Tag Archives: Deutsche Grammophon

Dustin O’Halloran–Silfur

Lyrical, minimalist piano, some with strings.

Balmorhea–The Wind

A mix of classical, New Age, and folk, for guitar and piano with other accompaniment.

Christian Loffler–Parallels

Electronic interpretations/re-imaginings of pieces by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin.

Claude Debussy–Images, Children’s Corner…

Beautiful Impressionistic piano pieces, some very well known. Play!

Water

Pianist Helene Grimaud performs solo piano pieces inspired by water, various composers, modern or contemporary.

Anoushka Shankar – Land Of Gold (Deutsche Grammophon)

A brilliant new expression of the musical genius of Ravi Shankar’s daughter, in extensive collaboration with Manu Delgado (featured on Hang & percussion), & contributions by M.I.A, Vanessa Redgrave, & others (Alev Lenz, vocs; Sanjeev Shankar, shehnai; Larry Grenadier, bass; Caroline Dale, cello, etc.). The contributions of Anoushka’s sitar are sometimes subtle but always gorgeous. […]

Max Richter– from Sleep

Works exploring the connection of the brain and music during sleep. The composer hopes these pieces will put you to sleep!With synthesizers, organ, piano, strings, some voice. Ethereal, ambient, quiet, nice!

Richard Reed Parry–Music for Heart and Breath

Arcade Fire’s Parry has ventured into the classical realm with these ambient, lyrical and minimalist pieces performed to the rhythms of each of the performers heart beats, with chord changes signaled by the string players breathing (at least in the duet–then it gets complicated!) Stunning! Play!

Aranjuez

Classic, mostly known, guitar works by Rodrigo and de Falla performed by Milos Karadaglic and London Phil.

Bryce Dessner & Johnny Greenwood

Two orchestral pieces by classically trained rockers (The National & Radiohead) who prefer to be recognized as classical musicians who later turned to rock. Dessner’s movements  dark while Greenwood’s (“There Will Be Blood”) varies rhythmically. Interesting!

Between Worlds

Mandolinist Avi Avital performs mostly recognizable transcriptions of world folk & classical, accompanied with accordion, clarinet, violin etc.

Cancion

Guitarist Milos Karadaglic performs lovely, and popular Latin American pieces (transcribed for guitar), ranging from  Besame mucho to Heitor Villa-Lobos. A commercial production, but pleasant.

In 27 Pieces, the Hilary Hahn Encores

Hahn’s encores, all reflecting her wide musical preferences in contemporary music (representing 27 composers, including Lang, Muhly, Auerbach, Rautavaara amongst others). Play!

Anoushka Shankar – Traces of You (Deutsche Grammophon)

A prodigy & 3-time Grammy nominee, Anoushka studied classical sitar under her father Ravi from the age of 9 years old. This, her 6th CD and her first since Ravi’s passing last winter, features her original compositions except for one written by the producer & pianist Nitin Sawhney. Her sitar mixes beautifully with Nitin’s piano […]