Author Archives: laima1

Guided By Voices–New Music for Baroque Cello

Elinor Frey performs a variety of new works, all interesting, especially those of Ken Ueno. Play!

William Brittelle–Spiritual America

Mix of rock, chorus, electronics and song, about America.

Yes…It’s A Thing!–New Music for Flute and Guitar

Lovely, contemporary, world premiere recordings. Play!

To A Camia–Piano Music from Romantic Manila

Gracious works from late 1800’s  on through early 1900’s. Varying rhythmic styles. Play!

David Sanford–Black Noise

Really interesting pieces, not completely lyrical yet not discordant, tensions and jazz elements, too! Matt Haimovitz on cello.

Equivocal Duration

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!

The Other Side

For symphonic wind ensemble, big sounding works yet Turnbull’s pieces surprisingly delicate. Play most!

Morton Subotnick–Vol. 4 Complete Piano Works

Varying piano pieces–some solo and lyrical, others staccato and electronic or with tape. Interesting!

Ramon Lazkano–Piano Works

Works for solo piano, multiple hands, lots of variability, some with orchestra. Play!

Forgotten Russians

Works written in the early 1900’s and now rarely performed, modern and Romantic. Play!

Jeff Morris–With Strings

Strongly electronic cello pieces–violin works range from acoustic to electronic. Play!

Nirmali Fenn– The Clash of Icicles Chamber Music

Quite a variety of rhythms, tones and instruments in very abstract works ranging from lyrical to broken and intense. Play!

Robert Martin–Four Wind Quintets

Somewhat repetitious but lyrical wind quintets–slower movements especially nice!

Discover Enrique Granados

Delicate, flowing, lyrical, solo piano pieces. Play!

James Tenney– Changes: 64 Studies for 6 Harps

Somewhat staccato, very short, and interesting abstract harp pieces. Play!

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Kaija Saariaho–Works for Solo Cello

Contemporary pieces, some agitation and tension, play most!

Solitaire–Solo Saxophone Masterpieces

Abstract, contemporary, mostly quiet works. Scelsi’s very nice!

Project W–Works by Diverse Women Composers

With different styles, and rhythms, and from various musical eras, excellent!

Peter Thoegersen–Three Pieces in Polytempic Polymicrotonality

Radical composer with many layered polymicrotonal synthesizer. Sample.

Matej Mestrovic–3 Rhapsodies for Piano and Orchestra

Slavic and Chinese musical instruments in some of these pieces plus a “New England Rhapsody”–nice!

Music for Solo Clarinet

Fun, abstract and rhythmic solo clarinet works for bass, demi, B flat and E flat bass clarinets, mostly modern. Play!

Suenos de Espana–Spanish Art Songs

Art songs from late 18th to early 19th century Spain. All very Romantic! Play!

Poetry of Places

Nadia Shpachenko continues her pianistic explorations with new works about particular places and their traits. Some strident and abstract, others lyrical. Play!

Songs Without Words

Pieces based on songs with words or not, interesting mix of cello, bassoon and piano, some well-known pieces. Play!

Anton Dressler–Livemovement

Classical yet electronic clarinet works, echoing, lyrical. Excellent!