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Tue 21 Mar, 2017:
Hungarian Treasures – Bartók: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 20; Dohnányi: Piano Quartet in F sharp minor; Kodály: Intermezzo for string trio

Bartók’s C minor Piano Quartet shouldn’t be confused with his rather better-known C major Piano Quintet of roughly five years later. The work, as...

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Mon 20 Mar, 2017:
Borodin: Piano Quintet in C minor; Cello Sonata in B minor (reconstructed by Mikhail Goldstein); String Quartet No 2 in D major

A generous Borodin chamber triptych comprising two youthful offerings and a bona fide masterpiece. The Piano Quartet from 1862 is not without its...

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Fri 17 Mar, 2017:
Beethoven: String Quartets – No 3 in D major, Op 18 No 3; No 11 in F minor, Op 95; No 13 in B flat major, Op 130

I regret coming late to the Elias String Quartet’s Beethoven survey on the strength of the fine and finessed performances on offer here. There’s...

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Fri 10 Feb, 2017:
Rachmaninov: Trios élégiaques – No 1 in G minor; No 2 in D minor; Kreisler: Preghiera

Three recordings of Rachmaninov’s sizeable D minor Trio have caught my attention in the last few weeks: the vintage Oistrakh Trio (DG) with pianist...

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Thu 02 Feb, 2017:
Taneyev: String Quartet No 8 in C major; String Quintet No 2 in C major, Op 16

This volume completes the Carpe Diem String Quartet’s Taneyev cycle. Quartet No 8 is a relatively early work (1883), while the String Quintet, Op 16...

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Tue 24 Jan, 2017:
Schubert: String Quartets – No 12 in C minor, D703 (Quartettsatz); No 15 in G major, D887

After forays into Haydn and Brett Dean, the wide-ranging Doric String Quartet return to Schubert for blistering performances of two sinewy late works....

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Wed 18 Jan, 2017:
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A major, Op 81; String Quintet in E flat major, Op 97

Everything comes together on this new recording of Dvořák Quintets. The Vogler Quartet, plus guests, find a perfect balance between the rustic charm...

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Mon 16 Jan, 2017:
Brahms: String Quintets – No 1 in F major, Op 88; No 2 in G major, Op 111

Having already given us fine surveys of all three of Brahms's string quartets (each one coupled with a rarity by Gernsheim, Dessoff and Herzogenberg)...

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Mon 09 Jan, 2017:
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor; Saint-Saëns: Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op 92

Saint-Saëns began work on his Second Piano Trio in Algeria during the spring of 1892, completing it in Geneva that same summer. Still something of a...

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Fri 06 Jan, 2017:
Beethoven: Complete Sonatas and Variations for cello and piano

Expect to find playing of the utmost relaxation here in Beethoven's three sets of variations on themes by Mozart and Handel, all realised with...

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Wed 21 Dec, 2016:
Haydn: String Quartets – No 1 in B flat major, Op 1 No 1; No 41 in G major, Op 33 No 5; No 81 in G major, Op 77 No 1

The youthful German musicians of the Goldmund Quartet will garner widespread attention for their debut studio recording that includes three works...

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Tue 06 Dec, 2016:
Reich: Double Sextet; Radio Rewrite

These two recent works by Steve Reich demonstrate his recent style, closely related to his 70s/80s scores, but less complex in their phase shifting...

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Fri 25 Nov, 2016:
Stanford: String Quartets – No 5 in B flat major, Op 104 (In Memoriam Joseph Joachim); No 8 in E minor, Op 167; Joachim: Romance for violin and piano, Op 2 No 1

Amazing to think that music of such palpable quality has suffered neglect for so long. The Fifth of Stanford's eight string quartets strikes me as a...

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