K, a multicultural orchestra under the direction of the Italian-Brazilian conductor Simone Menezes, is bringing out its first album. Born out of the [...]

Bach: Sonatas for violin and continuo

Johann Sebastian Bach appears to have had a lifelong interest in chamber music. He was the son of a musician and the father of a large family: playing [...]


Boundless: that’s how one might describe these sonatas by Prokofiev, Weinberg, Bernstein and Poulenc. All of them, except the one by Poulenc, were [...]

Brahms: Sonatas for piano and violin

1. F-A-E Sonata: III. Scherzo 2-4. Sonata for piano and violin no.1 in G major, op.78 I. Vivace ma non troppo II. Adagio. Più andante. Adagio III. [...]

Chansons pour elle

Julie Cherrier here records an album of songs exploring a variety of moods and situations, and covering over a hundred years of French mélodie, from [...]

Gabriel Fauré: Horizons II

Simon Zaoui, Pierre Fouchenneret and Raphaël Merlin here resume, and complete, their exploration of the chamber works of Gabriel Fauré, begun in 2018 with [...]


Incandescence refers to the state of being extremely bright after being subjected to extreme heat. Drawing on that, Stéphanie Moraly and Romain David [...]

Marin Marais: Pièces de viole, Livre I

Marin Marais is one of the most important figures of the French baroque. At once a virtuoso on the viola da gamba, a composer and a teacher, Marais left [...]

Not all cats are grey

At night not all cats are grey: the Quatuor Hanson proves this to us with this unexpected, phantasmagoric nocturnal odyssey. From the folk echoes of [...]

Rameau: Concerts en sextuor

Transcriptions for string sextet of Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin en concerts of 1741, the Concerts en sextuor were published by Saint-Saëns in the [...]

Rebecca Clarke: Works for Viola

Today, with the flowering of recordings aimed at rediscovering the buried treasures of past centuries, it is difficult to ignore the work of the [...]

Shostakovich: String Quartets no.3 & no.8

Shostakovich was in his early thirties when he first turned to the string quartet. He planned to produce a full cycle of 24; he completed 15. These works [...]


Alexis Kossenko, flute, and Vassilis Varvaresos, piano, plunge us into the fantastic atmosphere of Northern Europe in the second half of the nineteenth [...]