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13.10.17

Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: York Bowen, The English Rachmaninoff


…The charming romanticism of York Bowen shows well in the Rhapsody Trio; the sunny Clarinet Sonata presents him at his mellifluous lovely and droll. Latter-Day Brahmsians will delight in certain Bowen and his use of the clarinet (such as in the Phantasy Quintet). Saint-Saëns thought Bowen was hot stuff, as did Hans Richter, and he’s also known as the “English Rachmaninoff”. Now, that sounds just a little too well-meaning, even to someone…

-> Classical CD Of The Week: York Bowen, The English Rachmaninoff



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York Bowen, Chamber Music,
Gould Piano Trio, Mia Cooper (violin), David Adams (viola), Robert Plane (clarinet),
Chandos









2 comments:

Matt said...

Love this disc and have listened to it a lot recently, especially the Phantasy quintet recording. The bass clarinet sounds fantastic.

jfl said...

Innit? Glad to hear I"m not alone in appreciating Bowen. :-)