Smithsonian Chamber Players

Anner Bylsma, L'Archibudelli & Smithsonian Chamber Players - Dotzauer: Quintet, Pieces for cello, Quartet (1995)

Anner Bylsma, L'Archibudelli & Smithsonian Chamber Players - Dotzauer: Quintet, Pieces for cello, Quartet (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:56 | 413 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 64307

In his day, Friedrich Dotzauer (1783-1860) was extremely influential as a performer, teacher and composer. In addition to having a highly successful career as an orchestral player. Dotzauer taught many of the best-known cellists of his age, and was prolific as a composer of sacred music, symphonies and chamber music. This issue makes available a sample of Dotzauer's chamber music which reveals the composer's craftsmanship and rich imagination. The four-movement Quintet. Op. 134 has an easy grace and carefree melodiousness that Bylsma and his colleagues express most engagingly.
The Smithsonian Chamber Players - Corelli: Twelve Trio Sonatas Opus 3 (1989) (Repost)

The Smithsonian Chamber Players - Corelli: Twelve Trio Sonatas Opus 3 (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:51 | 490 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Smithsonian Collection of Recordings | Catalog: ND 035

Listening to this recording you feel as if Corelli was the greatest composer in the world, and that this music is the finest ever written. The artistry, interpretation, and complete understanding of Corelli's string trios elevate this music beyond its purely historical stature. The SCP are incomparable: Jaap Schroeder, Konrad Junghaenel, Kenneth Slowik, etc. The recording is perfectly judged.
WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players - Brahms: String Quintets (2017)

WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players - Brahms: String Quintets (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 250 MB
Label: PentaTone ‎– PTC5186663 | Tracks: 07 | Time: 59:04 min
Classical, Chamber, Romantic Era

Radiant, expansive, lyrical and utterly compelling, Brahms’s richly rewarding string quintets are exuberantly unleashed by the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players in this album.

Apollo Chamber Players - Within Earth (2019)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Nov. 9, 2019
Apollo Chamber Players - Within Earth (2019)

Apollo Chamber Players - Within Earth (2019)
FLAC tracks | 59:24 | 242 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Navona

On Navona Records’ WITHIN EARTH, Houston string quartet Apollo Chamber Players, described as “…infectious… intimate… provocative… fun…” (Gramophone Magazine) presents an album that demonstrates the contemporary possibilities in string music, continuing Apollo's innovative 20x2020 project. The album contains three new multicultural commissions, as well as a contemporary work by Alexandra Du Bois.Leo Brouwer's Nostalgia de las Montañas is an homage to his affection for Brazil's lush mountains and landscapes, and reflective of his love of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian dances and rhythms. The three-movement work plays to the Apollo Chamber Players’ passion for contemporary music as well as to the individual talents of the performers. The irregular metric patterns, distantly reminiscent of Brazil's varied dance music, require an extraordinary steadiness and sense of rhythm, which is demonstrated impeccably. Matthew Dudzik's cello part impressively keeps the rest of the music in line.
Janina Fialkowska, The Chamber Players Of Canada - W.A. Mozart: Piano Concertos 11 & 12 (2007) MCH PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Janina Fialkowska, The Chamber Players Of Canada - Mozart: Piano Concertos 11 & 12 (2007)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 62:52 minutes | Scans included | 3,07 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/44,1 kHz | Scans included | 625 MB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: ATMA Classique # SACD2 2531

A one-time protégé of Arthur Rubinstein, pianist Janina Fialkowska’s artistry is all the more astonishing considering her return to the concert stage in 2004 following the removal of an aggressive tumour in her left arm. For this recording, she joins the Chamber Players of Canada to perform arrangements of Mozart’s piano concertos K. 413 – 415 for piano and string quintet.
Curious Chamber Players, UmeDuo & Karin Hellqvist - Structures of Light & Spruce (2018)

Curious Chamber Players, UmeDuo & Karin Hellqvist - Structures of Light & Spruce (2018)
Classical | 00:59:47 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 305 MB
Label: NEOS Music

"Structures of Light and Spruce" comprises world premiere recordings of chamber works by Malin Bang.

Apollo Chamber Players - Ancestral Voices (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 18, 2017
Apollo Chamber Players - Ancestral Voices (2017)

Apollo Chamber Players - Ancestral Voices (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:09:27 | 162 MB
Label: Navona

Navona Records presents ANCESTRIAL VOICES, the Apollo Chamber Players’ next installment in their 20x2020 project. 20x2020 is an initiative to commission 20 new folk music-inspired and multicultural works by the end of the decade. This fiery release comprises four 20x2020 works from composers Gilad Cohen, Arthur Gottschalk, Malek Jandali, and Javier Farias. Gottschalk’s Imagenes de Cuba incorporates sounds and music from Cuban culture, from the Cuban national anthem to protest songs to the sounds of a busy Havana square. Cuban percussion virtuoso Adel Gonzalez joins for the final movement of the work, an exploration of historic salsa and pachanga dances.
WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players - Beethoven: String Quintets Op. 29 and 104, Fugue Op. 137 (2020) [24/48]

WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players - Beethoven: String Quintets Op. 29 and 104, Fugue Op. 137 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 66:08 minutes | 650 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

With this recording of chamber music composed by Beethoven at three key moments in his life, Alpha begins a collaboration with the WDR of Cologne and its various ensembles. Here a group of chamber musicians from the symphony orchestra presents the string quintets op.29 (1801) and op.104 (1817), thus linking Beethoven’s exuberant early period with that of the worry, discouragement and anguish caused by the conflict over custody of his nephew Karl. The disc comes to a majestic conclusion with the Fugue, op.137 (1817).
WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players - Beethoven: String Quintets Op. 29 and 104, Fugue Op. 137 (2020)

WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players - Beethoven: String Quintets Op. 29 and 104, Fugue Op. 137 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 268 MB | Tracks: 9 | 66:08 min
Style: Classical | Label: Alpha

With this recording of chamber music composed by Beethoven at three key moments in his life, Alpha begins a collaboration with the WDR of Cologne and its various ensembles. Here a group of chamber musicians from the symphony orchestra presents the string quintets op.29 (1801) and op.104 (1817), thus linking Beethoven’s exuberant early period with that of the worry, discouragement and anguish caused by the conflict over custody of his nephew Karl. The disc comes to a majestic conclusion with the Fugue, op.137 (1817).
WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players - Brahms: String Sextets Nos. 1 & 2 (2020)

WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players - Brahms: String Sextets Nos. 1 & 2 (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:12:38 | 330 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: PentaTone

After their acclaimed Brahms' String Quintets, the WDR Chamber Players now present the composer’s String Sextets. Brahms wrote his two Sextets at the beginning of his career, partly as a way to evade the “Ghost of Beethoven” haunting the string quartet, but also as the ideal genre to realize a typically Brahmsian sound: full, “orchestral” and rich in harmonies. Due to the limited institutionalisation of the sextet as an ensemble, these pieces are rarely performed today. The WDR Chamber Players – who are all members of the WDR Symphony Orchestra, as well as pursuing their own international careers – are ideal interpreters of this repertoire, combining chamber-musical intimacy with “symphonic” depth.