Call it neo-classical, post-classical, or whatever you want – there's been a heck of a lot of new sounds and styles happening in the world of "serious" music – recordings that include both newly experimental work from artists who'd previously played in a more conventional mode – and other sounds from composers who finally are getting their due! This collection presents a nicely expansive overview of this great wave of music – surprisingly large in its array, but maybe linked at times by a new sense of understatement – a mode that's different than the bolder sounds of 20th Century classical, and more spacious than late century minimalism – although some of the artists here could certainly be tied to that world too. Most tracks are pulled from the Deutsche Grammophon catalog of the past decade or so – and really resonate well together, given the strength of the selection. Titles include "Clock Winder" by Hilary
Hahn and Hauschka, "Vladimir's Blues" by Max Richter, "Marmont Overture" by Chilly Gonzales, "Eclipse" by Thomas Enhco, "Schlaflied" by Sven Helbig, "432" by Joep Beving, "Signals" by Lambert, "Berlin By Overnight" by Max Richter, "Rolling" by Hans Joachim Roedelius and Arnold Kasar, "Portrait Gallery" by Luke Howard, "Letters Of A Traveller" by Olafur Arnalds, "In A Landscape" by John Cage, "Etude No 5" by Philip Glass, and "Duet" by Steve Reich.