Krenek

Ernst Krenek - Karl V.: Stage Work with Music in two parts (2001, MDG "Gold" # 337 1082-2) [RE-UP]

Ernst Krenek - Karl V. - Stage Work with Music in two parts
Czech Philharmonic Chorus of Brno / Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn / Marc Soustrot
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 520 MB | Full Artwork (incl. Libretto): 460 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 337 1082-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2001
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Early 20th Century

Krenek’s Karl V is the kind of opera that can be appreciated on several different levels. (…) Remarkably, it’s the earliest large-scale opera to use the 12-note system, though Krenek triumphantly refutes the notion that adherence to this technique inhibits creativity and emotional power. The composer’s widow has claimed that this performance, recorded in connection with the Beethoven Festival in Bonn last year, is by far the finest she has ever heard. With wonderful singing from David Pittman-Jennings as Karl and superb commitment from conductor Marc Soustrot and his fine orchestra, there is little reason to disagree with this verdict.
Ernst Krenek - Sonare-Quartett - Complete String Quartet (1992, MDG # L 4280) [Repost / RE-UP]

Ernst Krenek - Sonare-Quartett - Complete String Quartet
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 1,26 GB | Partial Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG # L 4280 | Country/Year: Germany 1992
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

”… an outstanding project of landmark proportions…MDG has produced an excellent warm, intimate, life-sized recording. The composer provides his customarily thorough and enlightening notes … Highly recommended.” (Fanfare)
Ernst Krenek - Karl V. - Stage Work with Music in two parts (2001) [repost, new rip & scans]

Ernst Krenek - Karl V. - Stage Work with Music in two parts
Czech Philharmonic Chorus of Brno / Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn / Marc Soustrot
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 520 MB | Full Artwork (incl. Libretto): 460 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 337 1082-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2001
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Early 20th Century

Krenek’s Karl V is the kind of opera that can be appreciated on several different levels. (…) Remarkably, it’s the earliest large-scale opera to use the 12-note system, though Krenek triumphantly refutes the notion that adherence to this technique inhibits creativity and emotional power. The composer’s widow has claimed that this performance, recorded in connection with the Beethoven Festival in Bonn last year, is by far the finest she has ever heard. With wonderful singing from David Pittman-Jennings as Karl and superb commitment from conductor Marc Soustrot and his fine orchestra, there is little reason to disagree with this verdict.
Ernst Krenek - Violin Solo Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2, Violin Sonata, Trio-Fantasie

Ernst Krenek - Violin Solo Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2, Violin Sonata, Trio-Fantasie
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 331 Mb
Label:Audite - Date:2013

For many, Ernst Krenek, who spanned almost all of the last century, living from 1900 to 1991, is more of a neglected name than a composer to whom they turn for profound, stimulating and beautiful music……..Here is exciting and technically brilliant playing on a new CD that both helps to illustrate Krenek's place in the pantheon. It draws the listener in; it invites them to look more deeply……………
Mark Sealey @ Classical.Net

Ernst Krenek - Music for Chamber Orchestra (Kovacic)  

Posted by tapaz9 at Jan. 24, 2014
Ernst Krenek - Music for Chamber Orchestra (Kovacic)

Ernst Krenek - Music for Chamber Orchestra (Kovacic)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 378 Mb
Label:Toccata - Date:2012

These five works for chamber orchestra by Ernst Krenek (1900–91) were written between 1931 and 1979 – both before and long after Krenek abandoned Hitler’s Austria for California. They demonstrate that serial music, in capable hands, does not have to abandon the virtues of more conservative idioms: the emotions embraced here range from translucent lyricism, via powerful dramatic utterance, to uneasy existentialist humour.

Britten, Krenek and Dorati - Oboe music (Helen Jahren)  

Posted by tapaz9 at Jan. 18, 2014
Britten, Krenek and Dorati - Oboe music (Helen Jahren)

Britten, Krenek and Dorati - Oboe music (Helen Jahren)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 372 Mb
Label:BIS - Date:2004

Helen Jahren is one of today’s most prominent oboe soloists. As one might expect from a former pupil of the legendary Heinz Holliger, she takes a great interest in contemporary music and has premièred a succession of concertos and works written directly for her. On this disc however, she presents a selection of pieces written between 1935 and 1983 for oboe, with and without piano accompaniment. The composers are Britten, Doráti and Krenek – of English, Hungarian and Austrian origin respectively …………

Ernst Krenek - Violin Concertos 1 and 2  

Posted by tapaz9 at Jan. 13, 2014
Ernst Krenek - Violin Concertos 1 and 2

Ernst Krenek - Violin Concertos 1 and 2
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 379 Mb
Label:Koch - Date:2001

Ernst Krenek (1900-1991) was a prolific, stylistic chameleon of a composer, who made 'good enemies' on all sides and remains hard to evaluate. This is a valuable collection of three concertos involving the violin, played with impressive assurance by Peter Rosenberg, who is joined by his brother Gabriel (they were a prize-winning duo) in the Double Concerto Op 124 of 1950, perhaps the most attractively accessible of the three. The compact first concerto Op 29 (1924)…….
Peter Grahame Woolf @ musicweb-international.com

Ernst Krenek - The Complete Works for Cello  

Posted by tapaz9 at Dec. 29, 2013
Ernst Krenek - The Complete Works for Cello

Ernst Krenek - The Complete Works for Cello
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 281 Mb
Label:Koch - Date:1999

A study of Viennese-born composer Ernst Krenek's prodigious output is rather like a study of twentieth century music in microcosm. Krenek moved with ease through the various aesthetic and stylistic changes that marked that turbulent century, taking what he considered the best features of each and fusing them into a new language all his own. Born in August of 1900, Krenek began musical training at the age of 6, and later studied privately with Franz Schreker in Vienna before enrolling for formal training with the same at the Berlin Conservatory in 1920……
Ernst Krenek - Symphony 2 (Zagrosek, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig)

Ernst Krenek - Symphony 2 (Zagrosek, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 305 Mb
Label:Decca - Date:1997

This recording is part of Decca's "Entartete Musik" series, which features music suppressed by the Nazis or written by composers who lived in exile from them. This symphony came from Krenek's pen in 1922, just a decade before Hitler rose to power. Atonal and dedicated to his wife-to-be Anna Mahler, daughter of the composer Gustav Mahler, it is a massive work that can be described as relatively easy to listen to, but very difficult to understand. In fact, you could play passages of this symphony for friends and they might not even notice its atonality…………
Robert Cummings @ AllMusic

Ernst Krenek - Piano Portrait (Marc Reichow)  

Posted by tapaz9 at Dec. 13, 2013
Ernst Krenek - Piano Portrait (Marc Reichow)

Ernst Krenek - Piano Portrait (Marc Reichow)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 215 Mb
Label:Telos - Date:2000

A study of Viennese-born composer Ernst Krenek's prodigious output is rather like a study of twentieth century music in microcosm. Krenek moved with ease through the various aesthetic and stylistic changes that marked that turbulent century, taking what he considered the best features of each and fusing them into a new language all his own. Born in August of 1900, Krenek began musical training at the age of 6, and later studied privately with Franz Schreker in Vienna before enrolling for formal training with the same at the Berlin Conservatory in 1920……