Tag Archives: Harmonia Mundi
Classical era, lyrical, lively works, some Romanticism.
Lovely, Romantic era solo piano pieces. Play!
A Classical era composer, in hommage to a fellow Classical composer.
The Jerusalem Quartet performs these lovely, modern string quartets with Hungarian elements. Play!
A collection of mostly French and Spanish works linked to either Picasso in life or in artworks from the 1920’s on, mostly well-known by Rodrigo, Sarasate, Stravinsky, Satie and others.
Spanish and Latin American, mostly modern transcriptions for viola and piano, by well-known composers.
Modern/abstract orchestra w/ violin–some stridence, but also quiet, very nice. Play!
Works for violin and cello, Baroque, Romantic to modern, highly varying.
Nice, modern sonatas from different eras of the composer’s life. Play!
Elegies by Suk, Grieg and Rachmaninov, gracious, lovely, Romantic.
Bridging the Baroque and Classical eras, these are lovely, rolling, trilling piano sonatas. Play!
The Jerusalem Quartet performs two string quartets, both recognizable and wonderful, by Ravel and Debussy. Play!
A very interesting mix of varying contemporary orchestral works. Play!
What beautiful music! Kalhor draws so much drama out of every note from his kamancheh (an Iranian string instrument played with a bow). The plaintive vocals of Aynur accent this drama with rich emotional tones. Notes from Gambarov’s piano fall into place quietly, brilliantly, & so meaningfully! The same can be said for the subtle […]
British oboe concertos, varying but all modern & contemporary. Play most!
The title comes from a group of compositions, naturally lyrical, plus his Piano Concerto in A min., mvt 1 well-known. Play!
Based on marimba and vibraphone, these pieces slowly become layered with horn, voice and strings in each successive section–minimalist, highly staccato, lyrical. Play!
Vivaldi’s works have been played too slowly in the past–this disc of flute concerti keeps up to speed!
Cellos sonatas and piano works. Can’t go wrong with Chopin! Valses op. 64 well-known, try other tracks instead. Play!
Well-known film composers including Randy Newman and John Williams amongst others, here compose “private” works for solo piano, many expressly for the pianist, Gloria Cheng. Play!
Sonatas for piano with various accompanying instruments (violin, horn, trumpet, althorn, trombone, violoncello), ranging from sweet to intense. Play most!
Lovely Nuevo Tango pieces, well-known, here performed with harp (!), bandoneon & violin. Play!
Rumored to have four arms, the self-taught drummer from Lagos, Nigeria (born 1940) is back with a masterful new twist. Always experimenting, here he works with the French producers The Jazzbastards & many guests. His rhythms are presented in settings ranging from Afrobeat to space jazz to psychedelia, with plenty of tasteful synthesizer & computer-generated […]
Trio Wanderer performs 2 piano trios here, impressionistic and post-impressionistic. Play most!
Well-known contemporary composer John Harbison here presents lovely string pieces, plus his versions of old American songs (Amazing Grace, We Shall Overcome, etc.) for flute, clarinet, strings and piano. “String Trio” is especially lovely. Play!