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Chamber Music, page 54

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PIERNÉ- LOEFFLER - DURUFLÉ- William Dazeley - London Conchord Ensemble

PIERNÉ- LOEFFLER - DURUFLÉ- William Dazeley - London Conchord Ensemble
ID: CHRCD010
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

The London Conchord Ensemble are joined on this disc by the baritone William Dazeley, presenting a seductive collection of fascinating chamber works and songs written by three major 20th Century French chamber music composers.Sensual and intimate, these works epitomise these works epitomise the music of early 20th-century France, with their fluid lines and unusual textures, sensitively captured here by Conchord.

Though born in Berlin, Charles Loeffler claimed to hail from Alsace, so strongly did he identify with the French aesthetic. His Five Songs set poetry by French poets Baudelaire and Verlaine, and his musical style recalls Franck, Chausson and Debussy. Add to this a Russian sense of instrumental colour, and the result is a fascinating concoction of expressive and of expressive and evocative musical elements. Pierné's Sonata Da Camera is reminiscent of Debussy's seminal Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp in its poignant colours and intricatetextures, while Duruflé's Prélude Recitatif et Variations reveals a different style from that of his Variations reveals a different style from that of his famous Requiem in writing that recalls Ravel.
Throughout this disc, Conchord plays with an effortless grace and flair, a finesse that perfectly, a finesse that perfectly communicates this exquisite selection of music.
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Favoured Fantasies - David W.Bowerman

Favoured Fantasies - David W.Bowerman
ID: CHRCD015
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Piano and Cello

Champs Hill Records is delighted to release this disc of some of the best works by David Bowerman; chamber music recorded in the intimate & refreshing atmosphere of the Music Room at Champs Hill.

Collated from compositions written over the last five years, this CD features a number of well-known and up-and-coming artists. The flautist Daniel Pailthorpe is well known as a key part of the London Conchord Ensemble as well as the Principal Flute of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ittai Shapira is a well-respected violinist and regular concerto soloist in the USA and the UK, and Diana Galvydyte is fast establishing a secure reputation as an exceptional young violinist.

David Bowerman (b. 1936) is one of the most recent cause célébres in British music. He gave up early dreams of being involved in music in order to run the family farm, returning to his first love after his retirement. Coming late to the world of composition, he nonetheless demonstrates most original and inventive thoughts, written in a tonal style akin to a range across Dvorak, Elgar and Delius; English composers forming much of his inspiration.
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O. Respighi - Quartetto della Scala - Claudio Voghera, piano - Violin Sonata in B minor - Six piaces for violin and piano

O. Respighi - Quartetto della Scala - Claudio Voghera, piano - Violin Sonata in B minor - Six piaces for violin and piano
ID: CNT2060
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Quartet

This is the first CD our label Concerto dedicates to this great Italian composer, Ottorino Respighi, of international fame.
The String Quartet (Quartetto Dorico) was begun and finished in 1924; in that same year the composer was nominated Director of the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia.
In a single tempo, the work is built around a single theme, which the string quartet introduces in unison. Within the movement, the traditional, four sections of a quartet can be discerned - Introduction, Scherzo, Adagio, Finale - in each, the theme is developed taking full advantage of the resources offered by counterpoint: from the choral of the Introduction, to the concluding fugato in the Scherzo up to the passacaglia in the Finale. Respighi's perfect quartet scripture certainly owes a lot to his experience as violist.
Even if the date in which the Sonata was begun is uncertain, it is known when it was completed: August 1917; in fact the composer wrote to his wife, his former pupil Elsa Olivieri Sangiacomo: «I have finished the Sonata for violin and piano and I am very pleased with it ».
The piece is articulated in three tempos: 1. Moderato; 2. Andante espressivo; 3. Passacaglia: Allegro moderato ma energico. Following the first movement in classic sonata form with two themes, the first in the tonic, and the second in the relative major, a slow tripartite tempo opens with two extreme sections which unwind in a singing style and with delicacy, in contrast to the agitated central section. But it is the concluding Passacaglia that stands out, shining the preceding sections thanks to a rythmic andamento, which "echoes" the Russian maestros of the end of the 19th century to whom Respighi was often attracted.
The CD is completed by the Six Pieces for Violin and Piano composed between 1901 and 1905, and being for the most part ‘adaptations' of works originally intended for other instruments, these pieces show their experimental nature in their genesis. For example the Aria, the first to appear, was composed in Saint Petersburg, where Respighi kept company with Rimskij Korsakov - and was originally a page written for strings and organ, while the Leggenda and the Berceuse were originally pieces for violin and orchestra and for string ensemble, respectively, and dated to 1902, when the composer was studying with Reger in Berlin. Melodia, also from 1902, is the only piece which right from the beginning was intended for violin and piano. As far as the Valse caressante and the Serenata (1904-1905) are concerned, the first refers to a work for piano and the second to a number from the opera Re Enzo.
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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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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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G. VERDI - Sinfonie e balletti - Parma Opera Ensemble

G. VERDI - Sinfonie e balletti - Parma Opera Ensemble
ID: STR33588
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

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A. VIVALDI - 4 Seasons of Love - IL Tempio Armonico

A. VIVALDI - 4 Seasons of Love - IL Tempio Armonico
ID: STR33883
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Cello

Stradivarius is very proud to present Antonio Vivaldi’s masterpiece in a new recording. Il Tempio Armonico rediscovers the deepest essence of The Four Seasons with a performance based on the original manuscripts and carried out 'a parti reali', with arpa doppia and harpsichord as continuo. The outcome is a performance that succeeds in giving back the original freshness, charm and grace of Vivaldi’s masterpiece.

The CD is enriched by two other Concertos by Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto Madrigalesco RV129 and Concerto in C major RV114.

Since its foundation in 1999, Il Tempio Armonico, led by Alberto Rasi, aims for authenticity in performance practice and to re-create music's original appeal and vitality. The musicians of the ensemble are enriched by playing with numerous world-renowned groups and soloists including T. Koopman, J. Savall, M. Huggett and G. Carmignola.
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