Category Classical

Zvonomir Nagy–Liquescence

Ambient, slow pieces with silences and someĀ  nice acoustics! Advertisements

Hauschka–Gunpowder

TV Soundtrack for the HBO series about religious persecution in Britain, written as a Western–ominous, droning, tense pieces for prepared piano and other instruments and electronics.

Rosewood

Beautiful Brazilian pieces for oboe, guitar and other instruments, modern and contemporary. Play!

Robert Morris–Rippling

Two long, electroacoustic pieces with water sounds and voice. Sample.

David del Tredici–Mandango –Piano Works Vol. 2

Mostly lovely solo piano pieces, contemporary. Title track celebrates LGBT community.

Laura Schwendinger–Quartets

The JACK Quartet performs these interesting, abstract, somewhat intense pieces, some with voice of poetry/essays.

Frank Martin–Music for Winds

Winds + percussion + piano, mostly gracious, one Swiss march.

Matteo Liberatore–Solos

Acoustic guitar with tools, odd sounds emanating, few chords. One piece recognizable as guitar!

Reflections on the Firebird

Longish pieces for string ensemble, mostly quiet, performed by the Bechtler Ensemble. Nice!

Salvador Brotons–The Complete Works for Flute Vol. 2

Contemporary and abstract works for flute and woodwinds. Play!

Third Coast Percussion–Paddle to the Sea

Contemporary and traditional songs about water, including one of their own. Play!

Music for Harp and Piano

Mostly well-known pieces, transcribed for harp.

Shelter from the Storm

These are lovely contemporary and modern flute pieces except for Bach’s. Play!

Julius Eastman–The Zurich Concert

74 min. improvisational solo piano performance recorded in 1980. Starts quietly, builds up.

Celebrating David Geringas

Cellist performs diverse pieces including some from Lithuanian composers, his ethnic background. Play!

Robert Prester–Rapsodya

Jazz pianist performs big names in classical, and his own sonata.

Breaking Ground–Trombone Pieces

Nice mix of contemporary trombone pieces by women composers. Play!

Crossings–Flute & Guitar

Transcriptions for flute and guitar of pieces across musical eras Romantic to modern. Play!

Jean-Philippe Rameau–Les Tendres Plaintes

Transcriptions from harpsichord and piano to guitar of Rococco style Baroque era.

Kevin Kastning & Sandor Szabo–Ethereal I

Improvisations for piano, contra-stringed guitar and electric guitar. Meandering, as the title suggests, ethereal. Play!

Passages–Music for Flute & Horn

A diverse mix, modern or Romantic pieces.

Roberto Sierra–Works for Cello & Piano

Mostly intense, abstract works, some quite nice!

John Cage & Tom Johnson

Nice mix of pieces for all (or any!) instruements and one with voice counting. Johnson’s “Rational Melodies” are particularly striking. Play!

Outliers

Sybarite5, a string quartet specializing in 21st century pieces, performs works by Dan Visconti, Andy Akiho and others. Play!

Americas

Beautiful, modern classical guitar, Brazilian and more with pieces by the guitarist, Jose Fernandez Bardesio. Play!