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.
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