Monthly Archives: November 2009

David Maslanka–Unending Stream of Life

Spiritually inspired and commissioned works for wind ensemble, some with an element of darkness. All pieces are strong, lots of instrumental depth and exploration. Try tracks 5, 7, 10

Music for Bassoon & Piano

This CD covers predominantly modern music (1940’s on) for bassoon  with or without piano. Composers included are Hindemith, Berg, Schoek, Nussio, Yun, and Schoof. Yun’s works have Korean influences, Schoof’s have jazz elements. Play any!

Beata Mori–Message–Young, Contemporary Hungarian Composers for Cimbalom

The title says a lot–the cimbalom is a concert hammered dulcimer common in Eastern European music. These pieces are abstract and expressive, performed by a 26 yr old  who began playing cimbalom at age 12 and won a Cimbalom performance competition 2 yrs later. Try 2, 6, 7, 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21

Shehori Plays Russian Music

Russian composers Prokovief, Glinka, Balakirev and Tchaikovsky are all fluidly and graciously performed by Mordecai Shehori on piano. Lush, melancolic works– beautiful! Glinka’s piece “the Skylark” as arranged by his student Balakirev is especially gorgeous. Try 4-8

Josef Suk–Romance

“Romance” musically has evolved to mean quiet and sentimental in emotion, with a central melody, sometimes part of a larger work, but not always. This CD has examples of Romantic pieces by Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Fibich (considered  a highly exemplary composer of Romantic pieces), Beethoven and others exquisitely performed by Josef Suk on violin with orchestra. […]

California Oboe–Music by Bialosky, Butler, Campo & Grasse

Works for a variety of horns played by Richard Kravchak, with guitar and piano on some. Abstract, impressionistic, melodic. Play any! Tracks by Grasse have a Brazilian flavor.

California Oboe–Music by Bialosky, Butler, Campo & Grasse

Works for a variety of horns played by Richard Kravchak, with guitar and piano on some. Abstract, impressionistic, melodic. Play any! Tracks by Grasse have a Brazilian flavor.

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