100 Best Chamber Music [6 CDs]

Notes & Reviews:

At a spectacular value and an amazingly low price, the 100 Best Series offers an impressive assortment of well-known and beloved classical repertoire ranging from symphonies, concertos, and solo instrumental works to chamber music, songs, and operas. Five exhilarating new additions join the 100 Best series this November.


Works:

Disc 1

01 Canon and Gigue in D - Taverner Players/Andrew Parrott

02 II. Rondeau (Abdelazer, or The Moor’s Revenge Z.570 No. 2): A Suite of Theatre Music - Andrew Parrott/Taverner Players

03 II. Largo: Concerto No. 4 in F minor Op. 8 No. 4 RV 297, ‘L’inverno’ from ‘I quattri stagioni’ - Fabio Biondi/Europa Galante

04 II. Siciliano: Flute Sonata in E Flat, BWV 1031 (1992 - Remaster) - Michel Debost/Lionel Rogg

05 The Earle of Essex Galiard from Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares - Fretwork/Christopher Wilson

06 Sonatina: Cantata No. 106, ‘Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit’ BWV106 - Taverner Players/Andrew Parrott

07 VI. Allegro: Musique de table ‘Tafelmusik’ (2001 Digital Remaster), Solo Sonata in G minor (oboe & strings) - Han de Vries/Alma Musica Amsterdam /Bob van Aspere

08 Ricercare del duodecimo tuono a 4 (Madrigali et ricercari, 1589) (1989 - Remaster) - Brass Ensemble/Denis Stevens

09 Minuetto in A: String Quintet in E major Op. 11 No. 5 (G275) - Fabio Biondi/Europa Galante

10 II. Adagio, ma non troppo, e dolce: Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor BWV1044 - Elizabeth Wallfisch/Lisa Beznosiuk/Paul Nicholson/

11 I. Vivace: Sonatas for Viola da Gamba & Harpsichord, BWV 1027-29 (1989 - Remaster), Sonata No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 10 - Jordi Savall/Ton Koopman

12 Lachrimae Antiquae from Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares - Fretwork/Christopher Wilson

13 I.[Allegro]: 6 Trio Sonatas BWV 525 -530, Sonata No.1 in B Flat Major, BWV 525 - Musica Pacifica

14 II. Affettuoso: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D BWV1050 - Elizabeth Wallfisch/Lisa Beznosiuk/Malcolm Proud/O

15 IV. Fandango (extract): Guitar Quintet No.4 in D - Fabio Biondi/Europa Galante

16 Fantazia 1 in D minor: Three Fantazias Z732-4 - Fretwork

17 I. Allegro: Concerto No. 1 in E major Op. 8 No. 1 RV 269, ‘La primavera’ from ‘I quattroni stgaioni’ - Fabio Biondi/Europa Galante

18 Sonata in G, HWV 358 - Hiro Kurosaki/William Christie

19 Sonata sopr’il soggetto reale: IV. Allegro: Das Musikalische Opfer BWV1079 (1985 Digital Remaster) - Hans-Martin Linde

20 I. [Prelude] - Adagio ma non tanto: Sonata in E minor for violin and basso continuo BWV1023 - John Holloway/Susan Sheppard/Davitt Moroney

21 Dance of the Blessed Spirits: Orfeo ed Euridice - Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Paul Davies/Si

Disc 2

01 I. Allegro: Serenade No. 13 in G, K 525 ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’ - London Mozart Players/Jane Glover

02 II. Romanze (Andante): Serenade No. 13 in G, K 525 ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’ - London Mozart Players/Jane Glover

03 III. Menuetto (Allegretto) & Trio: Serenade No. 13 in G, K 525 ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’ - London Mozart Players/Jane Glover

04 IV. Rondo (Allegro): Serenade No. 13 in G, K 525 ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’ - London Mozart Players/Jane Glover

05 III. Adagio ma non troppo (extract): String Quintet No.4 in G minor K516 (1988 - Remaster) - Alban Berg Quartett/Markus Wolf

