Author Archives: laima1
Fun, quirky, storey-telling works for oboe and/or English Horn. Enjoy! Advertisements
A collection of pieces for solo double bass, mostly by Grenadier with versions of Gershwin, Coltrane and Muthspiel. Mostly slow, quiet. Play!
Very abstract pieces for guitar mixing plucking, tapping and other percussive sounds. One raucous piece for electric guitar aptly titled “Trash TV Trance” and other pieces including recorder/Paetzold flute. Play most!
A mix of chamber pieces, instrumental or baritone with piano, quiet. Play most!
Recognized for his rejection of Late Romanticism and exemplary of the early modern, these are piano pieces composed through his life, from elegant to powerful and strident.
Mostly piano, varied and contemporary and two other works for abstract marimba/vibraphone. Play!
Contemporary transcriptions or originals for bass saxophone and piano. Very nice!
Described in the liner notes as modern traditional, these are gracious, lyrical, predominantly slow and quiet for strings and piano, some sax and flute. Play!
Ethereal, gorgeous, sad pieces for a play and a film dealing with the Isreali/Palestinian conflict, with voice, Middle Eastern and Western instruments. Play all!
Either brusque or very quiet and lovely, works by Gerhard, Mompou and Pujol. Play most!
Nice collection of transcriptions for harmonica and piano of Baroque to modern classical and jazz works. Play!
Silvestrov is considered one of the originators of the Kiev avant-garde, and his works were not performed in 1960’s/70’s Soviet Union. He later renounced this style of composition, believing that there is no new music, just music from memories of older music. These string orchestra pieces (sometimes the orchestra is so quiet!) are contemporary, lyrical […]
Polish composers from early 1900’s to contemporary, elegant to strident works with string quartet with chamber orchestra.
Nice collection of percussive, drumming and plucking abstract pieces. Not typical.
Mr. Kastning, known for his improvisational guitar pieces with his owned multi-stringed instruments, here performs his abstract, delicate and mostly quiet works. Nice!
By Scandinavian composers, sombre, contemporary viola pieces. Excellent!
The mandora, similar to a lute, in these Baroque and modern pieces. Nice!
Romantic and elegant classical guitar pieces from an older tradition by a Neapolitan woman composer (1893-1997) who subsumed her composing talent for a dedicated teaching career.
Really nice combination of oboe and accordion (unusual), all contemporary works. Play!
Romantic era, stately works for piano trio. Play most!
Two contemporary and one baroque concerto, highly varied. Contemporary pieces are nice!
These sonatas cover all of the emotional range from rage to tranquillity. Excellent!
Varied composers, mostly contemporary, one modern with works for guitar & flute or solo guitar, lyrical, staccato, plucking, lots of quiet, slow, ambience. Play!
Romantic era to modern, lyrical to abstract. Nice variety!
Pianist John McCabe selected these varied pieces by Australian and American composers for an EMI Sydney 1985 cassette recording that was eventually “lost” when the studio closed. Recently found in excellent quality, here it is, with some jazz, some classical, and some impressionism. Play!