUSICA (2007) recorded by violinist Aleksandra Maslovaric and pianist Tania Fleischer includes BELGIAN TANGO and TALES #1 & #3. Spanning two continents and three centuries of women's music, the CD includes works composed by Lili Boulanger, Barbara Heller, Francesca Lebrun, Aleksandra Maslovaric, and Johanna Senfter. Available at

CD AMERICAN WOMEN: Modern Voices In Piano Music (2006) recorded by Nancy Boston includes SEPTEMBER SWALE along with new piano music by American women composers Deussen, Galbraith, Zaimont, Moon and Diemer. Available from CD Baby. You can hear some at

CD POINTS OF ENTRY:The Laurels Project Vol. I (2006) includes Comment for flute solo (based on a poem by Dorothy Parker) on a Capstone CD (CPS-8759) performed by Nina Assimakopoulos.

CD SONGS IN TRANSIT: An American Expedition (2006) Soprano Melanie Mitrano recorded Lullaby (words by Auden) and Beauty Runs Faster (words by the composer) for Capstone CPS-8756. Jonathan Woolf at MusicWeb International says: "...Beauty Runs Faster is ...delicious..." You can hear parts of the songs at: Visit Melanie at It is available from

CD QUILT MUSIC American Record Guide Critics' Choice Selection for 2005! On Albany Records (TROY709) this is an all-Beth Anderson CD including the large piano piece, Quilt Music, performed by Joseph Kubera along with three song cycles (Cat Songs, Dreaming Fields, and Harlem Songs) performed by baritone Keith Borden with pianist Johannes Wallmann, and four violin and piano pieces (Belgian Tango, Dr. Blood's Mermaid Lullaby, and Tales #1-2) performed by violinist Ana Milosavljevic, with pianist Terezija Cukrov. There is also a new swale - Cleveland Swale performed by Darren Campbell & Kirsty Matheson, string bass, and Johannes Wallmann, piano. The cover is a photograph of one of Beth's grandmother's crazy quilts. It is available from

CD SWALES & ANGELS,(2004) an all Beth Anderson recording of a selection of her music from 1984-2000 including Pennyroyal Swale, Rosemary Swale, January Swale and March Swale for string quartet, her Piano Concerto for string quintet, percussion and piano, New Mexico Swale for flute, percussion and strings and The Angel for soprano, harp, celeste, 2 violins, viola and cello (words by Hans Christian Andersen and Anthony Calabrese). The performers include the Rubio String Quartet, pianist Joseph Kubera, soprano Jessica Marsten, conductor Gary Schneider, percussionist David Rozenblatt, flutist Andrew Bolotowsky, harpist Andre Tarantiles and string bassist Darren Campbell. On New World Records. To purchase the CD, please visit their web site at or call 212.290.1680. It is available from

CD PEACHY KEEN-O, (2003) the all-Beth Anderson CD includes Country Time, Torero Piece (the 7:49 version), Tower of Power, Peachy Keen-O, Ocean Motion Mildew Mind, Yes Sir Ree, I Can't Stand It, Joan, and Ode performed by Wharton Tiers, Michael Blair, Kitty Mraw, Ana Perez, Linda Collins, Beth and Marjorie Anderson including text-sound, graphic scores, electro-acoustic, and electronic music on Peachy Keen-O, Pogus 21030-2 CD. Available from or write Pogus, 50 Ayr Rd., Chester, NY 10918-2409 or go to for more info and to order using Pay Pal.

CD Torero Piece, (2003) text-sound for two voices on 10+2=12 AMERICAN TEXT-SOUND PIECES was reissued on the Other Minds label in 2003 (available from Charles Amirkhanian, 333 Valencia St. #303, San Francisco, CA 94103.)

CD Lullaby, (2002) for voice and piano (Francis John Vogt & Ginger Yang Hwalek) available on THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE: music and the poetry of W. H. Auden, Capstone Records CDS-8702. available from

CD September Swale, (2001) for mandolin and guitar (Daniel Ahlert & Birgit Schwab) on CHILLI CON TANGO, Antes/Bella Musica CD 31.9153. available from

CD Net Work, for piano solo (Mary Kathleen Earnst, pianist) and "Trio: dream in d" for violin, cello and piano (1998) on TWO BY THREE - MUSIC BY WOMEN, North South Recordings, available from

CD Minnesota Swale, (1995) on NEW MUSIC FOR ORCHESTRA, Opus One #CD156 (Box 604, Greenville, Maine), performed by Slovak Radio Symphony, conducted by Joel Eric Suben. NEW MUSIC FOR ORCHESTRA is available from Albany Distributors, (800) 752-1951 and

CD Belgian Tango, (1993) on WHITE RABBIT, Newport Classic #NPD 85536, performed by The Tango Project (Mary Rowell, William Schimmel, Michael Sahl) out of print and to be re-released on Sony Classics.

CD Rhode Island Swale, (1997) for piano solo performed by Mihai Maniceanu, available on a set of 3 CDs documenting the Bucharest Living Music Days from: Dwight Winenger at

LP "Revel" (1984) on PREMIERE RECORDINGS, Opus One #100 (Box 604, Greenville, Maine), performed by Richmond Sinfonia, conducted by Jacques Houtmann

LP "If I Were A Poet" on POESIA SONORA AMERICANA, 3 VI tre Pair's polypoetry record's first series, #3, 1983, performed by the composer; available from Enzo Minarelli, Via Cremonino 14, 44042 Cento, Italy

LP "Torero Piece" on 10+2=12 AMERICAN TEXT-SOUND PIECES, 1750 Arch Records #1752, performed by Marjorie and Beth Anderson; rare but available from

Pauline Oliveros Foundation Inc.
PO Box 1956
Kingston NY 12401-0900

LP "I Can't Stand It" on SUGAR, ALCOHOL, 7 MEAT, Dial-A-Poem Poets LP edited by John Giorno, performed by the composer as a solo; out of print but possibly available from Pauline Oliveros Foundation Inc., PO Box 1956, Kingston, NY 12401-0900

LP "Yes Sir Ree" enclosed in a book entitled ED VOGELSANG-"VIEWS BESIDE..." edited by Fritz Balthaus; published Berlin 1982

45 rpm "I Can't Stand It" and "Ocean Motion Mildew Mind" a privately produced 45 performed by the composer and percussionist Wharton Tiers; out-of-print

Cassette "Poetry Music Quilts"-an anthology of my work (and that of Gayle Hanson) from Widemouth Tapes (#8619), 1983; includes a group of text-sound pieces performed by the composer, "Ode" a tape piece, "Shakuhachi Run" and "Preparation for the Dominant" performed by Andrew Bolotowsky; This is still available from Widemouth Tapes, Box 382, Baltimore, MD, 21203. for $6.00; (60 minutes)

Cassette "If I Were A Poet" is anthologized in BLACK BOX 15, edited by Marc Wellman, 1977 and alternatively entitled "BREATHING SPACE/77", available from Watershed Foundation, Washington, D.C.; probably out-of-print

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