Faculty Recordings

Armenian Chamber Music (ATMA Classique)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano / Amici Chamber Ensemble

Azulão (CBC)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano / James Parker, piano

Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (James Levine Celebrating 40 Years at the Met)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano / James Levine, conductor / The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Cleopatra

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano / Jeanne Lamon, conductor / Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Gomidas Songs (Nonesuch Records)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano

Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Sony Classical)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano / John Axelrod, conductor / Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Handel: Serse (DVD)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano

I Do: The Wedding Album

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano / David Krakauer, clarinet / Polkastra

Joyous Light (CBC)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano

A Long Journey Home (DVD)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano / Howard Shore, composer

Mahler: Symphony No. 2

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano / Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, mezzo-soprano / Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor / San Francisco Symphony

Millennium Opera Gala (CBC)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano

Mozart: Opera Arias and Duets (CBC)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano / Richard Bradshaw, conductor / Canadian Opera Company Orchestra

Nuages Du Monde

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano / Delerium

Ottorino Respighi: Il Tramonto (ATMA Classique)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano / Alain Trudel, conductor / Orchestre symphonique de Laval

Passing By: Songs by Jake Heggie (Bent Pen Music, Inc.)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano

Pauline Viardot-Garcia: Lieder, Chansons, Canzoni, Mazurkas

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano / Serouj Kradjian, piano

The Spanish Masters (Zenph Studios)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano / Zuill Bailey, cello

Tango Notturno

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano / Serouj Kradjian, piano

Troubadour & the Nightingale (MCO Records)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano / Anne Manson, conductor / Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

Fusion (2011)

Jill Felber, flute / Dianne Frazer, piano

"We took a classical melody and fused it with a non-classical melody to create a bond of two pieces that would be moving and powerful. Enjoy our creations that are performed and arranged by us. May the music bring healing and comfort to your lives." - Jill and Dianne

Czech-American Horn Duo (Summit Records)

Steven Gross, hornJiří Havlík, horn / Camerata Filarmonica Bohemia

“…these musicians…have found a happy stylistic middle ground wherein their sounds merge compatibly.  …impressive feat!…Let’s hope that musicians and conductors will be inspired to program these works after hearing this excellent recording.”  -The Horn Call

Baroque Horn (Summit Records)

Steven Gross, horn

Gross manages the challenging horn part with subtle flair and vibrant character. The delights extend to concertos by Quantz, Roellig and Neruda…[played with] suave and poetic conversation. Clevenger’s conducting is as sensitive and sure as his own horn-playing, and the Capella Istropolitana respond with handsome alacrity. 

- Gramophone Magazine

Bohemian Horn Concertos (Summit Records)

Steven Gross, horn / Camerata Filarmonica Bohemia directed by Jiří Havlík

Seldom in recent years have I heard a horn recital on disc as impressive and richly rewarding as Steven Gross’s latest, titled Bohemian Horn Concertos. Every movement of every concerto is eminently enjoyable, production values are of the highest quality, the soloist is superb, and his backup orchestra sounds just as committed and professional as he does. Gross’s playing brims with confidence, flair, and authority.

- Fanfare Magazine

Masterpieces for Horn & Strings (Summit Records)

Steven Gross, horn

"Outstanding, striking the right balance between thoughtfulness and verve, planning and spontaneity…an excellent tone and the ability and temperatment to play heroically."

- American Record Guide

Meditation & Celebration

Steven Gross, horn / Robert Simpson, organ / Beverly Hillmer, piano

"He and Robert Simpson take advantage of a fine venue and an even more excellent organ, that of the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, for some rare gems from the repertoire for horn and organ...Gross and Simpson go on to explore three modern American works that stress both the idiomatic qualities of the horn and the ways in which they delight in pushing the envelope in terms of what it can do."

