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Ursula Oppens, Arditti String Quartet - Elliott Carter: Chamber Music (2000) [Re-Up]

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Ursula Oppens, Arditti String Quartet - Elliott Carter: Chamber Music (2000) [Re-Up]

Ursula Oppens, Arditti String Quartet - Elliott Carter: Chamber Music (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Montaigne | # MO 782122 | Time: 01:15:58

In his 90th year, Elliott Carter is doing something few nonagenarians ever do: he's premiering a striking new string quartet, his fifth. And it's an awe-inspiring piece. The Arditti String Quartet takes up the short phrases that run with and then against one another with sureness, plucking and scraping and making their bows sing. They then delve into each of the five interludes that interrogate the quartet's six sections and play through the disparate splinters of tone and flushes of midrange color as if they were perfectly logical developments. Which they're not. Carter has again brilliantly scripted a chatter of stringed voices–à la the second quartet–that converse quickly, sometimes mournfully, but never straightforwardly. This complexity of conversation is a constant for Carter, coming sharply to light in "90+" and then in Rohan de Saram and Ursula Oppens's heaving read of the 1948 Sonata for Cello and Piano, as well as in virtually all these pieces. This is a monumental recording, extending the documented work of a lamentably underappreciated American composer.

John Adams - Earbox: A Ten-CD Retrospective (1999) 10 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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John Adams - Earbox: A Ten-CD Retrospective (1999) 10 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

John Adams - Earbox: A Ten-CD Retrospective (1999) 10 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.98 Gb | Scans ~ 80 Mb | Time: 10:59:43
Classical, Contemporary, Minimilism | Label: Nonesuch | # 79453-2

On October 19, 1999, Nonesuch Records released The John Adams Earbox, a 10-CD box set retrospective, representing nearly all of John Adams’s recorded output for the label. The set includes all of the composer’s major works with which Adams has redefined contemporary classical music over the previous two decades. All recordings on The John Adams Earbox were supervised by the composer, and many were conducted or performed by Adams as well. All but four works on the Earbox were originally released on Nonesuch as first recordings. The John Adams Earbox includes examples from every phase of Adams’s career, from his earliest orchestral pieces such as Grand Pianola Music (1982), Harmonielehre (1985), and Harmonium (1980), to the widely hailed operas Nixon in China (1985-86) and The Death of Klinghoffer (1990-91), to works of this decade including Chamber Symphony (1992), Violin Concerto (1993), John’s Book of Alleged Dances (written for Kronos Quartet in 1994), Gnarly Buttons (1995) and the 1995 stagework I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw The Sky.

Lucio Capece & Werner Dafeldecker - Iteration (2020)

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Lucio Capece & Werner Dafeldecker - Iteration (2020)

Lucio Capece & Werner Dafeldecker - Iteration (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 212 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 103 Mb | 00:45:08
Avant-Garde Classical | Label: Another Timbre

Two improvisations from an astonishing Munich performance in May 2019 by the Berlin-based duo of Lucio Capece & Werner Dafeldecker.

Oliver Leith - good day good day bad day bad day (2020)

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Oliver Leith - good day good day bad day bad day (2020)

Oliver Leith - good day good day bad day bad day (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 176 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 102 Mb | 00:44:23
Avant-Garde Classical | Label: Another Timbre

A unique and extraordinary 45-minute composition for piano & keyboards + percussion, written for the GBSR duo: George Barton & Siwan Rhys. Composed in 2018, and recorded in March 2020 by Mark Knoop.

Jon Heilbron & Rebecca Lane - Catherine Lamb: Muto Infinitas (2021)

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Jon Heilbron & Rebecca Lane - Catherine Lamb: Muto Infinitas (2021)

Jon Heilbron & Rebecca Lane - Catherine Lamb: Muto Infinitas (2021)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 220 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 132 Mb | 00:57:38
Avant-Garde Classical | Label: Another Timbre

Catherine Lamb’s duo piece for quarter tone bass flute and double bass encourages listeners to dwell on the moment, here performed by Rebecca Lane (quarter tone bass flute) and Jon Heilbron (double bass), with recording by Adam Asnan at Andreaskirche, Berlin in 2019.

Apartment House - Jim O'Rourke: Best That You Do This for Me (2021)

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Apartment House - Jim O'Rourke: Best That You Do This for Me (2021)

Apartment House - Jim O'Rourke: Best That You Do This for Me (2021)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 246 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 138 Mb | 00:58:58
Modern Classical, Avant-Garde Classical | Label: Another Timbre

Composition from 2020 for vocalising string trio, written for and performed by Apartment House.

