Author Archives: laima1
Guitarist Callum Henshaw performs a nice mix of classical, Romantic and modern works. Play! Advertisements
Solo work by member of the Clogs, with voice, combining elements of folk, avant, classical and pop.
Wild, avant/garde works for sax/accordion/strings, all interesting and varied. Play/sample!
Romantic/modern pieces, gracious plus one contemporary work. Some beautiful pieces here and includes female composers as well. Play!
UVM’s own David Feurzig here has a collection of fun, varied pieces for piano, viola, cello, voice, and mixes thereof. “Homages” are clever imitations of the styles of other composers. Play!
Soprano/new music vocalist/composer Kate Soper here sings/talks texts of philosophers/ideas/language and expression. With musical accompaniment by Wet Ink Ensemble.
Varied, contemporary orchestral works, interesting in rhythms. Play!
Baroque through to contemporary reed quintets, transcriptions and originals. Play!
Transcriptions for brass from ballets, theater and other works, Baroque through modern.
With pieces inspired by nature and/or religious devotion,most contemporary and sonorous–some lovely works here! Play!
Quartet San Francisco performs works from with traditional elements from around the world–African, Chinese, tango–most pieces written by the violinist of the group, Jeremy Cohen. Play!
Original compositions/improvisations for 36-string double contraguitar and 30-string contra-alto guitar (designed by the composer)–ambient, flowing, nice tone. Play!
Ambient, mostly slow, quiet electronic works. “Anew” with voices, whisperings, flowing.
Interesting pieces, with a fair amount of staccato, abrupt changes. Play most!
Varied pieces for violin, some with piano–all modern to contemporary, a little bravura. Andres’ and Larson’s works lovely!
Lovely transcriptions for viola and guitar of Schubert and Burgmuller works. Play!
Mostly flowing, abstract works for solo piano. Play!
The title translates as “in the Gypsy style” and these pieces (mostly transcribed) reflect the emotive mix of classical, western and gypsy (folk from Central and Eastern Europe) styles. CD 2 has quieter pieces. Civitas + Gipsy Way perform.
ROCO, an ensemble from 1 to 40 instruments, commissions new works from contemporary composers. This 2 CD set has excellent pieces, stylistically varied and engaging. Play!
The University of Alabama at Birminghan Chamber Trio (UAB Trio) consists of clarinet, trumpet and piano, an unusual combination. This CD reflects their commissioned works and are so very interesting! Play!
Chamber music for a nice variety of instruments (sax quartet, sax duo, strings, and/or winds), a bit staccata, and abrupt. Play!
A mix of classical and avant works for an interesting variety of instruments (guitar, various winds, percussion, marimba, strings) and some re-mixes with electronics. Nice!
The prolific Baroque era composer Telemann here graciously uses the baroque violin with harpsichord. Maybe “plunky” to our ears, but an example of that era’s musical style and taste. Play!
Although titles under one composer, there are works by Jesus Bal y Gay as well. All from early 20th century for a mix of harp, flutes and other winds. Play!
The title word “poem” describes these gracious, swelling works inspired by nature and the seasons. Play!