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Chamber Music - Released March 16, 2018 | Haenssler Classic

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Chamber Music - Released October 5, 2018 | Profil

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Chamber Music - Released January 19, 2018 | Da Capo

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A century and a half of Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, collected in the twelve CDs of this album. From 1867 to 2017, the listener discovers an impressive amount of Danish composers and interpreters from the Danish music sphere. It all started with the founding fathers, Niels Gade and Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, followed by their first emulators: world-famous Carl Nielsen of course, but also creators mostly renowned in Scandinavia such as Knut Riisager and Finn Høffdking. Then came the composers active after the Great War, or even the Second World War: Vagn Holmboe, Herman Koppel and Niels Bentzon, followed by composers who could more freely cross borders to receive an education, live, and work abroad – which means that they cemented a reputation in our societies as well: Per Nørgård, Hans Abrahamsen, Erik Højsgaard, Bent Sørensen. From the sixth CD, the trip takes the listener to the world of Danish interpreters, from the internationally well-known – among them Kim Borg, Endre Wolf, Michal Schønwand – to more locally renowned artists. But in no way does it imply they are bad, or even mediocre: this album is filled with amazing surprises! Not to mention that numerous recordings presented here had never been released before, while others remained unavailable for years. © SM/Qobuz
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Chamber Music - Released November 15, 2019 | Glossa

Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason
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Chamber Music - Released April 1, 2012 | Music and Arts Programs of America

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Chamber Music - Released November 2, 2018 | CapriccioNR

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Chamber Music - Released March 6, 2020 | Willowhayne Records

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Chamber Music - Released January 1, 2009 | Sono Luminus

While piano trios abound and string quartets are a dime a dozen, what's rare are extant, long-standing piano quartets. Compared to the former two ensembles, repertoire for the latter is less abundant but no less significant. Piano quartets are often performed by piano trios who add a viola or string quartets that sit out a member and add a pianist. The result, however, is a temporary ensemble that lacks the benefits of performing long term with the same musicians. The Ames Piano Quartet proves that not only can a piano quartet exist as its own entity, but that it can thrive. Originally formed in 1976 at the University of Iowa and now faculty artists at Iowa State University, the Ames Piano Quartet has made a name for itself as skilled interpreters of the standard popular repertoire as well as champions of new and lesser known works. The present eight-disc collection showcases the recordings the group made on the Dorian label from 1989 through 2009. Listeners will enjoy stunning, thoughtful interpretations of warhorses of the repertoire like the three Brahms quartets, two from Dvorák, and quartets from Schumann, Fauré, and Strauss, as well as enlightening performances of rarely performed quartets by Suk, Martinu, and Widor. Taken from recordings made across two decades, there is an understandable variability in recorded sound quality from disc to disc, and the Ames does not have the most spotless intonation in the world. What it does have that many others lack is a clear, singular, unified vision of the score. Every articulation, every phrase, every dynamic, and every nuance is perfectly matched across the four members. Balance within the ensemble is also pleasantly fluid, shifting to allow the melody to come to the fore without obscuring the inner voices. Adding to its polished playing and far-reaching repertoire is a very informative and well-written set of liner notes that make this collection one well worth checking out. © TiVo
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Chamber Music - Released June 15, 2018 | Profil

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Chamber Music - Released January 1, 2005 | Dynamic

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On the back cover of the booklet for this set are ads for other boxes in the series -- "4 CDs for the price of 3," reads one. And you can get another, better yet, at "9 CDs for the price of 3." This box of Italian string quartets, at 10 CDs for the price of three, must therefore be the best of all, right? Actually, all these cheapo boxes generally accomplish is the devaluation of the music inside, but if there's a purpose for them at all, it is to provide overviews of unusual repertoires. This release by the Quartetti di Venezia would seem to do that, for Italy is not the country that springs to mind when one thinks of the string quartet from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth centuries -- the string quartet, with its high-minded aims, was a quintessentially Germanic genre. The set includes the String Quartet in E minor of Giuseppe Verdi, the only really well-known work in the bunch. If you've ever wondered what else was happening among Italian instrumentalists, you can learn a lot from this set, but its range could have been even greater. The first three discs are devoted to the quartets of Luigi Boccherini, all of them attractive works but none actually composed in Italy (Boccherini moved to Paris and then to Spain, where he worked for most of his life). Discs 4, 5, and 6 present the complete quartets of Antonio Bazzini, a composer and violinist who sought to promote instrumental music in a country whose musical life was dominated by opera. His six quartets are inspired by successive waves of Central European music, which he emulates with consummate skill. Not knowing their origin, it would be hard to guess that these works were Italian. By the time of the String Quartet No. 6 in F, written in the 1890s, Bazzini had clearly made the acquaintance of Dvorák's string quartets with their folkish rhythms and pentatonic scales; even this example did not inspire him to try to evoke the vernacular musical world of his own country. Cutting the tracklist back to one or two Bazzini quartets would have permitted the inclusion of other composers, as would the elimination of some of Malipiero's quartets, which are available elsewhere. The strongest discs in the set are the seventh and eighth, which offer the Verdi quartet, an elegiac single-movement quartet piece by Puccini, a student effort by the operatic composer Riccardo Zandonai, and two works by Ottorino Respighi, one fairly youthful and one mature. The latter, the Quartetto Dorico of 1924, is a nice find. In place of the gigantic orchestral palette of his tone poems Respighi deploys a language characterized by rapidly shifting rhythms and musical gestures. It still contains the basic moods of his larger pieces, and it's unlike anything else in the quartet repertoire. The piece perhaps demands a more tense performance than it's given here by the Quartetti di Venezia, but the group is competent in rendering a wide range of material. It is likely that most listeners will find three CD's worth of music they like here. © TiVo
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Quartets - Released November 11, 2014 | Music and Arts Programs of America

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or
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Solo Piano - Released September 15, 2007 | Arion

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Chamber Music - Released October 5, 2018 | BIS

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Chamber Music - Released January 1, 2004 | Dynamic

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Niccolò Paganini's violin and guitar duets are pleasant diversions that most listeners will find quite agreeable in small doses; yet only the true aficionado or dedicated violin student would find a comprehensive set of all these works necessary or desirable. This nine-disc set of the complete sonatas, duets, and variations offers more than anyone might need, and it is perhaps most suitable for serious collections and libraries. Violinist Luigi Alberto Bianchi and guitarist Maurizio Preda deliver these charming pieces with polish, warmth, and intimacy, and they are quite entertaining. Paganini's music is amiable and lighthearted, more relaxed and convivial than it is in the famous Caprices (24) or in his other intensely virtuosic showpieces. The violin part overflows with lyricism and humor, and it is often matched in expressiveness and vivacity by the transparent guitar accompaniment. However, the consistency of textures, tones, and timbres begins to wear on perusal of the discs, and delight quickly turns into mild boredom. Anyone acquainted with the 1994 DGG release Paganini for Two by Gil Shaham and Göran Söllscher may have already determined that an album of selections is preferable to a compendium. Recorded between 1985 and 2003, Dynamic's sound is splendid and remarkably constant for such a long time span. © TiVo
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Chamber Music - Released October 13, 2017 | SWR Classic

Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Choc de Classica
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Chamber Music - Released January 1, 2003 | CPO

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Chamber Music - Released March 17, 2017 | NEOS Music

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Solo Piano - Released September 11, 2015 | Sony Classical

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Solo Piano - Released January 8, 2005 | BIS

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