From Vienna: London Conchord Ensemble

Release Date: June 2017

Music by Mozart, Beethoven, Zemlinsky, Berg, Schoenberg and J. Strauss 

“The real gem is the Zemlinsky, a lovely showcase for the plangent cello tone of Thomas Carroll and Maximiliano Martin’s deep, chocolatey clarinet sound…”

“…generously filled set…( of the second disc) thoughtfully devised programme, performed with considerable conviction and style…”

Gramophone Magazine, Richard Bratby

“Of the two lovely CDs on this double Viennese disc, the second stands out as something special. The playing by various combinations of the London Conchord Ensemble is at its most inspired”

“There is radiance and lustre in Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No 1, hotly passionate with a momentum that overrides the encroaching dissonant style; true Brahmsian warmth in Zemlinsky’s D minor Trio for clarinet, (the SCO’s Maximiliano Martin), cello and piano and glowing mystique in the Adagio from Berg’s Chamber Concerto”.

The Scotsman, Ken Walton ****

“…All the performances are good, with some among the best available. Like this account of Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds, the four wind soloists beautifully supported by pianist Julian Milford.

“…clarinettist Maximiliano Martin’s honeyed tones mingling with Rachel Roberts on viola…”

“...Richly recorded and abundantly annotated, this is a superb collection“.

The Arts Desk, Graham Rickson

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