06 II. Theme and Variations I & II: String Quartet in C “Emperor” Op.76 No.3 - Alban Berg Quartett

07 Menuetto I: Divertimento No. 17 in D K334/K320b - Stockholm Chamber Orchestra/Franz Welser-Möst

08 I. Allegro vivace assai (extract): String Quartet No.17 in B flat “Hunt” K458 - Alban Berg Quartett

09 I. Allegro apero (extract): Flute Quartet No.1 in D K285 - Emmanuel Pahud/Christoph Poppen/Hariolf Schlichtig

10 II. Tempe di Menuetto: Violin Sonata in E minor, K.304/300c - Frank Peter Zimmermann/Alexander Lonquich

11 I. Allegro con spirito (extract): String Quartet in B flat “Sunrise” Op.76 No.4 - Alban Berg Quartett

12 I. Allegro: Quintett für Klarinette, 2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello A-dur KV 581 - Sabine Meyer/Wiener Streichsextett

13 VII. Largo (extract): The Seven Last Words from the Cross - Cherubini Quartet

14 I. Allegro: Divertimento in D K136 - Stockholm Chamber Orchestra/Franz Welser-Möst

15 ADAGIO: Serenade in B flat major K361 ‘Gran Partita’ - Berliner Philharmonisches Bläserensemble

16 I. Marcia - Maestoso: Serenade No. 6 in D, ‘Serenata notturna’ K239 - English Chamber Orchestra/Jeffrey Tate

Disc 3

01 I. Allegro moderato (extract): Piano Trio No.7 in B flat Op.97 “Archduke” - Chung Trio

02 III. Tempo di Menuetto & Trio: Septet in E flat major Op. 20 - Nash Ensemble

03 I. Allegro (extract): Violin Sonata No.5 in F, Op.24 ‘Spring’ (1999 - Remaster) - Pinchas Zukerman/Daniel Barenboim

04 I. Allegro: String Quartet No.7 in F “Razumovsky” Op.59 No.1 (1985 Digital Remaster) - Alban Berg Quartett

05 II. Adagio: Clarinet Trio in B flat major Op. 11 - Nash Ensemble

06 II. Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato (extract): String Quartet No.1 in F Op.18 No.1 (1985 Digital Remaster) - Alban Berg Quartett

07 I. Allegro ma non tanto (extract): Cello Sonata No.3 in A Op.69 - Raphael Wallfisch

08 III. Menuetto (Allegretto) & Trio: String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op.18 (1999 - Remaster) - Alban Berg Quartett

09 II. Largo assai ed espressivo: Piano Trio No.5 in D Op.70 No.1 “Ghost” - Kyung-Wha Chung/Myung-Wha Chung/Myung-Whun Chung

10 I. Adagio sostenuto - Presto (extract): Violin Sonata No.9 in A. Op.47 ‘Kreutzer’ (1999 - Remaster) - Pinchas Zukerman/Daniel Barenboim

11 II. Andante: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D.804 ‘Rosamunde’ - Alban Berg Quartett

12 I. Allegro moderato (extract): Arpeggione Sonata in A minor - Natalie Clein/Charles Owen

13 II. Theme (Andante con moto) & Var. I (extract): String Quartet No.14 in D minor “Death & the Maiden” - Alban Berg Quartett

14 String Quartet Movement in C Minor D703 (extract) - Belcea Quartet

15 IV. Tema (Andantino) con variazioni 1-6: Piano Quintet in A Major, D.667 ‘The Trout’ - Alban Berg Quartett/Elisabeth Leonskaja/Georg Hört

Disc 4

01 Fantasiestücke Op. 73 - Michel Portal/Mikhail Rudy

02 III. Scherzo (Molto vivace) and Trios I & II: Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op.44 - Martha Argerich/Dora Schwarzberg/Lucy Hall/Nobuko

03 I: Nicht schnell: 3 Romanzen Pour Clarinette & Piano, Op.94 - Mikhail Rudy/Michel Portal/Gérard Caussé

04 II. Scherzo (Presto - Intermezzo): String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op.41/1 - Cherubini Quartet

05 III. Andante cantabile (extract): Piano Quartet in E flat Op.47 - Dora Schwarzberg/Nobuko Imai/Mischa Maisky/Alexand

06 Allegro (extract): Adagio and Allegro in A flat Op.70 - Michael Thompson/Philip Fowke

07 III. Largo: Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 65 (1989 - Remaster) - Paul Tortelier/Aldo Ciccolini

08 Canzonetta - Allegretto: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Op. 12 - Alban Berg Quartett

09 III. Scherzo (Allegro leggierissimo): Octet in E flat major Op. 20 - Hausmusik

10 I. Allegro (extract): String Quartet No.1 in C minor Op.51 No.1 - Britten Quartet

11 I. Allegro non troppo (extract): Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor Op. 38 - Natalie Clein/Charles Owen

