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Heath Quartet - Berg: String Quartet – Webern: Langsamer Satz – Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 2 (2022)

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Heath Quartet - Berg: String Quartet – Webern: Langsamer Satz – Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 2 (2022)

Heath Quartet - Berg: String Quartet – Webern: Langsamer Satz – Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 2 (2022)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 239 MB | Cover | 01:02:06 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 142 MB
Classical, Chamber | Label: Signum Records

Signum Classics are proud to announce the first album from the Heath Quartet with acclaimed soprano Carolyn Sampson. Together the three works on the present CD demonstrate the extraordinary advances made in the development of the musical language of Schoenberg and his two chief pupils, Berg and We- bern, over a period of a mere five years at the start of the 20th century.

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
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 519 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 234 Mb | Scans included
Label: Cantaloupe Music | # CA21074 | Data (video) ~ 68 Mb
Genre: Classical, Avant-Garde, Minimalism, Chamber Music, Jazz | Time: 01:29:57

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.

Franz Halasz - All In Twilight - Toru Takemitsu: Complete Music for Solo Guitar (2000)

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Franz Halasz - All In Twilight - Toru Takemitsu: Complete Music for Solo Guitar (2000)

Franz Halász - All In Twilight - Tōru Takemitsu: Complete Music for Solo Guitar (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Guitar, Chamber Music | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1075 | Time: 01:10:10

German guitarist Franz Halász displays a fine sense of tone and pacing in this revealing overview of Takemitsu's solo guitar music. Takemitsu wrote for the concert stage in an original avant-garde idiom, created over 100 film soundtracks, and produced arrangements of Japanese folk tunes and Western popular music. This range, except for the soundtracks, is represented here. The title tracks are from the concert work All in Twilight – Four pieces for guitar (1987), inspired by Paul Klee's painting of the same name. Here Halász's beautiful touch is shown in contrasting and subtle timbres on the composer's rich, jazz-like harmonies, sometimes brooding, sometimes in quickly flowing passages like those of the third movement. Next, the first six of "12 Songs" introduces some technically challenging, but aesthetically straightforward arrangements – Sammy Fain's classic Secret Love, four tunes by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and George Gershwin's Summertime in which Takemitsu spectacularly manages to reduce the best orchestral parts to the limits of the guitar and to improvise in a free-flowing manner.

Keeril Makan - In Sound (2008) with Kronos Quartet and Paul Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band

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Keeril Makan - In Sound (2008) with Kronos Quartet and Paul Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band

Keeril Makan - In Sound (2008)
with Kronos Quartet and Paul Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb
Label: Tzadik | # TZ8053 | Time: 00:48:11 | Scans included
Modern Creative, Avant-Garde, Experimental, Chamber Music

The strength of these pieces by American composer Keeril Makan is that they fall outside the boxes of minimalism, abstract electronic music, and world-influenced styles. The word visceral keeps coming up in his descriptions of his own music, which revels in sheer sound and proceeds in large, physical gestures with, Makan says blithely, "no formal logic other than careful attunement to what the ear and body dictate." Paradoxically, though, it's full of surprises. The three works on the album all fall loosely under the chamber music banner and are all recognizably by the same composer, but each has a different method.

Rachel Podger - Beethoven: Sonatas for Violin and Piano Op. 12 No. 1, Op. 24 & Op. 96 (2022)

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Rachel Podger - Beethoven: Sonatas for Violin and Piano Op. 12 No. 1, Op. 24 & Op. 96 (2022)

Rachel Podger - Beethoven: Sonatas for Violin and Piano Op. 12 No. 1, Op. 24 & Op. 96 (2022)
WEB FLAC (Tracks +Digital Booklet) 275 MB | Cover | 01:07:17 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 156 MB
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Channel Classics Records

Rachel Podger, “the unsurpassed British glory of the baroque violin” (The Times), and Grammy award-winning pianist Christopher Glynn recorded Beethoven’s Sonatas for Violin and Piano Nos. 1, 5 and 10. Following the critically acclaimed Mozart/Jones Sonatas "Fragment Completions" (2021), this Beethoven album marks Podger & Glynn’s second release together.

