AHO: Prelude, Toccata and Postlude for cello and piano (1974).
Lamento for Two Violins (2011). Halla for Violin and Piano (1992).
Sonata for Solo Violin (1975). In Memoriam Pehr Henrik Nordgren for solo
violin (2009). Piano Sonata No. 2 "Homage à Beethoven" (2016).
HAYDN: Quartet in G, Op. 76 No, l, Quartet in D minor, Op 76
No, 2 "Fifths.: Qurtet in C, Op 76 No. 3 Emperor
The Chiaroscuro Quartet made their first appearance on BIS with acclaimed recordings of Joseph Haydn's Sun Quartets, Op. 20 (REVIEW). the fine Chiaroscuros return to Haydn, it is with the first three of his last complete set of quartets. Haydn was 64 when he began writing these in 1796 commissioned by Haydn's friend Count Joseph Erdody. The six Op. 76 quartets are Haydn at his best combining the solemn and majestic with light-hearted interludes. Detailed CD program notes by Richard Wigmore describe each quartet in detail. The Chiaroscuro quartet consists of Alina UI Bagimova and Pablo Hermán Benedí, violins; Emilie Hörnlund, viola and Claire Thirion, cello. Their assured performances were recorded December 2017 i Germany's Sendesaal, Bremen, and the BIS engineers have provided a totally satisfying audio picture. We look forward to volume two in this series.
R.E.B. (July 2020)