Author Archives: laima1

George Crumb– Metamorphoses (Book I)

Solo piano pieces inspired by famous paintings and “five pieces for piano”. Play most! Advertisements

Marta Brankovich–Black Swan of Piano

With some pieces by the pianist, a nice mix of modern, bravura and quiet pieces. Play most!

Ukrainian Rhapsody

As title suggests, solo and four had works for piano by Ukrainian composers–Romantic to modern. Play most!

Flare–Society of Composers, Vol. 32

A society for contemporary composers, for various instruments, interesting inspirations.

Hans Gal–Chamber Music vol. 3

Works from 3 eras of the composers life for string trio + piano–Romanticism to modern. Play most!

I Close My Eyes in Order to See

Modern works for flute and piano by American, Canadian and French composers. Play!

Convergencias

Violin with electronics, echoes,  generally abstract with some atonality. Play most!

Kevin Kastning–Ethereal II

Improvisations with electric guitar, percussion and 36 string guitar–ambient. Play!

Bela Bartok–Racines

Florent Boffard performs these varied solo piano pieces by Hungarian composer Bartok.

Siempre Vivo!

Beautiful pieces  performed by flute and guitar, by Latin American composers with traditional forms and rhythms. Play!

David Kechley–The Walbrzych Project

Orchestral works combining lyricism, stridency and force. CD 2 is especially interesting.

Notorious RBG in Song

Patrice Michaels performs (and wrote some of) these songs covering her history, events in her life, and accomplishments.

Instant Winners

All contemporary pieces for E flat clarinet, a few with piano. Nice tone!

Quadrants Vol. 2

Pedroia String Quartet performs fairly abstract pieces that vary rhythmically, play most!

Bassoon Unbounded–21st Century Music for Bassoon and Piano

A mix of contemporary bassoon pieces, avant to gracious to strident.

Christopher Trapani–Waterlines

Interesting mix of instruments (strings, voice, piano, electric guitar) and rhythms. Play!

Fantasy

Nice mix of mostly modern pieces for double bass and piano. Play!

Soft/Loud

Acoustic or electric guitar pieces from Renaissance to contemporary. Play!

Paul Hindemith–Convergent Winds

Gracious, elegant, modern works for various winds and piano.

I Play French Horn–Bob Watt and Friends

Transcriptions of a wide variety of pieces–traditional, jazz, classical. Several pieces from pianist/composer Todd Cochran.

Frank Ezra Levy–Chamber Works

Modern pieces for a variety of strings and winds, abstract and sometimes strident. Play most!

The Music of Gina Biver

Longish pieces for a nice mix of instruments including marimba, electric guitar and strings. Play/sample most!

The Breath

Modern accordion with electronics. Play!

Air–Works for Horn

Attractive horn works (solo or with piano) from classical/Romantic to contemporary eras. Includes pieces  by Hindemith, Salonen, Widmann and more. Play most!

Greg D’Alessio–Veil

These are interesting contemporary chamber pieces featuring a variety of instrumental combinations. Play or sample most!