EMR CD016 | DETAILS
EMR CD016
  EMR CD016
   
  C. Hubert H. Parry: EARLY CHAMBER WORKS
  The Bridge Quartet | Robert Gibbs (va)
   
  Released 25 May 2013 | EAN 5 060263 500148
EMR CD016 presents the World Première recordings of Parry’s wonderful String Quartet in G major of 1878 and the String Quintet of 1884, performed by the Bridge Quartet, joined by Robert Gibbs. The Quartet and Quintet represent a watershed in Parry’s compositional development and his unique voice emerges through these seminal works. The Quartet channels his Dionysian energy and exercises his formidable contrapuntal skills, while the Quintet reveals the more poetic eloquence, warmth and nobility of his mature style; both works are bathed in celestial melodic radiance.
TRACK LISTING
     
C. Hubert H. Parry (1848–1918)
STRING QUARTET NO.3 IN G MAJOR (1878)
(World Première recording)
 
1.

I. Allegro

 
2. II. Andante  
3. III. Allegro molto  
4. IV. Allegro moderato  
     
STRING QUINTET IN E-FLAT MAJOR (1884; rev. 1896/1902)
(World Première recording)
 
5. I. Allegro animato    
6. II. Allegro molto    
7. III. Andante sostenuto    
8. IV. Vivace    
REVIEWS
Beautifully shaped by Benjamin Frith... Beguiling sounds, graced by the tawny richness and unexaggerated line of Richard Jenkinson’s cello playing... The sense of purpose and sureness of line of Ian Venables’ music is pure oxygen.
EMR CD31 | BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
Exquisitely rewarding... Ravishing accounts.
EMR CD029 | CHOIR AND ORGAN
This is music of great beauty and integrity and the performances fully do it justice. It would be criminal to let it pass you by.

EMR CD028 | INTERNATIONAL
RECORD REVIEW

The Bridge Quartet approach these pieces with a sympathetic and insightful warmth, and confirm their ambassadorial credentials for British chamber music. A lovely, radiant disc.
EMR CD025 | Gramophone
Duncan Honeybourne’s playing is astonishingly affectionate, yet never saccharine... Honeybourne plays with suave confidence.
EMR CD024 | INTERNATIONAL PIANO
Rupert Marshall-Luck is an ideal interpreter: generously but not effusively lyrical; agile and athletic... The warm, folk-song like slow movement is at times almost painfully beautiful, with a shimmering pastoral central section... Marshall-Luck is, again, indefatigable and keenly picks up on the work’s melancholic strain.  Finely recorded and with comprehensive booklet notes, this is a must for fans of 20th-century English repertoire.
EMR CD023 | THE STRAD