Categories :

Albums

HI-RES€ 17,49
CD€ 12,49

Kamermuziek - Verschenen op 5 oktober 2018 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
HI-RES€ 17,49
CD€ 12,49

Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 februari 2019 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Gramophone Editor's Choice - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
After having released his complete recording of Mozart’s Sonatas and collaborated with the singer Mark Padmore (Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann), Kristian Bezuidenhout continues to expand his discography with Joseph Haydn this time. Under the record label Harmonia Mundi, the South-African pianist emphasizes the whimsical and fanciful elements of a selection of Haydn’s works that were influenced by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, a composer from whom he learnt a lot and described with a certain fondness. Here, the Sonata in C major (Hob. XVI:48) is halfway between the Variations on a Theme and a totally unbridled fantasy, whereas the Sonata in C minor (Hob.XVI:20) unlocks the full dramatic potential of keyboard music. The later works on this album are contrasted with earlier ones such as the charming and spirited Sonata in G major (XVI:6) which is followed by two sequences of variations. This repertoire showcases Haydn’s inexhaustible creative energy as well as his ability to reinvent himself with each of his works. The performer relishes the performance here, playing on a Paul McNulty fortepiano modelled on an Anton Walter Viennese piano from 1805. © François Hudry/Qobuz
HI-RES€ 25,19
CD€ 17,99

Klassiek - Verschenen op 12 april 2019 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik - 5 étoiles de Classica
HI-RES€ 17,49
CD€ 12,49

Klassiek - Verschenen op 26 april 2019 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
London in the 1730s. Musical life was flourishing around the figure of Handel. The Saxon composer also served as director; at the height of his fame, he surrounded himself with the finest London musicians, and was joined by many foreign composers to occupy the long breaks between the acts of his lyric works. Their musical interludes accompanied lavish dinners, during which Mr Handel escaped from the pit to indulge his gourmet tendencies. Quite a programme! © harmonia mundi
HI-RES€ 17,49
CD€ 12,49

Klassiek - Verschenen op 8 februari 2019 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
With both of their lives cut short before they reached forty years of age, one from tuberculosis and the other from syphilis, the piano sonatas that Weber and Schubert left behind have either long been forgotten or are unheard of among pianists and the public. Luckily, this has been rectified for Schubert’s works thanks to pioneering pianists such as Artur Schnabel and Wilhelm Kempff, but more must be done for the works of Carl Maria von Weber who is still primarily known for his opera Der Freischütz (The Marksman). It takes an exceptional musician to bring forgotten music back to life and that is exactly what Paul Lewis does in this new album after having previously released fantastic interpretations of Beethoven and Schubert under the same French record label, Harmonia Mundi. Weber was around at the same time as Beethoven and was one of the first piano virtuosos from the beginning of the 19th century. His dazzling technique can be heard in this Sonata No.2 in A flat major which is both a virtuosic and a classic work that opened the door to romanticism for many other composers thereafter. The Sonata in B major, D 575 is actually from the same year that Schubert celebrated his twentieth birthday and sought independence from his parents to become a prolific composer, despite all the risks that came with a career as an independent artist at that time. This captures the beginning of romanticism and is an original and exciting pairing between two composers who appreciated each other’s work, but whose styles were diametrically opposed: the bright lights and panache for Weber and the melancholy soul for Schubert. © François Hudry/Qobuz
HI-RES€ 17,99
CD€ 13,49

Kamermuziek - Verschenen op 5 april 2019 | audite Musikproduktion

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
HI-RES€ 17,99
CD€ 13,49

Klassiek - Verschenen op 10 mei 2019 | Berlin Classics

Hi-Res Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
We are standing in a picture gallery of music. All around us we can hear snippets of the great works for string quartets, along with unfamiliar things to delight the ear; it is truly a music-lover’s paradise. "Chiaroscuro" forms the conclusion of a rather special trilogy of albums by the Schumann Quartet and at the same time marks a journey’s end. After the quartet searched their own roots with their first album "Landscapes" and engaged with their namesake Robert Schumann on the follow-up album "Intermezzo", they are now completing their journey with the new album "Chiaroscuro". As of today there is a second foretaste of the upcoming album: Shostakovich's "Elegy" from string quartet 15. The piece can be heard from today on all common platforms. © Berlin Classics
HI-RES€ 17,99
CD€ 13,49

