Nils Vigeland: Piano Music (Life sketches)

"Piano Music (Life Sketches)" contains many souls of American modern music, but Vigeland also shows different paths: by listening to the recent compositions for piano one has the feeling of being distant from those...

Elements Eternal: Gryphon Trio plays Canadian composers

Even if today it is truly difficult to scandalize with certain methods, it is also true that the process of renovation of classical music might know no pause: the compositions given by Canadian composers...

GE Gan-Ru: Shangai Reminiscences

    "Shanghai Reminiscences" shows the major instrumental effort straining to reproduce a sort of imaginative autobiography in music of Ge Gan-Ru: we listen to the sound of the first lessons on the violin, the sound...

Jia Daqun: Chamber works

        Jia Daqun's music provides a delicate pleasure of listening. It shows a search for common paths between the classical Western music and traditional Chinese music: harmony, timbre and melodies can be shared in a...

Roberto Sierra: Sinfonia n. 4/Fandangos/Carnaval

"...the skill of Sierra lies in the fact that his stylistic formula is a attractive condensation of music, not rhetorical, tending to the exaltation of some timbral colors (the usual good combinations of sounds...

Ned Rorem: Piano album I/Six Friends

      ".....Between calculated joy and realism of lived experience, with a natural musical depth without any mysticism, the thumbnails of "The Piano Album I/ Six Friends", played by the talented Carolyn Enger, run precious, making...

Aaron Jay Kernis: Three Flavors/2 movements (with bells)/Superstar Etudes no. 3

In this world premiere recording, Naxos releases Kernis' compositions that develop his chamber repertory; they reflect the current interest of the composer, passing to a form of "timeless" tonal-impressionistic composition, highlighting his most productive...

Kamran Ince e la musica turca

  La Naxos pubblica in questo mese tre cd solo in download diretto del compositore turco Kamran Ince (1960) che arrichiscono il catalogo discografico finora, a dire il vero, un po’ scarno: l’artista nettamente sbilanciato...

Bright Sheng: Blazing Mirage / The Song and Dance of Tears / Colors of...

  ".....Sheng features three orchestral compositions that move in the same perspective, namely to drag you into a stylistic and geographical whirlwind, without any physical and consequential movement. The romantic strings with Mahler's charismatic smell...

Andrew Staniland: Talking down the tiger and other compositions

Andrew Staniland is among the heirs of the best Canadian electroacoustic music. He is a composer particularly stimulated by developments of the old classical composition, as well as by the new doctrines of electronics....

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