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Monday, October 08, 2007

DCD 032 - Two From Laurel

We recently received three new releases from Laurel Records, all featuring the music of Ernest Bloch. Two of these recordings feature the Pro Arte Quartet, and complete their traversal of Bloch's string quartets. In addition, these releases also have both of Bloch's piano quintets.

This episode of the "DCD Classical 'Cast" features selections from these releases.

These works are all fairly lengthy, so rather than present some inconsequential excerpts, I decided to program two large movements. If you're not familiar with Bloch's chamber music, this will give you a good idea of the scope and quality of his compositions.

Next program we'll have something from the third new Laurel release.

- Ralph

This program we play:

Bloch: String Quartet No. 1, Movement 1

Pro Arte Quartet
Laurel Records

Bloch: Quintet for Piano & Strings No. 1, Movement 3

Pro Arte Quartet; Howard Karp, piano
Laurel Records

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