Author Archives: laima1

Hannah Lash–Filigree

Jack Quartet performs these very abstract, plucking to flowing works. Trk 8 fairly dissonant.

Prisma 2–Contemporary Concertos and Works for Orchestra

All 2018 works for orchestra, varying, play most!

John Zorn–Cat O’ Nine Tails

As is the norm for Zorn, dissonance, cacophony vs silence and lyricism.

Robert Erickson–Duo, Fives, Quintet, Trio

Interesting, abstract works for winds, strings, and piano. Play!

Erika Fox–Paths

Abrupt rhythmic changes, staccato beats, with various instrumental combinations. Sample longer pieces.

Soli for Tuba, Zheng, Horn, with Percussion

The McCormick Percussion Group performs abstract, varying works with varied instrumental combinations. Those with zheng are particularly nice!

Jose Ferrer– Complete Guitar Duets

Romantic guitar duets for classical guitar, Hispanic and Italianate in tone.

Max Giteck Duykers–Folding Music

Abstract pieces for “pierrot ensemble + perussion (flute, violin, cello,  viola, clarinet) and combos. thereof. Sample!

Joseph T. Spaniola–Escapade

Wind works for brass wind symphony, strings–varying from band like to lyrical. Play!

Oboe Rarities–Original Works for Oboe and Piano

Classical/Romantic era works. Nice!

Andrew Anderson–Piano Quartets 1 & 2

With echoes of Romanticism, contemporary, beautiful quartets. Play!

Morton Feldman–for Bunita Marcus

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!

Will Healy & Shouthouse–Cityscapes

A mix of pieces with classical/avant/jazz/electronic and rap voice, inspired by New York City.

Robert Morris–Violin and Piano Duos

Three contemporary, long works, with abrupt note shifts, silences, abstract but not dissonant. Sample!

Donnacha Dennehy–The Last Hotel

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.

Herbert Howells–Chamber Music

Influenced by the French Impressionist composers, these are elegant, modern pieces, with English folk elements. Play!

Sergei Rachmaninov–Piano Trios

Elegies by Suk, Grieg and Rachmaninov, gracious, lovely, Romantic.

Arctic Sonata

Pieces  for solo guitar by 11 varying composers, modern, abstract, lyrical or abrupt. Play!

Daniel Wohl–Etat

Electroacoustic works with a nice variety of instruments, varied rhythms.

Rebecka Sofia Ahvenniemi–Tacit-Citation

Fairly abstract works for electronics, fixed media, voice and/or instruments. Instrumentals interesting.

Daniel Ott–Falling Pieces

Two contemporary pieces for two pianos, one originally for a ballet, the other an exploration of chords and  interruptions. Very short, quiet. Play!

The Guitar

A mix of Baroque and modern works/transcriptions. Play most!

David Loeb–Violin with an Asian Soul

Here the violin remarkably imitates sounds of the shakuhachi, nokhan and Balian scales. Play!

Forgotten Romantics

As title says, overlooked Romantic composers, pieces for clarinet. Lovely!