Author Archives: laima1
Lovely, evocative works for a variety of instruments, inspired by his world-wide treks. Environmental sounds, voices in addition to instruments. Play!
Romantic yet modern works for string quartet. Play!
Composed between 1960 and 1970, cello solos here transcribed for violin–tense, keening, emotional.
Trumpet + string quartet, modern/contemporary, varying. Nice!
Lovely guitar pieces, modern, Brazilian. Play!
Four contemporary composers, quiet or staccato or loud. All pieces very different.
Nice orchestral works, some fairly short, clarinet concerto particularly nice!
All contemporary solo guitar pieces. Nice!
Smooth, ambient, mostly sax forward pieces, occasional strings, vocals. Play!
Solo piano pieces, mostly minimalist, quiet works by two composers. Nice!
Fiddles, Indian strings, percussion works with Indian, Middle Eastern, and Irish folk elements. Play!
Contemporary works for clarinet, violin, piano and cello, solos, duos or all, either languid or staccato. Interesting!
Contemporary string pieces, trk 2 like a modern Bach–wide range of string sounds. Play!
Very gracious modern string quartets and a trio by a Swiss composer. Very nice!
Meandering, improvised pieces for drums, electronics, trombone, guitar. Pieces are varied, some more electronic/avant than others. Play!
Violin and piano duos by 3 composers, early 20th century plus one modern. Bax’s particularly nice!
British works, modern, either lyrical or abstract, and most very short. Play!
Contemporary and modernized traditional sounding guitar, with some, I thought somewhat marred by electronic orchestra.
Known and lovely solo piano pieces, Romantic!
Electro/acoustic pieces, minimal, lyrical, all inspired by the people and places of NE England. Nice!
Three pieces for amplified large ensemble, rhythmically varying. Play/sample!
Solo piano pieces by varied composers, all modern/contemporary. Excellent!
Very lyrical, classical and jazzy contemporary solo harp pieces. Nice!
Contemporary string pieces mixing classical and abstract, one with like rap, varied works.
Solo piano pieces from the turn of the last century, intense vs lyrical, from one of the first Armenian folk music collectors/composers. Play!