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20th Century Classics - Chamber

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American Classics - Four American Quartets - Evans, Glass, Antheil, Herrmann / Fine Arts String Quartet
American Classics - Four American Quartets - Evans, Glass, Antheil, Herrmann / Fine Arts String Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-07-29

Works: Ralph Evans: Quartet for Strings no 1; Philip Glass: Quartet for Strings no 2 ("Company"); George Antheil: Quartet for Strings no 3; Bernard Herrmann: Echoes

This recording gathers four string quartets by American composers who are widely divergent in style and manner, and who have made a distinctive and personal...continue...
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Arnold: String Quartets no 1 & 2, etc / Maggini Quartet
Arnold: String Quartets no 1 & 2, etc / Maggini Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-03-27

Works: Malcolm Arnold: Quartet for Strings no 1, Op. 23; Quartet for Strings no 2, Op. 118; Phantasy, for string quartet ("Vita Abundans")

Although better known for his nine Symphonies and his film scores, Malcolm Arnold made a significant contribution to chamber music. His two string quartets form...continue...
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Arnold: Three Shanties, Suite Bourgeoise, etc / East Winds
Arnold: Three Shanties, Suite Bourgeoise, etc / East Winds

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-05-29

Works: Malcolm Arnold: Woodwind Quintet, Op. 2; Duo for 2 clarinets, Op. 135; Dream City, for piano; Hobson's Choice, film score; Grand Fantasia, for flute, trumpet (or clarinet) & piano; Overture; Suite Bo...
Performers: Barr, Lauren; Chilvers, Paul; Fuller, Duncan; Lin, Veda; Rosser, Allison; Sanders, Joseph; Soames, Victoria; Treggor, Judy
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Ensemble: East Winds (Britain)

"The music on the album ranges from pieces closely akin to Arnold's film scores to clever little dissections of jazz, with the Suite Bourgeoise of...continue...
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Moviebrass
Moviebrass

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-02-23

Works: Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story; Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings; Marco Pierobon: Space Brass, for brass ensemble; John Williams: Indiana Jones; Danny Elfman: The Simpsons; Yuji Ohno: Lupin III

From 'West Side Story' to 'The Simpsons', Barber's 'Adagio' (featured in the soundtracks of 'Platoon' and 'The Elephant Man') and music by John Williams and...continue...
Recording information: San Martino Church, Palazzo Pignano, Cremona, Italy (11/10/2007-11/13/2007)....continue...

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Hindemith, Barber, Larsson, Janacek / Thompson Wind Quintet
Hindemith, Barber, Larsson, Janacek / Thompson Wind Quintet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-01-27

Works: Paul Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik, for wind quintet, Op. 24/2; Samuel Barber: Summer Music, for wind quintet, Op. 31; Lars-Erik Larsson: Divertimento for wind quintet, Op. 55 ("Quattro tempi"); Leos...
Performers: Harris, Michael [Clarinet]
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Ensemble: Michael Thompson Wind Quintet

Paul Hindemith completed his Kleine Kammermusik in 1922, with the intention of sweeping away the cobwebs of the late-romantic era, and two years later Czech...continue...
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Bartók: Rhapsodies 1 & 2, Piano Quintet / Pauk, Jandó, etc
Bartók: Rhapsodies 1 & 2, Piano Quintet / Pauk, Jandó, etc

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1995-04-05

Works: Béla Bartók: Rhapsody for Violin and Piano no 1, Sz 86; Rhapsody for Violin and Piano no 2, Sz 89; Albumblatt (Andante), for violin & piano in A major, DD 70, BB 26b; Quintet for Piano and ...
Performers: Jando, Jeno [Conductor/Piano]; Pauk, Gyorgy
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Bartók: Complete String Quartets / Vermeer Quartet
Bartók: Complete String Quartets / Vermeer Quartet

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-05-17

Works: Béla Bartók: Quartet for Strings no 1 in A minor, Op. 7/Sz 40; Quartet for Strings no 3, Sz 85; Quartet for Strings no 5, Sz 102; Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 17; Quartet for St...

