REVIEWS

The Strad's experts evaluate the latest string recordings

American Classics. Higdon: Amazing Grace, Sky Quartet, Viola Sonata, Dark Wood, String Trio

Mixed results on a disc of contemporary American chamber music

Wednesday, 01 January 2014
Musicians
Serafin Quartet: Kate Ransom, Timothy Schwarz (violin) Molly Carr (viola) Lawrence Stomberg (cello) with Eric Stomberg (bassoon) Charles Abramovic (piano)
Composer
Jennifer Higdon
Catalogue number
Naxos 8.559752
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Bowen

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Chloë Hanslip (violin) Danny Driver (piano)

Medtner

Musicians:

Laurence Kayaleh (violin) Paul Stewart (piano)

Bax, Bernstein, Beethoven

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Milton/Peerson

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Higdon, Ruggles, Harrison, Adams

Musicians:

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Haydn, Mozart

Musicians:

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Haydn

Musicians:

Leipzig Quartet

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