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SCHUBERT ENSEMBLE
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CHAN 10790
Enescu
Piano Trio/ Piano Quintet/ Aria and Scherzino
CHAN 10719
Dvorak
Quartets/ Songs My Mother Taught me
CHAN 10672
Enescu
Piano Quartets, Nos 1 and 2
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BIOGRAPHY

Founded in 1983, regularly giving more than sixty concerts a year, and having performed in over forty different countries, the Schubert Ensemble is firmly established as one of the world’s leading exponents of chamber music for piano and strings. With a reputation for innovation in the field of new music, education and audience development, it has built up strong relationships with many of the UK’s leading composers, and has an impressive list of more than eighty commissions. Its vision in combining education and new music initiatives led to the creation of the groundbreaking national project Chamber Music 2000. In the recording studio the Ensemble has produced more than twenty critically acclaimed CDs of works by composers ranging from Hummel, Mendelssohn and Brahms to Martin Butler, Judith Weir and John Woolrich. It has appeared on television and radio in many countries and is familiar to British audiences through regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. The Schubert Ensemble is one of the few artist-led musical enterprises to win a National Lottery Award, which helped to launch three residencies in the South West of England. In 1998 the Royal Philharmonic Society recognised the group’s contribution to British musical life with its Best Chamber Ensemble Award. www.schubertensemble.com

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CHAN 10465
Vaughan Williams
On Wenlock Edge/ Piano Quintet/ Romance and Pastoral

"Even so, this one is unusually memorable, with sensitive, cliche-free singing fro...

CHAN 10551
Martinu
Chamber Works

“… here are four appealing, accessible and strangely neglected works. The quartet for oboe, violin, cello and piano, the pi...

CHAN 10576
Faure
Quintets for Piano and Strings

“…It is the quartets that I have grown to enjoy so much. I must give a lot of credit to the superlative perf...

CHAN 10672
Enescu
Piano Quartets, Nos 1 and 2

“...The members of the Schubert Ensemble have clearly lived with this music for a long time, and love it as performer...

CHAN 10719
Dvorak
Quartets/ Songs My Mother Taught me

“... This new Chandos release is a very fine one, sporting superior sound, as is customary for the company&...
CHAN 10790
Enescu
Piano Trio/ Piano Quintet/ Aria and Scherzino

“… I can’t recall a time that the Schubert Ensemble has disappointed...

HR 004
Franck - Quintet for Piano and Strings

"For all-round, no-nonsense quality there is no good reason not to favour this disc."

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HR 011
Brahms
Piano Quintet/ Three Intermezzi/ Intermezzo

   "A discursive and touching approach to one of Brahms’s great chamber works."<...