Tag Archives: Ondine

Jurgis Karnavicius–String Quartets nos. 1 & 2

Gracious, Romantic quartets by Lithuanian violist/composer. Play!

Zibuokle Martinaityte–Saudade

Lithuanian composer exploring emotions, flowing long works, somewhat sad.

Tonu Korvits–You Are Light and Morning

One work to poetry of Pavese, and other instrumentals, contemporary.

Mikalojus Ciurlionis–The Sea

Prolific  Lithuanian composer known also as a painter, these are gracious, Romantic and modern works for orchestra.

Paul Hindemith–Chamber Works

From early 1920’s, modern chamber works, strong or sweet/fun, with touches of Baroque. Play!

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Kaija Saariaho–Works for Solo Cello

Contemporary pieces, some agitation and tension, play most!

Einojuhani Rautavaara–Works for Cello & Piano

Somewhat dark pieces, modern and contemporary. Play most!

Elliott Carter–Late Works

Abstract pieces for orchestra with some interesting outstanding solos especially Two Controversies and a Conversation for percussion, piano and chamber orchestra.

Kaija Saariaho–Let the Wind Speak

Eerie, surreal to intense contemporary works for flute with other instruments (harp, cello, chamber, voice). Play most!

Aulis Sallinen–Chamber Music I-VIII

Finnish composer Sallinen has been described as “Romantic” but is definitely more sharp, yet did not support the “modern” movement in the post-WWII¬† years. These are contemporary pieces for wind, cello, string quartet and/or flute, intense but very interesting.

Erkki -Sven Tuur–Symphony NO. 5 for Big Band, Electric Guitar, and Symphony Orchestra

Fairly intense new pieces. Interesting in the mix of electric guitar, symphony and big band. Nice piece for accordion and orchestra–sample due to length.

Hakola & Hosokawa–Guitar Concertos

Contemporary guitar concertos with orchestra, sample, play most!