Tag Archives: Albany

Musical Connections

Abstract, contemporary/modern works by James Ricci and Arnold Schoenberg for solo piano, some jazz elements.

Matthew Schreibeis–Sandburg Songs

For varied instruments, these are abstract works, contemporary, lyrical yet with tension. Play!

Doug Bielmeier–Ambient Works

As the title describes, ambient, droning computer pieces with lyricism.

Clarinet Works by David Maslanka–The Red Door

Abstract works for clarinet + accompaniment, play most!

Dave Walther–Distance

For a variety of instruments, solo, duo and ensemble, lively works! Play!

dwb (driving while black)

An opera for soprano with excellent music performed by New Morse Code, about a balck mother worrying as her son reaches driving age.

New Heartbeats–Music of Robert Carl & Larry Alan Smith

Mostly lyrical, modern works for flute (some more than one), with piano. Nice!

Transformations–Kirchner, Sessions, Schoenberg

Modern and contemporary works for violin, cello & piano.

Amelia Kaplan–String Music

Expressive contemporary works for strings with piano and/or clarinet.

Joseph Fennimore–Blow

Music for winds & piano, from mostly older recordings, so some sound tinny. Sextets to duos with various combinations of instruments. Play!

American Violin Sonatas

Two American composers, Goldmark & Reinagle, from Classical to Romantic.

Godfrey Winham, Roger Sessions–Orchestral Works

Two composers, Winham was a student of Sessions, modern orchestral works, lyrical to loud and boisterous.

Gradus–Music by David Claman

A mix of works, electronic, acoustic and/or voice–varied rhythmically.

Gramercy Trio World Premieres: Schuller, Underhill, Aucoin

Abstract, contemporary works for violin/piano/cello–lyrical but also tense. Play!


Saxophonist Lynn Klock performs these mostly lyrical and contemporary pieces– piano and/or horn accompaniment. Play!

A Dramatic Journey–60 Years of Thea Musgrave’s Music for Oboe

Really interesting, abstract yet lyrical oboe pieces, some with accompaniment. Play!

Samuel Zyman–Works for Flute

Jonathan Borja performs these contemporary works for flute with accompaniment (piano, cello or flute) by the Mexican composer. Nice!

A Celebration: Chamber Music by Bernard Hoffer

Beautifully varied with horns, marimba and other instruments, nice rhythmic variation. Play!

Day & Night: Modern Flute & Piano Duos by Women Composers

Title explains the CD: mostly gracious and lively works. Play!

Ketty Nez–Double Images

Contemporary works, abstract and interesting exploring the Balkans and musical elements.

Curt Cacioppo–metamorphoses

Pieces for voice or orchestra or piano. Instrumentals varied and nice! Play!

Violins of Hope

Modern violin works performed by Niv Ashkenazi, for a project to use, restore and cherish the instruments of Holocaust musicians/composers.

French Recital Music for Bassoon and Piano

Romantic/modern works, lovely by a mix of known and less known composers.

Wind Music–Atlanta Chamber Winds

Modern to contemporary, varying in rhythms, abstract. Play!

Alan Hovhaness–Across the Ages

Combining Eastern and Western musical styles, gracious, modern works for cello/piano and one with percussion.