The string quartets of Bela Bartok occupy a central position in the classical repertoire of the twentieth century. Not only are they a milestone in...continue...
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Bax: Quintet for Harp and Strings, etc / Mobius
Bax: Quintet for Harp and Strings, etc / Mobius

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-09-01

Works: Arnold Bax: Quintet for harp & strings; Elegiac Trio, for flute, viola & harp; Phantasy Sonata, for viola & harp; Sonata for flute & harp
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Ensemble: Mobius

"Some of the best of Bax is here. In these atmospheric pieces he was able to throw off the fetters of inherited symphonic forms and...continue...
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Bax: String Quartets no 1 & 2 / Maggini String Quartet
Bax: String Quartets no 1 & 2 / Maggini String Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-01-01

Works: Arnold Bax: Quartet for Strings no 1 in G major; Quartet for Strings no 2 in E minor
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Ensemble: Maggini Quartet

"These are certainly excellent and well-recorded renditions and at Naxos's price a super bargain. Quartet 1, from 1918, shows Bax at his closest to Dvorak....continue...
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Bax: String Quartet no 3, etc / Jackson, Maggini Quartet
Bax: String Quartet no 3, etc / Jackson, Maggini Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-01-01

Works: Arnold Bax: Quartet for Strings no 3 in F major; Lyrical Interlude, for 2 violins, 2 violas & cello; Quartet for Strings in E major
Performers: Jackson, Garfield

"The Maggini Quartet's service to British chamber music here collects a trio of works that all bear the influence of Ireland, a country which he...continue...
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Berg: String Quartet, Lyric Suite;  Wolf: Italian Serenade
Berg: String Quartet, Lyric Suite; Wolf: Italian Serenade

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-06-26

Works: Alban Berg: Quartet for Strings Op. 3; Lyric Suite for Soprano and String Quartet; Hugo Wolf: Serenade for String Quartet in G major "Italian Serenade"

"...our ability to really hear and follow what's going on depends on the performance--and these four musicians may be the best on disc (surpassing the...continue...
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Bernstein: Violin Sonata; Piano Trio
Bernstein: Violin Sonata; Piano Trio

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-11-16

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano; Sonata for violin & piano; Piano Trio; Peter Pan; 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue; Candide
Performers: Bernard, Charles; Mazzie, Marin
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Ensemble: Opus Two

This disc collects three of Leonard Bernstein's very few examples of chamber music. Although written at the onset of his career, the Piano Trio and...continue...
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Bliss: Oboe Quintet, etc / Nicholas, Maggini Quartet, et al
Bliss: Oboe Quintet, etc / Nicholas, Maggini Quartet, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-06-01

Works: Arthur Bliss: Quartet for Piano and Strings in A minor, Op. 5, F. 18; Sonata for viola & piano, Op. 52, F. 91; Quintet for oboe & string quartet, Op. 44, F. 21
Performers: Daniel, Nicholas; Donohoe, Peter; Jackson, Laurence; Kasnowski, Michal; Outram, Martin; Rolton, Julian
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Ensemble: Maggini Quartet

"One work and performance here is truly extraordinary: the Oboe Quintet. Nicholas Daniel initially emerges from the string quartet as if from the ether -...continue...
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Bliss: String Quartet no 1, etc / Cox, Daniel, Maggini SQ
Bliss: String Quartet no 1, etc / Cox, Daniel, Maggini SQ

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-11-01

Works: Arthur Bliss: Quartet for Strings no 1 in B flat major, Op. 60, F. 25; Conversations, for woodwinds & strings, Op. 15, F. 16; Quartet for Strings in A major, Op. 4, F. 23
Performers: Cox, Michael; Daniel, Nicholas

"Arthur Bliss wrote two string quartets between the two world wars that exploited tertian harmony - a practice that had been abandoned by many composers...continue...
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Bliss: Clarinet Quintet, etc / Maggini Quartet
Bliss: Clarinet Quintet, etc / Maggini Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-01-18

Works: Arthur Bliss: Quartet for Strings no 2, Op. 70, F. 26; Quintet for clarinet & string quartet, Op. 50, F. 20
Performers: Campbell, David

