Carter Chamber Music

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

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

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.
Maria João Pires - Complete Chamber Music Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (2016) {12CD Set}

Maria João Pires - Complete Chamber Music Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (2016) {12CD Set}
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© 2016 Deutsche Grammophon | 0289 479 5964 9
Classsical / Chamber Music / Piano

Chamber music has always formed the heart of Maria João Pires’s musicianship. Indeed, she has often commented that she is happier working with others than performing on her own. “Not sharing a stage is very difficult for me,” she once remarked (in an interview for ArtsJournal in 2012) “You are apart from the group, apart from community, apart from everything. You become different and special. And, if you become different and special, you’re alone.”
The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)

The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68094 | Time: 01:15:36

This programme features concert music by composers who also wrote film scores for Hollywood. While this was just one string to the considerable bows of Gershwin and Copland, Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman are best known for their music for Hitchcock films (Vertigo, North by Northwest, Marnie and Psycho for Herrmann; and Rebecca and The Paradine Case for Waxman). Centre stage is Gershwin’s Song-book, arranged by the composer for solo piano in order to present the songs ‘as George Gershwin plays them himself’.
Johann Melchior Molter - Nova Stravaganza / Rampe - Orchestral & Chamber Music (2004, MDG "Gold" # 341 1279-2) [RE-UP]

Johann Melchior Molter (1696-1765) - Orchestral & Chamber Music
Nova Stravaganza / Siegbert Rampe
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Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 341 1279-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2004
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

Johann Melchior Molter was a German baroque composer and violinist. (…) Molter's surviving works include an oratorio; several cantatas; over 140 symphonies, overtures, and other works for orchestra; many concertos, including some of the first clarinet concertos ever written; and many pieces of chamber music.
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.
Martinu - Ensemble Villa Musica - Chamber Music (1998, MDG "Gold" # 304 0774-3) [RE-UP]

Bohuslav Martinu - Ensemble Villa Musica - Chamber Music
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Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 304 0774-3 | Country/Year: Germany 1998
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

…Ensemble Villa Musica was founded in 1990 when a group of principal players from several of Germany's major orchestras assembled for master classes in Mainz under the state-sponsored Villa Musica foundation. The players decided to form the group with no limitations in repertory, but with a focus on neglected masterworks of the past. Most of the members retained their posts in orchestras and/or on the faculties of universities or music schools. The ensemble's leader since its founding has been clarinetist Ulf Rodenhäuser…
Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Trio Parnassus - Chamber Music (2007, MDG "Gold" # 303 1463-2) [RE-UP]

Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Chamber Music
Trio Parnassus & Matthias Wollong, violin
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Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 303 1463-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

»This recording is a true marvel!« ~Fanfare
Gideon Klein - Ensemble Villa Musica - Chamber Music (1995, MDG "Gold" / "Anthologie Deutscher Musik im Osten" # 304 0) [RE-UP]

Gideon Klein - Ensemble Villa Musica - Chamber Music
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Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" / "Anthologie Deutscher Musik im Osten" # 304 0618-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1995
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Chamber Music

“It’s good to have a disc devoted to Klein’s music in the superb performances and lifelike sonics we’ve come to expect from Ensemble Villa Musica and MDG.“ (American Record Guide)