Tag Archives: Classical

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky–The Seasons Op. 37 & Album for the Young

Gracious, lovely The Seasons and fun storytelling Album for the Young. Short  piano pieces. Play! Advertisements

After the Tryst

A collection of contemporary works for sax and piano by Beamish, Nyman and others. Play most!

David Osbon–Anthems After Prometheus

Contemporary pieces for piano and violin, varying from lyrical to more strident.

Sheree Clement & Perry Goldstein–Tour de Force

Clement’s Piano Preludes composed over a period of 30 yrs with abrupt rhythm changes and abstract (nice!) and Goldstein’s one piece also attractive.

Music of Alexander Klein & Mieczyslaw Weinberg

Mostly gracious piano pieces by Klein  from early 1900’s with a lively piano sonata by Weinberg (1955). Play most!

Harvey Sollberger–The White Labyrinth

Abstract, staccato to smooth flute pieces, modern and contemporary. Play most!

Zhen Chen–On & Between–New Music for Pipa and Ensembles

In my opinion, sort of a disconcerting mix of lyrical classical “lite” with wonderful pipa music overlying by a Chinese-born composer who combines Eastern and Western elements in his works. Do play.

George Perle–Orchestral Music (1965-1987)

Perle sought a “return to tonality” in 1937 and his music is modern, abstract, not quite lyrical yet still engaging. Play all!

With All Strings Attached

Nice mix of modern oboe chamber music with strings, by Larson, Bolcom, Moravec and others. Play!

Nicole Chamberlain–Three-Nine Line

Excellent, recently composed pieces for flute, piccolo, music box, piano with lots of percussion. Play!

Amos Elekana–TRIPP

Abstract, rhythmically varying considerably, with a mix of instruments and electronics. Play most!

NEONflicker–saxophone H2/4 duo

Fun, contemporary pieces composed for sax  or saxes, duo or more. Play!

Fantasie–Music for Violin & Harp

Elegant and Romantic + modern pieces–a nice range and mix of composers. Play!

Stuart Weber–The Fifth Row

Guitar pieces and transcriptions of all kinds of music, performed in historic theaters. Play most!

John Alan Rose–Ineffable Tales

Highly varying pieces, some “Broadwayish”, trk 5 is really interesting with violin, orchestra.

Francesco di Giuseppe–Music

Sweet, gentle, lyrical classical guitar with some folk elements. Play!

Moto Bello

Trio Casals (violin, cello, piano) perform many lovely, contemporary works. Play!

American Premieres–New Music for Flute, Viola & Harp

Elegant, contemporary pieces by Libby Larsen, Stephen Paulus and others. Play!

Step Inside: New American Music for Saxophone & Percussion

Rogue Two performs as a wonderful duo of sax & percussion–all contemporary. Play!

Bruno Bettinelli–Chamber Music

Gracious modern works for various instrumental duos (guitar, voice, strings, piano). Play most!

Anna Segal–Chamber Music for Harp

Lovely, contemporary works for harp, strings and wind instruments. Play!

American Chamber Works for Flute

Romantic/Modern works by Griffes, Foote and Beach with strings and piano. Trks 9-14 may not play…

Mark G. Simon–Grecian Urn

Contemporary works for clarinet and piano, some with voice. “Tango” is wonderful!

Alan Hovhaness–Suite for Band

A mix of works for wind ensemble or solo flute, and percussion, ranging from quiet to marching.

Gregory Wanamaker–Light and Shadows, Waves and Time

Interesting mix of winds, duet or ensemble with elements of jazz, modern. Play!