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CHAMBER MUSIC RECORDINGS IN MARCH 2014

BRAHMS: STRING QUARTET NO. 2 & CLARINET QUINTET

COMPOSER: Johannes Brahms

ARTIST: Michael Collins (Clarinet) • Brodsky Quartet

CHAN 10817 | 095115181720

1 CD | US SRP $18.99

·         The Brodsky Quartet presents the first of two discs featuring Brahms’s complete string quartets. The String Quartet Op. 51 No. 2 is warm, affirmative and relaxed, with few extremes of mood or tempo.

·         The Clarinet Quintet, op. 115 explores an atmosphere of elegy and nostalgia, producing a mood of autumnal resignation.

·         Often performing these works in concert, the renowned Brodsky Quartet and clarinetist Michael Collins come together once again for this recording.

 

CURSIVE

COMPOSER: Sean Hickey

ARTIST: Philip Edward Fisher (Piano) • Julia Sakharova (Violin) • Brandon Patrick George (Flute) • Anne Lanzilotti (Viola) • Meredith Clark (Harp)

DE 3465 | 013491346526

1 CD | US SRP $16.99

·         Original, accessible and appealing contemporary piano (and chamber) works by increasingly visible composer Sean Hickey.

·         Inspired and impeccable performances by pianist Philip Edward Fisher and a distinguished assortment of chamber musicians.

·         Hickey’s two previous CD’s reached the Billboard Top 100 Classical Chart upon release.

·         “… (his) is a very personal artistic response to the huge breadth of music that was created in the 20th century...it is very much music of our own time.” –New Music Box