Tag Archives: Orchid Classics


Modern cello works with piano, by Ligeti & Shostakovich, Romantic pieces by Brahms. Nice!

A Clarinet in America

Modern, gracious works for clarinet & chamber orchestra by Copland, Bernstein & Rozsa. Excellent!

Corigliano, Caravassilis, Siegel–Guitar Concertos

Contemporary works, longish, for guitar and orchestra. Caravassilis’ pieces particularly nice!

Howard Skempton–Preludes and Fugues

Gracious, modern, very short pieces (58!) for solo piano.

Direct Message–20th & 21st Century Works for Trumpet and Piano

Nice mix of modern (post  1900) pieces. Play most!


Nice mix of pieces transcribed for sax, piano and/or harp, from different eras and geography. Play!

Gabriela Montero and Sergei Rachmaninov

Pianist and composer Gabriela Montero here performs pieces by Rachmaninov with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and her own improvisations and Ex-Patria. Play!

Stravinsky, Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky

Very evocative performances  by Mythos Accordion Duo of well-known Russian works by bayan (“the most advanced form of Russian accordion” per liner notes). Play most!