Author Archives: laima1

John J. Becker–Soundpieces 1-7

Considered ultra modern, radical and dissonant in the 1930’s, these are abstract works for various duos or FLUX Quartet.

Death and the Maiden

Transcriptions of works Baroque to rock, nice, performed by 12 Ensemble.

Michael G. Cunningham–Indiana Collectanea

Abstract works varying rhythmically featuring diverse instruments, from the early 1970’s. Play!

Latin–Piano Music for Four Hands from South America

By South American, Spanish and American composers, tangos in the Latin style, from late 1800’s to early 1900’s. Play!

Ryuichi Sakamoto–The Staggering Girl

21 minute sound track for a short film, ambient and flowing,  electronic instruments with city sounds added.

Latin American Music for 2 Pianos

Lush, romantic, modern tangos and waltzes, including works by Copland and Bolcom.

James Lentini–Through Time and Place

Mostly boisterous orchestral works, one for soprano, variable in rhythm. Play most!


Spanish and Latin American, mostly modern transcriptions for viola and piano, by well-known composers.

French Recital Music for Bassoon and Piano

Romantic/modern works, lovely by a mix of known and less known composers.

Andre Jolivet–Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 2

Modern works for flute with orchestra, gracious, elegant. Play!

Homage to Godowsky

Romantic, lush works for piano, from the early to mid 1800’s, by many composers less well-known.

David Felder–Les Quatres Temps Cardinaux

Sonic texts/poems of Neruda, Daumel and others, for soprano, bass, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, electronics.

Gian Francesco Malipiero–Complete Piano Music Vol. 1

Works from 1907 to 1964, remarkably modern and abstract. Play!

Diana Soh–Still, yet and again

For 6 instruments, plucking, drones, stops, lots of rhythmic changes, play most!

Paul Hindemith–Chamber Works

From early 1920’s, modern chamber works, strong or sweet/fun, with touches of Baroque. Play!

Eric Whitacre–Marimba Quartets

Lovely marimba works, both slow and fast. Play!

Nocturnes and Lullabies

Some of these are fairly tense and strident for piano nocturnes, all contemporary and interesting!

20th Century Flute Sonatas

Modern flute works demonstrating the instrument’s power and ranges. Prokofiev’s piece well-known.

Xiaogang Ye–December Chrysanthemum

Combining Western and Asian instruments/styles, beautiful  chamber works.

Cooke, Jones & Williams–Oboe Sonatas

Modern to contemporary works for oboe and piano, one by the oboist. nice!


Works by Saint-Saens, Ginastera, Debussy and others, transcribed for harp, mandolin and guitar, all modern. Play!

Svetlana Bukvich–Extension

Electronic/mixed media works inspired for contemporary dance–with voice, drones, ambient soundscapes.

Drew Whiting–In Lights Starkly Different

Ranging from loud, abrupt to lyrical, abstract works for saxophone and electronics. Play most!

Wind Music–Atlanta Chamber Winds

Modern to contemporary, varying in rhythms, abstract. Play!

Glossolalia/Lines on Black–Wet Ink Ensemble

Works by two composers who are members of Wet Ink Ensemble, Alex Mincek and Sam Pluta, highly abstract with group collaboration/improvisation for flutes, sax, piano, percussion, electronics, voice and violin. Play!