-Review, Audio Visual Club of Atlanta 

Strauss (Summit Records)

Steven Gross, horn / Philharmonia Orchestra of Bratislava directed by Dale Clevenger

This album ought to be special. After all, the conductor is Dale Clevenger (principal horn of the of the Chicago Symphony since 1966) and the horn soloist is a prominent American. … Outstanding, striking the right balance between thoughtfulness and verve, planning and spontaneity. Gross, of the University of California at Santa Barbara, has an excellent tone and the ability and temperament to play heroically. The orchestra sounds very good, and the sound is vivid.

- American Record Guide

Selections from the Mayan Cycle (Innova Recordings)

Jeremy Haladyna, composer and pianist / Areon Flutes / Lisa-Maree Amos / Michele Forrest / Sergio Ortiz / UCSB Young Artists String Quartet
 
Jeremy Haladyna, composer and pianist / Anthony Paul Garcia / Marjan Riazi / Allison Bernal / Michele Forrest
 

Brahms: String Sextets (Avie Records)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Cypress String Quartet with Barry Shiffman (viola) and Zuill Bailey (cello)

House of Cards: Season 4 (2016, Varese Sarabande)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Cypress String Quartet / Jeff Beal, composer

Beethoven: The Late String Quartets (2016, AVIE Records)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Cypress String Quartet

Beethoven: The Early String Quartets, Op. 18 (2016, AVIE Records)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Cypress String Quartet

Lift: Chamber Music by Elena Ruehr (2015, AVIE Records)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Irina Muresanu, violin / Ethan Filner, viola / Sarah Bob, piano

Beethoven: The Middle String Quartets (2014, AVIE Records)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Cypress String Quartet

House of Cards: Season 2 (2014, Varese Sarabande)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Cypress String Quartet / Jeff Beal, composer

Elena Ruehr: O'Keeffe Images (2014, BMOP)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Boston Modern Orchestra Project / Gil Rose, conductor

Schubert: String Quintet, “Quartettsatz” (2014, AVIE Records)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Cypress String Quartet with Gary Hoffman (cello)

The Winds of Lyon (2013, Monima Music)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / various artists

Dvořák: The Cypresses, String Quartet No. 13, Op. 106 (2013, AVIE Records)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Cypress String Quartet

The American Album (2013, AVIE Records)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Cypress String Quartet

The 15th Anniversary Album (2011, Cypress Performing Arts)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Cypress String Quartet

 

How She Danced: String Quartets of Elena Ruehr (2010, Cypress Performing Arts)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Cypress String Quartet

Benjamin Lees: String Quartets Nos. 1, 5 & 6 (2009, NAXOS)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Cypress String Quartet

 

Lori Carsillo: Lullabies for Little Dreamers (2008, Tru Blu Lu Records, LLC)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Lori Carsillo / various artists

Jay Cloidt: Spectral Evidence (2007, Starkland)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Cypress String Quartet

Johnny Helm: divide (2006, Johnny Helm Music)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Johnny Helm / various artists

Jennifer Higdon: Piano Trio / Voices / Impressions (2006, NAXOS)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Cypress String Quartet

Debussy, Suk & Cotton (2006, Cypress Performing Arts)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Cypress String Quartet

Trilogy: Chamber Music of Daniel Asia (2004, Summit Records)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Cypress String Quartet

Michael Franti & Spearhead: Everyone Deserves Music (2003, iMusic)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Michael Franti & Spearhead / various artists

Julia Wolfe: The String Quartets (2003, Cantaloupe Music)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Julia Wolfe / various artists

 

Haydn, Ravel & Schulhoff (2002, Cypress Performing Arts)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Cypress String Quartet

Michael Franti & Spearhead: Stay Human (2001, Six Degrees)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Michael Franti & Spearhead / various artists

Julia Wolfe: Arsenal of Democracy (1996, Polygram Records)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Julia Wolfe / various artists

Groovelily: Inhabit My Heart (1994, QMR Records)

Jennifer Kloetzel, cello / Groovelily / various artists