"The Maggini Quartet is superb. Elaine Fine had the pleasure of reviewing the first two quartets by this same group, calling the playing 'excellent, full...continue...
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Arthur Bliss: Christopher Columbus
Arthur Bliss: Christopher Columbus

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-11-17

Works: Arthur Bliss: Christopher Columbus, film score suite (arranged by Adriano), F. 105c; Seven Waves Away, film score for orchestra, F. 129; Baraza, concert piece for male chorus, piano & orchestra, F. 1...
Performers: Cápova, Sylvia
Conductors: Adriano

After 'Things to Come', his most famous film score, Arthur Bliss composed the soundtrack scores of CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS and MEN OF TWO WORLDS, two dramatic...continue...
Recording information: Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, Slovakia (01/13/1990-01/16/1990)....continue...
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Britten: String Quartets Vol 1 / Maggini String Quartet
Britten: String Quartets Vol 1 / Maggini String Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1998-08-18

Works: Benjamin Britten: Quartet for Strings no 1 in D major, Op. 25; Quartet for Strings no 2 in C major, Op. 36; Divertimenti (3), for string quartet
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Ensemble: Maggini Quartet

[From a comparative review with CHA 9664 of Britten String Quartets: in F; in D; No. 2 in C with the Sorrel Quartet] "...These recordings...continue...
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Britten: String Quartets Vol 2 / Maggini String Quartet
Britten: String Quartets Vol 2 / Maggini String Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1999-08-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Quartettino, for string quartet; Alla Marcia, for string quartet; Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 94

Britten composed three numbered string quartets of very differing moods. The Third, dating from 1975, is mainly of a gentle disposition, inspired by the beauty...continue...
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American Classics - Corigliano, Friedman: String Quartets
American Classics - Corigliano, Friedman: String Quartets

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-05-29

Works: John Corigliano: Snapshot; A Black November Turkey; String Quartet; Jefferson Friedman: Quartet for Strings no 2
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Ensemble: Corigliano Quartet

John Corigliano is one of the finest and most widely recognized American composers. He has won several Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and an Academy...continue...
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Enescu: String Quartets 1 & 2 / Quatour Ad Libitum
Enescu: String Quartets 1 & 2 / Quatour Ad Libitum

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-02-01

Works: George Enescu: Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 22/1; Quartet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 22/2
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Ensemble: Ad Libitum Quartet

"...Both quartets have been recorded before, but never with this immediacy. The Ad Libitum Quartet brings a good deal of devotion to the task. They...continue...
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De Falla: Popular Spanish Suite, etc / Schirmer Ensemble
De Falla: Popular Spanish Suite, etc / Schirmer Ensemble

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1998-06-17

Works: Manuel de Falla: Canciones populares españolas (7); El sombrero de tres picos; El amor brujo; Mazurka for Piano in c; Serenata for Piano in E minor; Obras Desconocidas (3) for Piano; Psych&eac...
Performers: Anderson, Elizabeth [hrpschrd]; Clarke, Wendy; Forse, Megan; Hunt, Rosanne; Leutchford, Douglas; Newsome, Eve; Quaife, Merlyn; Schaap, Marion; Sellars, Elizabeth; Vorster, Len; Watkin, Cindy
Conductors: Kelly, Brett
Ensemble: Schirmer Ensemble
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Glass: String Quartets Nos. 1-4
Glass: String Quartets Nos. 1-4

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-06-29

Works: Philip Glass: Quartet for Strings no 2 ("Company"); Quartet for Strings no 3 ("Mishima"); Quartet for Strings no 1; Quartet for Strings no 4 ("Buczak")

Although Philip Glass came late to the string quartet, his contribution to the genre has since become a significant one. This disc features the first...continue...
Recording information: Holy Innocents Church, Highnam, Gloucestershire, UK (12/08/2008-12/10/2008)....continue...

