Copland Hindemith

Copland Collection - Early Orchestral Works, 1922-1935 (1991) [REPOST]

The Copland Collection - Early Orchestral Works, 1922-1935
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | APE: 655 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sony Classical # SM2K 47332 | Country/Year: US 1991, 1972
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

This is an excellent collection of Aaron Copland’s early orchestral works, written when the composer was in his twenties and mid-thirties. These pieces have not achieved the notoriety of Mr. Copland’s later “populist” compositions and contain more modernist devices. Some of these feature jazz elements (such as the Piano Concerto, Music for the Theater and the Dance Symphony, which was drawn from materials composed for the “Grogh” ballet). Despite the complexity of these selections, the music is both exhilarating and interesting, albeit challenging. Repeat listenings are required if one wishes to fully appreciate these compositions…
Davide Bandieri - Hindemith: Complete Chamber Music for Clarinet (2017)

Davide Bandieri - Hindemith: Complete Chamber Music for Clarinet (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:32:47 | 216 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics

For this release, clarinettist Davide Bandieri is joined by a superlative group of musicians, all determined to shine a light on some of Hindemith’s most sensitively scored chamber music. As a keen amateur clarinettist himself, Hindemith composed for the instrument throughout his life. This repertoire therefore takes us on a journey right from his early works in the 1920s – when the composer was influenced by the ailing conservative composer Arnold Mendelssohn – to the mid 1950s, when his music had been strongly shaped by Schoenberg’s ideas about tonality. Characteristically for Hindemith, much of his clarinet repertoire is Hausmusik – written for a domestic setting rather than public performance. A sense of intimacy can therefore be heard alongside the composer’s typical wit. The Musikalisches Blumengärtlein is one of Hindemith’s many parody pieces, with tongue-in-cheek comic effects in its unusual instrumentation and original movement names like the punning ‘Canon (for shooting)’.

Roxi Copland - Bad Decision (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at June 17, 2017
Roxi Copland - Bad Decision (2017)

Roxi Copland - Bad Decision (2017)
Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:40:17 | 94 MB
Label: Roxi Copland

Roxi Copland performs throughout the US, entertaining with an engaging combination of original songs and innovative arrangements of everything from Ella to the Offspring. Copland’s unique genre is best summed up in the words of one particularly eloquent reviewer as “a possibly schizophrenic but absolutely brilliant concoction of jazz, pop and soul.” Beautifully blurring the boundaries of blues, jazz, & pop, this talented singer/songwriter/pianist won’t disappoint.
Leonard Slatkin - Copland: Symphony No. 3 & 3 Latin American Sketches (2017)

Leonard Slatkin - Copland: Symphony No. 3 & 3 Latin American Sketches
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:12 min | 233 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Premièred in 1946, a year after the end of World War II, Copland’s iconic Third Symphony was described by the composer as ‘a wartime piece—or, more accurately, an end-of-war piece—intended to reflect the euphoric spirit of the country at the time.’ The fourth movement, heard on this recording in its original uncut form, opens by quoting one of his most well-known pieces, Fanfare for the Common Man. Copland described the Three Latin American Sketches ‘as being just what the title says. The tunes, the rhythms and the temperament of the pieces are folksy, while the orchestration is bright and snappy and the music sizzles along.’
Kocian Quartet - Paul Hindemith - Complete String Quartets (1997)

Kocian Quartet - Paul Hindemith - Complete String Quartets (1997)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:39:55 | 1,05 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | Catalog: 250

The late Hans Keller regarded Hindemith as one of the few composers able to produce what he called 'intrinsic' quartets, that's to say quartets addressed in the first place to the player (the listener being, as Keller put it, "a more or less welcome eavesdropper"). This collection includes the recently re-discovered early work in C major. The performances are technically and musically excellent. As a previous reviewer has noted, there is much to be said for listening to them in the order in which they were composed, so as to follow the development of Hindemith's style over a period of three decades.

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.
Rachel Harnisch & Jan Philip Schulze - Hindemith: Das Marienleben (1948 Version) (2017)

Rachel Harnisch & Jan Philip Schulze - Hindemith: Das Marienleben (1948 Version)
Classical, Vocal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 64:41 min | 149 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Using the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, Hindemith first completed Das Marienleben (The Life of Mary) in 1923 and it occupies a key position in his output, marking a transition from avant garde Expressionism to his mature neo-classical style. He regarded the cycle as ‘the best thing I have yet written’, an affection retained through painstaking revisions over subsequent years. Hindemith responded to Rilke’s imagery with truly moving music that ranges from tenderness and hushed emotion to sweeping dramatic power, the 1948 version transforming his youthful songs into ‘an organic masterpiece ranking with the great song-cycles’.
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.
Gülru Ensari & Herbert Schuch - Go East! Stravinsky, Brahms, Hindemith & Manav (2017)

Gülru Ensari & Herbert Schuch - Go East! Stravinsky, Brahms, Hindemith & Manav (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:03 | 152 MB
Label: CAvi-music | Release Year: 2017

Amusing juxtapositions that here! In the first twenty tracks, the famous pianist duo Gülru Ensari and Herbert Schuch, here in four hands, slyly mix Brahms waltzes and others, perhaps less well known, of Hindemith - superb little pearls of coquetry, titled Drei Wunderschöine Mädchen im Schwarzwald ("Three beautiful girls in the Black Forest"). After completing this little round trip between Brahms and Hindemith, the duo ended up blurring the cards with two Anatolian Melodies by the Turkish composer Özkan Manav (* 1967), bridge between East and West.