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Stone Records was formed in 2008 to produce high quality classical CDs with a broad appeal. In a short space of time the label has received critical acclaim for its initial releases and embarked upon a number of ambitious and successful projects. With many further discs already in the pipeline, we are looking forward to making more interesting and inspiring music in the future.

Welcome.

Stone Records was formed in 2008 to produce high quality classical CDs with a broad appeal. In a short space of time the label has received critical acclaim for its initial releases and embarked upon a number of ambitious and successful projects. With many further discs already in the pipeline, we are looking forward to making more interesting and inspiring music in the future.

As we approach the end of our epic Hugo Wolf journey, we've prepared this advert for Oxford Lieder's Festival brochure. All the songs are recorded and the final three discs will be released next year.

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Great to see that Paul Carr's Seven Last Words CD has been picked up by Classic FM.

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Playlist: Saturday, 17 May 2014 Smooth Classics with Myleene Klass Find and listen to recently played songs on the Classic FM, listen & download the best classical songs & recordings.

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Thanks to BBC Music for their recommendation of our Complete Butterworth songbook in their Composer of the Month article (by Kate Kennedy)

The complete Butterworth songbook :: Stone Records, Independent Classical Music

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Stone Records was formed in 2008 to produce high quality classical CDs with a broad appeal. In a short space of time the label has received critical acclaim for its initial releases and embarked upon a number of ambitious and successful projects. With many further discs already in the pipeline, we a…

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Destination Paris

 
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Beethoven: Complete String Trios
 

Strio trio works by Enescu, Françaix & Martinů composed in Paris


Related Artists: The Lendvai String Trio, Bohuslav Martinů, Jean Françaix, George Enescu


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Catalogue No: 5060192780079


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In every way an excellent and exciting disc played with impeccable precision by a fabulous trio (Musicweb International)

full of charm… an abundance of wit… gentle and intense (The Strad)

This collection brings together four works for string trio composed in Paris by one Frenchman (Jean Françaix) and two immigrants: Bohuslav Martinů from Czechoslovakia and Georges Enescu from Romania. The bulk of the program is taken up with Martinů’s two trios, which spanned the length of his stay as a young man in the French capital. The First, written in 1923 but only rediscovered six years ago, is instantly recognizable, whereas the Second, of 1934, contains few of the composer’s usual rhythmic or melodic fingerprints. The latter work begins the disc, and the vitality and tautness of its opening is bracingly conveyed by the Lendvai String Trio (Nadia Wijzenbeek, violin, Ylvali Zilliacus, viola, and Marie Macleod, cello). When the music opens up, sounding at times quasi-improvisational, these excellent musicians follow the composer’s mood shifts to the letter. Macleod’s solo passages introducing the lyrical Poco moderato are beautifully played: fluid phrasing combined with rich tone. The trio’s unanimity of attack and expression is equally impressive. What terrific string players we have these days, and not only in quartets! The Françaix Trio from 1933 is in four short movements. Like almost all of his music it is perky, high-spirited, and succinct; the Lendvai is very good at teasing out every underlying lyrical impulse, as well as several moments of sheer comedy. Enescu’s Aubade of 1899 jogs along in a relaxed triple meter to round off a charming and unusual program. This is one of the most attractive discs of chamber music to come my way in years. (Fanfare)

Track listing

  1. String trio no.2 – Allegro (Martinu)
  2. String trio no.2 – Poco moderato (Martinu)
  3. String trio – Allegretto vivo (Francaix)
  4. String trio – Scherzo: vivo (Francaix)
  5. String trio – Andante (Francaix)
  6. String trio – Rondo: vivo (Francaix)
  7. String trio no.1 – Allegro (Martinu)
  8. String trio no.1 – Andante (Martinu)
  9. String trio no.1 – Poco allegro (Martinu)
  10. Aubade in C major (Enescu)