Keith Allan Kramer’s compositions has been performed and recorded by the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, David Taylor, Leonard Garrison, and many others. Recent performances of his work include two all-Kramer programs at New York’s Merkin Hall, which were documented on the DVD Beyond Sonic Boundaries Live!. Additional releases include the critically acclaimed albums CASUAL DUALISM and EMERGE. L’etere del Tempo for oboe and piano was recently released on the 32nd volume of the Society Of Composers, Inc. CD series and was performed at the Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival in 2018. Kramer’s work Sogni was recently premièred, recorded, and performed on tour by acclaimed British pianist Martin Jones, and released on the third volume of the PnOVA American Piano Music Series. A recent European première of his work Rinnovo, for piano and percussion, featured internationally renowned pianist Anna D’Errico.

Albums

Moto Quarto

Release Date: July 12, 2019
Catalog Number: NV6237
21st Century
Chamber
String Quartet
Acclaimed international piano trio Trio Casals makes a triumphant return with the fourth installment of Navona Records' MOTO series, zestfully interpreting nine new American compositions – virtually all of them either tailor-made or arranged for the ensemble. The opening track, Three for Three by David Nisbet Stewart, could almost be considered a neoclassical piano trio – if you're thinking along the lines of Prokofiev's Love for Three Oranges. Like his Russian predecessor, Stewart chose to endow his composition with a perspicacious structure, along which the motives and modulations climb like vines on a trellis.
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Flare

Release Date: August 10, 2018
Catalog Number: NV6177
21st Century
Chamber
Solo Instrumental
Large Ensemble
Piano
Saxophone
Navona Records proudly presents Flare, recordings by members of the Society of Composers, Inc. Now in its 32nd installment, it offers a veritable cross-section of some of the most original voices in composition today. The album opens with 19-year-old Vaibhav Mohanty's Rhapsody No. 1 (2017), traveling through elements of Western classical composition, jazz, and Indian traditional music with such well-proportioned naturalness and ease, it bears all the telltale signs of an instant repertoire classic.
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Causal Dualism

Release Date: October 1, 2012
Catalog Number: NV5886
21st Century
Chamber
Orchestral
Saxophone
String Orchestra
Trombone
CAUSAL DUALISM, Keith Kramer's second full-length release on Navona, is a celebration of dichotomy and relationships between all things. Duality, for soprano, saxophone, bass trombone, and string quartet, explores the interaction and relationships of the ensemble; Causality represents the string orchestra's journey of expression and highlights the action and reaction that permeates through all events; Flame of Attention, for soprano saxophone, the beginning of a long-term collaboration between the composer and Gottfried Stoger.
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Emerge

Release Date: September 1, 2011
Catalog Number: NV5859
21st Century
Chamber
Solo Instrumental
Large Ensemble
Piano
EMERGE is a two-disc album featuring the works of Boston-based composer Keith Kramer. Kramer's constant search for new modes of expression through music nestles itself into his music, and each piece represents another discovery in his search. His exploratory journey has helped him create a prolific catalog of music, ranging from the subtle and restrained to the ferocious and demanding.
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