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Petits Fours Encores (Favourite Encores) (Chandos: CHAN 10708) CD

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Since its formation in 1972 the Brodsky Quartet has performed over 2000 concerts on the major stages of the world and released more than 50 recordings. A natural curiosity and insatiable desire to explore has propelled the group in many artistic directions and continues to ensure them not only a place at the very forefront of the international chamber music scene but also a rich and varied ... Read more in Amazon's Brodsky Quartet Store

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Listen  1. Spanish Dances, Op. 23: No. 1. Playera (arr. P. Cassidy) 4:48£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. 7 Canciones populares espanolas (arr. A. Haveron): No. 7. Polo 1:17£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. 7 Canciones populares espanolas (arr. A. Haveron): No. 5. Nana 3:20£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Spanish Dances, Op. 23: No. 2. Zapateado (arr. P. Cassidy) 3:41£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Chanson de matin, Op. 15, No. 2 (arr. P. Cassidy) 3:12£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. La capricieuse, Op. 17 (arr. P. Cassidy) 4:10£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Chanson de nuit, Op. 15, No. 1 (arr. P. Cassidy) 4:15£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. 8 Humoresques, Op. 101, B. 187: No. 7. Poco lento e grazioso in G-Flat Major (arr. P. Cassidy) 3:25£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Album fur die Jugend (Album for the Young), Op. 68: No. 30. Sehr langsam (arr. P. Cassidy) 3:18£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Caprice viennois, Op. 2 (arr. P. Cassidy) 4:22£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen11. 6 Gesang, Op. 34: No. 2. Auf Flugeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song) (arr. P. Cassidy) 3:41£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Triakontameron, 30 Moods and Scenes in Triple Measure: No. 11. Alt-Wien (arr. P. Cassidy) 2:45£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Kinderszenen, Op. 15 (arr. P. Cassidy): No. 1. Von fremden Landern und Menschen (Of Foreign Lands and People) 1:56£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Kinderszenen, Op. 15 (arr. P. Cassidy): No. 2. Curiose Geschichte (A Strange Story) 1:15£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Kinderszenen, Op. 15 (arr. P. Cassidy): No. 7. Traumerei (Dreaming) 3:05£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Valses nobles et sentimentales: VI. Vif (arr. P. Cassidy)0:48£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Violin Sonata in G Major: II. Blues (arr. P. Cassidy) 5:29£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen18. The Love for Three Oranges Suite, Op. 33bis: III. March (arr. A. Haveron) 1:42£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen19. 5 Pieces for 2 Violins and Piano: No. 1. Prelude (arr. I. Belton) 2:49£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Jazz Suite No. 2: VII. Waltz No. 2 (arr. J. Thomas) 3:36£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Beau soir (arr. P. Cassidy) 2:58£0.59  Buy MP3 

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Chandos Records signed an exclusive contract with the Brodsky Quartet in time for the celebrations of its fortieth anniversary in 2012. Formed in 1972, the Brodsky Quartet quickly emerged at the forefront of the international chamber music scene. It has performed more than 2000 concerts and made more than fifty highly acclaimed recordings. This is the Quartets first release on Chandos, and includes many of the encores it has performed over the years, notable for their novelty and diverse range of styles and emotions. All the pieces have been arranged by past or current members of the Quartet, and together form an entertaining and original collection. The Quartet has enjoyed many successful collaborations over the years, and regularly works with artists such as Elvis Costello, Sting, Anne Sofie von Otter, Martin Roscoe, Michael Collins, Tunde Jegede, Dawn Upshaw, and Björk. Its boundless energy and tremendous enthusiasm have led it in many artistic directions, from the classic quartet repertoire of Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, and Tchaikovsky, to the very cutting edge of contemporary music and styles. Its passion to embrace all good music has been the driving force behind its success and has kept its approach fresh and its enthusiasm high since its formation. One recurring characteristic of the performances of the Quartet is its inclusion of guest artists, who take the group away from the standard string quartet repertoire. This will be reflected in two further recordings to be released on Chandos in 2012: A CD of works by Debussy, with the multi-award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet in the Piano Trio and the harpist Sioned Williams and double-bass player Chris Laurence in the Deux Dances for harp and strings; and a disc of American songs with the bass-baritone Sir Willard White.


What a better way for the Brodsky Quartet to celebrate its 40th birthday than with a sumptuously engineered recital of champagne encores, skilfully arranged by the quartet's viola player, Paul Cassidy and former leader Andrew Haveron. Performance ***** Recording ***** --BBC Music Magazine,Apr'12

This is a very affectionate CD, and if it is a 40th birthday present, it sounds as if the Quartet's members are giving it to each other as much as to their listeners. --IRR,Apr'12

What is so striking about the playing of the Brodsky Quartet throughout is their brimming love for the music, with some ravishing shading down to the most hushed pianissimos. All this is caught in wonderfully rich and transparent sound, a credit to the Chandos engineers. --Gramophone,June'12

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