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Chamber Music
Ludwig Thuille

Chamber Music

London Conchord Ensemble

Label: Champs Hill
Format: CD
Barcode: 5060212590060
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Catalog number: CHRCD 001
Releasedate: 01-07-10

Two newly re-mastered albums of Ludwig Thuille's superb chamber music are released here as a set. Thuille's chamber music is little known, but gradually receiving more prominence in the concert hall; and deservedly so, for it shows some wonderful romantic writing for chamber ensembles. The piano quintets were described as "Ecstatic beauty" by Strad Magazine.

The works here are expertly performed by two excellent chamber groups: The Falk Quintet (with Tomer Lev, piano) on one album, and the London Conchord Ensemble on the second disc. Extensive booklet notes by Tomer Lev - pianist on the record and leading Thuille expert - accompany the recordings; the first releases on the new Champs Hill Records label.

London Conchord Ensemble

The London Conchord Ensemble was formed in 2002 by internationally-recognised young soloists, chamber musicians and principals from the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Opera House Orchestra, the Philharmonia and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conchord made its Wigmore Hall debut in October 2002 and followed with a European début at the Schleswig-Holstein festival. The group performs across the UK, Europe and North America and make regular live appearances on BBC Radio 3. The past season has included a 10 concert tour to Ireland including Dublin Castle and performances at Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Windsor Festival with Sue Bickley, Newbury Festival with Andrew Kennedy, and Chelsea Festival with James Gilchrist. Conchord has a busy recording career, having already made several discs for Sanctuary Classics/ASV, Black Box and Quartz, and a number of current recording projects which will be released on Champs Hill Records, including the complete chamber works of Poulenc.