Monthly Archives: December 2019
Leonard V. Ball Jr.–Worlds Translucent
Abstract works for string duet or string with piano, not always lyrical but evocative of the subject (night visions, trees, assorted daily activities). Play!
Souvenirs–Music for Oboe and Piano
From Romantic to modern, a diverse mix of works from composers from 5 countries. Nice!
Quey Percussion Duo (vibraphone, marimba, assorted percussion) performs these contemporary works, all varying. Play!
Gary Schocker–Sonatas for Flute and Piano
Gracious, lyrical, contemporary works for flute and piano. Lovely!
Mostly modern solo cello works by European composers, a range of rhythms, nice mix!
Sandor Balassa–Complete Piano Music Vol. 2
Modern to contemporary very short piano pieces, sweet and lively.
King Mangoberry–Music of Ricardo Lorenz
Booming often, abstract pieces, lots of changing rhythms for wind symphony. Interesting!
Poul Ruders Edition Vol. 15
Covering the past with contemporary flavor and vigor, for piano, harpsichord and symphony orchestra.
A mix of concertos, quiet and lyrical or strong, for flute, guitar, piano and/or orchestra. Play!
David Maslanka–The River of Time
Gracious, contemporary pieces for wind ensemble, with flute and cello. Quiet.
Walter Zimmermann–Lokale Musik
For a wide variety of instruments and ensembles, pieces that are not quite lyrical nor atonal, with rhythmic changes.
Heitor Villa-Lobos–Concertos and Chamber Works
Nice works for a mixed small ensemble–harmonica, or guitar, harp, piano with Brazilian flavor.
John A. Carollo–Symphony No. 3
Mostly gracious, elegant, and shortish movements for symphony, contemporary. Play!
Echoing, flowing, mostly quiet works for piano, strings and electronics. Nice!
Marco Momi–Almost Nowhere
Three long pieces for saxophone, electronics, percussion and piano–quite a variety of sounds from the instruments. Sample!
Beautiful, mostly quiet, flowing works for 2 grand pianos performed by data gloves/electronics. Excellent!
A collection of abstract, contemporary works for solo guitar or electric guitar–excellent!
Works by contemporary Portuguese composers for clarinet with folk elements. Play!
Brahmsiana–Music By and Inspired by Brahms
Gracious, elegant works by Brahms and by contemporary composers emulating his style. Play!
Peter Greve–The Palace of the Dreamking
Quite a variety of instruments (orchestra, brass, choir, wind and strings) in various combinations, some forceful, most gracious.
Saxophonist Dave Camwell perform these very interesting, varied transcriptions or works for saxophone from different eras, Baroque on.
Jennifer Bellor–Reflections at Dusk
Beautiful, mostly flowing works for vibraphone, harp and other instruments. Play!
Contemporary works featuring strings or wind + harp, nice!
Music for violin, piano and/or cello inspired by 1930’s America, by both American and European composers, some jazz influences. Play most!
Atanas Ourkouzounov–Cycling Modes, Sonatas Nos. 1-5
Contemporary, abstract, plucking or staccato guitar. Nice!