05 Chamber Works II

Pat Metheny - Works II (1988) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 28, 2016
Pat Metheny - Works II (1988) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny - Works II (1988)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Fusion | Label: ECM | # 837 272-2 | Time: 00:43:35

This is a soul-stirring release performed by Pat Metheny and a plethora of friends, all great jazz musicians in their own right. Works II is a compilation of his finest work, spread out from the years 1976 to 1984. This guitarist/composer/bandleader became one of the leading names in the jazz genre during the '70s and '80s. This collection of beautifully written numbers reflects his character of good taste and the unique flavor of his graceful, even-flowing solos. Opening with "Unquity Road," Metheny is joined by the legendary Jaco Pastorius on bass and Bob Moses on drums. The soothing sweeping tones of his guitar blends in charmingly with Moses pulsating percussion and the rousing basslines of Pastorius.
Wies de Boevé - Glière, Bottesini, Jongen, Hauta-aho & Piazzolla: Chamber Works (2016)

Wies de Boevé - Glière, Bottesini, Jongen, Hauta-aho & Piazzolla: Chamber Works (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:54:07 | 124 MB
Label: Genuin / Naxos

In 2015, Wies de Boevé because the first double bassist to win Germany's National Music Competition, one of the world's most renowned instrumental competitions. Boevé played with passion and it can be heard for the first time here, on this album. With his piano partner Tomoko Takahashi, Boevé performs literature by Gliere, Bottesini Piazzolla and several others.
Veits Quintet - Ravel, Françaix, Taffanel & Ibert: Chamber Works (2016)

Veits Quintet - Ravel, Françaix, Taffanel & Ibert: Chamber Works (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:03:39 | 146 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ars Produktion

An award-winning ensemble, the Veits Quintet was awarded the first prize at the Braunschweig International Music Competition in 2013, and most recently the second prize at the International Carl Nielsen Chamber Music Competition in Copenhagen. For their first release with Ars Produktion, the group has put together a program which they believe will perfectly display their finest qualities, including works from Ravel, Francaix, Taffanel, and Ibert. Founded in 2012, The Veits Quintet has quickly become one of the most promising woodwind quintets of this generation. The performers are graduates of Universities in Munchen, Trossingen, Berlin, and London, and have individually performed alongside the finest orchestras in the world.
Vladimir Ashkenazy, European Soloists Ensemble - Igor Stravinsky: Ragtime, Chamber Works (1996)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, European Soloists Ensemble - Igor Stravinsky: Ragtime, Chamber Works (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 448 177-2 | Time: 00:59:00

The earliest piece on this disc is the delightful Pastorale, written in 1907, when Stravinsky was 25; the latest is the enigmatic Epitaphium, written 52 years later. In between come a clutch of pieces from that fascinating period of Stravinsky’s life when he was moving from Russianism to neo-classicism via jazz. The remaining two, the Octet of 1923 and the Septet of 1953, are both firmly in Stravinsky’s witty, poised neo-classical style, though the Septet is moving towards new, tougher territory. Stravinsky himself made classic recordings of these pieces in the Sixties, now reissued on CD on the Sony label. These are always electric, if sometimes a little untidy, and so closely recorded you feel the players are sitting in your lap. By that lofty benchmark this new recording measures up superbly. Tempos are just as brisk and alert as Stravinsky’s, the accents just as incisive. These qualities are combined with a beautiful soft-grained tone – a nice change from Stravinsky’s lemon-sharp sound.
Erika Raum, Dianne Werner - Music in Exile - Chamber Works by Paul Ben-Haim (2013)

Erika Raum, Dianne Werner - Music in Exile - Chamber Works by Paul Ben-Haim (2013)
X Lossless Decoder | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 314 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 188 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10769

This is Volume 1 in a new chamber series which explores the music of composers who were forced to flee Europe during the 1930s. The survey begins with works by the German-born Jewish composer Paul Ben-Haim (né Frankenburger) who immigrated to Palestine in October 1933. Ben-Haim was an accomplished pianist, conductor, choral coach, and composer who made a significant cultural contribution to his adoptive country. The list of musicians who commissioned, performed, and recorded his music includes Yehudi Menuhin, Itzhak Perlman, Menahem Pressler, and Leonard Bernstein. Among the Israeli composers he taught are Eliahu Inbal, Avraham Sternklar, Noam Sheriff, and Shulamit Ran.
Brodsky Quartet - Messages - Andrzej Panufnik: Chamber Works for Strings (2014)

