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Chamber Music, page 152

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THE LEADEN ECHO - Leonid Desyatnikov

THE LEADEN ECHO - Leonid Desyatnikov
ID: QTZ2087
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

Leonid Desyatnikov is one of the most successful living Russian composers. The release of Leaden Echo with words by Gerard Manley Hopkins is one of the disc’s six works which the composer considers to be amongst the most important of his output. Roman Mints has brought together some of the finest Russian musicians recording today along with the outstanding young British counter tenor William Purefoy.

Main Theme from motion picture Moscow Nights arranged for violin and string ensemble by Roman Mints
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BACH - SCHNITTKE - Dmitri Bulgakov & Maria Alikhanova

BACH - SCHNITTKE - Dmitri Bulgakov & Maria Alikhanova
ID: QTZ2083
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Chamber Orchestra

J.S. Bach and Alfred Schnittke may not immediately strike the listener as obvious musical companions. Yet there are numerous important parallels between the works on this disc. Alfred Schnittke was fascinated with musical heritage; he appropriated earlier styles and musical quotations to create his own unique brand of ‘polystylism’. In the case of his celebrated Concerto Grosso No.1 it was, of course the music of the Baroque on which he relied most heavily. What better way to illuminate Baroque pastiche, than by recording it alongside a work from that era.


J.S. Bach
Concerto for 2 Violins and Strings
(arr. for flute, oboe and strings)

A. Schnittke
Moz-art à la Haydn for 2 Violins and Strings
(arr. for flute, oboe and strings)
Concerto Grosso No 1 for 2 Violins, Harpsichord, Prepared Piano & Strings
(arr. for flute, oboe, harpsichord and prepared piano)

Maria Alikhanova, flute
Dmitri Bulgakov, oboe
Misha Rachlevsky, conductor
Chamber Orchestra Kremlin
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PIANO CONCERTOS BY BACH, SCHNITTKE & SHOSTAKOVICH - Ksenia Bashmet, piano - Yuri Bashmet, conductor - Moscow Soloists

PIANO CONCERTOS BY BACH, SCHNITTKE & SHOSTAKOVICH - 
Ksenia Bashmet, piano - Yuri Bashmet, conductor - Moscow Soloists
ID: QTZ2060
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano

The debut disc of Russian pianist Ksenia Bashmet, rising star and daughter of the legendary viola player and conductor Yuri Bashmet makes her solo debut on Quartz, performing two major 20th century Russian concertos - Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No 1 and Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for piano & strings - as well as J S Bach's Concerto in D minor, BWV1052 with the acclaimed Moscow Soloists under her father’s baton.

J.S. BACH
Concerto No 1 in D minor for piano and orchestra, BWV 1052

ALFRED SCHNITTKE
Concerto for piano and strings (1979)

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Concerto No 1 for piano, trumpet and orchestra, op. 35 (1933)
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Two Genius’s of Russian Piano Music - Stanchinsky and Glinka

Two Genius’s of Russian Piano Music - Stanchinsky and Glinka
ID: MELCD1001385
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Piano and Violin

The music of these two composers spans a period in Russian history that saw a remarkable output of creative and artistic achievement. Michael Ginka died in 1857, Alexei Stanchinsky was born in 1888 and died in 1914 yet both composers share that distinctive Russian romanticism as composers.

(1 - 22) - Alexander Malkus (piano)
(22) - Valentin Feigin, cello Grigory Feigin, violin
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The Glory Tree - Chamber works by Cheryl Frances-Hoad

The Glory Tree - Chamber works by Cheryl Frances-Hoad
ID: CHRCD021
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

Cheryl Frances-Hoad has a unique and special compositional voice, recently becoming the youngest composer to win two prizes in the same year at the British Composer Awards, in 2010.

Since winning the BBC Young Composer Competition in 1996, at the age of 15, Cherylʼs works have garnered high praise and awards from all quarters. Over recent years, she has had numerous notable successes, with commissions including solo, chamber, orchestral and choral works, as well as opera.
Champs Hill Records is delighted to present this collection of Cherylʼs chamber music, performed in many cases by the musicians who commissioned and gave the premiere performances of the works.

“The Glory Tree had remarkable scoring, stratospheric singing and was performed with shamanic authority, her final scream reverberating through the cloisters.” Keith Bruce, The Herald.

