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Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Romance, Pieces / Plane, Dukes, Rahman


Release Date: 10/22/2002 
Label:  Asv   Catalog #: 1133   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Max Bruch
Performer:  Sophia RahmanPhilip DukesRobert Plane
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An essential collection of lyrical and dramatic chamber music by Bruch, given sensitive performances by the Plane-Dukes-Rahman Trio and featuring world-premiere recordings This disc offers a fascinating insight into the music of Bruch, whose rarely-heard chamber works are performed by the Plane-Dukes-Rahman Trio in a collection that includes world-premiere recordings. Bruch's sensitivity to solo stringed instruments is manifest in his moving Kol Nidrei, never recorded before and heard here in the version for viola and piano. Based around a traditional Jewish melody and written when the composer was living in Liverpool, this is a haunting work beautifully conveyed by Philip Dukes and Sophia Rahman. Also previously unrecorded, the Romance Read more boasts a rhapsodic main theme to rival anything in Bruch's output, and ranges from impassioned eloquence to the serenity of the ending. The 6 Piano Pieces are charming miniatures exploring a rarely-heard side of Bruch's style: songful and childlike, they recall Schumann and Mendelssohn and are heard here in their world-premiere recording. The disc concludes with the dramatic 8 Pieces for clarinet, viola and piano, the dark intensity and soulful lyricism of which encompass the stylistic variety displayed on this disc. 'Bruch admirer's will want to acquire this finely performed disc' BBC Music Magazine **** Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 47 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Sophia Rahman (Piano), Philip Dukes (Viola)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Liverpool, England 
2.
Pieces (8) for Clarinet, Viola/Cello and Piano, Op. 83 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Robert Plane (Clarinet), Philip Dukes (Viola), Sophia Rahman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Germany 
3.
Romance for Viola and Orchestra, Op. 85 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Philip Dukes (Viola), Sophia Rahman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Germany 
4.
Pieces (6) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 12 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Sophia Rahman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1861; Germany 

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