Author Archives: laima1
Varied, contemporary works for symphony, solos or duos. Play most!
Expressive contemporary works for strings with piano and/or clarinet.
Ranging from strong vs. lyrical, abstract pieces for percussion, string ensemble, winds. Play!
Strong, vibrant string quartets, all modern
Modern and contemporary works for solo winds or strings, otherworldly, meandering, abstract and mostly lyrical.
Subtitled “Sky Games from the Mayan Cycle’”, these are pieces inspired by the composer’s Mayan studies, and quest for Mayan music. Abstract, some eeriness, with percussion, organ, piano or harpsichord.
French composers linking impressionism, mysticism and modernism. Boulez’ more abstract.
Pieces probably written for children or to invoke childhood—impressionistic, lovely!
Armenian & American works for piano, many recognizable and popular, by Khatchaturian, Gershwin and Levant.
Carillon bells & other instruments making really interesting and different sounds. No church bells ringing here! Play!
Modern works, varying rhythmically for double bass, strings and some clarinet. Laura Karpman’s inspired by Jaco Pastorius. Play!
Music for winds & piano, from mostly older recordings, so some sound tinny. Sextets to duos with various combinations of instruments. Play!
A collection of solo cello works from Baroque to contemporary. Nice mix of European/Great Britain traditionals and compositions.
Afro-British violinist/composer born in 1875, these are gracious string quartets influenced by Brahms & Dvorak, with piano. Play!
Varied works inspired by people helping each and the ensemble musicians helping each other–for strings, vibraphone, percussion, trumpet and others.
Modern, gracious works for clarinet & chamber orchestra by Copland, Bernstein & Rozsa. Excellent!
Highly varying works–loud and squeaky to melodic. Play most!
Very interesting, varied instruments, abstract, over a period of 50 yrs. Play!
A rewrite of Brahms op 105–jazzy, with drums and violin duo.
Highly lyrical, mostly slow pieces for strings and piano. Play!
Abstract, slow works for strings and winds–interesting!
Gracious works, from Baroque to modern.
Percussion works (mostly drums) and accompaniment. Play!
A highly varied collections of pieces–lyrical to soundscapes, for strings, winds and electronics.
Abstract works, mostly intense but not all, for strings and piano, one with guitar.