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Arvo Pärt: ‘Fur Anna Maria’ – The Complete Piano Music / Jeroen Van Veen

As it is played here, the complete piano music of Arvo Pärt takes about two hours to perform and fits neatly on these two...

Igor Raykhelson: Orchestral Music, Vol. 3 – Piano Concerto; Cello Concerto

The two concertos dating from 2007 and 2010 on this Toccata Classics CD sound, for the most part, as though they could have been...

Philip Spratley (b.1942): Orchestral Music, Vol. 2 / Siberian SO, Dmitry Vasiliev

Despite the fact that an illustration of a piano keyboard is their logo, and the term "toccata" is most often associated with music for...

Music of Allan Gordon Bell – Gravity & Grace

Gravity and Grace from the CentreDiscs label is the first album devoted entirely to the chamber music of Canadian composer Allan Gordon Bell. I have...

Christopher Gunning: Symphony No. 5; String Quartet No. 1

There's some wonderful music here! British composer Christopher Gunning, best known for his award-winning film and television scores, has produced a substantial body of...

John Musto: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Two Concert Rags

While several important areas of music by American composer John Musto can be heard on CD, including samplings of his chamber music, opera, and...

Górecki: Works for String Orchestra / Rajski Wojciech, Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot

While there are many similarities between the music of Mikołaj Górecki and that of his father, Henryk, the younger Górecki has clearly (and in...

Ian Venables (b.1955): Complete Works for Solo Piano / Graham J. Lloyd

I've listened to this CD many times and have enjoyed it more on each successive hearing. There is much beautiful music here. When it...

Jan Van Der Roost: Sirius; Sinfonia per Orchestra; Manhattan Pictures

Belgian composer Jan Van der Roost was born in 1956 and currently teaches counterpoint and fugue at the Lemmensinstituut, the Belgian conservatory in Leuven....

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