The songs of the title work on this disc - The Glory Tree - are arresting settings, in original Anglo-Saxon, from The Dream of the Rood and Judith, treated as the utterances of Shamanic ritual.
Shamanism also provides the inspiration for the solo violin work The Snow Woman written for, and played here by, Natalia Lomeiko.

These works are typical of the fertile soil for musical invention which Cheryl Frances-Hoad finds in literary inspiration. Stories, poems or literary ideas have provided the spark for many works on this disc, performed by exceptionally talented musicians, including Nicholas Daniel (oboe), the Lenvai String Trio, the Kriesler Ensemble, Leonid Gorokhov (ʻcello), the London Mozart Trio, Ensemble na Mara, and others.
The disc is packed with 77mins of music, all newly recorded in the Music Room at Champs Hill.
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Young composers of the Moscow Conservatory - Bochikhina - Gorlinsky - Sysoev - Romashkova - Sioumak - Prokopenko

Young composers of the Moscow Conservatory - Bochikhina - Gorlinsky - Sysoev - Romashkova - Sioumak - Prokopenko
ID: SMCCD0156
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Voices and Chamber Ensemble

Studio for New Music Ensemble
Igor Dronov, conductor (1, 4-6)
Vladimir Gorlinsky, conductor (2, 3)
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Schnittke - Shebalin - Stravinsky - Borodin Quartet - Russian Chamber Music

Schnittke - Shebalin - Stravinsky - Borodin Quartet - Russian Chamber Music
ID: MELCD1000958
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Quartet

Schnittke:
String Quartet No. 1 'in C' (1966)

Shebalin:
String Quartet No. 5 in F major on Slavonic themes, Op.33 (1942)
String Quartet No. 9 in B minor Op. 58 (1963)

Stravinsky:
Three Pieces for String Quartet
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Emanuel Ensemble - Kapustin - Gaubert - Schumann - Borne - Farrenc - Piazzolla

Emanuel Ensemble - Kapustin - Gaubert - Schumann - Borne - Farrenc - Piazzolla
ID: CHRCD023
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

The Emanuel Ensemble - a flexible chamber group - here present an enticing recital programme for flute, cello and piano, showcasing the undoubted talents of these three acclaimed young players.

The brilliant cellist Louisa Tuck is the youngest Principal of any UK orchestra, and in addition to the Trio repertoire on this disc she also performs Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano, with the sought-after young pianist John Reid. Requiring considerable virtuosity in the concluding portion, and a projection of dreamy Romantic feeling in the opening, this work is of a perfect two-part structure. Anna Stokes, a much in-demand flautist, takes the solo role too, in Borne’s bravura Fantasie Brilliante, composed on themes from Bizet’s Carmen - its high point the increasingly flashy variations on the celebrated Habenera theme. This exuberant CD opens with Piazolla’s La muerte del Angel, and its decisive, thrusting climax sets up the rest of the disc. Gaubert’s souful Piece Romantique (also written for the CD’s central combination of flute, cello and piano) has a lyric charm and an eventide contentment; in stark contrast to the joyous Trio by Nikolai Kapustin. Seemingly improvisatory, this three-movement piece works out its themes thoroughly and fantastically, with walking basses, hypnotic ostinatos, and solo spots’ for each instrument. In turns languidly nostalgic and capricious, this jazz-based Trio is one of the most popular works of Kapustin’s output, and rounds off with an insouciant and irresistible display of animal vitality.

As Louise Farrenc’s work is being rediscovered, it looks as though she may have been the most important female composer of the first half of the 19th century. Her Trio in E minor, performed by the Emanuel Ensemble for this recital, is written in full classical sonata form, showing considerable contrapuntal artistry. The work concludes in effervescent high spirits, bringing proceedings to a close in high good humour.
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Taneyev - Shebalin - String Quartet - Rusquartet - From Collection of the Moscow Conservatory

Taneyev - Shebalin - String Quartet - Rusquartet - From Collection of the Moscow Conservatory
ID: SMCCD0161
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Quartet

Rusquartet, String Quartet
Anna Snezhina - First Violin
Anna Yanchishina - Second violin
Ksenia Zhuleva - Viola
Peter Karetnikov - Cello
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Mikhail Voskresensky - Britten - Schnittke

Mikhail Voskresensky - Britten - Schnittke
ID: CR145
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano

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