American composer William Susman has developed a distinctive voice in contemporary classical music, with a catalog that includes orchestral, chamber, and vocal music, as well as numerous film scores. more...


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Collision Point with Piccola Accademia degli Specchi
Belarca Records presents Collision Point a new album by American composer William Susman and Rome-based ensemble Piccola Accademia degli Specchi celebrating a 10-year collaboration. The album features music inspired by love, loss, redemption, and the writings of Allen Ginsberg, Colum McCann and Francis Bacon. Checkout the album trailer and ways to listen. Available October 11, 2019.
Vanessa Wagner's new album INLAND
Renown French pianist Vanessa Wagner (Victoire de la Musique) releases INLAND, a mesmerizing solo piano album on the acclaimed label Inifné. She recorded a stunningly beautiful interpretation of "Quiet Rhythms no. 9" in addition to music by Moondog, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Bryce Dessner, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Michael Nyman, Hans Otte, Nico Muhly, Gavin Bryars, Wim Mertens, and Pēteris Vasks. Album available: April 26, 2019
Duo Zuber: Blackbird Redux album release
Belarca Records releases Blackbird Redux featuring Patricia Wolf Zuber, flute and Greg Zuber, marimba January 18, 2018. The album is a program of 20th and 21st century music from four countries on four continents by Gareth Farr, Olivier Messiaen, William Susman, and Heitor Villa-Lobos. Watch the album trailer.

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Video artist Valeria Di Matteo created a stunning album trailer for Collision Point . Valeria also designed all the album artwork. Enjoy more of Valeria’s work here! Belarca Records presents Collision Point, a new album by American composer William Susman and Rome-based ensemble Piccola Accademia degli Specchi celebrating a 10-year collaboration. Collision Point features music […]


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