Author Archives: laima1
Vicky Chow performs works by Andy Akiho and Daniel Wohl amongst others, ranging from quiet abstract to staccato. Play!
With diverse instruments (bells, bike horns, digital insects and more) these are ambient, somewhat droning and eerie works, interesting!
This is a gorgeous album by Towner, known for his elegant guitar work especially in the jazz world. Here, he seems more classical, perhaps because he’s using either classical or 12-string guitar. Play, play, play!
Mostly lilting and gracious works by an Armenian composer with folk elements. Play!
Great works for viola and piano, especially Weinberg’s! Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet well-known.
Beautiful, modern chamber symphonies, lyrical yet with tension. Play!
Pianist Momo Kodama performs these lovely abstract and impressionistic pieces. Play!
Described as “Bayou Americana” with organ, mandolin, horns, upbeat and sweet. Play!
So. Calif. soul band, horns forward, male lead singer. Play!
As the title suggests, these are fun, humorous pieces, a mix of covers originals, apt for today’s political climate. Play!
Slide guitar, rockin’ blues, mostly originals, two covers. Play!
Guitarist/vocalist Allman (son of Gregg) with a mix of Southern Rock/Blues. Play!
Lovely pieces by Schubert, Brahms and one contemporary piece by Del Tredici.
Nice collection of contemporary pieces for trumpet and piano. Some lovely pieces here!
Abstract, variable pieces for piano, strings, inspired by Native Americans and New Mexico. Play!
A mix of instrumental and voice, more tense and edgy than quiet, interesting!
Lush, Romantic pieces. Play!
A mix of piano pieces with piano and voice, lots of American works.
Ambient, quiet and abstract pieces for percussion, some with flute. Play!
Ranging from Romantic, Ne0-classical, Impressionistic and contemporary, quite a nice mix of piano pieces exploring the title ideas. Play!
A collection of contemporary works, some really lovely pieces for trumpet! Play!
As the title indicates, works for horns with additional computer effects–definitely abstract, eerie.
Akropolis Reed Quintet plays a collection of avant/abstract pieces the first two odd with voices yelling, babies giggling and then follows with some lyrical, beautiful pieces. Nice mix of sounds with the instrument combination! Play!
Continuing series of contemporary, fairly intense and abstract works for orchestra. Varied in style and duration, with explanations by the composer interspersed.
Robust orchestral works by a well-known Chilean composer. Modern romantic!