Chamber Works

Ensemble MidtVest & Danish String Quartet - Gade: Chamber Works, Vol. 3 (2017)

Ensemble MidtVest & Danish String Quartet - Gade: Chamber Works, Vol. 3
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:52 min | 304 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

“We welcome the fact that cpo has now taken up Gade’s chamber music: it is wonderfully written and does not deserve to disappear into the footnotes of music history writing. The MidVest Ensemble completely dedicates itself to Gade and on this perfectly balanced recording performs the works with an open naturalness displaying his music in a highly favorable light.” This is what FonoForum wrote in 2016 about Vol. 2 of cpo’s Gade recording series based on the new historical-critical complete edition of his works.
James Ehnes - Bartók: Chamber Works for Violin, Vol. 3 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

James Ehnes - Bartók: Chamber Works for Violin, Vol. 3 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:04 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

James Ehnes presents his third disc of chamber works by Bartók. The previous volumes have, along with his outstanding concerto disc, established his formidable reputation as a Bartók interpreter. Here Ehnes is joined by the pianist Andrew Armstrong, violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti, and Michael Collins, one of the world's leading clarinettists.
Agustín Maruri - Haydn, Rode, Giuliani & Carulli: Chamber Works Featuring Guitar (2017)

Agustín Maruri - Haydn, Rode, Giuliani & Carulli: Chamber Works Featuring Guitar
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 68:30 min | 158 MB
Label: EMEC Records | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

EMEC Recordings is proud to present world premier recordings of Ferdinando Carulli's Deux solos Op. 207 and Jacques Pierre Rode's Trio in D. Featuring performances from world renowned guitarist Agustin Maruri, this release promises to reveal hidden depths among these composers less frequently heard works. Augustin Maruri recorded his first album in 1990, and since then has recorded 23 albums both in solo and chamber music combinations. Each year he strives to discover new musical works from composers around the world, and he has played a major role in premiering various new composers’ works.
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.
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