Tag Archives: BIS
The “diversion” or divertimento genre of classical music, Romantic, modern & contemporary examples by different composers. Fun!
Modern and contemporary works for solo winds or strings, otherworldly, meandering, abstract and mostly lyrical.
Finnish modern/avant composer–strong orchestral works, play most!
Contemporary, abstract solo guitar with electronics, varied and excellent!
Contemporary works for trombone and orchestra–varied, nice!
Abstract solo piano pieces from 1920’s to 1940’s–remarkably modern and forward in sound. Play!
Modern string trios, intense and busy to quiet and gracious.
Works by Nordic composers all modern and abstract except for Norgard’s Pastorale from Babette’s Feast–sweet! The title references mythical arctic winds that affect witches. Play most!
Very abstract pieces ranging from droning to staccato, an interesting variable mix of pieces for solo cello (trk 1 very slow start), ensemble, orchestra and piano.
Both raucous and sweet, modern works for flute and orchestra.
Modern works for eagle recorder + strings. Play!
Contemporary, somewhat intense pieces with accordion, trumpet, or sax. Play most!
Superb works with the unusual instrument of sax in folk compositions, jazzy/classical yet building on and changing folk bases. Play all
Fairly dark, intemse and expressive works for orchestra with interesting instrumental solos. Beware abrupt stops between interludes.
Japanese composer who is known for using Western and Japanese instruments and forms and computer in his pieces. this disc has long, ambient and lyrical works for piano and computer/and or Nambu bell, Myochin hibashi, Kabuki Orgel. Play or sample most!
Finnish composer Aho is known for his orchestral works, not for piano. This CD shows his range–“19 Preludes” sounds very Classical, despite having been composed in the 60’s. Other pieces are definitely modern, gracious, lilting to strong. Play!
Mostly Chinese composers works’ ranging from lyrical and delicate to strident. All contemporary.
An “etude” is defined as being a focused technical exercise either for the performer or composer, typically for piano. These pieces demonstrate the variety of etudes over time. Play!
Pieces for clarinet and orchestra or wind ensemble. Dark, but also light, abstract. Rehnquist’s and Crusell’s especially nice.
Clearly in the forefront of mixing classical with traditional Brazilian rhythms, these guitar and piano pieces are lovely. Play!
A collection of trombone and piano pieces covering different eras. New works are brassier, less lyrical.
Large and lovely collection of wind works evoking the seasons, mostly modern & contemporary, French, German, American,Latin American. Play!
Impressionistic, some jazz elements, from Tomasi, Jolivet, Planel, and Desenclos. Nice!