ClassicsOnline Home » LAMPEL, D.: Chamber Music - String Quartet / String Sextet / Piano Sonata / Violin Sonata / Prelude and Chaconne, "Homage to Bach" > Review List

LAMPEL, D.: Chamber Music - String Quartet / String Sextet / Piano Sonata / Violin Sonata / Prelude and Chaconne, "Homage to Bach"

Composer(s):Lampel, David
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicInstrumental
Catalogue 8.572106
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99


Each of the works on this disc embodies Swedish composer David Lampel’s paradoxical idea that ‘music can be heard before it starts, and continues after the last note’. All are performed by the musicians for whom they were composed or to whom they were dedicated. Lampel’s musical imagination transforms his Piano Sonata into a game of hide-and-seek. His String Sextet and Prelude and Chaconne pay homage to Schoenberg and Bach respectively, while the String Quartet and Violin Sonata reinvent Classical and Romantic style within an accessible modern idiom.


Review By David Denton,Naxos,June 2009

All composed within the last seven years, the disc portrays a composer that is going in many directions, and it will be interesting to travel with him. Swedish by birth in 1959, he now divides his time between France and his homeland, having studied composition in both. Technically his music is atonal, but he belongs to that every enlarging group that form interesting melody from that basic ingredient. His String Quartet I most strongly commend to you, its opening flourish grasping your attention, and within conventional quartet sounds he produces some interesting sonorities. In the Parisii he has superb advocates, their immaculate intonation and balance between instruments always to be admired. He accepts his debt to Schoenberg in the String Sextet, but this is the



Affiliates  |  Classical Points  |  Press Room  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy

ClassicsOnline Newsletter Archive

Monthly Features on ClassicsOnline

Why choose ClassicsOnline?
ClassicsOnline is your source for classical music new releases, rare catalog, historical recordings and exclusive bargains. Our vast classical music catalog has over 1 Million tracks from more than 50,000 albums available in DRM-free MP3 (320kbps) and FLAC (lossless format). More than 500 new albums are added each month, all of which are carefully indexed, and searchable by Composer, Artist, Work and Label. Membership is free, and registration includes 5 free tracks for download. Get a free track every week and gain access to exclusive classical deals when you subscribe to our newsletter. ClassicsOnline was honored in 2010 as the Best Classical Download Site by the MIDEM Classical Awards Jury.

Some titles may not be available in all countries because of possible copyright or licensing restrictions.

Copyright © 2014 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved. – Your Classical Music Download Source
6:03:47 AM Sunday, December 28, 2014  -207-