Tag Archives: Brilliant Classics
Modern works composed from 1930’s to 1950’s–abstract, lyrical with tension.
Known for working with jazz greats, Towner is a devoted classical guitarist/composer. Beautiful!
Modern solo guitar by Berkeley, Scott, Britten and Walton.
Modern works for guitar by Joplin, Nazareth, Gershwin and others. Varied, jazzy and classical. Play!
Transcriptions for guitar of beautiful, minimal works. Play!
Contemporary tangos with electric guitar, ukele and bandondeon.
Modern works for wind trio, varying. Nice!
Lovely, modern works for solo guitar, nice tonal shifts.
Modern works for mandolin, with guitar, violin and/or piano, with elements of Renaissance, but not quite. Play!
5 CDs of lyrical, minimalist piano music from movies etc. Play!
Modern concertos for clarinet with orchestra, graceful to forceful. Play!
Lots of composers, a varying mix of solo cello, mostly modern, abstract. “Blues Op. 1” is fun! Play!
Surprisingly varied minimalist pieces transcribed or composed for saxophone quartet, by Reich, Glass, Nyman and Torke.
Abstract, Impressionistic piano pieces, some jazzy, some “interpretations” of well-known works.
Lovely guitar pieces, modern, Brazilian. Play!
Following the piano styles of Chopin and Mendelssohn, lovely Classical works.
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.