Third Coast Percussion - Steve Reich: Mallet Quartet; Sextet; Nagoya Marimbas; Music for Pieces of Wood (2016)

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Third Coast Percussion - Steve Reich: Mallet Quartet; Sextet; Nagoya Marimbas; Music for Pieces of Wood (2016)

Third Coast Percussion - Steve Reich:
Mallet Quartet; Sextet; Nagoya Marimbas; Music for Pieces of Wood (2016)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Cedille | # CDR 90000 161 | Time: 01:02:27

GRAMMY WINNER, 59TH AWARDS: Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance. Third Coast Percussion has been saluted by the Washington Post for its virtuosity and precisely timed wit, and was called by the New York Times a commandingly elegant ensemble. The group, which is ensemble-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame, teaches and performs a concert series in Chicago, and has commissioned dozens of new works. This album is the ensembles Cedille label debut, and is an 80th birthday acknowledgement to American composer Steve Reich, the founding father of musical minimalism. This recording features four of Reichs most notable percussion works.

Marc-Andre Hamelin - Nikolay Roslavets: Piano Music (1997)

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Marc-Andre Hamelin - Nikolay Roslavets: Piano Music (1997)

Marc-André Hamelin - Nikolay Roslavets: Piano Music (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66926 | Time: 01:14:22

Roslavets was the most radical of all Russian musical innovators in the early decades of the twentieth century. His so-called 'new system of tone organization' involves highly original manipulation of 'synthetic chords' and transposition throughout the twelve degrees of the chromatic scale. As for so many composers, the genre of the piano miniature became Roslavets' chosen vehicle for much of this experimentation. The pieces on this recording span much of the composer's mature career, from the Three Compositions of 1914 to the Sonata No 5 of 1923 (the three Sonatas presented here are numbered 1, 2 and 5—Nos 3 and 4 are lost). The Three Études are among the most daunting of piano music around, using as many four staves at moments of emotional climax. (As a point of reference, Roslavets' piano music may best be compared to the later works of his compatriot Scriabin—Hamelin goes so far as to say 'Scriabin on acid'!)

Matteo Liberatore - Solos (2017)

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Matteo Liberatore - Solos (2017)

Matteo Liberatore - Solos (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 193 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 100 Mb | 00:43:32
Avant-Garde Classical | Label: Innova Records

Solos is a sonic exploration of the acoustic guitar. But that glib description gives short shrift to the daring and abstract worlds unearthed from within the instrument by Matteo Liberatore (using such unconventional tools as metal springs, alligator clips, a bass bow, and a kick drum beater). The mountainous, medieval region of Abruzzo, Italy, where Matteo grew up, inspired an overarching darkness in his sound as much as being the son of an architect fostered his deep appreciation of textured expression and modern art movements. Now resident in Brooklyn, Matteo's new album draws from his early experience of life in America - the rawness of a world where incredible art and expression flourish alongside money market-driven politics.

The New Palais Royale Orchestra & Percussion Ensemble, Maurice Peress - George Antheil: Ballet Mecanique (1992) Reissue 2010

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The New Palais Royale Orchestra & Percussion Ensemble, Maurice Peress - George Antheil: Ballet Mecanique (1992) Reissue 2010

George Antheil - Ballet Mécanique (1992) Reissue 2010
A Jazz Symphony; Second Sonata for Violin, Piano and Drum; String Quartet No.1
A recreation of the Carnegie Hall concert from 1927
The New Palais Royale Orchestra & Percussion Ensemble; conducted by Maurice Peress
Rex Lawson, pianola; Ivan Davis, piano; Mendelssohn String Quartet
Randall Hodgkinson, piano; Charles Castleman, violin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Early Avant-Garde | Label: Nimbus | # NI 2567 | Time: 01:00:54

George Antheil's avant-garde signature piece, the Ballet Méchanique, created riots in Paris at the Theatre Champs Elysees in June of 1926, and the following April in New York's Carnegie Hall. Even though it was the focus of one of the most written about events in 20th century American music history, it was not to be heard again for 62 years, until American conductor and musicologist Maurice Peress searched out the original score and restaged the 1927 concert in the very same Carnegie Hall on July 12, 1989. This world premiere recording now makes it possible to hear the original which contained Antheil's most advanced ideas; a futurist, machine-age, ragtime inspired music, of a complexity beyond human playing capabilities and a conception beyond most music composed in 1925.

