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Chamber Music, page 28

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Johannes Maria Staud -Apeiron

Johannes Maria Staud -Apeiron
ID: KAI0012672
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: New Music

When Johannes Maria Staud refers in a commentary to one of his works to the pre-Socratic philosopher Anaximander and the latter’s contrasting pair of concepts apeiron (unlimited or infinite) and peras (limited or finite), he outlines a fundamental problem: the conflict between associative invention and logical development. The two compositions of the same name, however, are less suited to separate the two aspects of this relationship than to explore the various priorities between them. (Daniel Ender)

Includes booklet with texts by Daniel Ender, Durs Grünbein and Johannes Maria Staud


Born in 1974, Austrian composer Johannes Maria Staud has established a solid international career, including a substantial presence in the U.S., as featured guest composer at Tanglewood, and with a three-year residency with the Cleveland Orchestra. Apeiron, the highlighted work on this disc, is scored for a massive orchestra of 101 players, and while it has moments of gossamer delicacy, when Staud pulls out all the stops, he makes good use of all 101 players to create music of cataclysmic power. The title is taken from a cosmological theory developed by Greek philosopher Anaximander to describe the primal chaos that embraced and incorporated all things, and from which all things developed, and it's an apt metaphor for the sound of the music itself. Staud has said that the development of his pieces is organic rather than architectural, and Apeiron has a spontaneity and unpredictability that's more viscerally gripping than analytically explicable. Apeiron is the most intriguing and engaging piece.
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Beat Furrer - Nuun

Beat Furrer - Nuun
ID: KAI0012062
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

The Austrian composer of Swiss origin considers his art to be a "view over the moving matter 'sound'": Beat Furrer does not develop sounds, he observes them, his music does not unfold dynamically with time, but attempts to rescind it: "No beginning", writes Furrer, "everything is present from the start". "nuun" thus filters out the individual layers of an initially almost impenetrable sound, as when you suddenly discover structures in a monochrome painting upon taking a closer look. Furrer then compares the sound dramaturgy of "still" with an electrical circular saw which when set into operation almost inaudibly unfolds greatest power and energy - until it encounters resistance.

Includes booklet with text by Klaus Haendl
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The English Romantics - World Premiere Recordings by Lloyd, Howells & Hurlstone

The English Romantics - World Premiere Recordings by Lloyd, Howells & Hurlstone
ID: CC0023
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Music for Clarinet

Clarinet Classics is proud to present an important and fascinating collection of chamber works from the turn of the century.
Trio for Clarinet, Basson and Piano

Howells: A Near-Minuet for clarinet and piano / Minuet - Grace for a Fresh Egg
Hurlstone: Four Characteristic Pieces for clarinet & piano / Trio in G minor for Clarinet, Bassoon & Piano
Lloyd, C H: Trio for clarinet, bassoon & piano

Victoria Soames Samek (clarinet), Laurence Perkins (bassoon), John Flinders (piano)
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The Fall of Narcissus - Chamber Music for Clarinet by Thea Musgrave Vol. 2

The Fall of Narcissus - Chamber Music for Clarinet by Thea Musgrave Vol. 2
ID: CC0039
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Music for Clarinet

A companion disc to CC0038, this CD completes, to date the smaller chamber works written by Thea Musgrave featuring the clarinet. The main work here is the impressive Wind Quintet.

All the works on this CD receive their Premiere Recordings.

An important documentation of works with notes by the composer.

Musgrave: Narcissus (clarinet & digital delay) / Wind Quintet / Impromptus Nos. 1 & 2 / Serenade / Four Portraits

Victoria Soames Samek (clarinet) / Stephen Varcoe (baritone), members of the Mühlfeld Ensemble, wind players from English Serenata, Rachel Masters (harp)
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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
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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
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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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