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Arditti Quartet, Claron McFadden - Brian Ferneyhough: Complete Works for String Quartet & Trios (2014) 3CD Set

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Arditti Quartet, Claron McFadden - Brian Ferneyhough: Complete Works for String Quartet & Trios (2014) 3CD Set

Brian Ferneyhough: Complete Works for String Quartet & Trios (2014) 3CD Set
Arditti Quartet; Claron McFadden (soprano)

XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 710 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 420 Mb | Scans ~ 30 Mb
Classical, Avant-Garde, Chamber | Label: æon | # AECD1335 | Time: 03:00:31

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary (1974-2014), the Arditti Quartet, one of the most famous groups in contemporary music, has chosen to record, for the second time and this is an occurrence sufficiently rare that it bears emphasizing , the complete string quartets of Brian Ferneyhough. The pieces on these discs immediately weave an auditory spell and well illustrate this composer's brand of complexity, i.e., writing reputed to be unplayable for the instrumentalists but providing a definite pleasure for the listener, caught up in the headiness of a universe without limits or vanishing point. This 3-CD set will not only be one of the indispensable releases of 2014 but also the best way to apprehend the music of a fundamental composer whose intense writing, emancipated heir of Schoenberg, remains radically expressive, chaotic in appearance but sublimated here by the freedom and excellence of the interpretation.

Noriko Ogawa - Yoshihiro Kanno: Light, Water, Rainbow... (2015) [Re-Up]

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Noriko Ogawa - Yoshihiro Kanno: Light, Water, Rainbow... (2015) [Re-Up]

Noriko Ogawa - Yoshihiro Kanno: Light, Water, Rainbow… (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:12:09
Classical, Contemporary | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2075

Born in 1953, Yoshihiro Kanno studied at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music and is currently a professor at Waseda University's Department of Intermedia Arts and Science. In his compositions he bases himself on three idioms: Western instrumental music, Japanese traditional instruments, and computer music. Combining these various elements freely, he creates scores for Japanese instruments and computer as well as for Western and Japanese instruments, such as the recent work Himiko – Memories of the Sun Goddess which fuses Western classical music and Japanese traditional music with Kabuki and Japanese classical dance. The pianist Noriko Ogawa, acclaimed for a wide-ranging discography comprising music by composers from Mozart and Debussy to Takemitsu and Graham Fitkin, is a champion of Kanno's music and has commissioned three of the works on the present disc, the so-called 'Particle of Piano' series. In each work, the pianist is required also to create sounds on a Japanese instrument, respectively a small iron wind chime, a pair of metal chopsticks made of the same steel as the fabled samurai swords, and a set of metal bells used in Kabuki performances. All three of these possess particular acoustical traits which affect how their sounds interact with that of the piano.

Kiev Chamber Choir, Mykola Hobdych - Valentin Silvestrov: Sacred Songs (2012)

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Kiev Chamber Choir, Mykola Hobdych - Valentin Silvestrov: Sacred Songs (2012)

Valentin Silvestrov - Sacred Songs (2012)
Kiev Chamber Choir; Mykola Hobdych, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included | 01:15:07
Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2279, 476 4990

The Book of Genesis tells us that in the beginning was the Word and that the Word was sound. But what if it was music? What if God, in contemplating the creation of Creation, sang being into being? If so, it might have sounded something like the Sacred Songs of Valentin Silvestrov. In this seventh ECM album devoted to the Ukrainian composer’s music, we thusly encounter a sense of space unique to the Russian liturgy: the more the voices unify in movement, the more they lift from one another like temporary tattoos, leaving behind mirror images that wash away with baptism into infinite oneness with the Holy Spirit. Sin as sun. Firmament as fundament.

Ensemble Belcanto, Dietburg Spohr - Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (2013)

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Ensemble Belcanto, Dietburg Spohr - Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (2013)

Ensemble Belcanto, Dietburg Spohr - Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb | Scans included | 01:18:52
Classical, Medieval, Contemporary, Choral | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2219, 476 4633

This is the second New Series album to feature the Stuttgart-based Ensemble Belcanto. Where its 2001 predecessor focused on contemporary composition by Wolfgang Rihm and others (Come un'ombra di luna), this disc looks at Hildegard of Bingen's Ordo Virtutum, written around 1150 and generally considered the first large-scale musical work beyond the prescribed form of the Mass liturgy. This is sacred music reflecting Medieval thought, as music and morality play are intertwined. In her creative interpretation, Belcanto leader Dietburg Spohr waives claims to 'objective' historical literalness. Instead, she and her fellow singers encounter the work as if it were written specifically for the Ensemble Belcanto: "We sought to free Hildegard from mystical-esoteric associations and to emphasize the work of an emancipated woman and composer." They have been performing the music of Hildegard von Bingen since the early 1990s, and view her compositions as a joyously experimental bridge between the Middle Ages and contemporary music.

Peter Broderick / Takumi Uesaka - Glimmer (2011)

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Peter Broderick / Takumi Uesaka - Glimmer (2011)

Peter Broderick / Takumi Uesaka - Glimmer (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:32:07 | 148,38 MB
Classical; Contemporary | Label: Cote Labo

The concept: "If Takumi & Peter make a song for a quiet midnight". with naive voice and quiet melody Takumi & Peter delicately present the calm midnight and then "quiet night" surrounds and lulls the listener.