Tag Archives: Piano

The French Album

Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio plays French pieces from the Classical, Romantic periods to modern, mostly well-known.

Up, Down, Top, Bottom, Strange Charm–Cobalt Duo

Contemporary piano works ranging from lyrical to dissonant.

Latin–Piano Music for Four Hands from South America

By South American, Spanish and American composers, tangos in the Latin style, from late 1800’s to early 1900’s. Play!

Latin American Music for 2 Pianos

Lush, romantic, modern tangos and waltzes, including works by Copland and Bolcom.

Homage to Godowsky

Romantic, lush works for piano, from the early to mid 1800’s, by many composers less well-known.

Nocturnes and Lullabies

Some of these are fairly tense and strident for piano nocturnes, all contemporary and interesting!

Kancheli–33 Miniatures

Works by Kancheli, Altunyan and Tsintsadze, demonstrating “simple piano” pieces, some with cello. Play!

Doorways–Half-Remembered Music

Comparing and contrasting works for solo piano, demonstrating that while composers seek to create new music, they also look to the past. Play!

Northern Lights–Finnish Favorites

Gracious, Romantic with folk elements, all fairly short solo piano pieces from early 20th century. Play!

Brahmsiana–Music By and Inspired by Brahms

Gracious, elegant works by Brahms and by contemporary composers emulating his style. Play!

The Etudes Project–Vol. 1 Iceberg

Varying interesting mix of piano studies and mostly contemporary/modern, intense to lyrical. Play!

Revolution

David Kadouch performs pieces by Dussek,  Beethoven, Chopin and Janacek amongst others, in pieces covering musical eras.

Dance–Through the Centuries

Per the title, works for piano from Baroque to modern era, some well-known.

Bridges

Moving through eras, Romantic to modern, lots of Latin American composers! Play!

Great Pianists as Composers

Known as pianists (Schnabel, Lipatti and Gould) and one each of their compositions from 1930’s to 1940’s. Varying and interesting. Play!

Arboles de Vidrio–Musica Contemporanea para Piano

Interesting, mostly lyrical, contemporary Mexican solo piano pieces. Nice!

Colour and Light–20th Century British Piano Music

British works, modern, either lyrical or abstract, and most very short. Play!

Direct Contact

Solo piano pieces by varied composers, all modern/contemporary. Excellent!

Beyond the Traveler

From 20th century Arkansas composers, solo piano works that vary greatly in style an\

Poetry of Places

Nadia Shpachenko continues her pianistic explorations with new works about particular places and their traits. Some strident and abstract, others lyrical. Play!

Shift

Mostly, quiet, lyrical solo piano pieces by contemporary composers, including Libby Larsen, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Ingrid Stolzel. Play!

Citizen–Solo Piano

Bruce Levingston performs pieces from different musical eras, all exploring humanity and emotions. Play!

Mountains–the “lost Australian recording”

Pianist John McCabe selected these varied pieces by Australian and American composers for an EMI Sydney 1985  cassette recording that was eventually “lost” when the studio closed. Recently found in excellent quality, here it is, with some jazz, some classical, and some  impressionism. Play!

Garlands for Steven Stucky

In Memorium for Steven Stucky, short  solo piano pieces by many composers, varied.

Boundless–American Works for Solo Piano

All contemporary works with highly varying styles–play!