Tag Archives: Grand Piano

Pioneers–Piano Works by Female Composers

Works from the 18th century on, by women composers with families and societal constraints.

Svein Hundsnes–Clavinatas Nos. 1-7

Somewhat intense solo piano works by a Norwegian composer, with lots of toccata and energy, abrupt changes in rhythm, contemporary.

Sandor Balassa–Complete Piano Music Vol. 2

Modern to contemporary very short piano pieces, sweet and lively.

Nikoghayos Tigranian– Armenian Folk Dances

Solo piano pieces from the turn of the last century,  intense vs lyrical, from one of the first Armenian folk music collectors/composers. Play!

Piano Cubano

Modern pieces by Lecuona, Farinas and Alen–sprightly, gracious and lilting. Play!

Vitezslava Kapralova–Complete Piano Music

Czech composer, pieces vary from intense to gently. Play!

Komitas–Piano and Chamber Music

Mostly lilting and gracious works by an Armenian composer with folk elements. Play!

Alexander Arutiunian–Complete Piano Works

Sweet and forceful modern piano pieces.

Henrique Oswald–Piano Works

Gracious, impressionistic piano pieces. Play!

Alexander Mosolov–Complete Works for Solo Piano

Considered a Russian avant-garde composer, these are “constructivist” works, while they were allowed to be performed in the 1920’s. Dissonant, forceful. Adagios more accessible.

Philip Glass–Glassworlds Vol. 3–Metamorphosis

Works from film and theater works to solo works, all with that Glass repetition. Play!

Mili Alekeseyevich Balakirev– Complete Piano Works Vol. 1

Gracious, flowing, Romantic works for solo piano. Play!

Benjamin Godard–Piano Works Vol. 1

Gracious, elegant, “pre-impressionistic” solo piano works. Play!

Philip Glass–Glassworlds Vol. 2

His complete etudes ranging from suprisingly intense to lyrical. Play!

Tanya Ekanayaka–Reinventions

Mostly bravura, flowing, piano pieces with lots of tempi changes in each. Trk 5 is the quietest.

Philip Glass–Glassworlds Vol. 1

With his signature percussive, and lyrical layering on the piano, one new recording composed in 2003 and some older pieces and transcriptions. Play!

Gustave Samazeuilh–Complete Piano Works

A composer unknown to me, his parent’s were friends with many Impressionist composers and he himself was a close friend of Ravel’s–lovely, lyrical works. Play all!