Author Archives: laima1
Improvisations for piano, contra-stringed guitar and electric guitar. Meandering, as the title suggests, ethereal. Play! Advertisements
A diverse mix, modern or Romantic pieces.
Mostly intense, abstract works, some quite nice!
Nice mix of pieces for all (or any!) instruements and one with voice counting. Johnson’s “Rational Melodies” are particularly striking. Play!
Sybarite5, a string quartet specializing in 21st century pieces, performs works by Dan Visconti, Andy Akiho and others. Play!
Beautiful, modern classical guitar, Brazilian and more with pieces by the guitarist, Jose Fernandez Bardesio. Play!
Mari Samuelsen and her brother Hakon have commissioned new works from Scandinavian composers. These are minimalist, quiet works. Play!
Acclaimed pianist Jarrett performs his own works, more classical than jazz, but a melding of the two.
Keening, droning solo cello pieces, and interesting in their own abstract way. Play! All composed prior to 1974.
Ethereal, abstract, Impressionistic solo piano pieces. Play!
Romantic, bravura solo piano pieces, yet modern in sound. Play!
Impressionistic piano pieces, some improvisations with a mix of works by the pianist and others. Play most!
Cello and piano works by these Romantic, and Impressionist French composers. Play!
Very interesting contemporary, abstract string quartets, lots of sound changes. Play!
Modern pieces by Lecuona, Farinas and Alen–sprightly, gracious and lilting. Play!
Inspired by myths, electro-acoustic with robotic instruments. Mostly quiet with slow starts.
Very emotive and ethereal, contemporary works for strings with piano or clarinet. Trk 6 is more forceful. Sample due to length. Play!
Abstract, contemporary works for flute & harp by Italian composers. Play!
Two versions of each piece, usually one with piano, the other with alto sax & harp or strings & accordion. Minimalist, nice!
Really interesting, varied pieces for a variety of instruments, all contemporary. Play!
Beautiful Impressionistic piano pieces, some very well known. Play!
Pieces for or transcribed for mandolin quartet by a Neapolitan composer from the early 1900’s. Beautiful ethnic string pieces–you can here similarities in music from Latin America.
Scelsi’s frequently abstract works predate avant-garde, so surprisingly on this disc, there are some highly lyrical pieces for violin, cello and piano. Play!
A mix of pieces, classical, avant, discordant, to more lyrical and playful. Some with harpsichord.
Fairly abstract pieces for cello & piano, some discordant, others more mellow