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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Balance und Glück, 7 und 8 Stunde aus Klang (2010) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 88}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Balance und Glück, 7 und 8 Stunde aus Klang (2010) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 88}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Balance und Glück, 7 und 8 Stunde aus Klang (2010) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 88}
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© 2010 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen 88
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century

Since 1991, a complete edition of all recordings in which Karlheinz Stockhausen has personally participated is being released on compact discs. Each CD in this series is identified by Stockhausen's signature followed by an encircled number. The numbers indicate the general historical order of the works. Stockhausen realised the electronic music and participated in these recordings as conductor, performer, sound projectionist, and musical director. He personally mixed down the recordings, mastered them for CDs, wrote the texts and drew the covers.

Gidon Kremer - Philip Glass: Violin Concerto; Ned Rorem: Violin Concerto; Leonard Bernstein: Serenade (1999)

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Gidon Kremer - Philip Glass: Violin Concerto; Ned Rorem: Violin Concerto; Leonard Bernstein: Serenade (1999)

Gidon Kremer - Philip Glass: Violin Concerto;
Ned Rorem: Violin Concerto; Leonard Bernstein: Serenade (1999)

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Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 185-2 GH | Time: 01:18:30

Here are three 20th-century violin concertos written within a 30-year period in three totally different styles, played by a soloist equally at home in all of them. Bernstein's Serenade, the earliest and most accessible work, takes its inspiration from Plato's Symposium; its five movements, musical portraits of the banquet's guests, represent different aspects of love as well as running the gamut of Bernstein's contrasting compositional styles. Rorem's concerto sounds wonderful. Its six movements have titles corresponding to their forms or moods; their character ranges from fast, brilliant, explosive to slow, passionate, melodious. Philip Glass's concerto, despite its conventional three movements and tonal, consonant harmonies, is the most elusive. Written in the "minimalist" style, which for most ordinary listeners is an acquired taste, it is based on repetition of small running figures both for orchestra and soloist, occasionally interrupted by long, high, singing lines in the violin against or above the orchestra's pulsation.

Mats Lidstrom, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 2; Khachaturian: Cello Concerto; Rachmaninov: Vocalise (1995)

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Mats Lidstrom, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 2; Khachaturian: Cello Concerto; Rachmaninov: Vocalise (1995)

Dmitri Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 2;
Aram Khachaturian: Cello Concerto; Sergei Rachmaninov: Vocalise (1995)
Mats Lidström, cello; Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor & piano

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Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-719 | Time: 01:05:28

Mats Lidström is that rare thing, an original musician. The sheer mercurial energy which drives his performances can be both engaging and disturbing, but there is always a searching intelligence at work. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra lost much when its compelling, if unpredictable, lead cellist departed. These two concertos show him at his persuasive best, bringing lesser known works to life. Kabalevsky’s 1964 Concerto stretches and yawns with slow pizzicato before springing into urgent life. Sub-Shostakovich in its motifs and tonality, it is nevertheless well-constructed and uses the saxophone to great effect. In both Allegro movements Lidström achieves a lightning speed and attack and, though Raphael Wallfisch’s recording on Nimbus has a more solid beauty of tone, the Swede’s nervous anticipation makes up for the thinner sound of his Grancino cello. Khachaturian’s 1946 Concerto would make a wonderful soundtrack to a cinematic faux-Oriental extravaganza, with its twisting major and minor intervals, and almost sleazy chromaticism. Lidström really knows how to swing, and makes the most of the memorable melodies.

Bang On A Can All-Stars - Big Beautiful Dark and Scary (2011) 2CDs

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Bang On A Can All-Stars - Big Beautiful Dark and Scary (2011) 2CDs

Bang On A Can All-Stars - Big Beautiful Dark and Scary (2011) 2CDs
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Label: Cantaloupe Music | # CA21074 | Time: 01:29:57 | Data (video) ~ 68 Mb
Genre: Classical, Avant-Garde, Minimalism, Chamber Music, Jazz

With Big Beautiful Dark and Scary, the Bang on a Can All-Stars show off their blazing speed, polyrhythmic virtuosity and all-world versatility in a return to the core Bang on a Can sound - an uncategorizable supermix of classical and electric instruments that is part classical ensemble, part rock band, and part jazz sextet. The album is the first in a decade that features the All-Stars exclusively, rather than as part of a collaborative project. Each of the pieces on the double-CD calls upon a different kind of virtuosity, demonstrating the range of musical abilities and experiences arguably unique to this ensemble. Recorded in New York City, all of the music on Big Beautiful Dark and Scary (including the arrangements of the works by Conlon Nancarrow) were written for and premiered by the Bang on a Can All-Stars.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Harmonien und Schönheit, 5 und 6 Stunde aus Klang (2010) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 87}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Harmonien und Schönheit, 5 und 6 Stunde aus Klang (2010) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 87}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Harmonien und Schönheit, 5 und 6 Stunde aus Klang (2010) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 87}
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© 2010 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen 87
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century