Klassiek - Verschenen op 7 juni 2019 | audite Musikproduktion

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
Andrea Lucchesini’s career continues discreetly in the shadow of more mediatized Italian pianists. The star pupil, like Nelson Goerner, of the great Maria Tipo, Lucchesini has invested a lot of his time into concerts and recording. After becoming known for his interpretations of Luciano Berio’s music, in particular his concerto Echoing Curves directed by the composer himself, he has recorded the integrity of Beethoven’s sonatas for the label Stradivarius.Over the last few years, Lucchesini has concentrated on Schubert, “my great love”, he calls him. These two very different composers on the cusp of romanticism fascinate Andrea Lucchesini who presents here his first volume dedicated to the late works of Schubert. These works were written at a time when the composer of Lieder returned to composing sonatas amidst greats like Beethoven who also coincidentally lived in the same town.For Lucchesini, Schubert remains an enigma. The man left behind almost no written documents, he never stayed put in one precise residence and no one could understand his shyness, agitation, nor his latent homosexuality. “Rediscovering his final works”, says Andrea Lucchenini, “showed me the difference between the artist who entertained his friends and the composer who worked in solitude without any prospect of being published nor played.” Such solitude that longs to break free can be heard clearly in this album, particularly in the interpretation of Andantino of Sonata D. 959 through which troubling phantoms move. © François Hudry/Qobuz
HI-RES€ 17,49
CD€ 12,49

Klassiek - Verschenen op 15 juni 2018 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
HI-RES€ 17,49
CD€ 12,49

Klassiek - Verschenen op 18 januari 2019 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
HI-RES€ 15,99
CD€ 11,49

Klassiek - Verschenen op 23 november 2018 | Rubicon Classics

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
HI-RES€ 15,99
CD€ 11,49

Klassiek - Verschenen op 27 april 2018 | Aparté

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
Athanor. A mysterious name to designate, in alchemy, the long-combustion furnace that produces the philosopher’s stone. This matrix, which symbolises the quest of one who seeks to the Absolute, is a metaphor of Liszt’s approach. With the patience of the alchemist who pursues the perfection of the material, the virtuoso composer and pianist has long matured the genesis of his two Piano Concertos and of the Totentanz: in fact, more than 20 years separate the first sketches of their publication. These three major works are each crossed by a powerfull and captivating leading theme, and driven by a logic of transformation: the Totentanz uses the theme and variations form while the concertos are unifyed by a unique theme that nourishes the whole musical flow through its metamorphoses. Pianist Beatrice Berrut, who was already venturing on the Lisztian paths in her previous record, testifies here to the infinite invention of the composer: she performs the first Concerto with its last variants noted by Liszt himself on the copy of his pupil Hans von Bülow. © Aparté
HI-RES€ 17,49
CD€ 12,49

Klassiek - Verschenen op 15 maart 2019 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
After "Inventions", "Revelations" is the second volume in a complete set of the Beethoven quartets that breaks new ground: it aims to regroup the works according to their position within the three broad creative divisions of the composers life the formative years, the heroic period and the late period. This programme assembles the median quartets, in other words the works that prolonged and consolidated the stylistic innovations outlined at the beginning of each of these creative periods. © harmonia mundi
HI-RES€ 17,49
CD€ 12,49

Klassiek - Verschenen op 15 maart 2019 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
After "Inventions", "Revelations" is the second volume in a complete set of the Beethoven quartets that breaks new ground: it aims to regroup the works according to their position within the three broad creative divisions of the composers life the formative years, the heroic period and the late period. This programme assembles the median quartets, in other words the works that prolonged and consolidated the stylistic innovations outlined at the beginning of each of these creative periods. © harmonia mundi
HI-RES€ 17,99
CD€ 13,49

Klassiek - Verschenen op 18 mei 2018 | Berlin Classics

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
Founded in 2007, the Schumann Quartett (not to be confused with the Schumann Quartet made up of Christian Favre, piano, Tedi Papavrami, violin, Dorin Matea, viola and François Guye, cello) first studied with the Alban Berg Quartet, and then in Madrid with Günter Pichler. It's a story of three brothers, Erik, Ken and Mark Schumann who were born in Cologne to German, Romanian and Japanese parents, and who were joined by viola player Liisa Randalu. The career of this young ensemble got off to a flying start after they took first prize at the Bordeaux international string quartet competition. Taking full advantage of the esteem of great old artists, they also play chamber music with Menahem Pressler and Sabine Meyer. This third album is dedicated to Robert Schumann and takes the roads less travelled: such as a forceful and energetic version of the First Quartet as well as the Quartet Op. 12 (with its famous Canzonetta) by Mendelssohn, but also the Adagio zum Gedenken an Robert Schumann ("Adagio in memory of Robert Schumann") written in 2006 by Aribert Reimann, for the big festival in Düsseldorf that marked 150 years since the composer's death. Based on a Bach chorale that Schumann was in the process of harmonising for four players when he died in a psychiatric hospital near Bonn, this brief homage uses a modern-day language with quarter-tones and heart-rending dissonances which could well have come from Schumann's distempered mind. Aribert Reimann's instrumentation of the 6 Gesänge Op. 107 ("Six Songs") for soprano (the candid and moving Anna-Luisa Richter) and string quartet is a great find. © François Hudry/Qobuz
CD€ 20,24

Klassiek - Verschenen op 17 mei 2019 | TICO Classics

Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik