Fauré: Chamber Music, Vol. 2

Poulenc - Complete Chamber Music, Vol.2 - Alexandre Tharaud et al. (2000) {Naxos 8.553612}

Poulenc - Complete Chamber Music, Vol.2 - Alexandre Tharaud et al. (2000) {Naxos 8.553612}
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Classical / Early Modern / Early 20th Century / Chamber Music

Francis Poulenc reportedly felt uncomfortable writing for piano and strings and had harsh things to say about both the violin and cello sonatas, remarks duly parroted by critics and biographers ever since. And yet the fact remains that they are his most ambitious, lengthiest, and emotionally complex chamber works. As so often happens in these circumstances, it’s much easier to regurgitate received opinion than it is to actually listen to the music and take it on its own terms.

Carlos Chavez - Chamber Music Vol. 2 (2004)  Music

Posted by Su_Lihua at Sept. 8, 2011
Carlos Chavez - Chamber Music Vol. 2 (2004)

Carlos Chavez - Chamber Music Vol. 2 (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Complete Scans | 293 MB
Classical/20th Century | Label: Cambria | Cat.: CAMCD-8851 | RS/MU

Carlos Chávez received formal training as a pianist, but was largely self-taught as a composer. His formative years coincided with a time of intense nationalism in Mexico brought about by the end of the Mexican revolution. His investigation into Indian cultures, native folk music and dance forms were of significant influence in his music, which was characterized by a highly distinctive use of cross-rhythms, syncopation, irregular meter and colorful orchestration.

Borodin: Chamber Music - Vol 2  Music

Posted by dakszhund at Aug. 26, 2009
Borodin: Chamber Music - Vol 2

Borodin: Chamber Music - Vol 2 - The Moscow String Quartet
Classical | CD | FLAC+LOG+ CUE | NO BOOKS | COVER | 288 MB
Harmonia Mundi RUS 288142| Release Date: 1997 | Recorded 1995/1996

Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (Russian: Александр Порфирьевич Бородин) (12 November [O.S. 31 October] 1833 – 27 February [O.S. 15 February] 1887) was a Russian Romantic composer of Georgian-Russian parentage who made his living as a notable chemist. He was a member of the group of composers called The Five (or "The Mighty Handful"), who were dedicated to producing a specifically Russian kind of art music. He is best known for his symphonies, his two string quartets, and his opera Prince Igor. Music from Prince Igor and his string quartets was later adapted for the musical Kismet.
Poulenc - Complete Chamber Music, Vol.1 - Alexandre Tharaud et al. (2000) {Naxos 8.553611} [reup]

Poulenc - Complete Chamber Music, Vol.1 - Alexandre Tharaud et al. (2000) {Naxos 8.553611}
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Classical / Early Modern / Early 20th Century / Chamber Music

This excellent first volume in what promises to be a two-disc collection of Poulenc's complete chamber music offers performances that compare favorably with the best available. All of the musicians are superb, but several deserve special mention. Alexandre Tharaud plays Poulenc's piano parts with great flair, wit, and a true feeling for the music's manic shifts from raucous high spirits to nostalgia and melancholy. Since all of these works feature the piano, the importance of his contribution can't be overestimated.
Poulenc - Complete Chamber Music, Vol.5 - Alexandre Tharaud et al. (2000) {Naxos 8.553615}

Poulenc - Complete Chamber Music, Vol.5 - Alexandre Tharaud et al. (2000) {Naxos 8.553615}
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Classical / Early Modern / Early 20th Century / Chamber Music

The narrators are two gifted children, the pianist Alezandre Tharaud, whose acute playing has sparked the series. Set for narrator and small ensemble and originally improvised to please the composer's three-year old cousin, the tale of Babar the Elephant receives a charming performance from Alexandre Tharaud and friends with child narrators on this fifth instalment of Naxos's chamber-music series.
Poulenc - Complete Chamber Music, Vol.4 - Alexandre Tharaud et al. (2000) {Naxos 8.553614}

Poulenc - Complete Chamber Music, Vol.4 - Alexandre Tharaud et al. (2000) {Naxos 8.553614}
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Classical / Early Modern / Early 20th Century / Chamber Music

Naxos’ first-rate edition of Poulenc’s complete chamber music continues with this very fine collection of shorter pieces and song cycles for voice and small ensemble. Baritone Franck Leguérinel turns in a smashing performance of Le Bal masqué from its manic opening Air de bravoure to the hysterical falsetto antics in the closing Caprice. He’s equally fine in Le Bestiaire, but the cruel vocal line and harmonic acerbities of the Max Jacob songs prove less congenial, though he’s no less stylistically assured.
Poulenc - Complete Chamber Music, Vol.3 - Alexandre Tharaud et al. (2000) {Naxos 8.553613}

Poulenc - Complete Chamber Music, Vol.3 - Alexandre Tharaud et al. (2000) {Naxos 8.553613}
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Classical / Early Modern / Early 20th Century / Chamber Music

Naxos' triumphant march through Poulenc's complete chamber music continues with this latest release containing, among a host of smaller items, a smashing performance of the magnificent Sonata for Two Pianos, one of the composer's greatest large works in any medium. Alexandre Tharaud and Francis Chaplin play beautifully…hypnotically seductive in the slow introduction and third movement, while the faster music has the right rhythmic skittishness and crisp articulation. The other outstanding performance here is the Sonata for horn, trumpet, and trombone. This awkward but charming piece has seldom sounded better balanced and more natural (not to mention in tune), and it's very well recorded in a warm acoustic. The other pieces are trifles, but no less enjoyable for that. Another winner.
Poulenc - Complete Chamber Music, Vol.1 - Alexandre Tharaud et al. (2000) {Naxos 8.553611}

Poulenc - Complete Chamber Music, Vol.1 - Alexandre Tharaud et al. (2000) {Naxos 8.553611}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 208 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 134 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 67 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2000 Naxos / HNH International | 8.553611
Classical / Early Modern / Early 20th Century / Chamber Music

This excellent first volume in what promises to be a two-disc collection of Poulenc's complete chamber music offers performances that compare favorably with the best available. All of the musicians are superb, but several deserve special mention. Alexandre Tharaud plays Poulenc's piano parts with great flair, wit, and a true feeling for the music's manic shifts from raucous high spirits to nostalgia and melancholy. Since all of these works feature the piano, the importance of his contribution can't be overestimated.
Lyris Quartet, Martin Beaver & Mikhail Korzhev - Gerard Schurmann: Chamber Music, Vol. 3 (2017)

Lyris Quartet, Martin Beaver & Mikhail Korzhev - Gerard Schurmann: Chamber Music, Vol. 3
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:45 min | 326 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017

Gerard Schurmann celebrates his 93rd birthday (January 2017) with this third Toccata Classics album of his chamber music. His two piano quartets, downstream from Bartók, Shostakovich and Britten, present a wide range of moods, from broad and stately tempi topassages of driving energy and excitement. He was in his mid-seventies when he wrote Piano Quartet No. 2 but it buzzes with youthful vigour.

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).