Author Archives: laima1
These are abstract pieces by Western composers, contemporary, both lyrical and less so. Play! Advertisements
Described as electronic music for meditation. Too loud in my opinion, but each to his own. Sample.
Somber, elegant and modern pieces for solo cello by Ligeti, Sallinen, Rozsa and more. Play!
Really cool works for electric guitar, minimalist with African rhythms, spacey sounds and more! Play!
Except for Schubert’s piece, these are modern works by Ibert, Renie and Halvorsen. Nice!
Violin & cello duets are not usual–these range from gracious to forceful all modern or contemporary. Play most!
A collection of pieces for wind ensemble (Univ. of Texas) all contemporary, Ticheli’s jazzy, Mackey’s more forceful. Interesting. Sample!
Two performers, three instruments (viola, piano/percussion), highly varied collection ranging from loud, to quiet and eerie. Play most!
Quite a varied collection of works, most of them modern a few from an older era. Chihara’s are great!
Mostly improvised, some compositions, for solo and prepared piano, lyrical, quiet, except for two that are struck on the strings–nice!
Avant collection of works for bass clarinet and marimba, mostly quiet, some force–sample/play!
Mostly echoey, solo electric bass, flowing, repetitive. Nice!
Minimalist composer Johnson has composed some lovely works for performed by Just Strings and others–Rational Melodies is delightful. Trk 11 has spoken commentary by the musician.
Scelsi has composed some avant pieces for other instruments. These works are surprisingly gracious and abstract. Play!
String quartet pieces that are contemporary, yet have elements of Classical and Baroque eras. Play!
Larissa Dedova performs–a mix of known pieces with lesser known. All impressionistic, mostly lyrical and flowing, some more forceful. Play!
Guitarist Roberto Moronn Perez performs pieces composed in the 1920’s, with one in 1962. Nice–play most!
Flutist Molly Barth performs abstract pieces with some accompaniment (piano, percussion)–ranging from staccato, to flowing. Play!
Mostly contemporary vocals, storytelling style with compelling, abstract instrumental accompaniment.
Nice mix of old & contemporary trumpet pieces with piano or djembe. Play!
This disc has works from little known composers from the 1800’s. Nice, elegant, some intensity. Play!
Title says it all! Play!
A beautiful collection of mandolin and strings pieces–modern Greek, Italian, French and more! Play, play!
Abstract, plucking, droning and keening strings with lyricism peppered throughout.
Modern Czech, trios (violin, viola, piano) with a range of influences—folk, Renaissance and more. Play!