Tag Archives: Brilliant Classics
Either brusque or very quiet and lovely, works by Gerhard, Mompou and Pujol. Play most!
Silvestrov is considered one of the originators of the Kiev avant-garde, and his works were not performed in 1960’s/70’s Soviet Union. He later renounced this style of composition, believing that there is no new music, just music from memories of older music. These string orchestra pieces (sometimes the orchestra is so quiet!) are contemporary, lyrical […]
The mandora, similar to a lute, in these Baroque and modern pieces. Nice!
Romantic and elegant classical guitar pieces from an older tradition by a Neapolitan woman composer (1893-1997) who subsumed her composing talent for a dedicated teaching career.
Varied composers, mostly contemporary, one modern with works for guitar & flute or solo guitar, lyrical, staccato, plucking, lots of quiet, slow, ambience. Play!
Romantic era to modern, lyrical to abstract. Nice variety!
These are modern, abstract, classical guitar pieces, rhythmic shifts. Play most!
Abstract, somewhat intense viola solos. Play!
Modern works for bassoon, piano and flute by various composers–Dutilleux, Tansman, Boutry, Saint-Saens and others.
A mix of originals (CD 1 beautiful!) with transcriptions of popular songs (CD 2).
Modern etudes for guitar, gracious, elegant, lyrical. Play!
A varied collection of pieces ranging from Impressionistic, abstract to Romantic even a bit avant. Play!
Impressionistic pieces for clarinet/piano or strings. Play!
Keening, droning solo cello pieces, and interesting in their own abstract way. Play! All composed prior to 1974.
Pieces for or transcribed for mandolin quartet by a Neapolitan composer from the early 1900’s. Beautiful ethnic string pieces–you can here similarities in music from Latin America.
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.
Romantic pieces. The largo pieces are especially lovely!
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!
Nice, modern works for clarinet and accompaniment (strings and/or piano). Play!
Four CDs of great music from early 1900’s to today. Nice!
Modern, abstract, guitar + string quartets by Brouwer, Sierra, Pujol, and Maier. Play most!
Interesting mix of modern sonatas, lyrical to strong. Play most!
If you like Philip Glass’ piano, you will probably like these lyrical, minimalist pieces. Play!
Lovely, Neo-Classical works. Play!