Tag Archives: Classical
Bach like you’ve probably never heard–marimba transcriptions of some of the cello suites and violin sonatas. Play!
Contemporary flute pieces–from 1975 forward with duos as the composer’s favored structure–one piece with Catalan elements. Play!
Flute-based pieces, with other instruments punctuating, abstract, moody, interesting! Play!
Varying contemporary pieces for French horn, some abstract, jarring or smooth, quiet. Play!
Lovely contemporary classical guitar pieces from 1951 forward, and one wild electric guitar piece from 1992! Play!
Pieces by Ravel, Debussy and Sluka–Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin very well-known. Sluka’s pieces gorgeous! Play!
Fun and gracious pieces from 1960 forward by various composers for wind trio (oboe, clarinet, bassoon). Play!
Chinese composer Sheng combines Chinese and Western musical styles. On this disc he explores Scandinavian folk with Appalachian and Chinese mixes. Stunning!
Holst is considered a composer evocative of the English style with its romantic tendencies, but with his own modernity added. Really interesting pieces! Play!
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!
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!
Gracious solo piano pieces with that salon sound style from the turn of the 19th to the 20th century Play most!
Nice works for solo marimba ( one with synthesizer, another with multiple instruments). All contemporary except a version of the Lord’s Prayer. Play!
Highly melodic works predominantly for harp, ambient but textured, and long. Play or sample!
Modern works for cello and violin, variable in intensity and style. Play!
Inspired by growing up in Ferguson, MO, now associated with race issues, these are memory pieces, some with Native American flute. Play!
A mix of eras and styles for flute and piano, calm to vigorous. Play!
Strident to calm piano studies. Play!
Modern, abstract pieces for a mix of instrumental duos and solos. Very nice!
Nice modern pieces for cello & guitar from S. American and Eastern Europe. Play!
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.
Interesting, contemporary, percussion pieces performed by Los Angeles Percussion Quartet. Play!
Highly lyrical pieces for piano, strings and some clarinet. Lovely and all contemporary!
A collection of contemporary, abstract, classical guitar pieces. Play most!
Romantic works for harp by Liszt and Elias Parish-Alvars–gracious. Play!