Since 1991, a complete edition of all recordings in which Karlheinz Stockhausen has personally participated is being released on compact discs. Each CD in this series is identified by Stockhausen's signature followed by an encircled number. The numbers indicate the general historical order of the works. Stockhausen realised the electronic music and participated in these recordings as conductor, performer, sound projectionist, and musical director. He personally mixed down the recordings, mastered them for CDs, wrote the texts and drew the covers.

Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Beauty and the Beast (2015)

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Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Beauty and the Beast (2015)

Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Beauty and the Beast (2015)
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Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0105 | Time: 00:42:32

Following the recent successful albums of his transcriptions of music by Philip Glass, pianist Michael Riesman presents a new album of solo transcriptions and arrangements from Philip Glass's opera Beauty and the Beast. In Glass's music, the power of the creative and the raw world of nature, represented respectively by Beauty and the Beast, finally emerges and allows the world of imagination to take flight.

Cypress String Quartet - How She Danced String Quartets of Elena Ruehr (2010)

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Cypress String Quartet - How She Danced String Quartets of Elena Ruehr (2010)

Cypress String Quartet - How She Danced String Quartets of Elena Ruehr (2010)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Cypress Performing Arts Association

Composer Elena Ruehr has roots in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and studied with William Bolcom at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; the release of the Cypress String Quartet's How She Danced: String Quartets of Elena Ruehr finds Ruehr as a professor in the music department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Himmels-Tür, 4th Stunde aus Licht (2006) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 86}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Himmels-Tür, 4th Stunde aus Licht (2006) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 86}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Himmels-Tür, 4th Stunde aus Licht (2006) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 86}
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© 2006 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen 86
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century

Since 1991, a complete edition of all recordings in which Karlheinz Stockhausen has personally participated is being released on compact discs. Each CD in this series is identified by Stockhausen's signature followed by an encircled number. The numbers indicate the general historical order of the works. Stockhausen realised the electronic music and participated in these recordings as conductor, performer, sound projectionist, and musical director. He personally mixed down the recordings, mastered them for CDs, wrote the texts and drew the covers.

Philip Glass - UAKTI - Aguas da Amazonia (1999)

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Philip Glass - UAKTI - Aguas da Amazonia (1999)

Philip Glass - UAKTI - Aguas da Amazonia (1999)
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Label: Point Music | # 289 464 064-2 | Time: 00:54:49
Modern Classical, Minimalism, World Fusion

The music on this disc represents one of several collaborations between American minimalist composer Philip Glass and experimental Brazilian percussion group Uakti (say WOK-chee). The members of Uakti make their own instruments, both conventional and invented. Their collaboration with Glass is not simply a matter of performance – in this work, commissioned by a Brazilian dance company in 1993, they actually adapted Glass' materials for their own instruments. The first nine movements of Aguas da Amazonia (Waters of Amazonia) consist of the names of Brazilian rivers; the tenth movement, "Metamorphosis I," was added later, with instrumentation similar to the first nine.

Rosamunde Quartett, Thomas Demenga, Christoph Poppen, Andrea Lauren Brown - Thomas Larcher: IXXU (2006)

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Rosamunde Quartett, Thomas Demenga, Christoph Poppen, Andrea Lauren Brown - Thomas Larcher: IXXU (2006)

Thomas Larcher - IXXU (2006)
Rosamunde Quartett; Thomas Demenga, violoncello;
Christoph Poppen, violin; Andrea Lauren Brown, soprano

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Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1967, 476 3156 | Time: 00:53:57
Classical, Contemporary, Modern Composition

The four chamber works by Austrian Thomas Larcher recorded here show that's he's a composer to watch out for. His compositional voice is strikingly unencumbered by adherence to any orthodoxy, and his work is direct in its emotional and intellectual communication. My Illness Is the Medicine I Need, for soprano, violin, cello, and piano, is particularly effective; its aphoristic texts come from a Benetton "Colors" magazine that included photographs of psychiatric hospitals and quotations from their patients. Larcher's understated text setting allows the voices of the patients to be heard with unaffected bleakness and it is strongly moving. Even though it uses a contemporary harmonic language, the string quartet Ixxu (1998-2004) is old-fashioned in its emotional clarity. Its last movement, "ruhig," is genuinely peaceful and brings to mind the serenity of Arvo Pärt's Fratres. His 1990 quartet Cold Farmer is similarly direct and generous in inviting the listener in, and here again the slow movement is especially deeply felt and engaging.

