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
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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 - Vertrauenssache, 4 Bagatelles, Piano Sonata No. 4 (Lukic, Dressen, Schmidt, Kohlen, Kondratjewa, Schmiedel)

Ernst Krenek - Vertrauenssache, 4 Bagatelles, Piano Sonata No. 4 (Lukic, Dressen, Schmidt, Kohlen, Kondratjewa, Schmiedel)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 352 Mb
Label:CPO - Date:1996

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 - Horizont umkreist, Violinkonzert Nr. 2, Orgelkonzert Nr. 2

Ernst Krenek - Horizont umkreist, Violinkonzert Nr. 2, Orgelkonzert Nr. 2
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 344 Mb
Date: 2000

Ernst Krenek (1900-91) was nothing if not prolific – the Second Organ Concerto, from 1983, is his opus 235. Born in Vienna as the nineteenth-century ended, Krenek’s long life embraced the twentieth as he studied, first, in his home country and then gravitated to Paris and America, becoming a US citizen. Eclectic in style, Krenek is probably best known for his opera Jonny spielt auf (1926) which is jazz-inspired. He also developed an interest in serialism and, as well as composing ……..
Colin Anderson @ classicalsource.com

Ernst Krenek - Chamber Music with Clarinet  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Oct. 19, 2013
Ernst Krenek - Chamber Music with Clarinet

Ernst Krenek - Chamber Music with Clarinet
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 255 Mb
Date: 2006

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 - Piano Music (Madge)  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Oct. 17, 2013
Ernst Krenek - Piano Music (Madge)

Ernst Krenek - Piano Music (Madge)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 277 Mb
Date: 1992

Impressively and persuasively played, Geoffrey Douglas Madge's disc of the piano music of Ernst Krenek is a welcome addition to the slender catalog of Krenek's piano music. And with the two world-premiere performances on this disc, that catalog has grown by almost 45 minutes. The Toccata and Chaconne, Op. 13, written in 1922 when the composer was 20, is a monstrous work of immense and awful depths, perhaps a bit excessive in its length and its expressive extremity, but still an amazing work of music. The Variations (12) in Three Movements, Op. 79, written in 1937 and revised in 1940 and 1957, is just as expressive, but the ……
James Leonard

Ernst Krenek - Chamber Music (repost)  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Oct. 14, 2013
Ernst Krenek - Chamber Music (repost)

Ernst Krenek - Chamber Music (repost)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 278 Mb
Date: 2004

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 No. 4, Concerto grosso No. 2 (North German Radio Philharmonic, A. Francis)

Ernst Krenek - Symphony No. 4, Concerto grosso No. 2 (North German Radio Philharmonic, A. Francis)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 322 Mb
Date: 2011

In many ways the Fourth Symphony illustrates Krenek's independence from any one musical style – and ultimately from his teacher(s) and those who influenced him, like Busoni, too. It has a thread of mid-century anguish and uncertainty. But it could never be described as avant-garde or experimental. Yet it's of a pleasing unity, has direction and thrust which make it more than merely stimulating listening. Like all but those of the first and second symphonies, this one on cpo is the only recording. It's full of purpose, clarity and of transparent, open, yet very …….
Mark Sealey @ classical.net

Ernst Krenek - Symphony No.1, op.7 & No.5  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Oct. 5, 2013
Ernst Krenek - Symphony No.1, op.7 & No.5

Ernst Krenek - Symphony No.1, op.7 & No.5
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 257 Mb
Date: 1995

Ernst Krenek is an up and coming composer the way I hear him. He should be at least ten times more popular than he is. When you listen to his first symphony you can hear the serial roots from which it is inspired. Yet it is far from a cold and calculated work. It is multi-dimensional with both serious and humorous personalities. It is said that Krenek had too many musical personalities in his long career and life (1900-1991). But I like to think ……
Dmitri @Amazon.com
Ernst Krenek - String Quartets Nr 3 op.20 (1923), Nr.7 op.96 (1943-44) (complete Quartets vol. 2)

Ernst Krenek - String Quartets Nr 3 op.20 (1923), Nr.7 op.96 (1943-44) (complete Quartets vol. 2)
EAC RIP | FLAC + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOKLET | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 304 Mb
Classical | 1992 | MDG