Copland Hindemith

Amar Quartet - Hindemith: Complete String Quartets (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 18, 2017
Amar Quartet - Hindemith: Complete String Quartets (2017)

Amar Quartet - Hindemith: Complete String Quartets
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 201:15 min | 463 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

From the bracing dynamism of the ealrier quartets to the technical sophistication of the later works, Paul Hindemith's seven String Quartets include some of his supreme chamber music masterpieces and form one of the 20th century's greatest quartet cycles. The award-winning Amar Quartet is named after Hindemith's own eminent ensemble of the 1920's, and their acclaimed performances explore and express every aspect of the composer's passion and intellectual rigor in this genre. ClassicsToday.com considers these recordings "outstanding…an endless source of pleasure…there is little doubt that this will become the reference edition in this music."
Alexander Melnikov - Hindemith: Sonatas… (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alexander Melnikov - Hindemith: Sonatas… (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:01 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Hindemith composed more than 30 sonatas for the most diverse instruments – all of which he was capable of playing himself! This fascinating selection of works written between 1935 (when he became persona non grata in Nazi Germany) and 1948 (the brilliant Cello Sonata for Piatigorsky) is played by some of today’s finest soloists, with the guiding spirit of Alexander Melnikov at the piano.
London Winds - Music for Winds: Janáček, Nielsen, Barber, Hindemith, Ligeti (2015)

London Winds - Music for Winds: Janáček, Nielsen, Barber, Hindemith, Ligeti (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 80:13 | 294 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10876

The ensemble London Winds, praised by BBC Music for its 'technical accomplishment, expressive commitment and warmth of timbre', presents in this recording great twentieth-century works for winds. It features music by Hindemith, Nielsen, and Janáček, and, from the next generation, Barber and Ligeti. Although not equally prolific (Kleine Kammermusik is Hindemith's single contribution to that genre while winds are generally more prominence in Nielsen's music), all these composers brought the wind repertoire back to prominence, after a quiet period of more than a century. The music is full of playfulness and European folk colours.
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic & David Alan Miller - Corigliano, Torke, Copland: Orchestral Works (2016)

National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic & David Alan Miller - Corigliano, Torke, Copland: Orchestral Works
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, booklet | 73:52 min | 328 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

This is the first recording for Naxos by the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, which is composed of elite conservatory students from across the United States and abroad. The chosen works reflect the richness and variety of the American repertoire. A work of immense poignancy and power, John Corigliano’s Symphony No.1 is a commemoration of friends of the composer who died during the 1980s and ’90s. Michael Torke’s Bright Blue Music evokes rich lyricism couched in the composer’s favorite key of D major. The suite from Copland’s Appalachian Spring is one of the great, quintessential American works.

Alexander Melnikov - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for... (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 30, 2016
Alexander Melnikov - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for... (2015)

Alexander Melnikov - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for… (2015)
feat. Isabelle Faust, violin; Alexander Rudin, violoncello; Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet
Teunis van der Zwart, althorn; Gérard Costes, trombone

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC905271 | Time: 01:11:08

Hindemith composed more than 30 sonatas for the most diverse instruments – all of which he was capable of playing himself! This fascinating selection of works written between 1935 (when he became persona non grata in Nazi Germany) and 1948 (the brilliant Cello Sonata for Piatigorsky) is played by some of today’s finest soloists, with the guiding spirit of Alexander Melnikov at the piano. How often does one hear a sonata for Althorn? Especially one published along with a poem by the composer?
Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)

Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67929 | Time: 01:14:08

An all-too-rare new recording from Polyphony and Stephen Layton presents highlights from the choral repertoire by four twentieth-century American giants: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Randall Thompson. Framed by Thompson’s understated favourites Alleluia and Fare Well, the programme includes Bernstein’s Missa brevis, Copland’s early set of four motets, and—of course—Barber’s inimitable Agnus Dei.
The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)

The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
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’.
Paul Hindemith - Ensemble Villa Musica - Complete Sonatas Vol. 7 (1997, MDG "Gold" # 304 0697-2) [RE-UP]

Paul Hindemith - Ensemble Villa Musica - Complete Sonatas Vol. 7
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 233 MB | Full Artwork: 106 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 304 0697-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1997
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"…If this imaginative mix of tenor/bass sonatas, rather than an all-cello recital, at first seems curious it works well in practice. Those already in possession of the rival accounts listed above may not want to duplicate these works further, though I would rate the present offering most highly; for those coming new to these works, start here." ~Grammophone
Paul Hindemith - Ensemble Villa Musica - Complete Sonatas Vol. 1 (1997, MDG "Gold" # 304 0691-2) [RE-UP]

Paul Hindemith - Ensemble Villa Musica - Complete Sonatas Vol. 1
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 248 MB | Full Artwork: 106 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 304 0691-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1997
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Die Musiker des Ensembles Villa Musica spielen mit einer ansteckenden Begeisterung, mit der diese Werke geradezu wachsen und an musikalischer Bedeutsamkeit zu gewinnen scheinen." (FonoForum)
Copland - Morton Gould - Billy the Kid,  Grand Canyon Suite (2006, 1960) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC} [RE-UP]

Aaron Copland - Billy the Kid & Rodeo Suite / Ferde Grofé - Grand Canyon Suite
Morton Gould & His Orchestra
SACD ISO (2.0/5.0): 3,16 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,39 | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-67904-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2006, 1960
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary

…The Grand Canyon Suite by Grofe has that same cozy nostalgic feel further enhanced by some UNusual instrument placement and editing. A serious recording technician would probably laugh at the approach used by this orchestra and Living Stereo, but to me it's a silly but highly enjoyable masterpiece. The SACD Stereo sound is fantastic, and this is one of my SACD Top Picks!