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Tovey: Chamber Music, Vol. 2 / Ormesby Ensemble


Release Date: 09/01/2017 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 226  
Composer:  Donald Francis Tovey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ormesby Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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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. Read more 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

Works on This Recording

1.
Variations for Flute and String Quartet on a theme by Gluck, Op. 28 by Donald Francis Tovey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ormesby Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in C Major, Op. 6 by Donald Francis Tovey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ormesby Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 

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