Carter Chamber Music

Ursula Oppens, Arditti String Quartet - Elliott Carter: Chamber Music (2000)

Ursula Oppens, Arditti String Quartet - Elliott Carter: Chamber Music (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical | Label: Montaigne | # MO 782122 | Time: 01:15:58

In his 90th year, Elliott Carter is doing something few nonagenarians ever do: he's premiering a striking new string quartet, his fifth. And it's an awe-inspiring piece. The Arditti String Quartet takes up the short phrases that run with and then against one another with sureness, plucking and scraping and making their bows sing. They then delve into each of the five interludes that interrogate the quartet's six sections and play through the disparate splinters of tone and flushes of midrange color as if they were perfectly logical developments. Which they're not. Carter has again brilliantly scripted a chatter of stringed voices–à la the second quartet–that converse quickly, sometimes mournfully, but never straightforwardly. This complexity of conversation is a constant for Carter, coming sharply to light in "90+" and then in Rohan de Saram and Ursula Oppens's heaving read of the 1948 Sonata for Cello and Piano, as well as in virtually all these pieces. This is a monumental recording, extending the documented work of a lamentably underappreciated American composer.
Elliott Carter: Chamber Music [Arditti String Quartet] (1998)

Elliott Carter: Chamber Music [Arditti String Quartet] (1998)
Arditti Quartet Edition, Vol. 33

Genre: Modern Classical | 1 CD | MP3 @ 320 kbps | No Scans | 121 MB (100 Mb + 74 Mb RARs)
Publisher: Auvidis / Montaigne | Year: 1998

In his 90th year, Elliott Carter is doing something few nonagenarians ever do: he's premiering a striking new string quartet, his fifth. And it's an awe-inspiring piece. The Arditti String Quartet takes up the short phrases that run with and then against one another with sureness, plucking and scraping and making their bows sing. They then delve into each of the five interludes that interrogate the quartet's six sections and play through the disparate splinters of tone and flushes of midrange color as if they were perfectly logical developments. Which they're not.

Elliott Carter: Chamber Music  Music

Posted by coptuscantus at April 25, 2008
Elliott Carter: Chamber Music

Elliott Carter: Chamber Music
Contemporary | Apple Lossless (ALAC) | 102 MB + 68 MB + 100 MB + 94 MB
Ursula Oppens, piano; Arditti String Quartet

Some of the greatest chamber pieces by Elliott Carter, America's patriarch of modern music. Released by the superb French label Montaigne Naïve.
Seattle Chamber Music Society & James Ehnes - American Chamber Music (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Seattle Chamber Music Society & James Ehnes - American Chamber Music (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:48 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

James Ehnes and friends from the Seattle Chamber Music Society hit the road on a fascinating journey through chamber music by some of the giants of 20th-century American classical music.
NYCS, Gerard Schwarz; Paul Jacobs; Jan DeGaetani, Gilbert Kalish - Elliott Carter: The Minotaur, Piano Sonata, Two Songs (2015)

Elliott Carter: The Minotaur, Piano Sonata, Two Songs (2015)
New York Chamber Symphony, Gerard Schwarz; Paul Jacobs; Jan DeGaetani, Gilbert Kalish

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 181 Mb | Scans ~ 79 Mb | Time: 01:01:57
Genre: Classical | Label: Elektra Nonesuch | # 9 79248-2

Commissioned by George Balanchine’s Ballet Society, The Minotaur is an exploration of the neo-classical style that marked the last traditional narrative Carter composed. It is joined on this album by settings of two poems by Robert Frost and the Piano Sonata, together illuminating the composer’s oft-overlooked early works; the details of these early pieces are at once complex, immediately graspable, and immensely powerful.
Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel - Buxtehude & Pachelbel: Chamber Music (1989)

Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel - Buxtehude & Pachelbel: Chamber Music (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:09 | 368 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 427 118-2

A marvelous treatment of Pachelbel's lesser known works with a definitive performance of the all-too famous Canon. Too many interpreters of the Canon use the wrong tempo for this work, too slow and sentimental. This group does not and they have made it possible to listen to this work without gagging. They also do a wonderful job of presenting Buxtehude's chamber music. This composer is too often associated with ponderous Baroque organ music.
Alexander Kerr, Gregor Horsch, Sepp Grotenhuis - Julius Röntgen: Chamber Music (2000)

Alexander Kerr, Gregor Horsch, Sepp Grotenhuis - Julius Röntgen: Chamber Music (2000)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:10 | 252 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: NM Classics | Catalog: 92089

Julius Röntgen was born on 9 May 1855 in Leipzig, the son of Dutch violinist Engelbert Röntgen, leader of the Gewandhausorchester there, and German pianist Pauline Klengel. He started composing at an early age and took the stage with his own works in Hamburg, Dusseldorf and Leipzig as a child prodigy. At the age of fifteen he was introduced to Franz Liszt, who invited him to one of his famous soirees after he played two of his own compositions to him.

VA - A Century of Finnish Chamber Music (2002)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 28, 2018
VA - A Century of Finnish Chamber Music (2002)

VA - A Century of Finnish Chamber Music (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,47 Gb | Artwork - 85 Mb | 06:17:45
Classical | Label: Ondine

This six-disc boxed set offers a broad survey of a hundred years of Finnish chamber music, featuring more than sixty performers and twenty composers – between the late Romanticism of Toivo Kuula’s Piano Trio (1908) and the postmodernism of Veli-Matti Puumala’s String Quartet (1994). Highlights include songs by Aare Merikanto sung by Soile Isokoski, Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Rilke song cycle, sung by Marcus Ullman, and Joonas Kokkonen’s third string quartet, performed by the Sibelius Quartet.
Schnittke - Chamber Music: Piano Quintet etc. - Sarah Leonard, Capricorn, Timothy Mason (1996) {Hyperion CDA66885}

Schnittke - Chamber Music: Piano Quintet etc. - Sarah Leonard, Capricorn, Timothy Mason (1996) {Hyperion CDA66885}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 265 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 172 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 136 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1996 Hyperion Records | CDA66885
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Chamber Music

The chamber works on this recording encompass a variety of instrumental groupings and a range of moods from the humour and lightness of the Serenade to the serious magnificence of the Piano Quintet, a five-movement ‘memorial’ developing the tradition of so great a work as Shostakovich’s single-movement work for this combination. The Three Madrigals set a three-language cycle of miniature poems by Francisco Tanzer, poems which themselves encapsulates much that is distinctively Schnittke through their epigrammatic atmosphere of cryptic completeness.
Juilliard String Quartet, Christopher Oldfather - Elliott Carter: The Four String Quartets, Duo For Violin and Piano (1991) 2CD

Elliott Carter: The Four String Quartets, Duo For Violin and Piano (1991) 2CDs
Juilliard String Quartet; Christopher Oldfather, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 603 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 330 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Avant-Garde | Label: Sony Classical | # S2K 47229 | 02:16:59

These quartets are Juilliard specialties, and anyone wanting to hear this music played with a near ideal combination of virtuosity and humanity need look no further. Carter's quartets are not for the musically faint of heart: they are uncompromisingly thorny, intricate pieces that require lots of intense, dedicated listening. Very few people doubt their seriousness–or even their claims to musical greatness–but just as few people enjoy listening to them. Perhaps this spectacular set will encourage the adventurous to give them a shot. They're worth the time.