Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Schubert Ensemble praised for Martinu Chamber Works

Classical Music magazine has chosen the Schubert Ensemble's newest Chandos recording as their disc of the fortnight.

CHAN 10551

'Recordings marking this Marinu anniversary have tended to concentrate on his orchestral works but here are four appealing, accessible and strangely neglected works.  The quartet for oboe, violin, cello and piano, the piano quartet, piano trio and duo for violin and cello are all from Martinu's American years and exude vigorous optimism - even jocosity in the oboe quartet.  The players deliver these demanding and difficult-to-balance works with polished style.'

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