Tag Archives: Reference Recordings

Jose Serebrier–Last Tango Before Sunrise

Modern + contemporary, varied works with percussion, flute, horns etc. Interesting!

Mason Bates–Children of Adam and Ralph Vaughn Williams–Dona Nobis Pacem

Chorale works performed by Richmond Symphony and chorus–contemporary and modern. Bates’ more intense.

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Hermitage Piano Trio performs these Romantic and early modern works.  Lovely and some well-known.

John Mackey–Asphalt Cocktail

Wind band works, some quiet, gracious, others boisterous and booming.

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!

A QSF Journey

Quartet San Francisco performs works from with traditional elements from around the world–African, Chinese, tango–most pieces written by the violinist of the group, Jeremy Cohen. Play!

Adam Schoenberg–American Symphony & Other Works

Beautiful recent works for orchestra inspired by artists, and colors. Play!

Fiona Boyes–Box & Dice

All originals, smokey vocals and excellent slide guitar! Play!

Doug MacLeod–Brand New Eyes

2011 release of this great finger pickin’ story teller, wit, intelligence and sincerity. Play!

Wine Dark Sea

A collection of pieces for wind ensemble (Univ. of Texas) all contemporary, Ticheli’s jazzy, Mackey’s more forceful. Interesting. Sample!

Andres Segovia Archive–French Composers

Guitarist Roberto Moronn Perez performs pieces composed in the 1920’s, with one in 1962.  Nice–play most!

Viva Segovia!

Roberto Moronn Perez performs modern classical guitar pieces, some abstract, others romantic–Swiss, French, Italian and English composers. Play!

Doug Macleod–Break the Chain

21st album from a wonderful blues singer/guitarist–continues the storytelling tradition of the old blues masters singing about life and experiences with wit and grace. Play!

Lloyd Jones–Doin’ What It Takes

New Orleans style blues from this singer/guitarist from Oregon. Mostly originals, a few covers. Play!

Woman at the New Piano–American Music of 2013

Contemporary pieces for solo or two pianos, lots of staccato here.