Chamber Works

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.
Bettina Beigelbeck & Busch Kollegium Karlsruhe - Schelb: Chamber Works (2017)

Bettina Beigelbeck & Busch Kollegium Karlsruhe - Schelb: Chamber Works
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:37 min | 283 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

The Karlsruhe-based Josef Schelb (1894-1977) is one of the better-kept secrets of twentieth-century German music. His output was substantial: he lost most of his early music in a bombing raid in 1942, but as if to make up for lost time wrote some 150 more works after that. These four, for clarinet in various chamber combinations, show his music emerging from the influence of Hindemith and Berg. They have a freewheeling energy, contrapuntal command and rhythmic charge of its own often animated by a touch of devilish humour.
Hinrich Alpers - Rudi Stephan: Chamber Works and Songs (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Hinrich Alpers - Rudi Stephan: Chamber Works and Songs (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 94:00 minutes | 867 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The rediscovery of an outstanding composer, Rudi Stephan, who was born in Worms in 1887 and who is now almost completely forgotten. But Stephan, who died in 1915 in the First World War, left a body of works that is definitely worth rediscovering.

VA - Schumann: Chamber Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 6, 2017
VA - Schumann: Chamber Works (2017)

VA - Schumann: Chamber Works
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:04 min | 250 MB
Label: Edelweiss Emission | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

We are proud to announce the release of a new set of recordings entitled Schumann: Chamber Works by the renowned pianist Daniel Levy, dedicated to the composer Robert Schumann. The recordings are a new series that gather together chamber music with piano which Daniel Levy has devoted himself to studying throughout his life and career as a musician.
Animare Ensemble, Heath Quartet & Berkeley Ensemble - Raftery: Chamber Works (2017)

Animare Ensemble, Heath Quartet & Berkeley Ensemble - Raftery: Chamber Works
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 66:05 min | 253 MB
Label: Metier | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

Kevin Raftery is an American composer who has been working in the UK since 1989, and also plays bassoon and sings contemporary vocal music. His work is thoroughly modern, without classical limitations, but is also in turn lyrical, tuneful, dramatic and serene, giving ppeal to more than just fans of modernist music. In fact this is top-class post-modern work. While the Quartet and Quintet are formal works, the Pleasantries suite is full of wit, based on figure of speech expressions.
V.A. - Mozart: 250th Anniversary Edition - Chamber Works (16CDs, 2005)

V.A. - Mozart: 250th Anniversary Edition - Chamber Works (16CDs, 2005)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,51 Gb
Label: Warner Classics

The performances of the music here are excellent, but the whole package matters, and it does not disappoint. The set comes in a good sturdy box. The 16 CDs are in similar study slipcases, with beautiful artwork on the front. There and full track listings and artist info on each one, so no rummaging in the booklet to find what is on the discs.

VA - Schumann: Chamber Works (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at May 3, 2017
VA - Schumann: Chamber Works (2017)

VA - Schumann: Chamber Works (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:08:14 | 161 MB
Label: Edelweiss Emission | Release Year: 2017

We are proud to announce the release of a new set of recordings entitled Schumann: Chamber Works by the renowned pianist Daniel Levy, dedicated to the composer Robert Schumann. The recordings are a new series that gather together chamber music with piano which Daniel Levy has devoted himself to studying throughout his life and career as a musician.
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.