Nadia Sirota ‎– Baroque

Bedroom Community ‎– HVALUR17CD
CD, Album, Promo


1 In Teaching Others We Teach Ourselves
2 From The Invisible To The Visible
3 Tooth And Nail
4 Étude 3
5 Tristan Da Cunha
6 Sleep Variations


There is no Bach on Baroque; no Handel, Telemann or Vivaldi. This is the music of the 21st Century, not the 17th, and the composers are violist Nadia Sirota’s friends—who just happen to include some of the most respected musicians of our own moment.

The six pieces on Baroque were written with Sirota’s distinctive sound in mind and recorded (by her longtime collaborators at Bedroom Community) to exaggerate the idiosyncracies of her tone. Fellow labelmates Nico Muhly, Daníel Bjarnason and Paul Corley provide three pieces, while composers Judd Greenstein, Shara Worden and Missy Mazzoli provide the other three.

Baroque , as the title of the album, references a number of things; the concerto form - balancing a soloist against ensemble accompaniment - is an invention of the Baroque era, so while there are concerti here, of a sort, they’re concerti of a decidedly more portable variety. Both Judd Greenstein’s “In Teaching Others We Teach Ourselves”, whose intimate ensemble accompaniment opens the album with a different paradigm of “solo” versus “tutti” than more famous efforts in the form, and the self-aware symphonics of Daníel Bjarnason’s

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 880319613227

Other Versions (1 of 1) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HVALUR17CD Nadia Sirota Baroque(CD, Album) Bedroom Community HVALUR17CD Iceland 2013 Sell This Version