Till Fellner, Kim Kashkashian, Diotima Quartet, Dennis Russell Davies - Thomas Larcher: Madhares (2010)

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Till Fellner, Kim Kashkashian, Diotima Quartet, Dennis Russell Davies - Thomas Larcher: Madhares (2010)

Thomas Larcher - Madhares (2010)
Till Fellner, piano; Kim Kashkashian, viola; Diotima Quartet
Münchener Kammerorchester, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies

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Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2111, 476 3651 | Time: 01:06:03
Contemporary Classical, Modern Composition

Third ECM release dedicated to new works by Austrian composer Thomas Larcher (born 1963). This is contemporary music full of infectious rhythmic energy, imbued by grippingsonic ideas. Larcher juxtaposes tonal harmony and avantgardistic compositional technique in most original ways. Larcher's works reenact traditional musical forms such as the solo concerto or the string quartet with great sense for existential drama. His music is performed around the world by leading international musicians, and his reputation is growing also in the United States.

Carducci String Quartet - Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 1, 2 & 7 (2019)

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Carducci String Quartet - Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 1, 2 & 7 (2019)

Carducci String Quartet - Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 1, 2 & 7 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 253 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 138 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:59:26
Classical | Label: Signum Classics

This CD marks the second release of the Carducci’s Shostakovich 15 project, which includes performances of the complete cycles of the Shostakovich Quartets in cities including Washington DC, London, Oxford, Cardiff, Bogota and concerts throughout the UK to mark the 40th anniversary of the composer’s death.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Natürliche Dauern, 3rd Stunde aus Klang (2007) {2CD Set Stockhausen-Verlag No. 85}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Natürliche Dauern, 3rd Stunde aus Klang (2007) {2CD Set Stockhausen-Verlag No. 85}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Natürliche Dauern, 3rd Stunde aus Klang (2007) {2CD Set Stockhausen-Verlag No. 85}
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© 2007 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen 85
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century

Since 1991, a complete edition of all recordings in which Karlheinz Stockhausen has personally participated is being released on compact discs. Each CD in this series is identified by Stockhausen's signature followed by an encircled number. The numbers indicate the general historical order of the works. Stockhausen realised the electronic music and participated in these recordings as conductor, performer, sound projectionist, and musical director. He personally mixed down the recordings, mastered them for CDs, wrote the texts and drew the covers.

Danny Elfman, John Nauceri & Sandy Cameron - Violin Concerto "Eleven Eleven" and Piano Quartet (2019)

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Danny Elfman, John Nauceri & Sandy Cameron - Violin Concerto "Eleven Eleven" and Piano Quartet (2019)

Danny Elfman, John Nauceri & Sandy Cameron - Violin Concerto "Eleven Eleven" and Piano Quartet (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 299 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:57
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Violin Concerto (Eleven Eleven) And Piano Quartet are the sensational new works on the new album from the Grammy winning, four time Oscar nominated composer Danny Elfman. Danny Elfman has composed more than 100 film and television scores these include the critically acclaimed films Men In Black, Good Will Hunting, Nightmare before Christmas and Spider-man. The Violin Concerto (Eleven Eleven) is performed by the internationally renowned Royal Scottish National orchestra and the outstanding violinist Sandy Cameron. Also featured on this album is the Piano Quartet performed by members of the incredible Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Christina & Michelle Naughton - American Postcard (2019)

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Christina & Michelle Naughton - American Postcard (2019)

Christina & Michelle Naughton - American Postcard (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 216 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 146 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:03:32
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

The Naughton sisters celebrate the glorious, exuberant sound of music for two pianists with a programme of American compositions. John Adams’ “Short Ride in a Fast Machine” provides an explosive opening before Paul Schoenfield’s extraordinary homage to American popular music, Five Days from the Life of a Manic-Depressive, with its joyful highs and quieter contemplations. The restless, helter-skelter Sonatina by Conlon Nancarrow preludes Copland’s evocative portrait of a Mexican dance hall, “El salón Mexico”, beautifully and intimately arranged by Leonard Bernstein. And Copland’s “Variations on a Shaker Melody”, extracted from his orchestral suite Appalachian Spring, provides a gentler note to end the Naughtons’ colourful and skilfully performed love letter to their homeland.