New Focus Recordings

New Focus Recordings, based in New York City, USA, is an artist-led independent collective label which features releases in contemporary music of many kinds, as well as new approaches to older repertoire.

Not to be confused with Focus Recordings of Indiana, the label was founded on 15 September 2003 by guitarist Dan Lippel, composer Peter Gilbert and composer/engineer Ryan Streber, formed around the production of the catalogue's first five titles, and with the desire to have creative control over all elements of the recording and post-production process.

Since 2012, New Focus Recordings has been distributed by Naxos of America.

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A selection of articles about New Focus Recordings

Spotlight. Excavations of Meaning - John Dante Prevedini recommends song cycles by contemporary American composer Douglas Boyce. '... an unusual vision bravely conceived and sensitively executed by all involved.'

Spotlight. Nonexistence Reconsidered - John Dante Prevedini listens to a recording of John Aylward's opera 'Oblivion'. '... enigmatic and philosophically challenging ...'

Echoes of Oblivion by Robert McCarney - Per Giuseppe

CD Spotlight. Time and Space - Geoff Pearce recommends accessible contemporary music for cello by French composer Dominique Lemaître, played by Dan Barrett. 'All the artists involved, and especially cellist Dan Barrett, produce truly inspirational music making.'

CD Spotlight. Unconventionally Scored - Quartets by Roger Reynolds and Peter Lieberson, heard by Howard Smith. 'These performances can hardly be faulted ...'