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Chamber Music - To be released August 13, 2021 | Hausu Mountain

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Chamber Music - To be released July 16, 2021 | CD Accord

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Chamber Music - To be released July 9, 2021 | Naxos

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Chamber Music - To be released July 9, 2021 | Naxos

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Chamber Music - Released June 18, 2021 | Farao Classics

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As historian Will Durant once said, "nothing is new except arrangement." And while Durant was speaking about the moral ideas of Jesus, he might as well have been speaking of this highly unusual arrangement of Bach's Goldberg Variations for three, sometimes four, saxophones by the trio, sometimes quartet, ensemble Sax Allemande. Sure, it takes some getting used to -- after all, a blown brass saxophone ensemble is an entirely different musical beast than a plucked-string, two-manual harpsichord -- but once you make the adjustment, the effect is amazing. It's amazing because it's so beautiful, amazing because it's so musical, and most of all amazing because it's so impossibly but wonderfully appropriate. Part of the reason it's amazing is that the Sax Allemande is a subtle, sensitive, soulful ensemble with absolutely unbelievable individual and collective technique. No matter what Bach or the arrangement throws at them, the players knock it out of the park. And part of the reason it's amazing is that the music itself is seemingly indestructible. In a very real sense, it doesn't seem to matter what instrument or combination of instruments play the Goldberg -- harpsichord, piano, string trio, sax trio, whatever -- as long as it's played well, the piece holds up as one of the great monuments of Western music. While clearly not for everyone, anyone with an open mind and an open heart will surely enjoy this disc. From another room, Farao Classics' digital sound could easily be mistaken for the real thing. © TiVo

Chamber Music - Released June 15, 2021 | Hausu Mountain

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Chamber Music - Released June 4, 2021 | Toccata Classics

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The music of Théodore Dubois (1837–1924) has rather been overshadowed by that of other French composers of the same period, not least Fauré and Saint-Saëns. But Dubois does not deserve his relative neglect: not only was he a superlative craftsman, but he could also unfold a fetching melody and had a strong sense of musical narrative. This recital of chamber works for oboe and strings is noteworthy for a further quality, one often underestimated: much of the music is, quite simply, charming. © Toccata Classics
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Chamber Music - Released May 28, 2021 | Naxos

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Prolific in every aspect of music throughout his long and distinguished career, Carl Reinecke represented the complete musician with the belief that "art should bring happiness to mankind". His imaginative transcription of Beethoven’s bravura Triple Concerto sees the three instruments retaining their solo essence and sharing in the orchestral tutti to create a quintessential addition to the piano trio repertory. Heard here in its world premiere recording, Reinecke’s First Piano Trio inhabits the passionate and expressive sound world of Schumann and Mendelssohn. © Naxos
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Chamber Music - Released May 28, 2021 | Innova

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Chamber Music - Released May 21, 2021 | Da Vinci Classics

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Chamber Music - Released May 21, 2021 | DUX

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It will not be an exaggeration to say that what holds the compositions presented on this album together is the fascination with movement. However, the sources of that interest must always be sought in the way the creators perceive the world and in the place where they see music. Moreover, each of the authors of the compositions pays great attention to unique sound, timbre and harmony. Chronologically speaking, the oldest composition is Le Merle noir by Olivier Messiaen. Fascination with jazz, in turn, is expressed by Daniel Schnyder (born 1961). This outstanding saxophonist and composer, born in Switzerland and currently living in New York, has composed numerous pieces for various instrumental ensembles. © DUX Records
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Chamber Music - Released May 19, 2021 | Kaleidos Musikeditionen

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Chamber Music - Released May 14, 2021 | Naxos

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Both Anton Arensky and Sergey Taneyev belong to the generation of Russian composers who came to prominence at the end of the 19th century, midway between Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. With its expansive themes and wonderfully elegiac mood, Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 is dedicated to the memory of cellist Karl Davydov. The subtle use of counterpoint in Taneyev’s Piano Trio in D major reveals his expertise in combining earlier techniques with the emphatically Romantic style that both composers inherited from Tchaikovsky. These two masterpieces summarise the development of the piano trio genre in Russian music of the 19th century, and subsequently laid the foundations for its further evolution. © Naxos
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Chamber Music - Released May 7, 2021 | Tactus

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Chamber Music - Released May 7, 2021 | Tactus

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Chamber Music - Released May 7, 2021 | AGR Música

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Chamber Music - Released April 30, 2021 | Melism

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If there's one corner of the classical repertoire we hear very little of either onstage or from the recording studio, it's the substantial body of music written during the 19th century for piano four-hands. Logistically impractical for most top-level touring soloists due to the level of diary synchronisation it requires, while also exceeding the technical capabilities of today's average amateur (its original enthusiastic target market), this is music that's fallen silent not through lack of quality, but because in performance terms it's fallen between every conceivable pillar and post. Zero in on Dvořák, and that's certainly been the case both for his ten-strong Legends, Op. 59 set, and his From the Bohemian Forest, Op. 68 cycle of six character pieces; and while Legends has had a bit more airtime over the years thanks to his later orchestration of them, those orchestrations were never quite achieved the popularity of his Slavonic Dances which equally began life in piano four-hands. Consequently, to record this music at all ticks the box of bringing something new to the catalogue, but Christophe Sirodeau and Anna Zassimov's programming then goes a step further by also merging the two sets, appending each From the Bohemian Forest piece with two complimentary Legends. So from the delicately merry, folky swirling energy and forwards flow of In the Spinning Room we move to No. 2 of Legends in G major, opening in almost almost hymn-like quiet dignity and stillness; followed in turn by the more rustic dance feel of No. 3 in G minor. Constant hallmarks of these interpretations are the silvery, mellifluous grace and lilt both pianists bring to even the most dancingly energetic and note-y passages, the organicism of mid-piece transitions between moods and metres (take the switches in Legends No. 4 between maestoso chordal statements and delicately rippling passages), the easy forwards flow, and the smooth blending between the parts. Add warm, bright and clear capturing, and there's much to enjoy here. © Charlotte Gardner/Qobuz
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Chamber Music - Released April 29, 2021 | American Modern Recordings

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Chamber Music - Released April 23, 2021 | Accentus Music

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In June 2021, the Klenke Quartet celebrate their 30th anniversary and have been inspiring international concert life with an unchanged line-up since their foundation in 1991. Consisting of four female musicians, the ensemble has established itself as one of the most important German string quartets and is considered "one of the most distinguished European formations" (GewandhausMagazin). Deepness, vocal quality, intimate music-making paired with a strong program dramaturgy as well as a sound intensity down to the softest note characterize the Klenke Quartet. After the successful recording of the String Quintets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart together with Harald Schoneweg, this recording again features Quintets by Mozart, this time with natural horn player Stephan Katte and the clarinetist Nicola Jürgensen as guest musicians. © Accentus Music

Chamber Music - Released April 22, 2021 | AGR Música

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