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Gorecki: Concerto-Cantata; Three Dances; Little Requiem / Anna Gorecka, piano; Carol Wincenc, flute
Gorecki: Concerto-Cantata; Three Dances; Little Requiem / Anna Gorecka, piano; Carol Wincenc, flute

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-05-29

Works: Henryk Mikolaj Górecki: Kleines Requiem for a Polka, for piano & 13 instruments, Op. 66; Concerto-Cantata, for flute & orchestra, Op. 65; Concerto for harpsichord (or piano) & orchestra, Op. 40;...
Performers: Gorecka, Anna; Wincenc, Carol
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: ; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

These four works, written between 1973 and 1993, fully reflect Górecki's expressive variety. The Little Requiem for a Certain Polka, for piano and thirteen instruments,...continue...
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Hindemith: String Quartets, Vol. 1 - Quartets nos 2 & 3 / Amar Quartet
Hindemith: String Quartets, Vol. 1 - Quartets nos 2 & 3 / Amar Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-05-29

Works: Paul Hindemith: Quartet for Strings no 2 in F minor, Op. 10; Quartet for Strings no 3 in C major, Op. 16
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Ensemble: Amar Quartet

Paul Hindemith wrote seven String Quartets, all of which reflect the experience and practical assurance of a distinguished violinist and, later, violist. No. 2 was...continue...
Recording information: Groáer Saal, Radiostudio Zürich, Schweizer Radio DRS, Z....continue...
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Hindemith: String Quartets, Vol. 2 / Quartets nos 5, 6 & 7 / Amar Quartet
Hindemith: String Quartets, Vol. 2 / Quartets nos 5, 6 & 7 / Amar Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-11-13

Works: Paul Hindemith: Quartet for Strings no 5, Op. 32; Quartet for Strings no 6 in E flat major; Quartet for Strings no 7 in E flat major
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Ensemble: Amar String Quartet

As an elite string player, whose Amar Quartet was one of Europe's most exploratory chamber groups, Hindemith was perfectly placed to write his powerful sequence...continue...
Recording information: Groáer Saal, Radiostudio Zürich, Schweizer Radio DRS, Z....continue...
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French Music for Wind Quintet - Poulenc, Ibert, et al
French Music for Wind Quintet - Poulenc, Ibert, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-02-22

Works: Francis Poulenc: Sextet for wind quintet & piano in C major, FP 100; Jacques Ibert: Pièces brèves (3), for wind quintet; Darius Milhaud: La cheminée du roi René, Op. 205; Jean...
Performers: Gothóni, Ralf
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Ensemble: Wind Quintet of the Danish National Symphony Orche

Since the early nineteenth century French composers have shown a particular skill and deftness of touch in handling wind instruments. This collection of early to...continue...
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American Classics - Ives: String Quartets / Blair Quartet
American Classics - Ives: String Quartets / Blair Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-10-31

Works: Charles Ives: Fugue in C major; A Set of Short Pieces (3); Quartet for Strings no 2, for string quartet, S. 58 (K. 2A3)

"It's always good to have new recordings of Ives' two quartets (here including a bonus of the zany 'Scherzo for String Quartet'). They are wonderful...continue...
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Martinu: Flute Trios, Promenades / Feinstein Ensemble
Martinu: Flute Trios, Promenades / Feinstein Ensemble

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1995-08-17

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Trio for flute, cello & piano, H. 300; Sonata for Flute, Violin and Piano, H 254; Promenades for Violin, Flute and Harpsichord; Madrigal Sonata
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Ensemble: Feinstein Ensemble
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Martinu: Chamber Music - Oboe Quartet, Viola Sonata, etc
Martinu: Chamber Music - Oboe Quartet, Viola Sonata, etc

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1996-07-04

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Piano Quartet, H. 287; Quartet for oboe, violin, cello & piano, H. 315; Sonata for viola & piano, H. 355; Quintet for 2 violins, 2 violas & cello, H. 164
Performers: Adni, Daniel [Piano]; Cho, Young-Chang; Gadd, Charmian; Ivashkin, Alexander; Kuchar, Theodore; Marangella, Joel; Moog, Rainer; Selby, Kathryn; Soroka, Solomia; van Keulen, Isabelle [Violin]
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Martinu: Chamber Music with Flute
Martinu: Chamber Music with Flute

