Tag Archives: Classical

Music Close to Us

Mix of Romantic modern and contemporary clarinet pieces by Polish composers. Some really nice works here. Play! Advertisements

Jospeh Haydn–Piano Sonatas Nos. 20 & 48

Bridging the Baroque and Classical eras, these are lovely, rolling, trilling piano sonatas. Play!

Andrew Shapiro– Solo Piano Highlights

Lyrical, gentle (mostly), mininamalist and ambient piano pieces. Play!

Musica per Arpa

Gracious, elegant, solo harp pieces mostly from the 1940’s by Italian composers. Play!

J. S. Bach–Six Suites for Viola Solo

Kim Kardashian performs the classic Bach Suites for Cello, transcribed for viola. Play!

Greek Wind Quintets

Lilting, gracious, modern to contemporary pieces, play most!

On the Path to H.C. Andersen–Contemporary Danish Works for Accordion

Interesting works for accordion, almost melancholic in a way. Nice!

Vaja Azarashvili–Days Go By

Lyrical, contemporary works for cello and piano, from a Georgian composer in the Soviet Union during the 70’s and onward. Play!

Impermanence

Female chorale group Lorelei Ensemble performs works from Renaissance to contemporary, ethereal.

Trumpeter Extraordinaire–Steve Thomas

Decidedly modern, abstract trumpet pieces with accompaniment, interesting and unexpected. Play!

Paul Lombardi–Pieces of Mind & Matter

Fairly intense string duets, abstract, interesting! Sample/play!

Alberto Giurioli–4 songs

Four songs from composer Alberto Giurioli from his upcoming 2019 album, piano with computer and instruments, minimalist.

Blackbird Redux–Flute and Marimba

Nice mix of ethnic and modern works, transcribed or commissioned for flute and marimba. Play!

William Schuman–The Witch of Endor

Dark, intense pieces commissioned by Martha Graham for her dance company, composed between late 1940’s and 1965. Play most!

Antonio Ruiz-Pipo–Works with Guitar

Really interesting, varied modern classical guitar pieces, with a variety of instrumental accompaniment (strings, flute, clarinet, English horn. Play!

The John Psathas Percussion Project Vol. 1

Excellent works for drums, marimba and/or vibraphone, and one piano quintet. Play!

Great Southern Land–Australian Trumpet Music by Brendan Collins

Contemporary works for trumpet, piano and some trombone. Nice!

Hakan A. Toker–Messing Around—with the classics!

Toker re-arranges all kinds of baroque, classical  and jazz pieceswith jazzy-classical inflection. Some pieces work better than others, the more modern works in my opinion.

Crosswind

Nice combination of saxophone and flute, contemporary pieces, play!

Dennis Kam–Several Times

Pieces composed over 40 yr span, varying, intense, abstract. Play most!

Gottschalk and Cuba

100 yrs of Cuban piano music influenced by Louis Moreau Gottschalk–Creole and American. Play!

Leon Kirchner–Music for Orchestra

Fairly intense, forceful works,s, but varying rhythmically.

Hayes Biggs–When You Are Reminded by the Instruments

Widely varying works for a variety of instruments (sax, piano, strings, orchestra, steel pan) or choir.

Echoes of Bach

Mike Block’s exploration of Bach and other composer’s Bach-like pieces. Play!

Nikolai Kapustin–Complete Chamber Works for Flute

Jazz inflected , contemporary works for flute, strings and piano. Nice!