Tag Archives: Classical

Kuniko Kato Plays Bach

Bach like you’ve probably never heard–marimba transcriptions of some of the cello suites and violin ¬†sonatas. Play!

Salvador Brotons–Complete Works for Flute Vol. 1

Contemporary flute pieces–from 1975 forward with duos as the composer’s favored structure–one piece with Catalan elements. Play!

Derek Charke–In Sonorous Falling Tones

Flute-based pieces, with other instruments punctuating, abstract, moody, interesting! Play!

Phillip Ramey–Music for French Horn

Varying contemporary pieces for French horn, some abstract, jarring or smooth, quiet. Play!

Dream Weaving–New Zealand Guitar Music Vol. 3

Lovely contemporary classical guitar pieces from 1951 forward, and one wild electric guitar piece from 1992! Play!

Impressions–Harp & Oboe Works

Pieces by Ravel, Debussy and Sluka–Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin very well-known. Sluka’s pieces gorgeous! Play!

New Discoveries

Fun and gracious pieces from 1960 forward by various composers for wind trio (oboe, clarinet, bassoon). Play!

Bright Sheng–Northern Lights

Chinese composer Sheng combines Chinese and Western musical styles. On this disc he explores Scandinavian folk with Appalachian and Chinese mixes. Stunning!

Gustav Holst–Chamber Music

Holst is considered a composer evocative of the English style with its romantic tendencies, but with his own modernity added. Really interesting pieces! Play!

International Connections Vol. 2

The Verdehr Trio (violin, piano, clarinet) commissioned or had re-arranged all of these pieces for them. Contemporary  and varying in style ( Asian, Impressionistic, Latin). Play!

Laurence Crane–6 Trios

The Ives Ensemble performs these interesting works  composed between 2008 and 2016 based in piano varying with cello, flute, strings. Abstract, not quite avant-garde. Play!

Niels W. Gade–Piano Works

Gracious solo piano pieces with that salon sound style from the turn of the 19th to the 20th century Play most!

Tiger Dance–Contemporary Marimba

Nice works for solo marimba ( one with synthesizer, another with multiple instruments). All contemporary except a version of the Lord’s Prayer. Play!

Michael Kurek–The Sea Knows

Highly melodic works predominantly for harp, ambient but textured, and long. Play or sample!

Duo Virtuoso II–Honegger, Ravel, Schulhoff

Modern works for cello and violin, variable in intensity and style. Play!

David Patterson–#Ferguson

Inspired by growing up in Ferguson, MO, now associated with race issues, these are memory pieces, some with Native American flute. Play!

Les Exquises Allegories

A mix of eras and styles for flute and piano, calm to vigorous. Play!

Debussy–Twelve Etudes

Strident to calm piano studies. Play!

Allen Brings–Chamber Works

Modern, abstract pieces for a mix of instrumental duos and solos. Very nice!

Music for Cello & Guitar

Nice modern pieces for cello & guitar from S. American and Eastern Europe. Play!

Peter Garland–The Birthday Party

Some lovely, contemporary piano pieces–the title piece dedicated to the performing pianist Aki Takahashi. Garland is considered an experimentalist composer, but these pieces are quite accessible.

Beyond

Interesting, contemporary, percussion pieces performed by Los Angeles Percussion Quartet. Play!

Alejandro Roman–Chamber Music

Highly lyrical pieces for piano, strings and some clarinet. Lovely and all contemporary!

Draw the Strings Tight

A collection of contemporary, abstract, classical guitar pieces. Play most!

Liszt of the Harp

Romantic works for harp by Liszt and Elias Parish-Alvars–gracious. Play!