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-08-31

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Sonata for Flute, Violin and Piano, H 254; Sonata for Flute and Piano; Sextet for flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 bassoons & piano, H. 174; Trio for flute, cello & piano, H. 300
Performers: Martin, Thomas [Clarinet]; Martinson, Haldan; Nelson, Suzanne; Pinkas, Sally; Ranti, Richard; Rider, Rhonda; Smith, Fenwick

After the death of Janacek in 1924, Martinu assumed the mantle of the leading Czech composer of the twentieth century. The chamber music on this...continue...
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Peter Maxwell Davies: The Naxos Quartets / Maggini Quartet
Peter Maxwell Davies: The Naxos Quartets / Maggini Quartet

5 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-06-28

Works: Peter Maxwell Davies: Naxos Quartet no 1 for string quartet, J. 407; Naxos Quartet no 2 for string quartet, J. 413; Naxos Quartet no 3 for string quartet, J. 415; Naxos Quartet no 4 for string quarte...
Performers: Jackson, Laurence; McAslan, Lorraine

Peter Maxwell Davies is universally acknowledged as one of the foremost composers of our time. His musical idiom has been described by The New York...continue...
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Maxwell Davies: Naxos Quartets no 1 & 2 / Maggini Quartet
Maxwell Davies: Naxos Quartets no 1 & 2 / Maggini Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-11-16

Works: Peter Maxwell Davies: Naxos Quartet no 1 for string quartet, J. 407; Naxos Quartet no 2 for string quartet, J. 413

"Wistful, thoughtful landscapes of music that whet a listener's appetite for the rest of the story." - Ann Midette, The New York Times...continue...
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Peter Maxwell Davies: Naxos Quartets 3 & 4 / Maggini Quartet
Peter Maxwell Davies: Naxos Quartets 3 & 4 / Maggini Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-04-19

Works: Peter Maxwell Davies: Naxos Quartet no 3 for string quartet, J. 415; Naxos Quartet no 4 for string quartet ("Children's Games"), J. 424

"Davies's immaculately judged part-writing displays a bracing mastery of the idiom and, needless to say, the Magginis once again play with superlative poise and intelligence....continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/28/2004-09/30/2004)....continue...
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Maxwell Davies: Naxos Quartets no 5 & 6 / Maggini Quartet
Maxwell Davies: Naxos Quartets no 5 & 6 / Maggini Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-03-21

Works: Peter Maxwell Davies: Naxos Quartet no 5 for string quartet ("Lighthouses of Orkney and Shetland"), J. 432; Naxos Quartet no 6 for string quartet, J. 437

Peter Maxwell Davies is universally acknowledged as one of the foremost composers of our time. This is the third release in a series of ten...continue...
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Maxwell Davies: Naxos Quartets no 7 & 8 / Maggini Quartet
Maxwell Davies: Naxos Quartets no 7 & 8 / Maggini Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-04-24

Works: Peter Maxwell Davies: Naxos Quartet no 7 for string quartet, J. 447; Naxos Quartet no 8 for string quartet, J. 452

"The fourth instalment of Peter Maxwell Davies's 10-quartet cycle for Naxos brings together the longest and shortest works in the series so far. The seven...continue...
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Davies: Naxos Quartets no 9 & 10 / Maggini Quartet
Davies: Naxos Quartets no 9 & 10 / Maggini Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-09-30

Works: Peter Maxwell Davies: Naxos Quartet no 9 for string quartet, Op. 275; Naxos Quartet no 10 for string quartet, Op. 283
Performers: Jackson, Laurence; McAslan, Lorraine

Peter Maxwell Davies is universally acknowledged as one of the foremost composers of our time, and is currently Master of the Queen's Music. The New...continue...
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Maxwell Davies: Linguae Ignis; Vesalii Icones; Fantasia; Two Pavans / Vittorio Ceccanti, cello
Maxwell Davies: Linguae Ignis; Vesalii Icones; Fantasia; Two Pavans / Vittorio Ceccanti, cello

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-08-30

Works: Peter Maxwell Davies: Linguae Ignis (Tongues of Fire) - for Pentecost, for instrumental ensemble, J. 330; Vesalii Icones, music-theatre work for dancer, solo cello & instrumental ensemble, J. 85; Pur...
Performers: Ceccanti, Vittorio
Conductors: Ceccanti, Mauro
Ensemble: Contempoartensemble

