Anouar Brahem Souvenance Music For Oud, Quartet

Anouar Brahem - Souvenance: Music for Oud, Quartet & String Orchestra (2014) [2CD] {ECM}

Anouar Brahem Souvenance: Music for Oud, Quartet & String Orchestra (2014) [2CD] {ECM}
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Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Avant-Garde Music / Middle Eastern Traditions / Oud

The music of Souvenance, by turns graceful, hypnotic, and taut and starkly dramatic, was recorded in 2014 – six years after oud-master Anouar Brahem’s last ECM album, The Astounding Eyes of Rita. “It took a long time to write this music,” he acknowledges, noting that his emotional world had been usurped by the unfolding story of political upheaval sweeping first through Tunisia then through the neighbouring countries. Extraordinary waves of change, accompanied by great hopes and fears. “I don’t claim a direct link between my compositions and the events taking place in Tunisia,” says Anouar, “but I have been deeply affected by them.”
Anouar Brahem - Souvenance (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Anouar Brahem - Souvenance (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 89:04 minutes | 1,59 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The music of Souvenance, by turns graceful, hypnotic, austere, and starkly dramatic, follows Tunisian oud-master Anouar Brahem’s last ECM album, The Astounding Eyes of Rita after a five-year gap. “It took a long time to write this music,” he acknowledges. Early plans to document the progress of the “Rita” quartet, which had grown to become a compellingly dynamic group in concert, were set aside. “I was feeling a need to attempt something new.” Then, at the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011, came the great political upheavals – accompanied by “immense fears, joys and hopes” – which began in Tunisia and swept like wildfire through the region. Fully absorbed by daily news of popular uprisings, collapsing dictatorships, insurgencies and counter-insurgencies, Brahem found his emotional world “monopolized by the political”. It was not the right moment to be writing music: “I had to wait for the pressure to fall, before I could resume work”.
Charles Ives - Leipziger Streichquartett, Schleiermacher  - Complete Music For String Quartet (2002, MDG "Gold" # 307) [RE-UP]

Charles Ives - Complete Music For String Quartet
Leipziger Streichquartett / Steffen Schleiermacher / Yeon-Hee Kwak / Ingo Goritzki
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 291 MB | Full Artwork: 122 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 307 1143-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2002
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

Charles Edward Ives (October 20, 1874 – May 19, 1954) was an American modernist composer. He is one of the first American composers of international renown, though his music was largely ignored during his life, and many of his works went unperformed for many years. Over time, he came to be regarded as an "American original". Ives combined the American popular and church-music traditions of his youth with European art music, and was among the first composers to engage in a systematic program of experimental music, with musical techniques including polytonality, polyrhythm, tone clusters, aleatoric elements, and quarter tones, foreshadowing many musical innovations of the 20th century…
New Zealand String Quartet - Asian Music for String Quartet (2012)

New Zealand String Quartet - Asian Music for String Quartet (2012)
Zhou Long · Chinary Ung · Gao Ping · Tōru Takemitsu · Tan Dun

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Genre: Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Naxos | # 8.572488 | Time: 00:58:07

This programme brings together aesthetic and musical elements of East and West. Zhou Long captures the essence of the Chinese plucked ch’in, and Cambodian aesthetics are preserved in Chinary Ung’s expressive Spiral III. Tan Dun’s Eight Colors combines the exotic timbres of Peking Opera with Second Viennese School tonalities. Gao Ping’s Bright Light and Cloud Shadows has been admired for its ‘long-breathed brush strokes’ (Washington Post). Taking its inspiration from James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, Toru Takemitsu’s beautifully crafted A Way a Lone evokes a shimmering sound world.
Charles Ives - Leipziger Streichquartett, Schleiermacher  - Complete Music For String Quartet (2002) [Repost]

Charles Ives - Complete Music For String Quartet
Leipziger Streichquartett / Steffen Schleiermacher / Yeon-Hee Kwak / Ingo Goritzki
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 291 MB | Full Artwork: 122 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 307 1143-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2002
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

Charles Edward Ives (October 20, 1874 – May 19, 1954) was an American modernist composer. He is one of the first American composers of international renown, though his music was largely ignored during his life, and many of his works went unperformed for many years. Over time, he came to be regarded as an "American original". Ives combined the American popular and church-music traditions of his youth with European art music, and was among the first composers to engage in a systematic program of experimental music, with musical techniques including polytonality, polyrhythm, tone clusters, aleatoric elements, and quarter tones, foreshadowing many musical innovations of the 20th century…
Wolf: Complete Music For String Quartet - Quartetto Prometeo (2012)

Wolf: Complete Music For String Quartet - Quartetto Prometeo (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 309 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 94166

Hugo Wolf is best known today for his extraordinary and highly popular Lieder; his small body of compositions for orchestra and chamber ensemble are, sadly, performed and recorded far less. However, the works for string quartet recorded on this disc reveal the seriousness with which Wolf approached this small-scale genre.

James MacMillan - Music for String Quartet  

Posted by tapaz9 at June 8, 2012
James MacMillan - Music for String Quartet

James MacMillan - Music for String Quartet
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 356 Mb
Label: BIS - Date: 2002

James MacMillan has produced a spate of works in various genres – symphonic, concerto, opera, theater, sacred, choral, and much else. He has achieved great success with a number of them, placing him easily among the leading Scottish composers from the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries. 1990 was a watershed time for MacMillan: that year his theatrical piece Búsqueda (1988) was introduced at the Edinburgh International Festival, and his orchestral work The Confession of Isobel Gowdie was premiered at a Proms concert, both events catapulting him to national as well as international notice. The latter opus and his percussion concerto Veni, Veni, Emmanuel are probably MacMillan's most popular large works. MacMillan's style incorporates some modernist characteristics (leftovers from his youth), but on the whole his music, with its use of Scottish folk music; his quite ……
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Sebastian Currier, Pierre Jalbert, Paul Moravec, Lowell Liebermann - Music for String Quartet (Ying Quartet)

Sebastian Currier, Pierre Jalbert, Paul Moravec, Lowell Liebermann - Music for String Quartet (Ying Quartet)
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Classical | 2010 | Sono Luminus

John Cage - Music for Percusion Quartet (1998)  

Posted by basa005 at Sept. 8, 2010
John Cage - Music for Percusion Quartet (1998)

John Cage - Music for Percusion Quartet (1998)
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Classical | col legno WWE 1CD 20015

Ives – Music for String Quartet  

Posted by p.cedric at April 24, 2008
Ives – Music for String Quartet

Ives – Music for String Quartet
Classical | 2002 | 65’51 | EAC/FLAC+CUE | Front JPG | 277 MB