Tag Archives: Classical
Modern and contemporary works for solo winds or strings, otherworldly, meandering, abstract and mostly lyrical.
French composers linking impressionism, mysticism and modernism. Boulez’ more abstract.
Pieces probably written for children or to invoke childhood—impressionistic, lovely!
Modern works, varying rhythmically for double bass, strings and some clarinet. Laura Karpman’s inspired by Jaco Pastorius. Play!
Music for winds & piano, from mostly older recordings, so some sound tinny. Sextets to duos with various combinations of instruments. Play!
A collection of solo cello works from Baroque to contemporary. Nice mix of European/Great Britain traditionals and compositions.
Afro-British violinist/composer born in 1875, these are gracious string quartets influenced by Brahms & Dvorak, with piano. Play!
Modern, gracious works for clarinet & chamber orchestra by Copland, Bernstein & Rozsa. Excellent!
Very interesting, varied instruments, abstract, over a period of 50 yrs. Play!
A rewrite of Brahms op 105–jazzy, with drums and violin duo.
Highly lyrical, mostly slow pieces for strings and piano. Play!
Abstract, slow works for strings and winds–interesting!
Gracious works, from Baroque to modern.
Abstract works, mostly intense but not all, for strings and piano, one with guitar.
For orchestra and marimba/ vibraphone or other percussion, all contemporary. Excellent!
All contemporary works for solo piano and small ensemble or duos–tonal, atonal, and lyrical. Highly varied. Play!
CD1 has Takemitsu’s originals, and they are beautiful. CD2 has transcriptions of rock and show tunes amongst others, which I found not as interesting as his own pieces.
Beautiful and contemporary new lullabies with guitar. Play!
Since these are symphonies, one without breaks, they are long, but gracious. Play or sample!
The Lowell Chamber Orchestra performs Baroque pieces by Telemann & Bach, and contemporary ones by Jose Elizondo and Anthony R. Green. Nice!
Electronic interpretations/re-imaginings of pieces by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin.
A lovely collection of works from 1600 on for lute and viola da gamba, including Allman’s Little Martha! Play!
Varying works for winds and other instruments, all contemporary, with one pieces styled in the Old English rhythms and instrumentation.
Interesting, varying works for duos or ensembles. Play!
These are contemporary, all-commissioned works for harp and bass–wonderful!