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Chamber Music, page 25

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UNITED STATES: LIFE MUSIC 2 - The Ying Quartet

UNITED STATES: LIFE MUSIC 2 - The Ying Quartet
ID: QTZ2055
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Quartet

This CD features newly commissioned works by some of America's leading composers with the aim of producing "a collection of string quartets that connects the music we make with the American experience and issues of our time".

The second volume of the Ying Quartet's accalaimed LifeMusic series.

The Ying Quartet

Ned Rorem
United States - Seven Viewpoints for String Quartet

August Read Thomas
Eagle at Sunrise

Chen Yi
At the Kansas City Chinese New Year Concert

Jennifer Higdon
Southern Harmony

William Bolcolm
Three Rags
13.00 eur Buy

Roman Mints plays Langer, Mozetich and Schnittke- Mikel Toms, conductor

Roman Mints plays Langer, Mozetich and Schnittke- Mikel Toms, conductor
ID: QTZ2052
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: String instruments

Affairs of the Heart
Concerto for violin and string orchestra
Marjan Mozetich
Platch
for violin and string orchestra
Elena Langer
Concerto for Three
for violin, viola, cello and chamber orchestra
Alfred Schnittke
BONUS TRACK (Hard copy CD only - not download)
Sometimes It Rains
for violin and electronics
Ed Bennett

Roman Mints, violin
Maxim Rysanov, viola
Kristine Blaumane, cello
New Prague Sinfonia
West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra
Mikel Toms, conductor
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ESCAPE VELOCITY - Benjamin Wallfisch, composer

ESCAPE VELOCITY - Benjamin Wallfisch, composer
ID: QTZ2049
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano and Clarinet

Described by Humphrey Burton on BBC Radio 3 as "a major new name on the new music horizon", Benjamin Wallfisch's fast-growing list of large-scale orchestral, vocal and chamber works shows him to be a serious composer for our times. Over thirty works have been commissioned to date.
A 2005 commission from Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra was the genesis of the symphonic movement entitled Speed which displays the juxtaposing of extremes in Benjamin Wallfisch's language "great energy contrasted with slow-moving, long-breathed and yearning melody. His first String Quartet was composed for the Belcea in 2001, followed by a second for the Coull. His works outside the concert hall include a major ballet score entitled 21, commissioned by the Rambert Dance Company and premiered at London's Sadler's Wells, and a feature film score for Thomas Vinterberg's and Lars von Trier's Dear Wendy, nominated as "Discovery of the Year" in the 2005 World Soundtrack Awards. From his Opus 1, the luminous and glistening Sudden Light (commissioned by the Manchester Camerata), to his latest works including the stratospheric Escape Velocity, a piece which received its premiere the 2006 BBC Proms, there is a consistent, compelling integrity and a palpable, powerful personality.
He begins a new work by building a strong idea of its overall structure into which he feeds ideas and 'elements which all share the same DNA', and where everything, from the overall rhythmic impetus to the tiniest melodic cell, justifies its existence through its place in a complex network of interconnections. Characteristically, he places emotion at the core of the music, along with a clarity of message that must be communicable, and he taps into a rich and instinctive vein of melody which is both attractive and challenging. Ben's music is, by design, vivid and disciplined, passionate and intense.
He has also built an important parallel career as a conductor and believes that conducting, just like composition, is creative, working to achieve a clearly defined vision that must be communicated with respect and conviction.



Benjamin Wallfisch composer/conductor
Escape Velocity
Concertino
Spectra
Speed
Trio
Requiem
Impulse
Nocturne

Michael Collins, clarinet
Gould Piano Trio
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
O Duo, marimbas
Orchestra of St John's
Jemima Phillips, harp
Trio Tagarela, recorders
York 2, piano duo
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SAINT-SAENS - CELLO WORKS - Jamie Walton, cello

SAINT-SAENS - CELLO WORKS - Jamie Walton, cello
ID: QTZ2039
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano and Cello

This wonderful new album from the rising star of the cello world is both a showcase for Jamie Walton's extraordinary talent and, at the same time, a demonstration of the breadth and beauty of Saint-Saens' writing for this instrument.


Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 33
Cello Concerto No 2 in D minor, Op 119
Cello Sonata No 1 in C minor, Op 32
Le Cygne ("The Swan")

Jamie Walton, Cello
Philharmonia Orchestra
Alex Briger, Conductor
Daniel Grimwood, Piano
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AN ENGLISH ELEGY - Roland Roberts, violin and The City of Oxford Orchestra

AN ENGLISH ELEGY - Roland Roberts, violin and The City of Oxford Orchestra
ID: QTZ2036
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Violin

Roland Roberts
An English Elegy
Summer Song

Edward Elgar
Salut d'Amour, Op. 12

Franz Liszt
Consolation No. 3, S. 172 No. 3 in D flat major

Jules Massenet
Meditation from Thais

Samuel Barber
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11

Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons


Roland Roberts, violin
The City of Oxford Orchestra
Roland Roberts - Director/Violin
Levon Parikian - Conductor
13.00 eur Buy

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
13.00 eur Buy

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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