Author Archives: laima1
Jack Quartet performs these very abstract, plucking to flowing works. Trk 8 fairly dissonant.
All 2018 works for orchestra, varying, play most!
As is the norm for Zorn, dissonance, cacophony vs silence and lyricism.
Interesting, abstract works for winds, strings, and piano. Play!
Abrupt rhythmic changes, staccato beats, with various instrumental combinations. Sample longer pieces.
The McCormick Percussion Group performs abstract, varying works with varied instrumental combinations. Those with zheng are particularly nice!
Romantic guitar duets for classical guitar, Hispanic and Italianate in tone.
Abstract pieces for “pierrot ensemble + perussion (flute, violin, cello, viola, clarinet) and combos. thereof. Sample!
Wind works for brass wind symphony, strings–varying from band like to lyrical. Play!
Classical/Romantic era works. Nice!
With echoes of Romanticism, contemporary, beautiful quartets. Play!
With his trademark quiet, slowness, these are solo piano works that are flowing, with rhythmic changes, spaces, minimalist. Nice!
Early 20th century works for saxophone and piano, impressionistic or strong. Play!
A mix of pieces with classical/avant/jazz/electronic and rap voice, inspired by New York City.
Three contemporary, long works, with abrupt note shifts, silences, abstract but not dissonant. Sample!
A contemporary opera about an Irish woman who wants to commit suicide with the help of an English couple. Abstract music performed by the Crash Ensemble.
Influenced by the French Impressionist composers, these are elegant, modern pieces, with English folk elements. Play!
Elegies by Suk, Grieg and Rachmaninov, gracious, lovely, Romantic.
Pieces for solo guitar by 11 varying composers, modern, abstract, lyrical or abrupt. Play!
Electroacoustic works with a nice variety of instruments, varied rhythms.
Fairly abstract works for electronics, fixed media, voice and/or instruments. Instrumentals interesting.
Two contemporary pieces for two pianos, one originally for a ballet, the other an exploration of chords and interruptions. Very short, quiet. Play!
A mix of Baroque and modern works/transcriptions. Play most!
Here the violin remarkably imitates sounds of the shakuhachi, nokhan and Balian scales. Play!
As title says, overlooked Romantic composers, pieces for clarinet. Lovely!