Sir Edward ELGAR (1857-1934)
Piano Quintet Anthony PAYNE (b. 1936)
Piano Quartet York BOWEN (1884-1961)
Phantasy Quintet - Ronald Woodley (clarinet), Primrose Piano Qt rec. 2015 MERIDIAN CDE84640 [73:31] [SG]
A captivating performance of a popular score, complemented by three enticing rarities.
Emmerich K罫M罭 (1882-1953)
Die Faschingsfee - Camille Schnoor (soprano), Daniel Prohaska (tenor), Ch & O des Staats theaters am Gärtnerplatz/Michael Brandstätter rec. 2017 CPO 555 147-2 [76:43] [GF] Basically for those who saw the performances and want a souvenir.
Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937),
Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) & Germaine TAILLEFERRE (1892-1983)
String Quartets - Stenhammar Quartet rec. 2016/17 ALBA ABCD431 SACD [61:10] [JF] Thoroughly engaging and satisfying.
Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957)
Lemmink鋓nen Suite, Belshazzar's Feast Suite - BBC SO/Sakari Oramo
rec. 2018 CHANDOS CHAN20136
Seductively sonorous Sibelius, brimming with colour and character; very
impressive recording, too.
Robin WALKER (b.1953) Turning Towards You -
John Turner (recorder)
Leon Bosch (double bass)
Emma McGrath (violin)
Min-Jung Kym (piano), Manchester Sinfonia/Richard Howarth rec. 1999/2018 DIVINE ART DDA25180 [75:16]
[JF] All works are enjoyable, approachable and interesting.
Cracow Wind Quintet and Friends rec. 2017/18 DUX 1566 [43:50]
[GPJ] Imaginative and intensely musical playing of (mostly) unfamiliar but impressive repertoire.
Sonata Norwegica Caroline Eidsten Dahl (recorder) Ensemble Freithoff rec. 2017 LAWO CLASSICA LWC1165 [69:38] [DC] Life-enhancing performances of obscure music.
Works by CPE Bach & Mozart - Shani Diluka
(piano, fortepiano), Paris CO/Ben Glassberg
rec. 2018 MIRARE MIR434 [74:00]
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