1. The Unaswered Question composed by Charles Ives, performed by Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic from the album “Symphony #2” (Deutsche Grammophon)
2-9. String Quartet No.1 “Metamorphoses Nocturnes” composed by György Ligeti, performed by Arditti Quartet from the album György Ligeti Editions, Vol. 1 (Sony Classical)
10-12. By The Vaar composed by Gavin Bryars, performed by Charlie Haden with James Judd/English Chamber Orchestra from the album “Farewell To Philosophy” (Philips)
13-16. Cello Concerto composed by Witold Lutoslawski, performed by Mstislav Rostropovich, Orchestre de Paris from the album “Dutilleux & Lutoslawski: Cello Concertos” (EMI Classics)
17-22. Six Bagatelles for String Quartet, Op. 9 composed by Anton Webern, performed by Juilliard String Quartet from the album “Webern: Complete Works, Op. 1 – Op. 31” (Sony Classical)
23. Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten composed by Arvo Pärt, performed by Dennis Russell Davies/Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra from the album “Pärt: Tabula Rasa” (ECM New Series)
This week’s list is a departure from the improvisation heavy ‘jazz’ on my previous lists. Please put this one together and listen closely. These are beautiful recordings of incredible pieces.