Music for mixed ensembles has been a feature of the music of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies from the very beginning, as has the use of...continue...
Recording information: Recording Studio Valter Neri, Montevarchi, Italy (05/22/2004-05/23/2004)....continue...
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Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time, etc / Amici Ensemble
Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time, etc / Amici Ensemble

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-06-01

Works: Olivier Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps; Thème et Variations for Violin and Piano
Performers: Parr, Patricia; St. John, Scott [Violin]
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Ensemble: Amici Ensemble

Messiaen's use of birdsong and Indian and Greek rhythms gave his music an immediately identifiable character. The "Quartet for the End of Time" was written...continue...
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Milhaud: Suite; Scaramouche; Violin Sonata No. 2
Milhaud: Suite; Scaramouche; Violin Sonata No. 2

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-09-28

Works: Darius Milhaud: Suite for violin, clarinet & piano, Op. 157b; Scaramouche, Op. 165b; Sonata for violin & piano no 2, Op. 40; Sonatina for clarinet & piano, Op. 100; Le Printemps, for violin & piano, ...
Performers: Eliane, Reyes, [Piano]; Fessard, Jean-Marc [Clarinet]; Pelassy, Frédéric

Darius Milhaud frequently composed music for stage and screen. The 'Suite' derives from his incidental music for Jean Anouilh's play 'Le Voyageur'. The outer movements...continue...
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Smetana, Suk, Novak: Piano Trios / Joachim Trio
Smetana, Suk, Novak: Piano Trios / Joachim Trio

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1998-06-17

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Trio for Piano and Strings in G minor, JB 1; Josef Suk: Trio for Piano and Strings in C minor, Op. 2; Elegie for piano, violin & cello, Op. 23; Vitezslav Novák: Trio for Piano a...
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Ensemble: Joachim Trio

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Penderecki: Sextet, Clarinet Quartet, etc / Lethiec, et al
Penderecki: Sextet, Clarinet Quartet, etc / Lethiec, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-08-01

Works: Krzysztof Penderecki: Sextet for clarinet, horn, string trio & piano; Quartet for clarinet & string trio; Miniatures (3) for Clarinet and Piano; Divertimento for cello; Prelude for clarinet solo in B...
Performers: Lagerspetz, Juhani; Lethiec, Michel; Maskuniitty, Markus; Noras, Arto; Pasquier, Bruno; Pasquier, Regis

Chamber music has featured intermittently in the output of the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. The present disc features two of the most significant recent chamber...continue...
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Penderecki: Horn Concerto; Fonogrammi; Partita; The Awakening of Jacob et al. / Janik, flute; Montone, horn - Antoni Wit
Penderecki: Horn Concerto; Fonogrammi; Partita; The Awakening of Jacob et al. / Janik, flute; Montone, horn - Antoni Wit

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-06-26

Works: Krzysztof Penderecki: Fonogrammi, for flute & chamber orchestra; The Dream of Jacob; Anaklasis, for string orchestra & percussion; De Natura Sonoris I, for orchestra; Partita, for harpsichord, electr...
Performers: Cembrzynski, Jerzy; Janik, Urszula; Kubicki, Konrad; Lukowicz, Elzbieta Stefanska; Montone, Jennifer; Pindakiewicz, Michal; Witkowska, Barbara
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: ; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Each of these six orchestral works bears the imprint of Penderecki's greatness as a composer. Fonogrammi alternates piquant sonorities, pulsating vehemence and moments of great...continue...
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20th Century Music for Flute  - Sallinen, et al / Alanko
20th Century Music for Flute - Sallinen, et al / Alanko

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1999-06-01

Works: Aulis Sallinen: Concerto for Flute "Harlekini" Op. 70; Toru Takemitsu: Toward the Sea II, for alto flute, harp & strings; Krzysztof Penderecki: Concerto for Flute for flute (or clarinet) & chamber o...
Performers: Alanko, Petri
Conductors: Kamu, , Okko
Ensemble: Tapiola Sinfonietta