12 II. Andante ma moderato (extract): String Sextet No.1 in B flat Op.18 - Alban Berg Quartett

13 II. Andante tranquillo - Vivace - Andante - Vivace di più - Andante - Vivace: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op.100 - Kyung-Wha Chung/Peter Frankl

14 II. Andante (extract): String Quartet No.3 in B flat Op.67 - Britten Quartet

15 III. Andantino - Presto non assai, ma con sentimento: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 - Sabine Meyer/Wiener Streichsextett

Disc 5

01 II. Lento: String Quartet No. 12 in F B179 (Op. 96), ‘American’ - Britten Quartet

02 I. Lento maestoso - Allegro: Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, ‘Dumky’ B166 (Op. 90) - Nash Ensemble

03 II. Dumka (elegie) poco allegretto: Sextet, Op.48 - Sarah Chang/Bernhard Hartog/Wolfram Christ/Tanja C

04 I. Pezzo in forma di Sonatina: Serenade in C major Op. 48 - London Chamber Orchestra/Christopher Warren-Green

05 II. Tema con variazioni 1-7 (extract): Piano Trio in A Minor, Op.50 - Kyung-Wha Chung/Myung-Wha Chung/Myung-Whun Chung

06 Andante Cantabile: String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op 11 - St Lawrence String Quartet

07 Mélodie Op.42 No.3 - Maxim Vengerov/Vag Papian/ Virtuosi

08 II. Adagio cantabile e con moto (extract): Souvenir de Florence Op.70 - Sarah Chang/Bernhard Hartog/Wolfram Christ/Tanja C

09 Romance Op.6, No.1 - Kyung-Wha Chung/Itamar Golan

10 III. Andante: Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 19 (1989 Digital Remaster) - Paul Tortelier/Aldo Ciccolini

11 Prelude from Holberg Suite, Op.40 - Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Ma

12 2. The Last Spring: Two Elegiac Melodies, Op.34 - Sir Neville Marriner

13 II. Allegro moderato à la Polka: String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, “From my life” - Alban Berg Quartett

Disc 6

01 II. Assez vif: très rythmé: String Quartet in F - Belcea Quartet

02 Pièce en forme de habanera - Tasmin Little/John Lenehan

03 II. Pantoum: Assez vif: Piano Trio - Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Frank Braley

04 Berceuse Op. 16 - Sarah Chang/Charles Abramovic

05 IV. Gavotte et Final: allegro non troppo: Septet in E flat Op. 65 - Nash Ensemble

06 The Swan: The Carnival of the Animals (1995 - Remaster) - Jacqueline du Pré/Osian Ellis

07 Assez vif et bien rythmé: String Quartet in G Minor, Op.10 - Belcea Quartet

08 II. Sérénade et Finale. Moderato animé: Sonata for Cello and Piano - Ian Brown/Christopher van Kampen

09 I. Pastoral (extract): Sonata for flute, viola and harp - Philippa Davies/Roger Chase/Marisa Robles

10 III. Allegro misterioso: Lyric Suite - Alban Berg Quartett

11 Verklärte Nacht, Op.4 (extract) - Artemis Quartet/Thomas Kakuska/Valentin Erben

12 II. Cantilena: Flute Sonata - Emmanuel Pahud/Eric Le Sage

13 III. Ricapitolazione della prima parte: Moderato - Coda: Allergo molto: String Quartet No. 3, Sz. 85 (2002 - Remaster) - Alban Berg Quartett

14 Andante: Flute Sonata No. 2 in D, Op.94 - Emmanuel Pahud/Stephen Kovacevich

15 I. Introdução (extract): Bachianas Brasileiras No.1 - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Enrique Bátiz

16 Liturgie de cristal: Quatuor pour la fin du temps, ‘Quartet for the End of Time’ - Christoph Poppen/Manuel Fischer-Dieskau/Wolfgang M

17 III. Scherzo: Allegretto: Quintet for Piano and Strings in G minor Op. 57 (1993 - Remaster) - Nash Ensemble

18 Liebesleid - Tasmin Little/John Lenehan

19 Salut d’amour Op. 12 - Tasmin Little/John Lenehan

20 Czardas (extract) - Tasmin Little/John Lenehan





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