The very well-known and popular composer of repetitive notes referred to as “minimalism” (though the composer dislikes that term) performed by a pianist who has specialized in Glass’ works–etudes to relax with. Advertisements
The well-known African-American spirituals, and Americana-flavored pieces, for string quartet. Nice!
Trios for oboe, bassoon and piano, all modern to contemporary–nice sound combination!
Beautiful recent works for orchestra inspired by artists, and colors. Play!
Alternately raucous, abstract pieces half with voice, other pieces for piano playful, jazzy.
Romantic pieces. The largo pieces are especially lovely!
Fun, witty, lyrical and abstract pieces for a mix of instruments. Play!
Really interesting mix of woodwind chamber pieces, duets, trios, quartets, nice variety. Play!
Mostly elegant and gracious works for cello & piano, modern and contemporary. Play
A mix of forceful orchestral pieces with lighter ones–modern to contemporary.
Despite jazz being prohibited in the Soviet Union early in his career, Kapustin has always solidly fused classical and jazz. Beautiful!
Surprisingly modern sounding pieces, with some jazz elements, based on typical folk and classical styles. Play!
Inspired by older styles of music from the Middle East and Latin America, all modern compositions. Play!
Solo guitar works by Mertz (19th cent.) based on Verdi’s operas. Gracious!
Pieces with many influences–Americana, witty, lyrical and abstract, half of the works with voice. Play!
Emily Pinkerton and Patrick Burke team to compose pieces that combine folk/Americana storytelling with chamber ensemble. Play!
String pieces with mixed with vocals, abstract, accessible.
With explanations of the works, two pieces by Adams, Chamber Symphony and Son of Chamber Symphony–gracious, busy, repetitive.
Romantic, expansive quartets!
Comparing/contrasting Debussy’s works with Japanese composers. Debussy loved Japanese music and these composers are seeing if they can find his musical muses with these clarinet and harp pieces. Play!
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons transcribed/changed by composer Mestrovic + 3 pianos. Play!
Varied pieces for different instrumental combos + voice in some–lyrical or somewhat eerie. Sample due to length.
Hard to describe as this CD has pieces that are equally both classical, jazz and avant in both, with elements of Cuban music. Play!
Two known pieces. Carnival of the Animals has witty, short pieces. Play!
Recent works by Spanish composers, abstract, not typical guitar.