Author Archives: laima1
The contemporary chorale group The Crossing perform these unaccompanied pieces to texts by Robert Lax.
Lovely cello duets with Chinese textures. Play!
Fun, contemporary orchestral pieces for either sax (performed by Brandford Marsalis) or bass drum. Play!
Kronos Quartet, Volti and recorded space sounds make up these pieces about life on earth, the songs of the cosmos and human disruption. Liner notes excellent. Play!
Contemporary works for orchestra and soloists–forceful, tense, abstract, not lyrical but not dissonant either. Play!
David Kadouch performs pieces by Dussek, Beethoven, Chopin and Janacek amongst others, in pieces covering musical eras.
Per the title, works for piano from Baroque to modern era, some well-known.
Beautiful, lilting or forceful works for either piano + percussion or solo piano–staccato, abstract. Nice!
For a mix of instruments (alto sax, voice, flute, clarinet, harp, guitar)–gracious, lyrical and modern. Play!
Beautiful tones from the contrabassoon, all modern/contemporary–play!
Gorgeous, quiet yet strong works evoking stillness. Excellent!
Spoken word/songs and music about indigenous populations, oppression, and the earth–jazz, Latin American and Asian elements.
From late Baroque to modern, a nice mix of pieces and transcriptions.
Modern and contemporary violin works by Chinese composers with lovely Asian elements. Play!
Early Modern solo piano with increasing abstraction over the years. Nice!
Mostly Romantic, or early modern works for flute and piano. Nice!
Songs of Little Walter or pieces he made hits–funk, blues, soul + nice harmonica!
Rocking Roots Rock with some excellent guitar, originals and covers. Play!
This young man deserves to go far–excellent songs, playing, and passion–finger picking to hard rocking. Play, play, play!
A broad mix of styles, good stories, sung well, including politics, history and love. Play!
Haitian/American composer/flutist/vocalist with classical/electronic/folk melange works. Play!
Contemporary works for saxophone and other instruments/orchestra. Mandat’s particularly interesting!
Modern/contemporary works for guitar and orchestra, somewhat intense but very interesting!
Contemporary clarinet works, meandering, lovely and varying. Play!
Lovely, quiet, ambient works for various instruments and combos by a Swedish composer. Excellent!