Tag Archives: Classical

Kind of Jazz

“Classical” Jazz as composed and popularized by Gershwin, especially, and Horovitz, Schulhoff, Bernstein and others, for clarinet and piano. PLay!

Lounge Lizards

Modern, two-piano works. Title track is multiple jazzy movements. Play!

Zoomorphs–Chamber Music with Marimba and Percussion

Fun pieces for marimba with wind band, flute or horns. Play!

Two Bridges

Really interesting, new, abstract, harp duets by Muhly, Akiho and DeSena amongst others. Play!

Parisian Inspirations

Gentle, impressionistic works for flute, some with piano by French composers. Play!

A Road to Europe–Modern Chinese Chamber Music

Lovely, contemporary chamber pieces with Asian rhythms. Play!

Baltic & Beyond

Beautiful, contemporary works for piano and violin from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Play!

Leo Ornstein–Complete Violin Sonatas

Interesting mix of  modern sonatas, lyrical to strong. Play most!

Ideogramas

Very modern, abstract flute-based pieces, variable in lyricism

Score–2Cellos

The classical crossover cello duo famous for transcribing rock works for cellos has released this album of movie music with the London Symphony Orchestra. Good if you are a fan of popular movie music.

In the Light of Ravel

Lovely, modern and abstract, yet lyrical works for harp and various accompaniment. Play!

Forever Beeler–Sonatas and Soli of Alan Beeler

Animated and mostly very short works for various instruments (vibraphone, piano, flute, violin, horns) varying rhythmically. Play!

Cras–Works for Piano Solo

Jean Cras was a career Naval officer in the French service (ending as a rear admiral). A polymath, he found time to compose. These are lyrical, interesting works.

Cello Style

A collection of modern, abstract solo cello works, including Henze, Stockhausen, Britten and Sciarrino, amongst others. Play!

Mappa Mundi

Canadian Guitar Quartet performs a collection of mostly modern, abstract pieces with one transcription of Vivaldi. Play!    

Komitas–Piano and Chamber Music

Mostly lilting and gracious works by an Armenian composer with folk elements. Play!

Russian Giants–Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Weinberg, Stravinsky

Great works for viola and piano, especially Weinberg’s! Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet  well-known.

Mieczyslav Weinberg–Chamber Symphonies

Beautiful, modern chamber symphonies, lyrical yet with tension. Play!

Debussy & Hosokawa–Point and Line

Pianist Momo Kodama performs these lovely abstract and impressionistic pieces. Play!

Bright Circle–Schubert, Brahms & Del Tredici

Lovely pieces by Schubert, Brahms and one contemporary piece by Del Tredici.

Stories for Our Time–Music for Trumpet by Women Composers

Nice collection of contemporary pieces for trumpet and piano. Some lovely pieces here!

Ruth Lomon–Shadowing

Abstract, variable pieces for piano, strings, inspired by Native Americans and New Mexico. Play!

Alla Elana Cohen–Red Lilies of Bells

A mix of instrumental and voice, more tense and edgy than quiet, interesting!

Rachmaninoff–Complete Works & Transcriptions for Violin and Piano

Lush, Romantic pieces. Play!

Of Love of You

A mix of piano pieces with piano and voice, lots of American works.