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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.

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Stone Records would like to recommend this new wireless music system. We've had a play with prototypes and talked to the CEO, and this is going to be a really exciting product. You will be able to combine it with a simple home automation system, but more than that, just as a stand-alone sound system it already solves the problems that exist with Sonos. Support it now on Kickstarter to be the first to own it and to get it for a great price.

Musaic Wireless HiFi Music System - Your music, Your way.

Stylish and compact Wi-Fi and Bluetooth hi-fi speakers, controlled by apps for Apple iPhone & iPad, Android phone & tablet, Mac & PC.

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Today Stone Records released its 40th disc - a wonderful collection of choral works by composer Tim Hamilton, performed by his own chamber choir Cantoribus (with a bit of help from Liz Meister).

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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)