Brodsky Quartet - Messages - Andrzej Panufnik: Chamber Works for Strings (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 322 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 189 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10839

2014 marks the centenary of Polish-British composer Andrzej Panufnik. Here the Brodsky Quartet joins in this year of reminiscence and celebration with Messages, a recording of works both by Andrzej and his daughter Roxanna Panufnik. String sextets begin and end the disc. In the first, Modlitwa, both father and daughter have composed sections, Roxana Panufnik having contributed to what was originally a vocal work and subsequently made this sextet arrangement. Andrzej Panufnik’s Song to the Virgin Mary also began life in a vocal setting, for a cappella chorus, and was dedicated to his wife, Camilla.
Robert Schumann - Gringolts Quartet - Chamber Works (2012) [Onyx ONYX 4087]

Robert Schumann - Gringolts Quartet - Chamber Works
5xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 1,03 GB | Full Artwork: 168 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Onyx # ONYX 4087 | Country/Year: Europe 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Chamber Music

"… it’s music that we can never know well enough, especially in revelatory performances like these. The playing thrives on a close, intense and uncannily natural ambience (all except the violin sonatas were recorded in the Lutheran Church of Saint Catherine, St. Petersburg, Russia). Philip Borg-Wheeler’s liner notes make absorbing reading." ~audiophile-audition
Mieczyslaw Weinberg - Orchestral And Chamber Works (2014) [2CDs] {ECM 2368/69] [Re-Up]

Mieczyslaw Weinberg - Orchestral And Chamber Works (2014) [2CDs] {ECM 2368/69]
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 420MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical

The music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg is finally beginning to get the hearing it has long deserved. Weinberg’s lifetime spanned the 20th century: born 1919 in Warsaw, he died 1996 in Moscow, in semi-obscurity. Along the way, his allies and supporters had included Dmitri Shostakovich, who considered him one of the great composers of the age. This double album with the Kremerata Baltica, recorded in Neuhardenberg and Lockenhaus, makes a good case for that claim. Effectively a portrait album, it begins with Weinberg’s extraordinary Violin Sonata No. 3, brilliantly performed by Gidon Kremer, and proceeds from chamber music works (the Sonatina op. 46, the Trio op. 48) to strikingly-contrasting compositions for string orchestra.

Dvorak: Chamber Works - Panocha Quartet (2008)  

Posted by peotuvave at April 2, 2014
Dvorak: Chamber Works - Panocha Quartet (2008)

Dvorak: Chamber Works - Panocha Quartet (2008)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 4 CDs | Full Scans | 1.11 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | Catalog Number: 3921

Following the extremely successful Dvorák string quartets set (SU 3815-2), the internationally renowned Panocha Quartet – celebrating this year its incredible 40th anniversary of performing in the original line-up – plays the main role in this set too. The four CDs comprise piano quartets and quintets, string quintets and a string sextet. In terms of Dvorák’s oeuvre, this selection virtually spans his entire creative lifetime, from the composition the author designated with the opus number 1 (String Quintet in A minor, B 7) to pieces from the composer’s late period.

Agnieszka Stulgińska - Chamber Works (2013)  

Posted by Piterets at April 2, 2014
Agnieszka Stulgińska - Chamber Works (2013)

Agnieszka Stulgińska - Chamber Works (2013)
Contemporary Classical, Electronic | DUX 0759 | 2013 | 49:07 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Full Scans | Various File Hosts | 215 MB
Silesian Chamber Orchestra, Przemyslaw Fiugajski (conductor), Lutoslawski Piano Duo, Warsaw Contemporary Ensemble, LUX:NM

Stulginska's (b. 1978) music, like that of a number of the latest generation of Polish composers, draws freely on the rich legacy of the sonorist Polish avant garde from previous decades, placing this multiplicity of technical resources - from prepared instruments, extended playing techniques and various systems of tuning and subdivisions of the octave, to aleatory, electronics and unorthodox instrumental combinations, all of which make an appearance on this disc - at the disposal of very directly emotional, accessible meanings and messages.