Tag Archives: Brilliant Classics

Andrea Padova Plays Lo Muscio

Abstract, Impressionistic piano pieces, some jazzy, some “interpretations” of well-known works.

Dileramando Reis–Guitar Music

Lovely guitar pieces, modern, Brazilian. Play!

Johann Kaspar Mertz–Fantasias for Solo Guitar

Following the piano styles of Chopin and Mendelssohn, lovely Classical works.

Gerhard & Mompou–Complete Music for Solo Guitar

Either brusque or very quiet and lovely, works by Gerhard, Mompou and Pujol. Play most!

Valentin Silvestrov…Touching the Memory…

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 […]

Music for Mandora

The mandora, similar to a lute, in these Baroque and modern pieces. Nice!

A Tribute to Teresa de Rogatis

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.

Music for Flute and Guitar

Varied composers, mostly contemporary, one modern with works for guitar & flute or solo guitar, lyrical, staccato, plucking, lots of quiet, slow, ambience. Play!

French Music for String Orchestra

Romantic era to modern, lyrical to abstract. Nice variety!

Leo Brouwer–Hika and the Young Composer

These are modern, abstract, classical guitar pieces, rhythmic shifts. Play most!

Paul Hindemith–4 Sonatas for Viola Solo

Abstract, somewhat intense viola solos. Play!

Music for Bassoon and Piano

Modern works for bassoon, piano and flute by various composers–Dutilleux, Tansman, Boutry, Saint-Saens and others.

Toru Takemitsu–Complete Music for Solo Guitar

A mix of originals (CD 1  beautiful!) with transcriptions of popular songs (CD 2).

Stefano Casarini–24 Etudes for Guitar

Modern etudes for guitar, gracious, elegant, lyrical. Play!

Andre Jolivet–Complete Chamber Music with Piano

A varied collection of pieces ranging from Impressionistic, abstract to Romantic even a bit avant. Play!

Darius Milhaud–Chamber Music

Impressionistic pieces for clarinet/piano or strings. Play!

Giacinto Scelsi–Music for Solo Cello

Keening, droning solo cello pieces, and interesting in their own abstract way. Play! All composed prior to 1974.

Raffaele Calace–Music for Mandolin Quartet

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.

Philip Glass–Complete Piano Etudes

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.

Giovanni Francesco Giuliani–Nocturnes for Clarinet and Harp

Romantic pieces. The largo pieces are especially lovely!

Nikolai Kapustin–Complete Music for Cello & Piano

Despite jazz being prohibited in the Soviet Union early in his career, Kapustin  has always solidly fused classical and jazz. Beautiful!

Mario Pilati– Chamber Music for Violin & Piano, Cello & Piano

Surprisingly modern  sounding pieces, with some jazz elements, based on typical folk and classical styles. Play!

Paul Hindemith–Complete Chamber Music for Clarinet

Nice, modern works for clarinet and accompaniment (strings and/or piano). Play!

Russian Guitar Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Four CDs of great music from early 1900’s to today. Nice!

Guitar Vibes

Modern, abstract,  guitar + string quartets by Brouwer, Sierra, Pujol, and Maier. Play most!