Chamber Works 1992 2009

Dong-Suk Kang, Yvan Chiffoleau, Olivier Gardon - Charles-Valentin Alkan: The Chamber Music (1992) Reissue 2008

Charles-Valentin Alkan - The Chamber Music (1992) Reissue 2008
Dong-Suk Kang, violin; Yvan Chiffoleau, cello; Olivier Gardon, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Timpani | # 1C1139 | Time: 01:14:09

Alkan was counted in Busoni's pantheon of five romantics alongside Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms. Brahms and Schumann are the references in the euphoric Grand Duo Concertant - nothing short of a 20 or so minute Sonata in three turbulent movements. This is a work of diving romance and if Alkan had stopped in the style of the first movement then we would have been able to 'place' Alkan. Instead we get a second movement that clamours in bass heavy capering for all the world like a picture of a Black Sabbath. As if to make ‘amends’ the finale is back to the helter-skelter tumble of vivacity we find in the first movement. This euphoria carries over into the Cello Sonata which is in four classically well-tailored movements. Alkan's originality or eccentricity (take your pick) returns for the Adagio which is part sentimental and part affecting. This perhaps offers a parallel with Joseph Holbrooke's chamber works in which sublime ideas and treatment suddenly find themselves up against kitsch music hall ditties. A wild saltarello with grand manner Hungarian gestures from the piano round out the picture.

Ferruccio Busoni - Claudius Tanski - Piano Works (1992)  Music

Posted by luckburz at Jan. 11, 2014
Ferruccio Busoni - Claudius Tanski - Piano Works (1992)

Ferruccio Busoni - Claudius Tanski - Piano Works
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 180 MB | Full Artwork: 174 | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG, NDR # MDG L 3436 | Country/Year: Germany 1992
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

Busoni (1 April 1866 – 27 July 1924) was an Italian composer, pianist, editor, writer, piano and composition teacher, and conductor. Most of Busoni's works are for the piano. Busoni's music is typically contrapuntally complex, with several melodic lines unwinding at once. Although his music is never entirely atonal in the Schoenbergian sense, his mature works, beginning with the Elegies, are often in indeterminate key…
Fenwick Smith, Randall Hodkinson - Schulhoff, Schoenberg: Chamber works (2009)

Fenwick Smith, Randall Hodgkinson - Schulhoff, Schoenberg: Chamber works (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 258 MB | +cover, booklet
Classical | 01:06:02

The repertoire in this recording features two innovative jewish composers - Erwin Schulhoff and Arnold Schoenberg - who persued widely differing musical styles - and who met very different fates. The three pieces performed here were completed by August 1924 and March 1927. They are not particularly Jewish in style, but are rather more reflective of the era in which they were written. Smith and Hodkinson here perform Schulhoff’s Flute Sonata and Concertino. The instrumentation of the Concertino is unique: flute doubling piccolo, viola and contrabass and the result is a fine rustic work, described by Schulhoff as "Moravian seller of shepherds’ flutes in the streets of Prague."These two rarely performed works are coupled with the rarely recorded transcription of Schoenberg’s Sonata for Wind Quintet, Op 26 by Felix Greissle. The Quintet was Schoenberg’s first strict twelve-tone composition. Fenwick Smith corresonded with Greissle when preparing the Sonata for performance and recording.
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.