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Brahms: String Sextets No 1 & 2 / Raphael Ensemble


Release Date: 02/16/1993 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 66276   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Elizabeth WexlerJames ClarkSally BeamishRoger Tapping,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Raphael Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

'74 minutes of ravishing beauty' (Amazon.co.uk) 'A treasure trove. Glorious music, gloriously played' (Hi Fi News) 'These are superb performances; the recording is vivid and immediate' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs) 'Glorious performances ... [they] can take their place beside any of the great chamber music recordings of the past, and will continue to set standards for years to come' (Gramophone) 'Matchless accounts of two lyrically gorgeous works full of colour and melody' (The Lady) GRAMOPHONE CRITICS' CHOICE '74 minutes of ravishing beauty' (Amazon.co.uk) 'A treasure trove. Glorious music, gloriously played' (Hi Fi News) 'These are superb performances; the recording is vivid and immediate' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs) 'Glorious performances ... [they] can take their place beside any of the great chamber music recordings of the past, and will continue to set standards for years to come' (Gramophone) 'Matchless accounts of two lyrically gorgeous works full of colour and melody' (The Lady) GRAMOPHONE CRITICS' CHOICE Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sextet for Strings no 1 in B flat major, Op. 18 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Elizabeth Wexler (Violin), James Clark (Violin), Sally Beamish (Viola),
Roger Tapping (Viola), Andrea Hess (Cello), Rhydian Shaxson (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Raphael Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1860; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1988 
Length: 33 Minutes 40 Secs. 
2.
Sextet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 36 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roger Tapping (Viola), Sally Beamish (Viola), Andrea Hess (Cello),
Rhydian Shaxson (Cello), Elizabeth Wexler (Violin), James Clark (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Raphael Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864-1865; Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1988 
Length: 39 Minutes 30 Secs. 

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