A Closer Listen’s Spring Music Preview 2021: Modern Composition 

Source: A Closer Listen.

This spring, a disproportionate amount of the finest albums are found in the field of Modern Composition. The emotions of a full pandemic year are reflected in an array of approaches, from solo piano to small ensemble to full orchestra. The subjects may vary ~ autism, climate change, human rights, even ghosts ~ but the tones can be applied to a variety of situations as well, demonstrating the flexibility of instrumental music. Some of these are soundtracks, and many of the others could be, under the right conditions. After listening to these albums, we realize that they have one thing in common: at the end, we’re uplifted. And that’s exactly what we need right now. We hope you enjoy our preview of the season’s slate of releases in Modern Composition!