The City of Stuttgart (Germany) has announced its annual Composition Prize of the City and the first prize winner was composer Yair Klartag’s “Nothing to Express”! The work was most recently recorded by Nadav Lev and the Mivos String Quartet on New Strings Attached!
Nadav Lev: New Strings Attached
Contemporary Music for Guitar by Young Israeli Composers
An Andrés Segovia Award winner (Música en Compostela, Spain), Israeli-born Nadav Lev has earned his rightful place among today’s most gifted young guitar virtuosos. In this fascinating album (his first for Delos), Lev has assembled a fascinating and highly varied program of music by six of the finest among Israel’s current crop of young composers: Gilad Cohen, Yair Klartag, Jonathan Keren, Guy Barash, Ronnie Reshef and Nadav himself. We hear music ranging from lovely vocal treatments of ancient Ladino Jewish songs (with violin) to edgy and gripping works (some including live electronics) that cross into the realm of the avant-garde.