NEW - Belenus Quartett / Haydn, Bartók
Belenus Quartett / String Quartets / Haydn - Bartók
Powerful, virtuosic and breathtaking string quartet
The Belenus Quartet was awarded with the special prize for best Haydn interpretation at the "Sandor Vegh Competition" in 2012. With exciting vitality, sensitivity to rich nuances and powerful virtuosity, the four young musicians are brilliant and breathtaking in their reading of Bartók's String Quartet No. 4; there is hardly another quartet in the literature which features such depth and diversity of sound in all of the instruments. Each of the five movements creates a special sound cosmos. For example, hardly anywhere else in the string quartet literature is there a movement of pizzicato throughout like the fourth movement.
A treat for audiophiles is this special edition limited to 999 copies on 2, 45 rpm vinyl records which is 180 g pressing with exclusive packaging (2 separate cases with booklet included in a boxed set).
GISO – isolator
For galvanically separation of network connections in digital audio
ACOUSENCE has years of experience in high-resolution digital recording formats as almost no other music production company does. Over the years, this has led to a number of in-house innovations which we use for our own productions.
We are committed to high-resolution audio formats because of the higher quality of music and increased listening enjoyment they provide, and these in-house innovations have been so beneficial that we are pleased to make this technology available for personal hi-fi equipment as well. Thus ACOUSENCE not only stands for high-quality music recordings, but also GISO which optimises streamer playback.
NEW - Richard Strauss: Don Quixote Op. 35
Richard Strauss (1864-1949): "Don Quixote"
Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character, op. 35 (1897)
In one great dramatic arc … appealing and valuable
In Vol. 20 of our LIVING CONCERT SERIES, Jonathan Darlington and the Duisburg Philharmonic again show their special feel for the colour of sound and orchestral balance. In one great dramatic arc, Darlington leads them through the idealized dream world lived out by and inevitably the downfall of the story's hero Don Quixote. But the work is more than a symphonic tone poem and programme music, more than a set of variations and due to the presentation two solo instruments, more than a symphonic concerto. It is the combination of these elements which makes "Don Quixote" so incredibly appealing and valuable.
NEW - Junko Inada / Rachmaninov / Piano Works
Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943):
- Piano Works -
Subtle yet glorious - Junko Inada's Rachmaninov
Junko Inada is currently one of the most respected pianists in Japan and is admired for her "not typically Japanese dynamics". Educated mostly in France, she had one of her most important successes at the time at the Rachmaninov International Music Competition in Moscow. Her greatness as an interpreter of Rachmaninov, her imposing virtuosity, great sound and her subtle yet glorious art of piano playing is shown on her new album: the beautiful Variations on a theme by Corelli, op. 42, the delicate Vocalise, op. 34 No. 14 and the noble sound world of the 13 Préludes op. 32.
NEW - Trio Euphony / Music for a while
Trio Euphony / Music for a while
Achieving the (seemingly) impossible
There is probably no more striking a combination for an ensemble than the one presented here under the name of "Trio Euphony" (Greek for "beautiful sound). On the one hand, the harp with its floating, "silvery", delicate and French timbre and the tuba on the other, with its dark and strong bass sound in its low range, and its incredibly dense sound in the high range. The unifying element is the soprano, the human voice as mediator between all of the bold colours, moving fully independently between the two great and yet so different instruments. This enables a diversity which seems impossible but induces the instruments to create surprising timbral effects.
This debut album is a highly eclectic and colourful mix of arrangements and original compositions for the trio as well as for duos for Harp and Soprano, Harp and Tuba, and Soprano and Tuba.