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A fine collection of little-known chamber pieces20 Nov. 2005
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Format: Audio CD
If off-the-beaten-track chamber music is your thing, then you will enjoy this two-CD collection of works by Czech and Hungarian composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. I bought it recently for the unusual and rarely-heard Five Bagatelles for string trio and harmonium by Dvorak -- pieces I heard on the radio many years ago, and have looked for ever since. After renewing my old friendship with the Bagatelles, I began to make the acquaintance of the other works -- all of them new to me, and well worth hearing and getting to know better. The recordings date from 1989 and 1990, and Domus' fine playing is crisply captured. The liner notes are rather brief; but then this is a budget issue from Virgin Classics. It's great value.