Issue 38:1
Sept/Oct 2014
Magazine Contents

Collections: Ensemble

The “original music for violin and guitar” in the program assembled by violinist Gilles Colliard and guitarist Augustín Maruri all comes from early 19th century, and...

This new album from Duo Gazzana appears to be a labor of love on behalf of Walton’s Toccata for violin and piano. It’s an early work,...

To a certain extent, the title of this disc is a bit of a gimmick, since the “Generation of 1880” only applies, in a general sort...

The Kaleidos Duo’s recital of music, by Italian composers who hadn’t fully embraced what now again seem like the experimental techniques of the Second Viennese School,...

What a breath of fresh air this CD is! From their very first notes, the Trifecta Trio—oboist Sweeney, hornist Whaley, and pianist Hu—envelop the ear and...

The Stoltz Quartet consists of Marieke Schut, oboe; Jellantsje de Vries, violin; Liesbeth Steffens, viola; and Doris Hochscheid, cello—the latter known to Fanfare for a series...

I like great sound quality in a recording as much as the next guy, but when it comes down to sound or performance, I always value...

HD Duo is the Sydney-based ensemble of Michael Duke, saxophone, and David Howie, piano. Both are natives of Australia, studied at home and abroad, took positions...

Now, this I like! A disc of slightly wacky, “out there” music, excellently played and well recorded. This music is primarily built around quick, syncopated passages...