Articles tagged chamber music

Ensemble Signal: Music for 18 Musicians

Ensemble Signal reproduce Steve Reich's '70s minimalist masterpiece with inhuman precision.

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yMusic - “Bladed Stance” (video) (Premiere)

The wispy wind instruments of yMusic's "Bladed Stance" are complemented perfectly by the Terrence Malick-esque visuals of the song's video.

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Emerson String Quartet: Journeys

Joining together string sextets by Tchaikovsky and Schönberg, the Emerson String Quartet excellently highlights the journey from Romanticism to Modernism, and their own journey to a new chapter in their career.

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Rachael Elliott: Polka the Elk

A charismatic exploitation of a chamber group's nimbleness.

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NOW Ensemble - Awake / Chiara String Quartet/Matmos - Jefferson Friedman Quartets

The label New Amsterdam releases two albums from two different chamber music groups on the same day, showing us just how tricky and rewarding the classical subgenre can be.

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Joel Harrison String Choir: The Music of Paul Motian

This chamber music tribute to the music of Paul Motian deserves more discussion than it will likely receive.

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Steve Reich: Double Sextet/2x5

In 2009, composer Steve Reich received the Pulitzer Prize for his composition "Double Sextet". Nonesuch's pairing of "Double Sextet" with a similar composition, "2x5", produces a mixed bag.

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