Tag Archives: ECM New Series
Works from Janacek’s Piano cycle transcribed for string orchestra, + one work each from Dvorak, Suk with text read by Brami. Gracious, Romantic works!
For guitar & strings, a collection of pieces by Snetberger, Barber, Shostakovich and Dowland. Nice!
Two works one by each composer. Hosokawa’s inspired by Mozart’s but minimalist, both works for piano + orchestra.
Composer/conductor Gourzi’s pieces are lyrical and strident, one quartet, one duet and one orchestral piece on this CD.
Ethereal, gorgeous, sad pieces for a play and a film dealing with the Isreali/Palestinian conflict, with voice, Middle Eastern and Western instruments. Play all!
Kim Kardashian performs the classic Bach Suites for Cello, transcribed for viola. Play!
Lovely transcriptions for viola and guitar of Schubert and Burgmuller works. Play!
Mostly slow, quiet works (some long) for double bass and strings. “Due Pezzi” faster. Play!
Works for violin and piano, from late Romantic to modern era, performed by Duo Gazzana. These are diverse pieces, Franck’s well-known. Play!
Modern orchestral works stand out for their style in an oppressed Estonia, where composers were expected to conform to Soviet guidelines. Play!
Beautiful, seemingly simple and short pieces for solo piano by the Armenian composer Komitas. Some folk elements. Play!
Contemporary pieces for cello and piano with Baroque elements–somber, some eeriness. Play!
Ethereal choral works by Thomas Traherne composed in the 17th century, here with saxophone quartet.
Baroque pieces performed on a tangent piano, not a harpsichord, and sounds more fluid. Play!
An interesting mix of Danish traditional pieces with originals by the quartet’s members. Nice!
Beautiful, modern chamber symphonies, lyrical yet with tension. Play!
Pianist Momo Kodama performs these lovely abstract and impressionistic pieces. Play!
Stunning new album from Monk, highly lyrical with marimba, vibraphone, harp and others, in addition to voices, flowing and wandering. Play!
Contemporary works for accordion, mostly intense, with strings. Sorensen’s sweet. Play!
A mix of instrumentals with interesting mix of instruments (strings, kannel, violoncello) and choir (both mixed and male) with accompaniment. Voice pieces tend to be subdued, some eeriness. Play!
Miranda Cuckson and Blair McMillen perform these Slavic composers’ sonatas and partitas–modern and contemporary, intense, abstract and emotive. Play or sample most!
ECM Records producer Manfred Eicher has selected works by Part for this collection. Gorgeous, spare and somber. Play! (some with choir).
Two, long, somber, ethereal and beautiful works for violin and chamber ensemble inspired by human’s ugliness and the desire for something else.
Lovely piano pieces by bandeonist Saluzzi with elements of Argentina. Play!
Keith Jarrett performs works by Barber, Bartok and his own improv piece. Jazzy embellishments, his own the best.