"Flutist Petri Alanko, heard in all three pieces, is an outstanding player. He is creative, yet controlled. He manages the light, skimming, opening lines of...continue...
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Ildebrando Pizzetti: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 / Lajtha Quartet
Ildebrando Pizzetti: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 / Lajtha Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-08-30

Works: Ildebrando Pizzetti: Quartet for Strings no 1 in A major; Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major

Together with Casella, Malipiero and Respighi, Pizzetti was one of the leading composers of the generation of Italian composers born around 1880 (the so-called 'generation...continue...
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Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music Vol 1
Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music Vol 1

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-02-01

Works: Francis Poulenc: Sextet for wind quintet & piano in C major, FP 100; Sonata for oboe & piano, FP 185; Trio for oboe, bassoon & piano, FP 43; Sonata for Flute and Piano; Villanelle for pipe (or flute)...
Performers: Bernold, Philippe; Doise, Olivier; Joulain, Herve; Lefevre, Laurent; Spaendonck, Ronald Van; Tharaud, Alexandre

Although Francis Poulenc has the popular image of being an outstanding composer of religious choral works and colourful orchestral scores, he was essentially a miniaturist...continue...
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Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music Vol 2 / Tharaud, Mourja, etc
Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music Vol 2 / Tharaud, Mourja, etc

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-05-01

Works: Francis Poulenc: Sonata for violin & piano, FP 119; Le bal masqué, for baritone (or mezzo-soprano) & chamber ensemble, FP 60; Sonata for Clarinet and Piano; Sonata for Cello and Piano
Performers: Groben, Francoise; Mourja, Graf; Spaendonck, Ronald Van; Tharaud, Alexandre

Francis Poulenc was essentially a miniaturist with a prolific output of chamber and instrumental music. The Violin and Clarinet Sonatas feature among his frequently performed...continue...
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Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music Vol 3
Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music Vol 3

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-07-01

Works: Francis Poulenc: Capriccio for 2 pianos (after Le bal Masqué), FP 155; Sonata for 2 pianos, FP 156; Elégie for 2 Pianos, FP 175; L'embarquement pour Cythère, valse-musette for 2 pian...
Performers: Chaplin, Francois; Joulain, Herve; Lefevre, Laurent; Mauger, Jacques; Moisan, Andre; Spaendonck, Ronald Van; Tharaud, Alexandre; Touvron, Guy [Trumpet]

This is the third volume in the continuing series from Naxos of the complete chamber music of Francis Poulenc. David Hurwitz of ClassicsToday.com commented on...continue...
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Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music Vol 4
Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music Vol 4

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-11-01

Works: Francis Poulenc: Le bal masqué, for baritone (or mezzo-soprano) & chamber ensemble, FP 60; Le bestiaire (Cortège d'Orphée), song cycle for voice & piano (or chamber ensemble), FP 15a; ...
Performers: Bauer, Marc; Bernold, Philippe; Delage, Pascal; Delescluse, Jean; Doise, Olivier; Groben, Francoise; Hanon, Philippe; Joulain, Herve; Lefevre, Laurent; Leguerinel, Franck; Mauger, Jacques; Moisan, An...

"Francis Poulenc is music itself. I know no music that is more direct, more simply expressed or going so unerringly to its target." This praise...continue...
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Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music Vol 5 - Story of Babar, etc
Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music Vol 5 - Story of Babar, etc

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-02-01

Works: Francis Poulenc: L'histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant, melodrama for narrator & piano (or orchestra), FP 129; L'invitation au château, incidental music, FP 138; Léocadia,...
Performers: Darrieux, Danielle; Lefevre, Laurent; Logerot, Stephane; Spaendonck, Ronald Van; Tharaud, Alexandre; Vieux, Thibault

Poulenc's association with the contemporary French theatre is shown in his incidental music to two plays by Jean Anouilh, the first known to English audiences...continue...
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Prokofiev: String Quartets 1 & 2, etc / Aurora Quartet
Prokofiev: String Quartets 1 & 2, etc / Aurora Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1995-01-04

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Quartet for Strings no 1 in B minor, Op. 50; Quartet for Strings no 2 in F major, Op. 92; Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 119
Performers: Grebanier, Micheal; Guggenheim, Janet Goodman
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