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Friday, April 13, 2007

DCD 022 - Milhaud: Early chamber music

This program showcases a three-volume set from Troubadisc, featuring the early string quartets and chamber music of Darius Milhaud. The set includes the first eight string quartets, as well as several important song cycles.

- Ralph

The program we play the following:

Milhaud: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 5

The Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet

Milhaud: Quatre Poemes de Paul Claudel, Op. 26

Maarten Konigsberger, baritone; Rudolf Jansen, piano

Milhaud: Machines agricoles, Op. 56, Six pastorals for voice and seven instruments
Ulrike Sonntag, soprano; Irmlea Nolte, flute; Deborah Marshall, clarinet; Michael Weigel, bassoon; Renate Eggebrecht, violin; Stefan Berg, viola; Friedemann, Kupsa, cello; Arpat Gyorgy, contrabass; Linda Horowitz, conductor

Milhaud: String Quartet No. 7, Op. 87
The Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet

Milhaud: String Quartet No. 8, Op. 121
The Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet