Tag Archives: Classical

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons transcribed/changed by composer Mestrovic + 3 pianos. Play! Advertisements

Saint-Saens–Organ Symphony & Carnival of of the Animals

Two known pieces. Carnival of the Animals has witty,  short pieces. Play!

21st Century Spanish Guitar Vol. 3

Recent works by Spanish composers, abstract, not typical guitar.

Paul Hindemith–Works for Saxophone

Quite a mix of varied pieces–original works and transcriptions for sax quartet–abstract, lyrical. Play!

West Meets East

These are abstract pieces by Western composers, contemporary, both lyrical and less so. Play!

Afierossis–Solo Cello

Somber, elegant and modern pieces for solo cello by Ligeti, Sallinen, Rozsa and more. Play!

Trios for Violin, Harp & Cello

Except for Schubert’s piece, these are modern works by Ibert, Renie and Halvorsen. Nice!

En Voyage–Music for Violin & Cello

Violin & cello duets are not usual–these range from gracious to forceful all modern or contemporary. Play most!

Wine Dark Sea

A collection of pieces for wind ensemble (Univ. of Texas) all contemporary, Ticheli’s jazzy, Mackey’s more forceful. Interesting. Sample!

Mille Morte–Recital Pieces for Bassoon and Piano

Quite a varied collection of works, most of them modern a few from an older era. Chihara’s are great!

Stefano Battaglia–Pelagos

Mostly improvised, some compositions, for solo and prepared piano, lyrical, quiet, except for two that are struck on the strings–nice!

Giacinto Scelsi–Piano Works

Scelsi has composed some avant pieces for other instruments. These works are surprisingly gracious and abstract. Play!

Stanley Grill–At the Center of All Things

String quartet pieces that are contemporary, yet have elements of Classical and Baroque eras. Play!

Maurice Ravel–Complete Solo Piano Works

Larissa Dedova performs–a mix of known pieces with lesser known. All impressionistic, mostly lyrical and flowing, some more forceful. Play!

Andres Segovia Archive–French Composers

Guitarist Roberto Moronn Perez performs pieces composed in the 1920’s, with one in 1962.  Nice–play most!

Charles Wuorinen, Vol. 3

Mostly contemporary vocals, storytelling style with compelling, abstract instrumental accompaniment.

Inner Voice

Nice mix of old & contemporary trumpet pieces with piano  or djembe. Play!

Sonatas & Nocturnes–19th Century Gems for Bassoon & Piano

This disc has works from little known composers from the 1800’s. Nice, elegant, some intensity. Play!

Romantic Music for Harp

Title says it all! Play!

Serenata Passacaglia

A beautiful collection of mandolin and strings pieces–modern Greek, Italian, French and more! Play, play!

Dorothy Hindman–Tightly Wound (Music for Strings)

Abstract, plucking, droning and keening strings with lyricism peppered throughout.

Bohuslav Martinu–Chamber Music

Modern Czech, trios (violin, viola, piano) with a range of influences—folk, Renaissance and more. Play!

Leonard Bernstein–Complete Solo Works for Piano

Lots of short (really short) pieces. CD 1 for life events. CD 2 a mix of theater and other pieces. Abstract, lyrical.

Anatalojius Senderovas– Music for Strings

Contemporary, lyrical (mostly), abstract. A few sections intense. Play most!

Home–Works for Solo Harp

Elizabeth Hainen performs predominantly recognizable works transcribed for harp (Debussy, Bach, Couperin, Handel amongst others)–I found the more modern pieces more interesting (Glass, Sting, Grandjany). All lovely.