Author Archives: laima1
Elinor Frey performs a variety of new works, all interesting, especially those of Ken Ueno. Play!
Mix of rock, chorus, electronics and song, about America.
Lovely, contemporary, world premiere recordings. Play!
Gracious works from late 1800’s on through early 1900’s. Varying rhythmic styles. Play!
Really interesting pieces, not completely lyrical yet not discordant, tensions and jazz elements, too! Matt Haimovitz on cello.
What Is Noise ensemble (strings, wind, piano, percussion) performs these very interesting pieces inspired by highly differing subjects: art, the Spanish descanso in funerals, Roanoke colonialists and the world today. Play!
For symphonic wind ensemble, big sounding works yet Turnbull’s pieces surprisingly delicate. Play most!
Varying piano pieces–some solo and lyrical, others staccato and electronic or with tape. Interesting!
Works for solo piano, multiple hands, lots of variability, some with orchestra. Play!
Works written in the early 1900’s and now rarely performed, modern and Romantic. Play!
Strongly electronic cello pieces–violin works range from acoustic to electronic. Play!
Quite a variety of rhythms, tones and instruments in very abstract works ranging from lyrical to broken and intense. Play!
Somewhat repetitious but lyrical wind quintets–slower movements especially nice!
Delicate, flowing, lyrical, solo piano pieces. Play!
Somewhat staccato, very short, and interesting abstract harp pieces. Play!
Contemporary pieces, some agitation and tension, play most!
Abstract, contemporary, mostly quiet works. Scelsi’s very nice!
With different styles, and rhythms, and from various musical eras, excellent!
Radical composer with many layered polymicrotonal synthesizer. Sample.
Slavic and Chinese musical instruments in some of these pieces plus a “New England Rhapsody”–nice!
Fun, abstract and rhythmic solo clarinet works for bass, demi, B flat and E flat bass clarinets, mostly modern. Play!
Art songs from late 18th to early 19th century Spain. All very Romantic! Play!
Nadia Shpachenko continues her pianistic explorations with new works about particular places and their traits. Some strident and abstract, others lyrical. Play!
Pieces based on songs with words or not, interesting mix of cello, bassoon and piano, some well-known pieces. Play!
Classical yet electronic clarinet works, echoing, lyrical. Excellent!