Author Archives: laima1
With different styles, and rhythms, and from various musical eras, excellent!
Radical composer with many layered polymicrotonal synthesizer. Sample.
Slavic and Chinese musical instruments in some of these pieces plus a “New England Rhapsody”–nice!
Fun, abstract and rhythmic solo clarinet works for bass, demi, B flat and E flat bass clarinets, mostly modern. Play!
Art songs from late 18th to early 19th century Spain. All very Romantic! Play!
Nadia Shpachenko continues her pianistic explorations with new works about particular places and their traits. Some strident and abstract, others lyrical. Play!
Pieces based on songs with words or not, interesting mix of cello, bassoon and piano, some well-known pieces. Play!
Classical yet electronic clarinet works, echoing, lyrical. Excellent!
Harp works from the Classical era to modern–Hindemith’s especially nice! Play!
Seeking to translate ideas into sound, these are highly abstract, intense works for a great variety of instruments and rhythms. Play!
Pieces telling the story of the Danube river, minimal, varied rhythmically as water can be. Play!
Experimental music, soundscapes with instruments/electronics, ambient and machine-like. Sample.
Beautiful Romantic and modern flute and piano pieces. Play!
From two Dutch/German composers Witte and Hutschenruyter, lovely, Romantic pieces. Play!
Ominous, droning strings, soundscapes, ambient for piano, cello and violin. Play most!
String quartets by 3 composers performed by the Dragon Quartet, from the Romantic and modern eras. Weinberg’s String Quartet No. 5 in B fl maj. particularly lovely. Play!
A mix of abstract pieces, solos, duets, trios, both strident and lyrical. Play most!
Fun, varied pieces for piano, winds, strings–some jazzy. Play most!
Modern/contemporary British works for solo guitar–short and sweet! Play!
Abstract, meandering, ambient pieces for solo piano or a mix of percussion, vibraphone, bass. Play!
Sonic and tonal explorations, intermingling, droning, expressing how sounds can be difficult to individualize, just like the color spectrum and its shades. The Dedalus Ensemble performs (elec. guitar, winds, strings, voice).
Prism Quartet performs these 7 movements, sonically expressing each day of the week, telling a story with jazzy inflections. Play!
The Prism Quartet with the Conservatory Wind Symphony Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City perform this Asian-influenced work, both lyrical and dissonant.
Very interesting percussion works (cow bell, cymbals drums, etc.)–lyrical, and delicate predominantly. Play!
One serenade each of these composers, both formal, well-known and gracious performed by the Archi di Santa Cecilia. Play!