Blituri - Blituri (2014)

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Blituri - Blituri (2014)

Blituri - Blituri (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 320 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 134 Mb
Full Scans | 00:47:03 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Avant-garde, Chamber Music | Vincent Lachambre #BLI01

Based in Montréal (Québec, Canada). Blituri are an instrumental chamber rock six-piece founded in 2013 by multi-instrumentalist Vincent Lachambre, who is also the main composer. Their self-titled debut album was released independently in October 2014. Dedicated to the creation of a unique musical style, the ensemble offers original compositions combining harmonic sophistication, rhythmic density and caustic intensity.

Kronos Quartet - Music by Peter Sculthorpe, Aulis Sallinem, Philip Glass, Conlon Nancarrow, Jimi Hendrix (1986) Reissue 2011

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Kronos Quartet - Music by Peter Sculthorpe, Aulis Sallinem, Philip Glass, Conlon Nancarrow, Jimi Hendrix (1986) Reissue 2011

Kronos Quartet - Music by Sculthorpe, Sallinem, Glass, Nancarrow, Hendrix (1986)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 184 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans ~ 90 Mb
Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79111-2 | Time: 00:49:11
Chamber Music, Minimalism, Avant-Garde

To say this barrier-breaking string quartet plays modern music is an understatement. All of the five composers showcased on this audacious recording were born in the 20th century. Minimalist Philip Glass is among the best known of the five, whose works cannot possibly be mistaken with anything from the baroque or classical periods. This particular foursome illustrates the grace, beauty, and even power of a string quartet, but goes well beyond. In the words of first violinist and leader David Harrington, "I've always wanted the string quartet to be vital, and energetic, and alive, and cool, and not afraid to kick ass and be absolutely beautiful and ugly if it has to be." The album-ending cover of the Jimi Hendrix classic "Purple Haze" must be heard to be believed.

Popol Vuh - Hosianna Mantra (Remastered Reissue) (1972/2019)

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Popol Vuh - Hosianna Mantra (Remastered Reissue) (1972/2019)

Popol Vuh - Hosianna Mantra (Remastered Reissue) (1972/2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 227 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 97 Mb | 00:42:06
Krautrock, World, Chamber Music | Label: BMG Rights Management

Hosianna Mantra is the third album by German band Popol Vuh. It was originally released in 1972 on the German record label Pilz. The album saw the band blend elements of Western classical music, Asian music, and space rock. For the release, bandleader Florian Fricke abandoned electronic synthesizers and instead employed acoustic instruments such as piano, oboe, and tambura. Prominently featured are Korean vocalist Djong Yun and electric guitarist Conny Veit.

VA - Erik Lotichius: Playtime! (Chamberworks for Wind Instruments) (2021)

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VA - Erik Lotichius: Playtime! (Chamberworks for Wind Instruments) (2021)

VA - Erik Lotichius: Playtime! (Chamberworks for Wind Instruments) (2021)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 288 MB | Cover | 01:21:40 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 289 MB
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Solaire Records

Composer Erik Lotichius is experiencing a remarkable resurgence. Inspired by minimalism, jazz and romanticism, his synthesis of styles and periods seems more timely than ever. This new collection includes the epic flute sonata and saxophone quartet as well as various pieces for adventurous instrumentations.

Bang on a Can - Philip Glass: Music in Fifths & Two Pages (2004)

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Bang on a Can - Philip Glass: Music in Fifths & Two Pages (2004)

Bang on a Can - Philip Glass: Music in Fifths & Two Pages (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included | 00:52:07
Minimalism, Chamber Music, Avant-Garde | Label: Cantaloupe Music | # CA21016

Cantaloupe continues its recording series of the masterworks of the music of our time with this brilliant disc of two early classics by composer Philip Glass, performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars. Glass is arguably minimalism's most well-known and influential composer. Before film soundtracks, operas, and universal acclaim, there were these intense, rugged, and demanding early works for keyboard. In Music in Fifths and Two Pages, Philip Glass's ideas are at their most basic, using only addition and subtraction of notes in simple scales to create epic and hypnotic musical forms. The Bang on a Can All-Stars reconceive these works for their ground-breaking sound of clarinet, cello, bass, piano, marimba, and electric guitar. In the tradition of their award winning recording of Terry Riley's In C (#1 CD of 2001 by both the New York Times and the Washington Post), the musicality, passion, and focus of the All-Stars, plus the sparkling sound quality of the recording, catapult these classic works into the 21st century.

