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Esther Birringer - Esther Birringer: Debussy (2022)

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Esther Birringer - Esther Birringer: Debussy (2022)

Esther Birringer - Esther Birringer: Debussy (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:04:03 | 182 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Rubicon

For her second solo recital album for Rubicon, Esther Birringer turns to Debussy with a recital that includes both books of his Images.  Composed in 1901-5 (book 1) and 1907 (book 2), the composer was very pleased with Images, writing about the first set: “Without false pride, I feel that these three pieces hold together well, and that they will find their place in the literature of the piano… to the left of Schumann, or to the right of Chopin.”Esther Birringer began playing piano aged three and made her debut as soloist with an orchestra aged just six. A meteoric career has followed both in Europe and around the world, where Esther both performs and teaches, as well as promoting young talent.

Bjarte Eike, Barokksolistene - The Playhouse Sessions (2022)

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Bjarte Eike, Barokksolistene - The Playhouse Sessions (2022)

Bjarte Eike, Barokksolistene - The Playhouse Sessions (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 66:50 | 313 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: RUBICON

"There are some things you just can’t fake. The chemistry of a group is one of those – the sparks of musical energy that fly when certain artists collide. Bjarte Eike’s Barokksolistene is an alchemical miracle of an ensemble… pure musical gold", wrote Gramophone for the album entitled "The Alehouse Sessions".

Dudok Quartet Amsterdam & Lilli Maijala - Brahms: The String Quartets & String Quintet No. 2 (2021)

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Dudok Quartet Amsterdam & Lilli Maijala - Brahms: The String Quartets & String Quintet No. 2 (2021)

Dudok Quartet Amsterdam & Lilli Maijala - Brahms: The String Quartets & String Quintet No. 2 (2021)
FLAC tracks | 02:09:02 | 550 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: RUBICON

The Dudok Quartet Amsterdam is forging a reputation as one of the most creative and versatile quartets of its generation. The Guardian commented on their "lithe, lively sound and alert sense of structure and detail". This recording, their first for Rubicon, of the Brahms Quartets and the second of the String Quintets for which they are joined by Finnish violist Lilli Maijala, will be eagerly awaited by their growing band of followers and chamber music fans generally. The quartet play with unwound gut strings and a set of bespoke classical bows.

Lucas Meachem & Irina Meachem - Shall We Gather (2021)

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Lucas Meachem & Irina Meachem - Shall We Gather (2021)

Lucas Meachem & Irina Meachem - Shall We Gather (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 52:53 | 182 / 121 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: RUBICON

"Shall We Gather" responds to the darkness of the pandemic and social distancing with the simple question of its title. Through fifteen art songs by and about a broad swath of people from the United States, Lucas and Irina Meachem offer a vision of Americanness centred around the things that call on us to gather and that we gather to call upon. Those things, they say, are rooted in an act of hope in the promise of resilience that underlies our national character. By channelling the feelings of those gatherings we are missing, we can, perhaps, conjure a greater sense of togetherness, of commonality. "Shall we Gather" is an emotional and heartfelt plea for a better, more tolerant world, a world that one hopes will emerge a better place after the trauma of the pandemic.

Sonya Bach - Rachmaninov (2021)

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Sonya Bach - Rachmaninov (2021)

Sonya Bach - Rachmaninov (2021)
FLAC tracks | 68:09 | 200 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: RUBICON

Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Sonata was extensively revised by the composer in 1931, and the revised version is tighter and thinner in texture (the Fourth Piano Concerto is a fine example the more restrained and less opulent textures the composer developed in his later years) than the original version of 1913. It represents a supreme challenge to the pianist in either version, and has all the hallmarks of the composer at the height of his powers – he had just finished his huge choral symphony The Bells at the same time. The 6 Moments Musicaux, Op. 16 are early works which exhibit the flamboyance of the youthful virtuoso. Sonya Bach includes three of the Preludes from the Op. 23 set.

Esther Birringer - Once Upon a Time (2021)

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Esther Birringer - Once Upon a Time (2021)

Esther Birringer - Once Upon a Time (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 01:10:49 | 202 / 161 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Rubicon Classics

Esther Birringer has chosen three great Russian ballets for her recital album. All three have great stories – drama, love and tragedy in the case of Petrushka and Romeo & Juliet, and fantasy in The Nutcracker, which is based on a tale by ETA Hoffman. Tchaikovsky’s suite from ballet was arranged for piano by Mikhail Pletnev. Prokofiev, a superb pianist, arranged numbers from his ballet Romeo & Juliet for piano, and Stravinsky took three sections from his ballet Petrushka and created the Three Pieces – it is a superb showcase for any pianist and makes great demands upon the performer.

Erdem Misirlioglu - Poulenc, Franck: Cello Sonatas - Dutilleux: Trois Strophes (2021)

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Erdem Misirlioglu - Poulenc, Franck: Cello Sonatas - Dutilleux: Trois Strophes (2021)

Erdem Misirlioglu - Poulenc, Franck: Cello Sonatas - Dutilleux: Trois Strophes (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 64:12 | 239 / 148 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Rubicon Classics

The three works that make up this highly attractive programme span a century: Franck’s Sonata in its officially sanctioned transcription for cello was taken from his popular Violin Sonata of 1886. It was composed as a wedding present for the violinist Ysaÿe. Dutilleux’s Trois Strophes sur le nom de Sacher was composed for Paul Sacher’s birthday and given its premiere by Rostropovich with the composer at the piano. Composition was spread over a decade, having started in 1976. Poulenc’s Cello Sonata was dedicated to Pierre Fournier and completed in 1948. Michael Petrov and Erden Misirlioğlu are members of the acclaimed Trio Isimsiz.