Tag Archives: Classical
Fun, varied pieces for piano, winds, strings–some jazzy. Play most!
Modern/contemporary British works for solo guitar–short and sweet! Play!
Prism Quartet performs these 7 movements, sonically expressing each day of the week, telling a story with jazzy inflections. Play!
One serenade each of these composers, both formal, well-known and gracious performed by the Archi di Santa Cecilia. Play!
Mostly, quiet, lyrical solo piano pieces by contemporary composers, including Libby Larsen, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Ingrid Stolzel. Play!
Romantic, gracious pieces with a singing violin. Play!
A mix of orchestral pieces, duos and chorales, variable in style. Try the instrumentals!
Beautiful, very lyrical, quiet celesta pieces. Play all!
Highly abstract solo piano pieces exploring rhythm, tones, articulations and the expanse of the keyboard. Interesting!
One concerto each by Strauss and Grieg, neither of whom is known for chamber works. Grieg struggled with his piece.
Really interesting contemporary works for flute with piano, some oboe. Play!
Bruce Levingston performs pieces from different musical eras, all exploring humanity and emotions. Play!
Robust symphonic works about life changing and repeating (possibly in futility), recorded live. Short works for symphonies. Play!
Also a member of itsnotyouitsme, here Mr. Burhans musically expresses his grief over the deaths of friends, time lost to addictions and other life issues. Melancholic and beautiful pieces for various instruments. Play!
Singer/composer/violinist Shaw here explores the form of the string quartet, with echoes of other composers (Bach, Mozart, Ravel…) with contemporary flourishes. Play! (This CD is the first release of a collaboration with Nonesuch and New Amsterdam in releasing works of contemporary composers.)
Caitlin Sullivan performs these (mostly) solo works by contemporary composers, including Andres, Kahane, Snider and others–nice, slow and abstract. Play!
Contemporary works for clarinet and viola, an unusual combination! Play!
Delicate percussion pieces, some with spoken word/singing by the percussionist and others.
Works for and transcriptions of pieces, baroque to new for saxophone quartet, varied.
Beautiful pieces for piano trio, abstract interesting plucking and rhythmic changes–play!
As in the title, all French composers works, Impressionistic, most transcribed for saxophone from other instruments. Includes some very familiar pieces. Play most!
Abstract, solo piano pieces ranging from lyrical to strident, composed from 1920’s onward. Messiaen had no interest in having his students imitate him–he promoted their own styles. Play!
Fun, quirky, storey-telling works for oboe and/or English Horn. Enjoy!
A mix of chamber pieces, instrumental or baritone with piano, quiet. Play most!
Recognized for his rejection of Late Romanticism and exemplary of the early modern, these are piano pieces composed through his life, from elegant to powerful and strident.