Compositions are explored on 5:4 in three contexts: focus articles, concert reviews and CD reviews. In the reviews, discussion of individual pieces may be anything from just a few words to a lengthy paragraph. Focus articles are much more in-depth, examining a work in detail, and usually include a recording of the piece taken from a radio broadcast.
The below lists summarise the compositions explored in focus articles and concert reviews (CD reviews are not currently included). Works only mentioned in passing are generally omitted from this list. Composers are listed alphabetically by surname; for the sake of conformity, Icelandic names are presented with the patronym as a surname.