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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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Tue 22 Nov, 2016:
Friedman: Piano Quintet in C minor; Różyicki: Piano Quintet in C minor, Op 35

Polish piano quintets in C minor are becoming a niche interest for Jonathan Plowright and the Szymanowski Quartet on Hyperion. They follow up their...

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Wed 09 Nov, 2016:
David Matthews: Piano Quintet, Op 92; Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57

The concise four-movement Piano Quintet (1995) by David Matthews includes a Tango and a Chaconne. It’s a most inviting work that opens in lyrical...

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Mon 31 Oct, 2016:
Celtic Airs

There is a uniquely plangent beauty to Irish traditional music, its exquisite lyricism often masking a poignant melancholy that recalls Sheridan’s...

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Wed 26 Oct, 2016:
Schubert: Piano Trios – No 1 in B flat major, D 898 (Op 99); No 2 in E flat major, D 929 (Op 100)

The traditional view of Schubert’s two piano trios tends towards ebullience (Op 99) as opposed to austerity (Op 100). Fortepianist Andreas Staier...

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Mon 17 Oct, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor Op 50; Rachmaninov: Trios élégiaques – No 1 in G minor (1892); No 2 in D minor, Op 9

The Tchaikovsky Piano Trio receives a bold and forthright reading here from Trio Soloisti. Gestures and phrases are emphatic and clearly defined....

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Fri 30 Sep, 2016:
Roger Doyle: Frail Things in Eternal Places

Few composers balance improvisatory freedom and structural control so deftly as Roger Doyle. Or to such striking ends. Frail Things in Eternal Places...

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Fri 16 Sep, 2016:
Mozart: Piano Trios – in B flat major, K 502; in E major, K 542; in G major, K 564

The Rautio Piano Trio’s growing reputation will only be enhanced by this, their debut recording of three Mozartian jewels. This might be...

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Tue 13 Sep, 2016:
Brahms: Violin Sonatas – No 1 in G major, Op 78; No 2 in A major, Op 100; No 3 in D minor, Op 108; Scherzo in C minor from F.A.E. Sonata, WoO 2

Peers but individuals too; and the tellingly close rapport between Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt is exemplified in the last movement of the G major...

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Thu 08 Sep, 2016:
Dvořák: Piano Trios – No 3 in F minor, Op 65; No 4 in E minor, Op 90 (Dumky)

The Busch Trio comprise Israeli brothers Omri and Ori Epstein on piano and cello, and Dutch violinist Mathieu van Bellen. They have already earned...

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Tue 06 Sep, 2016:
Boismortier: Six Sonates, Op 51

Greg Dikmans (baroque flute) and Lucinda Moon (baroque violin), the two leads of the period-instrument Elysium Ensemble, here essay a somewhat unusual...

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Tue 16 Aug, 2016:
Ice and Longboats: Ancient Music of Scandinavia

Imagine if you will (and it’s not too much of a stretch) that 'Ice and Longboats' is the soundtrack to a movie in which our Viking protagonists are...

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Tue 26 Jul, 2016:
Marais: Pièces à une et à deux violes et basse continue

Published in 1689, Marin Marais’s “Pieces for One and Two Viols” (Pièces à une et à deux violes) was a significant development in the...

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Mon 04 Jul, 2016:
Rebecca Clarke: Works for Viola

Composed in 1919 and premiered that same year to considerable acclaim at Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge's Berkshire Chamber Music Festival in...

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