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Respighi: Piano Quintet, String Quartet, Etc / Ambache


Release Date: 01/22/2002 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 9962   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Diana AmbacheJudith HerbertRuth EhrlichMarcia Crayford,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambache Chamber Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc contains the premiere recording of Respighi's String Quartet in D minor. The Ambache, a group of between three and thirty musicians, was formed in 1984 by Diana Ambache, one of the few women in Britain to found and direct her own classical chamber orchestra. The group performs regularly at major London venues and festivals and has toured America and the Far East, with appearances on television in Hong Kong and Korea. Recorded in: St Michael's Church, Highgate, London 14-16 November 2000 Producer(s) Rachel Smith Sound Engineer(s) Jonathan Cooper This disc contains the premiere recording of Respighi's String Quartet in D minor. The Ambache, a group of between three and thirty musicians, was formed in 1984 by Diana Ambache, one of the few women in Britain to found and direct her own classical chamber orchestra. The group performs regularly at major London venues and festivals and has toured America and the Far East, with appearances on television in Hong Kong and Korea. Recorded in: St Michael's Church, Highgate, London 14-16 November 2000 Producer(s) Rachel Smith Sound Engineer(s) Jonathan Cooper Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Diana Ambache (Piano), Judith Herbert (Cello), Ruth Ehrlich (Violin),
Marcia Crayford (Violin), Martin Outram (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambache Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/2000 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London 
Length: 17 Minutes 12 Secs. 
2.
Quartetto dorico by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Martin Outram (Viola), Ruth Ehrlich (Violin), Judith Herbert (Cello),
Marcia Crayford (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambache Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/2000 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London 
Length: 34 Minutes 52 Secs. 
3.
Pieces (6) for Violin and Piano by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Diana Ambache (Piano), Marcia Crayford (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambache Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/2000 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London 
Length: 24 Minutes 31 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Quintet in F minor, P. 35: I. Allegro - Largamente - Piu sostenuto - Tempo primo - Piu allegro
Piano Quintet in F minor, P. 35: II. Andantino
Piano Quintet in F minor, P. 35: III. Vivacissimo - Meno - Andantino - Lentamente - Presto - Piu presto - Prestissimo
String Quartet in D minor, P. 91: I. Allegro - Meno mosso e molto calmo
String Quartet in D minor, P. 91: II. Lentamente con tristezza - Molto calmo
String Quartet in D minor, P. 91: III. Presto - Meno mosso - Tempo I - Allegretto - Tempo I
String Quartet in D minor, P. 91: IV. Allegro energico - Piu presto - Piu presto ancora
6 Pezzi, P. 31: Berceuse
6 Pezzi, P. 31: Melodia
6 Pezzi, P. 31: Legenda
6 Pezzi, P. 31: Valse caressante
6 Pezzi, P. 31: Serenata
6 Pezzi, P. 31: Aria

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