05 Chamber Works II

Dvorak - Chamber Works II (2013) (Guarneri Trio Prague & Panocha String Quartet) (7CD Box Set)

Dvorak - Chamber Works II (2013) (Guarneri Trio Prague & Panocha String Quartet) (7CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1873 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1147 mb
Classical, Romantic | Label: Supraphon - SU 4138-2 /

This second volume of miscellaneous chamber works contains all of the music that is not a formal quartet, quintet, or sextet. In includes the piano trios, the wonderful Terzetto for two violins and viola, works for solo instrument and piano, pieces for piano four-hands, and all of those little, undefinable works, some of which (such as the Bagatelles for two violins, cello, and harmonium) are magnificent.

Ensemble MidtVest - Gade: Chamber Works, Vol. 2 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 10, 2017
Ensemble MidtVest - Gade: Chamber Works, Vol. 2 (2016)

Ensemble MidtVest - Gade: Chamber Works, Vol. 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 55:01 min | 255 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

Composer Niels Gade ( 1817-1890) is considered to be the most influential Danish musician of his time. He was also a successful teacher, conductor, violinist, and organist. This release is the second volume in the exploration of Gade’s chamber music, and includes his String Quartet in E minor with extra movements, the first movement of a Piano Trio in B-flat major, and Scherzo in C sharp minor for Piano Quintet. “Even in the intricate texture the individual voices remain transparent; the focus on what is essential is more important than everything experimental. The MidtVest ensemble relies on flowing lines, not on leaden ritardandi, on well-rounded formulations instead of roughly delineated blocks.” (FonoForum of Vol. 1).
Quatuor Van Kuijk, Alphonse Cemin & Kate Lindsey - Debussy, Ravel & Chausson: Chamber Works (2017) [24/96]

Quatuor Van Kuijk, Alphonse Cemin & Kate Lindsey - Debussy, Ravel & Chausson: Chamber Works (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:53 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The first album of the quartet founded by Nicolas Van Kuijk, a programme of Mozart, was awarded a ‘Choc de Classica’ and ‘Diapason Découverte’.

The Nash Ensemble - Camille Saint-Saens: Chamber Works (2005)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 9, 2017
The Nash Ensemble - Camille Saint-Saens: Chamber Works (2005)

The Nash Ensemble - Camille Saint-Saens: Chamber Works (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 133:44 | 512 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA 67431-32

This generous double disc survey of Saint-Saens' chamber music offers the listener over two hours of unalloyed pleasure and contains a judicious selection of works for various ensembles that range across his career - indeed the three sonatas for bassoon, clarinet and oboe respectively are very late pieces and were part of an intended series of such works for each member of the standard woodwind family, a project only curtailed by the composer's death in 1921.
Quatuor Van Kuijk, Alphonse Cemin & Kate Lindsey - Debussy, Ravel & Chausson: Chamber Works (2017)

Quatuor Van Kuijk, Alphonse Cemin & Kate Lindsey - Debussy, Ravel & Chausson: Chamber Works
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:53 min | 294 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

The first album of the quartet founded by Nicolas Van Kuijk, a programme of Mozart, was awarded a ‘Choc de Classica’ and ‘Diapason Découverte’.

David Thor Jonsson - Improvised Piano Works II (2015)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Nov. 16, 2017
David Thor Jonsson - Improvised Piano Works II (2015)

David Thor Jonsson - Improvised Piano Works II (2015)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 48:26 min | 116 Mb (5% Rec.)
Piano, Improvisations, Modern Classical | Label: Radio Bongo

In the fall of 2011 David Thor Jonsson recorded a session and a solo concert at Telus Studio in The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada – the heart of the Canadian Rockies. These recordings have come to be Piano Improvisations II. In and around Banff are magical places. They are ancient, huge, quiet; some are sacred. Being surrounded by the enormity of the Rockies makes one feel very small, and prone to wander off for many hours, gazing at the endless beauty and power. Lake Minnewanka's name translates to "Water of the Spirits" from the Dakotan Siouan language of Nakoda. Aboriginal people long inhabited areas around Lake Minnewanka, as early as 10,000 years ago. You can still feel the spirits there… Some of this music is a dedication to that invisible power of human energy. This is the second album in the solo piano improv series.
Meta4 & Pia Freund - Kaija Saariaho: Chamber Works for Strings, Vol. 2 (2016)

Meta4 & Pia Freund - Kaija Saariaho: Chamber Works for Strings, Vol. 2 (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 221.60 Mb | 60:04 | Scans included
Classical | Country: USA | Label: Ondine (ODE 1242-2)

Ondine releases the long-awaited second instalment of Kaija Saariaho's (b. 1958) chamber works with the award-winning Meta4 string quartet. The recording also includes three chamber music songs together with soprano Pia Freund. Kaija Saariaho (b. 1958) is one of the most important Finnish contemporary composers. She is equally known for her operas, the oratorio La Passion de Simone, orchestral works and concertos and also for rich small-scale works. Saariaho's instrumental style is particularly richly manifested in her works for strings, where she makes use of a variety of playing techniques.
Ewa Andruszkiewicz, Dariusz Wołczyk, Mirosław Makowski & Rafał A. Łuszczewski - Polish Chamber Works (2017)

Ewa Andruszkiewicz, Dariusz Wołczyk, Mirosław Makowski & Rafał A. Łuszczewski - Polish Chamber Works (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:57:46 | 134 MB
Label: DUX

The year 2017 is the 800th anniversary of the city of Krakow. This creates an excellent and unique opportunity for a new generation to enjoy themselves and take price in the place where they live. This release celebrates Krakow composers and musicians alike. Performing works by Jozef Elsner and Emauel Kania are Ewa Andrusziewicz, Dariusz Wolczyk, Miroslaw Makowski and Rafal A. Luszczewski.
Tokyo Metropolitan SO, Hiroshi Wakasugi - Toru Takemitsu, Orchestral Works II: Gemeaux; Dream/Window; Spirit Garden (1995)

Toru Takemitsu - Orchestral Works II: Gémeaux; Dream/Window; Spirit Garden (1995)
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; Hiroshi Wakasugi, Ryusuke Numajiri
Masashi Honma, oboe; Christian Lindberg, trombone

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Classical, Contemporaty | Label: Denon | # CO-78944 | Time: 00:59:52

"Gemeaux" (1971-1986) is one of Takemitsu's grandest works in terms of musical arc, scoring and length of gestation. It is written for two orchestras with two conductors, and with solo trombone at one orchestra and solo oboe at the other. As half of it was written during Takemitsu's "modernist apogee" of the turn of the '70s, we find a host of extended techniques, and at one point the soloists even speak through the mouthpieces of their instruments. As the other half of the work belongs to Takemitsu's late period, we find a successful of elegant self-contained gestures, his musical "gardens". The synthesis of two creative periods, however, makes for a piece singular in its impact in Takemitsu's oeuvre.
Ensemble Les Amis Shanghai & Han Quartet - Daqun Jia: Chamber Works, Vol. 2 (2016)

Ensemble Les Amis Shanghai & Han Quartet - Daqun Jia: Chamber Works, Vol. 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:36 min | 288 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

One of China’s leading contemporary composers, Jia Daqun has often drawn on the traditional music of his native country. Flavour of Bashu derives its themes from Sichuan opera with its astringency, rhythmic uncertainty and distinctive piquancy. The Prospect of Coloured Desert is one of his best-loved works, composed for Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project. Counterpoint of Times is a chamber concerto of fascinating complexity, whilst the String Quartet has been enriched with folk tunes and vivid performing techniques.