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.

Alexis Aranda–Conciertos

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!

Mathieu Vanasse–Archipel

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!

Ralf Schmid–Pyanook

Beautiful, mostly quiet, flowing works for 2 grand pianos performed by data gloves/electronics. Excellent!

Mirrored Spaces

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.

Second Wind

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!

Jesper Koch–Dreamscapes

Contemporary works featuring strings or wind + harp, nice!

American Avenues

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!