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Ensemble Le Déluge & Laurent Wagschal - Camille Saint-Saëns: Duos pour piano et cordes (2021)

Ensemble Le Déluge & Laurent Wagschal - Camille Saint-Saëns: Duos pour piano et cordes (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 843 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 484 Mb | Digital booklet | 03:30:26
Classical | Label: Ad Vitam Records

Though chamber music is incontestably the least well-known component of his corpus, Camille Saint-Saëns was a master of the genre, leaving us with a large collection of works. We may think of Saint-Saëns as a conservative and very academic composer. And yet, we would be well advised to remember that he was, in fact, a pioneer. Even as a young man, Saint-Saëns delved into chamber music instead of opera, the conventional form for an up-and- coming musician. He composed chamber music throughout his life - through to the final woodwind sonatas in 1921 - restoring luster to the form which, in France, had been all but forgotten.
Il Convito, Maude Gratton - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Concertos pour clavecin et cordes (2015)

Il Convito, Maude Gratton - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Harpsichord Concertos (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 417 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR162 | Time: 01:13:33

Overshadowed by his father, Johann Sebastian, and his brothers Carl Philipp Emanuel and Johann Christian, the music of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach provides a bridge between the high art of the first and expressive tendencies of Sturm und Drang. His Harpsichord Concertos, as performed here by Maude Gratton [of the Ricercar Consort] and Il Convito, offer a very successful synthesis of these two trends.
Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance - Heinrich Schütz: Secular Works (1997)

Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance - Heinrich Schütz: Secular Works (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 320 Mb | Total time: 70:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 518-2 | Recorded: 1997

Here we have the type of disc that fills in the cracks, a discovery of several unrecorded byways of Schutz’s miscellaneous secular oeuvre. Of course, the seventeenth century being what it is, secular and sacred are deliberately dovetailed into a cultural pea soup: these works – so different from the thoroughly Mediterranean Op. 1 Madrigals – are embedded in the literary morality of the age (how typical and reverently set is the text of Haus und Guter: “house and goods are inherited from one’s parents, but a pious and virtuous wife is from the Lord. He who finds a wife, he finds something good and receives blessings from the Lord”) and are not entirely profane.
Talich Quartet - Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda: 3 Quatuors à cordes (2006)

Talich Quartet - Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda: 3 Quatuors à cordes (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 344 Mb | Total time: 76:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Calliope | # CAL 9357 | Recorded: 2005

Compositeur et violoniste virtuose Tchèque, né en 1801 et mort en 1866, Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda joua dans l’orchestre de Ständetheater de Prague que dirigeait Carl Maria von Weber. C’est peu dire de ses compétences musicales… Il fut par la suite un chef d’orchestre recherché pour la rigueur et la musicalité de sa direction. Côté musique, il laisse une œuvre abondante dans tous les genres musicaux mais c’est surtout sa musique de chambre qui retient l’attention.
Ensemble Le Déluge & Laurent Wagschal - Camille Saint-Saëns: Duos pour piano et cordes (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Ensemble Le Déluge & Laurent Wagschal - Camille Saint-Saëns: Duos pour piano et cordes (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 210:26 minutes | 3,18 GB
Classical | Label: Ad Vitam Records, Official Digital Download

Though chamber music is incontestably the least well-known component of his corpus, Camille Saint-Saëns was a master of the genre, leaving us with a large collection of works. We may think of Saint-Saëns as a conservative and very academic composer. And yet, we would be well advised to remember that he was, in fact, a pioneer. Even as a young man, Saint-Saëns delved into chamber music instead of opera, the conventional form for an up-and- coming musician. He composed chamber music throughout his life - through to the final woodwind sonatas in 1921 - restoring luster to the form which, in France, had been all but forgotten.

«Are You For Real» by Olaf Cordes  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Gelsomino at Sept. 23, 2022
«Are You For Real» by Olaf Cordes

«Are You For Real» by Olaf Cordes
English | EPUB | 0.2 MB
Quatuor Modigliani - Dvorák, Bartók & Dohnányi: Quatuors à cordes (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Quatuor Modigliani - Dvorák, Bartók & Dohnányi: Quatuors à cordes (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:49 minutes | 1.34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

After recording the great Romantics and the Classical splendors of Brahms and Haydn, and opening the gates of the twentieth century with Ravel and Debussy, the Modigliani Quartet now traces the connections between the Danube, the Vltava and the Mississippi. From old Europe to explorations of the New World, this program features the luminous string quartets of Dohnányi and Dvo ák alongside Bartók's darker String Quartet No.2.
Guillaume Bellom & Quatuor Girard - Saint-Saëns: Quatuor à Cordes No.1, Quintette Avec piano (2019)

Guillaume Bellom & Quatuor Girard - Saint-Saëns: Quatuor à Cordes No.1, Quintette Avec piano (2019)
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 307MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 139MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Chamber Music

Entre le quintette et le quatuor de Saint-Saëns, il y a toute une vie de compositeur, des joies, des douleurs, des idées, des motifs, la construction d'une existence et d'une esthétique. C'est cette substance éminemment sensible que le Quatuor Girard, une des formations françaises les plus prometteuses du moment, accompagné du jeune pianiste Guillaume Bellom, a voulu saisir dans ce nouveau disque B Records, enregistré dans l'atmosphère douce et feutrée de la Fondation Singer-Polignac.
Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes - Morales: O Magnum Mysterium - Christmas Motets (2013)

Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes - Morales: O Magnum Mysterium - Christmas Motets (2013)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:12 | 336 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: CPO | Catalog: 777 820-2

Yet another Christmas release features the Christmas vocal polyphony of Cristobal de Morales, who is regarded as the first significant Spanish composer of the Renaissance. Like most compositions for this Christian feast, his Christmas motets circulated and were performed throughout Europe, traveling far beyond Spain's borders. His archaic, mystical and expressive musical language, that one almost might term place-less and timeless, must have played a role in this dissemination. Moreover, Morales was active not only in Spanish cathedrals but also spent many years of his creative career as a papal singer in the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
Quatuor Girard & Guillaume Bellom - Saint-Saëns Quatuor à cordes No. 1 (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Quatuor Girard, Guillaume Bellom - Saint-Saëns: Quatuor à cordes No. 1 - Quintette avec piano (Recorded Live at Fondation Singer-Polignac) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:33 minutes | 1.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

There is an entire life of composition between Saint-Saëns’s quintet and quartet — there are joys, sorrows, ideas and motifs, as well as the building of a life and an aesthetic. The Girard Quartet (Quatuor Girard) — currently one of the most promising French ensembles accompanied by young pianist Guillaume Bellom — wanted to capture this outstandingly delicate material on the new CD released by the B Records label. It was recorded in the calm and relaxed atmosphere of the Singer-Polignac Foundation.