Caroline Shaw & Sō Percussion - Shaw: Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part (2021)

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Caroline Shaw & Sō Percussion - Shaw: Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part (2021)

Caroline Shaw & Sō Percussion - Shaw: Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 246 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 98 Mb | 00:42:49
Modern Classical, Electronic, Chamber Music, Female Vocal | Label: Nonesuch Records

Nonesuch Records releases an album of songs written and performed by Caroline Shaw and Sō Percussion, Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part. The musicians, who have known each other since their student days, were presented with three days of gratis studio time and decided to experiment with ideas they had begun putting to tape during the sessions for their January 2021 Nonesuch release Narrow Sea. With Shaw on vocals and Sō—Eric Cha-Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, and Jason Treuting—filling out this new band, they developed songs in the studio, with lyrics inspired by their own wide-ranging interests: James Joyce, the Sacred Harp hymn book, a poem by Anne Carson, the Bible’s Book of Ruth, the American roots tune “I’ll Fly Away,” and the pop perfection of ABBA, among others. The album is co-produced by Shaw, Sō Percussion, and the Grammy Award–winning engineer Jonathan Low (The National, Taylor Swift).

The Solem Quartet - The Four Quarters (2021)

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The Solem Quartet - The Four Quarters (2021)

The Solem Quartet - The Four Quarters (2021)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 226 MB | Cover | 01:01:30 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 143 MB
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Orchid Classics

Emerging from the depths of Covid are some of the freshest ideas we have seen in years. Here, a newly formed string quartet takes a 2012 score by the British composer Thomas Adès and intersects it with works of their own making, very old and very new. The Adès piece describes the earth’s 24-hour rotation on its own axis — neat, but not stunningly original in either concept or content.

Gyorgy Kurtag - Signs, Games And Messages (2003) {ECM 1730}

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Gyorgy Kurtag - Signs, Games And Messages (2003) {ECM 1730}

Gyorgy Kurtag - Signs, Games And Messages (2003) {ECM 1730}
EAC 0.99pb3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 200dpi | 220MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 162MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Chamber Music

In literary criticism, we throw around our fair share of arbitrary terms. Yet one I stand by, and of which I am especially fond, is “intertextuality,” which refers to the borrowing, shaping, and influence of texts on other texts. Similarly, one can say many things about Hungarian composer György Kurtág. He is a “master of the miniature,” a microscopic craftsman. His language implodes with a hermetic (im)precision. His wit is boundless, unassuming, and unabashedly lyrical. And so forth. But in the end, his sound-world is nothing if not intertextual.

Gyan Riley - Silver Lining (2021)

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Gyan Riley - Silver Lining (2021)

Gyan Riley - Silver Lining (2021)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 185 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 112 Mb | Covers included | 00:45:18
Jazz, Chamber Music, Guitar | Label: Tzadik Records

Gyan Riley is a virtuoso guitarist and composer living in Brooklyn whose unique work expands the rich legacy of classical guitar music with influences from minimalism, flamenco, bossa nova, and the folk-jazz sounds of John Fahey and Leo Kottke. His second CD for Tzadik, recorded during the pandemic lockdown, is his best yet'a breathtaking and fabulous collection of music for solo guitar. Fluid, compelling, and beautiful, this is music you will return to again and again.

Volker Hartung - Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, D. 667 "Trout" & Other Works (2021)

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Volker Hartung - Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, D. 667 "Trout" & Other Works (2021)

Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra & Volker Hartung - Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, D. 667 "Trout" & Other Works (2021)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 230 MB | Cover | 50:24 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 116 MB
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: JPK Musik

This album contains works by Franz Schubert: The famous ´Trout Quintet´ for piano and strings in A major, which the composer wrote for a group of friends coming together to play his works.