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Alabama String Quartets

Musically Alabama suggests Jazz giant Lionel Hampton or Country legend Hank Williams.  This two disc set  presents another perspective with a comprehensive selection of String Quartets by Alabama based composers written during the period 1989 - ...

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£22.49

Label

MSR Classics

CD No

MS 1685

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MSR Classics,  present British pianist James Brawn’s Odyssey through all Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, which he is recording in Potton Hall, Suffolk, England.  Newly released Volume 6 features rarely heard Sonata 4, in E-flat Major, Sonata 11 in B-flat Major and Sonata 12 in A-flat Major.   

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Quicksilver

David Biedenbender

Another slice of Contemporary Americana released by MSR Classics.  Three inventive recent pieces for wind ensemble, two featuring solo piano and saxophone.   The disc is dedicated to pianist Nadine Shank who died in October 2020 aged 65. 

Price: £12.54

CD No: MS 1746

Label: MSR Classics

Format: CD

Variace Ensemble Prague

Antonin Dvorak

Variace Ensemble Prague comprises four musicians who are members of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra or other groups based in Prague.  This new Artesmon release - No. 23 in their Chamber Series - could be subtitled String Quartets Greatest Hits, with its mix of Mozart, Bach, Haydn, Vivaldi, Suk, Dvorak and Smetana.  

Price: £12.54

CD No: AS 747-2

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Format: CD

Cantus Moraviae

Dalibor Spilka

Milan Pala continues to document music for Violin and Viola solo.  With this two disc set he concentrates on composers from Moravia. These are less interested in formal Sonata styles, taking string sound into new musical possibilities.

Price: £24.99

CD No: PA 0172-2-132

Label: Pavlik Records

Format: CD