Tag Archives: Stradivarius
Romantic but modern works for solo harp, play!
Raffaele Putzolu & Victor Valisena perform these gracious , modern works by Piazzolla, Bettinelli and Castelnuovo -Tedesco.
Highly lyrical, mostly slow pieces for strings and piano. Play!
CD1 has Takemitsu’s originals, and they are beautiful. CD2 has transcriptions of rock and show tunes amongst others, which I found not as interesting as his own pieces.
Compositions by Montalbetti reflecting Ravel’s works–abstract, impressionistic solo piano–flowing.
Very abstract, with very slow starting, mostly quiet droning works for strings, electronics or recorder.
Works from 1907 to 1964, remarkably modern and abstract. Play!
For 6 instruments, plucking, drones, stops, lots of rhythmic changes, play most!
The John Hackett/Marco Lo Muscio Duo (organ, flute) perform a variety of works from Baroque to contemporary/rock transcriptions. Some pieces with electric guitar or saxophone.
A mix of modern/contemporary/avant pieces. Nice mix!
Transcriptions for sax and an original performed by Alberto Napolitano, works from the Baroque to contemporary. Play!
Very abstract pieces for guitar mixing plucking, tapping and other percussive sounds. One raucous piece for electric guitar aptly titled “Trash TV Trance” and other pieces including recorder/Paetzold flute. Play most!
Abstract, lovely works for marimba, including works by the performer, all composed from 1990’s on. Play!
Somewhat atonal, abstract and electronic works for varied instruments and effects. Interesting! Play!
Scelsi’s frequently abstract works predate avant-garde, so surprisingly on this disc, there are some highly lyrical pieces for violin, cello and piano. Play!
Very abstract, modern to new, primarily strident works, accessible.
Decidedly abstract works for sax, but accessible, Scelsi’s quiet.
A mix of avant-garde and Baroque pieces for recorder–nice!
Contemporary works for guitar, play most!
Surprising piano pieces that bridge classical, jazz and other modern elements. Play most!
Works for small ensemble or orchestra, highly variable rhythmically within each piece, somewhat intense. Sample.
Rarely performed piano pieces composed early or late in life–surprising bridging of classical, jazz and modern influences. Play!
Harmonica is classical music is unusual. This disc has 3 original works and some transcriptions. Play!
Interesting mix of pieces for guitar and percussion, modern and abstract. Play!
Avant-garde, minimalist pieces, some co-improvised with his son, Andrea. For piano, bassoon, clarinet, violin and combinations.