Notes and Editorial Reviews
The exploration of Sir Donald Tovey’s music on Toccata Classics continues with two highly contrasted chamber works. The bright, classically oriented Variations on a Theme by Gluck, Op. 28 for flute and string quartet written in 1913 receives only its second-ever recording here, and it is the only one currently available. The Piano Quintet from thirteen years earlier is an expansive, Brahmsian work of symphonic scale: it is almost an hour in length. It is receiving here its first ever recording. The Ormesby Ensemble- here Susan Brooks, flute; Olga Dudnik, piano; Robert Atchison and Jacqueline Hartley, violins; Bill Hawkes, viola; David Jones, cello- was founded by Robert Atchison in 2008 as an extension of the work of the London Piano Trio.
The group specializes in works for all sizes of chamber ensemble, with a preference for highlighting works by less well-known composers. The group has performed at a number of festivals, making frequent appearances at the London International Festival. An earlier recording of chamber music by Donald Tovey was released on the Guild label in 2010. Read less
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