The latest recording from my group Cygnus Ensemble made the NY Times Classical Recordings of the Year!

MELTZER: ‘BRION,’ OTHER WORKS Cygnus Ensemble, conducted by James Baker; other performers (Naxos 8.559660; CD); $8.99. The American composer Harold Meltzer’s “Brion,” a runner-up for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in music, is a haunting, quirky and continually inventive chamber work for a small ensemble including guitar and mandolin. It receives an elegant, colorful performance on a splendid recording of four fascinating chamber and vocal works by Mr. Meltzer. ANTHONY TOMMASINI