Author Archives: laima1
Very abstract works for flute, electronics and sounds. Advertisements
Wild mix of classical/avant-garde and bluegrass–banjo, accordion, strings.
A collection of pieces for sax/piano or transcriptions, revealing the varying styles the classical saxophone can perform. Play most!
Gracious, lovely The Seasons and fun storytelling Album for the Young. Short piano pieces. Play!
A collection of contemporary works for sax and piano by Beamish, Nyman and others. Play most!
String works by Riley and Scodanibbio. Riley’s sweet with guitar, Scodanibbio’s Baroque-like with some atonality. Play!
Contemporary pieces for piano and violin, varying from lyrical to more strident.
Clement’s Piano Preludes composed over a period of 30 yrs with abrupt rhythm changes and abstract (nice!) and Goldstein’s one piece also attractive.
Mostly gracious piano pieces by Klein from early 1900’s with a lively piano sonata by Weinberg (1955). Play most!
Abstract, staccato to smooth flute pieces, modern and contemporary. Play most!
Bosnian composer living in Sarajevo during the siege reflects the melancholy and chaos through these vary different pieces based in saxophone. Play!
In my opinion, sort of a disconcerting mix of lyrical classical “lite” with wonderful pipa music overlying by a Chinese-born composer who combines Eastern and Western elements in his works. Do play.
Perle sought a “return to tonality” in 1937 and his music is modern, abstract, not quite lyrical yet still engaging. Play all!
Nice mix of modern oboe chamber music with strings, by Larson, Bolcom, Moravec and others. Play!
Robert Young and group performs abstract, contemporary pieces that are a mix of classical, jazz and avant-garde. Play most!
Excellent, recently composed pieces for flute, piccolo, music box, piano with lots of percussion. Play!
Abstract, rhythmically varying considerably, with a mix of instruments and electronics. Play most!
Fun, contemporary pieces composed for sax or saxes, duo or more. Play!
Elegant and Romantic + modern pieces–a nice range and mix of composers. Play!
Guitar pieces and transcriptions of all kinds of music, performed in historic theaters. Play most!
Highly varying pieces, some “Broadwayish”, trk 5 is really interesting with violin, orchestra.
Sweet, gentle, lyrical classical guitar with some folk elements. Play!
Trio Casals (violin, cello, piano) perform many lovely, contemporary works. Play!
Classical/avant-garde works for violin, by Rothenberg, Mazzoli and Futing among others. Some screeching, but not all.
Three movements (long) for saxophone and percussion. Mvts 1 & 2 more flowing, mvt 3 cacophonous.