Chamber Works

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.
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.
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’.

Mozart's Music of Friends: Social Interplay in the Chamber Works  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Aug. 23, 2017
Mozart's Music of Friends: Social Interplay in the Chamber Works

Edward Klorman, "Mozart's Music of Friends: Social Interplay in the Chamber Works"
2016 | ISBN-10: 1107474663, 1107093651 | 358 pages | PDF | 30 MB
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.
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.