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GOEHR, A.: Chamber music (Since Brass, nor Stone …) (Currie, Nash Ensemble, Pavel Haas Quartet)

GOEHR, A.: Chamber music (Since Brass, nor Stone …) (Currie, Nash Ensemble, Pavel Haas Quartet)

The Classical Shop
release date: November 2013

Recorded in 24 Bit / 44.1Khz
album available as a Studio Master
Originally recorded in 2013


University of Texas Wind Ensemble


Colin Currie


Pavel Haas Quartet


Nash Ensemble



Studio 2, BBC Maida Vale, London, United Kingdom.


Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom


West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, United Kingdom


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Total Time - 73:02
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GOEHR, A.: Chamber music (Since Brass, nor Stone …) (Currie, Nash Ensemble, Pavel Haas Quartet)

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Since Brass, nor Stone …, Op. 80

 Colin Currie Soloist

… around Stravinsky, Op. 72

2 Prelude: Dushkin 03:15
3 Stravinsky: Pastorale 02:41
4 Introduzione - Rondo 05:28
 University of Texas Wind Ensemble Ensemble

Clarinet Quintet, Op. 79

5 I. Maestoso 01:00
6 II. Poco meno mosso 01:09
7 III. Tempo 1 01:38
8 IV. Tempo 1, poco scherzando 01:13
9 V. Tempo 1, poco scherzando 00:54
10 VI. Andante 03:34
11 VII. Tempo 1 01:29
12 VIII. Lento 01:24
13 IX. Mosso, allegro 02:01
14 X. Saraband 04:18
 University of Texas Wind Ensemble Ensemble

manere, Op. 81

15 e = 80 ma poco liberamente 00:51
16 come sopra 00:56
17 poco meno - sostenuto 00:54
18 tempo 1 01:53
19 meno mosso 01:22
20 in tempo (i) 00:54
21 andante 00:41
22 in tempo dell'inizio - ma liberamente 00:53
23 in tempo (ii) 00:52
 University of Texas Wind Ensemble Ensemble

Largo Siciliano, Op. 91

 University of Texas Wind Ensemble Ensemble

This recording features Goehr’s chamber music written between the years of 2002 and 2012, performed by the Nash Ensemble, the Pavel Haas Quartet (BBC New Generation Artists) and percussionist Colin Currie, all of whom have worked closely with the composer.

Since Brass nor Stone..., for percussion and string quartet, is inspired by Shakespeare’s 65th Sonnet: its opening bars play on the literal meaning of the sonnet’s first line, ’Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea’, featuring gong, stone drum, log drum and rainstick.

...around Stravinsky takes Stravinsky’s early Pastorale as a centrepiece, with Goehr’s Prelude andRondo performed on either side, while the motet-like structure of the Clarinet Quintet is influenced by a Josquin des Prez mass.  The duo for clarinet and violin, manere, is based on a medieval plainchant, built into a series of rhapsodic variations; and the most recent piece on this recording - Largo Siciliano, for horn, violin and piano - uses the dotted rhythm of the Baroque dance, taken through a series of transformations which explore the timbres of the three instruments before returning to the original stately Siciliano.

"... Performances are as responsive as might be expected from the Nash Ensemble and Colin Currie, and how good to hear the excellent Pavel Haas Quartet expanding its repertoire thus..."

Richard Whitehouse - International Record Review - February 2014

"... These performances render the sound worlds of Goehr’s sources so consummately that his own twists and turns through them come through persuasively."

Fabrice Fitch- Gramophone magazine - November 2013

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