Signal, Brad Lubman, Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Glassworks; Music In Similar Motion - Live at (Le) Poisson Rouge (2011)

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Signal, Brad Lubman, Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Glassworks; Music In Similar Motion - Live at (Le) Poisson Rouge (2011)

Philip Glass: Glassworks; Music In Similar Motion - Live at (Le) Poisson Rouge (2011)
Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman; Michael Riesman, keyboards

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # OMM0073 | Time: 01:04:35

30 years after Philip Glass’ debut record the new music ensemble Signal asked Philip Glass Ensemble music director Michael Riesman to arrange the classic album “Glassworks” for live performance. The concert took place at the New York venue, Poisson Lubman in April 2010. This CD features a new recording of the entire score, paired with a riveting performance of “Music in Similar Motion”.

Sven Helbig & Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin - Tres Momentos (2018)

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Sven Helbig & Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin - Tres Momentos (2018)

Sven Helbig & Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin - Tres Momentos (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 146 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 63 Mb | 00:27:24
Classical | Label: Neue Meister

"Tres Momentos" describes a section of the infinite spiral, in which disorder and structure, the sacred and the profane, life and death are mutually dependent. Drone sounds connect three composed moments for string orchestra. The composition's lyrical tones contrast with multi-layered noise elements, which ultimately dissolve into a waltz. With this release, Sven Helbig departs from his previously preferred rigorous tonal harmonies, and the electronic components become more prominent.

Herbert Henck: John Cage - Early Piano Music (2005) [Re-Up]

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Herbert Henck: John Cage - Early Piano Music (2005) [Re-Up]

Herbert Henck: John Cage - Early Piano Music (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 188 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included | 01:09:20
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1844, 476 1515

John Cage: Early Piano Music comes from Herbert Henck, an experienced hand with the work of Cage, having previously recorded Music for Piano, Music of Changes, and Sonatas and Interludes in addition to a mighty swath of first-tier twentieth-century literature for piano for various labels, most notably Wergo and ECM New Series. These are early works for standard, not prepared, piano, and some of these pieces will be as familiar to dyed-in-the-wool Cageans as "Happy Birthday." This puts the pressure on Henck to excel, and he does so spectacularly well here. The disc includes the two sets entitled Two Pieces for Piano, the piano version of The Seasons, Metamorphosis, In a Landscape, Ophelia, and the fragmentary Quest. The pieces date from 1935 to 1948, the same range covered by pianist Jeanne Kirstein in her pioneering 1967 survey of Cage's piano music for CBS Masterworks.

Alexei Lubimov, Alexander Trostiansky, Kirill Rybakov - Misterioso: Valentin Silvestrov, Arvo Part, Galina Ustvolskaya (2006)

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Alexei Lubimov, Alexander Trostiansky, Kirill Rybakov - Misterioso: Valentin Silvestrov, Arvo Part, Galina Ustvolskaya (2006)

Misterioso: Valentin Silvestrov, Arvo Pärt, Galina Ustvolskaya (2006)
Alexei Lubimov, piano; Alexander Trostiansky, violin; Kirill Rybakov, clarinet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb | Scans ~ 41 Mb | 01:19:54
Contemporary Classical, Chamber | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1959, 476 3108

The title of ECM's release of works by three composers born in the former Soviet Union perfectly captures the mood of the CD – it is truly mysterious. Although more than half a century separates the first of these pieces from the most recent, they share a sense of otherness that defies easy explanation. The pieces are not so much mysterious in the sense of being eerie (although there are several moments that might raise the hairs on the back of your neck if you were listening alone in the dark); they are unsettling because they raise more questions than they answer.

Ensemble Intercontemporain, Boulez, Tabachnik - Iannis Xenakis: Phlegra; Jalons; Keren; Nomos; Alpha; Thallein (1992)

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Ensemble Intercontemporain, Boulez, Tabachnik - Iannis Xenakis: Phlegra; Jalons; Keren; Nomos; Alpha; Thallein (1992)

Iannis Xenakis: Phlegra; Jalons; Keren; Nomos; Alpha; Thalleïn (1992)
Ensemble Intercontemporain; Pierre Boulez, conductor; Michel Tabachnik, conductor
Pierre Strauch, cello; Benny Sluchin, trombone

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Avantgarde | Label: Erato | # 2292-45770-2 | Time: 01:04:51

Xenakis was one of the major figures of 20th-century music, composing some 150 works for orchestra, instruments, voices, stage, and electronics.