Charles L. Bestor, Composer

 
Discography
  • Orchestral Music of Charles Bestor. Albany Records. To be released 2011.
    • Symphony No. 1: "Three Ways of Looking at the Night" for orchestra
    • Requiem for tenor and orchestra
      • William Hite, tenor
    • "The Long Goodbye" for orchestra
    • Concerto fo French Horn and orchestra
      • Cayuga Chamber Orchestra
        Lanfranco Marcelletti, conductor

  • The American Evolution.  2009
    • Piano Sonata No. 2: "Thirteen Other Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" after Wallace Stevens
      • Kris Carlisle, piano

  • End of the Matter: Premieres for Trumpet. MSR Classics. CD MS1199. 2007
    • Concerto Piccolo for trumpet and electronics
      • Eric Berlin, trumpet

  • New Voices: Contemporary American Piano Music. Capstone. CD CPS-8765. 2006
    • Piano Sonata No. 2: "Thirteen Other Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" after Wallace Stevens
      • Jeffrey Jacob, piano

  • Night Thoughts and Fancies. New Music for Flute and Piano. Capstone. CD CPS-8664. 1988
    • "A Wind in the Willows" for solo flute
      • Grzegorz Olkiewicz, flute

  • Illuminations. Capstone. CD CPS-8643. 1997
    • "Of Times and Their Places" for soprano and piano
      • Paulina Stark, soprano
      • Estela Olevsky, piano
  • Shadows of Ancient Dreams. Capstone. CD CPS-8635. 1997
    • "Conversations with Myself" for clarinet and interactive electronics
      • F. Gerard Errante, clarinet
  • Music from the Setting Century. Living Artist. CD Vol.2. 1996
    • "Soliloquies" for oboe and interactive electronics
      • Fredric Cohen, oboe
  • Symphonic and Wind Music of Charles Bestor. Centaur. CD CRC2216. 1995
    • Overture to a Romantic Comedy
    • Variations for orchestra
    • In Memoriam Bill Evans
      • Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bystrik Rezucha, conductor
    • Chaconne for chamber winds
    • Three Portraits for wind octet
      • Massachusetts Wind Ensemble, Malcolm W. Rowell, conductor
  • Contemporary American Eclectic. Jeffrey Jacob, piano. New Ariel Recordings. CD AE001. 1995
    • "Stations of the Night", three blues for S
    • Five Sketches for jazz piano
  • American Society of University Composers. LP SC19. 1990
    • Variations for violin & piano duo with synthesizer
      • Julian Olevsky, violin, Estela Olevsky, piano
  • Music for Piano and Tape. Jerome Reed, piano. Capstone Records. LP CPS-8602. 1988
    • "The Second Moon of Venus"
  • The Music of Charles Bestor. Orion. LP ORS87501. 1986
    • Sonata for cello & piano
      • Leopold Teraspulsky, cello, Estela Olevsky, piano

    • "More Sort of Love Songs"
      • Estela Olevsky, piano
    • Suite from the Incidental Music for the Play "J.B."
      • Avanti Wind Quintet
    • Suite for alto saxophone & percussion
      • Lynn Klock, saxophone, Peter Tanner, percussion
  • Charles Lehrer, oboe. Orion Recordings. LP ORS82432. 1981
    • Lyric Variations for oboe and tape, with viola
  • The Contemporary Music Project. Dwight Peltzer, piano. Serenus Records. LP SRS12069. 1976
    • Piano Sonata