Issue 38:3
Jan/Feb 2015
Magazine Contents

Collections: Ensemble

The Eben Trio consists of Terezie Fialová, piano; Roman Patočka, violin; and Markéta Kubínová Vrbková, cello. A recent ensemble of young musicians, it has won its...

This is an imaginative and coherent program of string trios from the early part of the last century; all four composers were born within a nine-year...

The Novák Trio consists of Gabriela Krčková, oboe; Štěpán Koutnik, clarinet; and Vladimír Lejčko, bassoon. They have been performing together for more than three decades, almost...

The ostensible title of this disc is Paris 1937 , but the date doesn’t refer to premieres or compositions. It’s simply the year that bassoonist Fernand...

With all the attention that has been paid to Baroque bassoons, it is rather surprising that Classical-period bassoons have been largely ignored. These bassoons, made by...

I hope the reader will forgive me for waxing a bit personal in this review, because one of the works heard on this CD evokes a...

Crystal Records, under the sure hand of owner Peter Christ, long ago established itself as the leading label for recordings of wind music, even though the...

“What if four celebrated 19th-century composers – Mendelssohn, Schumann, Bruckner and Brahms – had written original works for brass septet? This disc explores that fascinating counter-factual...

One of the most dangerous things a reviewer can do is to try to guess the mental state of performers. To say that performers are, for...

The Double Entendre Music Ensemble opens its CD with a puzzle. Timothy Dwight Edwards' Canon XV: in diatessara supra a six (at the fourth above in...

In this, his first recital recording, clarinetist Ferreira impresses in an easily-digestible program with plenty of pop culture and jazz influences. Both of the brief (under...

This is Canadian clarinetist Wesley Ferreira’s first solo album, but on this evidence it will certainly not be his last. He is clearly a major talent,...

The Fifth House Ensemble is a large, extremely capable group of Chicago-based chamber musicians who play a great deal of 21st-century music. Alex Shapiro’s 2011

Relâche is a new-music ensemble that has been active in Philadelphia for 35 years. The name is an inside joke, meaning a momentary suspension of performance....

The Soli Chamber ensemble consists of Stephanie Key, clarinet; David Mollenauer, cello; Ertan Torgul, violin; and Carolyn True, piano. Since they are an unusual grouping of...

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