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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.

Jed Wentz, Musica ad Rhenum, Viri Cantores - Willem de Fesch: Joseph (2000)

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Jed Wentz, Musica ad Rhenum, Viri Cantores -  Willem de Fesch: Joseph (2000)

Jed Wentz, Musica ad Rhenum, Viri Cantores - Willem de Fesch: Joseph (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 652 Mb | Total time: 40:17+45:47+54:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: NM Classics | # NM 92079 | Recorded: 2000

Willem de Fesch (1687-1761) was a virtuoso Dutch violone player and composer. The pupil of Karel Rosier, who was a Vice-Kapellmeister at Bonn, de Fesch later married his daughter, Maria Anna Rosier. De Fesch was active in Amsterdam between 1710 and 1725. From 1725 to 1731 he served as Kapellmeister at Antwerp Cathedral. Thereafter he moved to London where he gave concerts and played the violone in Handel's orchestra in 1746. In 1748 and 1749 he conducted at Marylebone Gardens. He apparently made no public appearances after 1750. His works included the oratorios Judith (1732) and Joseph (1746), as well as chamber duets, solo and trio sonatas, concertos and part songs. Both oratorios were thought lost until 1980 when a copy of a manuscript of "Joseph" was found in London's Royal Academy of Music.