A Round-Up Review – Underground Classical Music.

I’m a big fan of classical music, however it doesn’t seem to get the credit it deserves in the modern world, with many people considering the genre to be boring. I think they are lots of brilliant classical based artists out there – some of them can be found below.

Review by Jane Howkins

Photo by Fog Chaser

Fog Chaser – Foreign Morning.

Fog Chaser is a musician from Oregon, USA, who creates beautiful classical pieces with an ambient feel to them. Foreign Morning is his latest release, with the track having a gorgeous piano arpeggio as its opening theme. The arpeggios continue through the song, providing the main instrumentation for the piece – as the track continues other elements such as strings and even birdsong can be heard, fitting the themes of the track nicely. Check out Fog Chaser’s social media pages below for more info!

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Maesto Antonio Erbino – Fantaisie Improptu.

Maesto Antonio Erbino is an American composer who now resides in the Mediterranean, with his music having something of a jazzy, European feel to it, alongside the classical elements. This makes it sound a little different from most other classical pieces – Fantaisie Improptu is defined by the pretty piano melody running through it, which has elements of both jazz and classical music. Maestro is clearly very technically proficient at the piano and this shows through perfectly on the post – you can find his website here.

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Walter Mmari – Emotional Skies.

Emotional Skies is a new release from South African composer and musician Walter Mmari – the track is a little different to some of the other songs here in that it also has an ambient/electronic feel to it. It’s quite an understated piece of music and sounds rather slow at first, but stick with it and you will be rewarded. It sounds rather dark at first, but the song soon blossoms into a wealth of beauty, marked in part by the sparse piano.

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Mark Sutton – Velvetine.

Mark Sutton is a Dorset-based musician who creates thought provoking pieces of music in his home studio – Velvetine is his latest release. This song consists largely of a beautiful piano melody – it reminded me of the main piece from the film The Piano at times, but it is definitely it’s own piece of music. There’s a nostalgic feel to the track and I also felt there was a bittersweet vibe to it, making it sound even more haunting. This is perhaps my favourite piece of all the tracks here.

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Pietro Pittari – Hymn To Nikkal.

Hymn To Nikkal is a new piece from Pietro Pittari which has not been formerly released yet. Pietro is a classically trained pianist who has trained and performed as a concert pianist in Italy and Germany, showing just how talented he is. Hymn To Nikkal is a piano piece that sounds absolutely stunning – it shows Pietro to be very technically proficient on the piano and it has a beautiful quality to it which is displayed well in the dynamics of the piece.

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Dainis Tenis – Momentum II.

Momentum II is a beautiful piece of music from Dainis Tenis, a pianist and composer who is based in Latvia. Dainis sometimes incorporates electronic elements and synths into his music, but Momentum II is all classical. It consists largely of a pretty piano melody that increases in both volume and tension as the piece progresses, making it sound very haunting. The ending of the track is the most impressive bit, resulting in a large crescendo. The track will be released at the beginning of December.

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