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Kwartetten - Verschenen op 31 mei 2019 | CORO Connections

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Opus 18 needs little introduction and is often revered as demonstrating Beethoven’s total mastery of the Classical String Quartet. The Eybler Quartet completes its exploration of these iconic quartets in an album that showcases radiantly Beethoven’s fiendishly difficult tempi and his genius for finding contrast within a single pulse as well as highlighting the depths of his humour, wit and irony. This second volume features the String Quartets nos. 4-6. The Eybler Quartet came together in 2004 to explore the works of the first century -and-a-half of the string quartet and plays on instruments appropriate to the period of the music it performs. The Toronto-based ensemble’s live performances have consistently garnered praise as “glowing and committed”, “spirited” and “lively and energizing”. The Eybler Quartet harnesses a unique combination of talents and skills: razor-sharp ensemble skills, technical prowess, expertise in period instrument performance and an unquenchable passion for the repertoire. © Coro
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 26 oktober 2018 | APR

Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or
When thinking of the great German pianist Wilhelm Backhaus, the image of an old master with a large pale forehead often comes to mind, frozen in his somewhat wise and austere performances. With his fierce young Beethoven-like appearance, Backhaus gave his first recital in 1899 while his last concert, by which time he was a respectable old man, took place on July 5 1969, a week before his death. The miraculous advances in recording preserved this brilliant seventy-year-long career, because, unlike his colleagues Rubinstein and Schnabel who shied away from vinyl, Backhaus was one of the pioneers of the medium, having made his first records in 1908.  This album contains all his Beethovenian recordings produced in London before the war. We find extraordinary performances of four sonatas and Concertos No. 4 and No. 5, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Landon Ronald. Recorded in 1927, the Emperor was easy for both the pianist and the orchestra and required few takes. In 1928, Backhaus told the British press that his recording of Concerto no. 5 was the most beautiful thing he would ever make, without knowing that he still had over forty career years ahead of him.  The sessions for the 4th Concerto were very different. Three sessions were needed in September 1929 and two more were added in March 1930 following technical problems. Contrary to the myth that the takes were all unique at the time of the 78 rpm, it took seven or eight of them (the faces lasted two minutes, during which time "no" mistakes were allowed) to complete the work in March 1930, because Backhaus and the musicians – who were probably very tired at this point - were constantly tripping up.  The result is nevertheless stunning, as the rendition is characterised by a breath-taking fluidity. The difficulty of recording at the time was that you could easily lose the tension or tempo from one side of the record to the other. However, Backhaus' winged touch, probably on one of the very light pianos of that time, spins like a spring-time wind.  The rest of this double album is devoted to four sonatas and a few of Bach's Preludes and Fugues. Let us add that the softness and precision of these recordings perfectly illustrates the mastery acquired in a short time by the sound engineers. As with old films, today's restorations allow us to see and hear these testimonies from a distant past in such a quality that our elders would never have thought possible. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 21 september 2018 | Wiener Symphoniker

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
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Trio´s - Verschenen op 20 juli 2018 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Le Choix de France Musique - 5 étoiles de Classica
With this new series entitled ‘Salon de musique’, Alpha presents recordings made by artists who have enlivened the Festival of Salon de Provence for some years now: the pianist Eric le Sage, who has made many recordings for Alpha, the clarinettist Paul Meyer etc… with cellist Claudio Bohórquez, they have now put two Beethoven trios on disc. By 1798, the year Ludwig van Beethoven composed his Trio for piano, clarinet and cello op.11, he was already well-known in Vienna as a remarkable improviser and an ambitious young composer. the piece was clearly aimed at the enlightened aristocracy, as well as competent musical amateurs. This did not prevent the critics, though universally positive, from judging the score to be over-complex in places. Dedicated to the Empress Marie-Theresa of Austria, the Septet was published in 1802 by Hofmeister, and on being well-received it was then rearranged for various combinations. Beethoven himself made a version for clarinet, cello and piano, op.38 in E Flat major – the one recorded here. © Alpha Classics
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Trio´s - Verschenen op 4 mei 2018 | Orchid Classics

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Choc de Classica
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Concerten voor klavier - Verschenen op 2 maart 2018 | Ondine

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice
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Piano solo - Verschenen op 9 februari 2018 | JB Recordings

Hi-Res Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Le Choix de France Musique
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Duo´s - Verschenen op 1 december 2017 | Les Indispensables de Diapason

Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 24 november 2017 | audite Musikproduktion

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Volume 12 of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL editionpresents a sensational archive discovery: a live recording of the Manfred Overture from the 1953 festival, until recently presumed lost, and now released for the very first time. In 1953, Furtwängler also conducted two of his all-time favourites, Beethoven's Eroica and Schumann's Fourth Symphonies. Until now, these exciting interpretations were only available in technically flawed recordings made by enthusiasts. For this edition, the newly rediscovered original tapes from the archives of the SRF Swiss Radio and Television were made available. Wilhelm Furtwängler, invited to Lucerne for the first time in 1944, was one of the defining artists of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL's first decades. From 1947, he performed in Lucerne each summer (with the exception of 1952, when he had to cancel due to illness) until his final concert in August 1954, a few months before his death (recording also available in the "Historic Performances" series: audite 95.641). In total, Furtwängler conducted eighteen of the festival's concerts, sixteen of which with the Swiss Festival Orchestra who also played on 26 August 1953. Furtwängler's motto was to be "faithful to the spirit" rather than "faithful to each note". This Lucerne recording demonstrates his methodical approach, especially by means of a precisely calculated tempo architecture: Furtwängler's seemingly arbitrary tempo modifications hold structural significance, dynamising the musical form. Illustrated with numerous photos from the festival's archive, the 32-page booklet in three languages discusses this approach, whilst also referring to other famous recordings, such as Furtwängler's studio recording of Schumann's Fourth Symphony with the Berlin Philharmonic, made only a few months earlier. © Audite
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Concerten voor klavier - Verschenen op 10 november 2017 | Mirare

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 4 étoiles de Classica
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Duo´s - Verschenen op 20 oktober 2017 | Mirare

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
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Piano solo - Verschenen op 6 oktober 2017 | EPR-Classic

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
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Kwartetten - Verschenen op 29 september 2017 | naïve classique

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
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Piano solo - Verschenen op 29 september 2017 | Ameson

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 5 étoiles de Classica
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Duo´s - Verschenen op 22 september 2017 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 30 juni 2017 | Accentus Music

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Exceptional sound - Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik
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Missen, passies, requiems - Verschenen op 2 juni 2017 | PentaTone

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Concerten voor klavier - Verschenen op 7 april 2017 | BIS

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Piano solo - Verschenen op 3 maart 2017 | Mirare

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 1 maart 2017 | Gustavo Dudamel

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