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.

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.

Some Bach from Robert Costin's latest wonderful disc

JS Bach: Trio sonata no.1 - First movement

Robert Costin plays the first movement of JS Bach's Trio Sonata No.1 in E flat major (BWV 525), from the CD "JS Bach: Trio Sonatas" - STONE RECORDS 506019278...

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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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Fantasy

Violin and piano Fantasy repertoire by Messiaen, Schoenberg and Schubert together with connected vocal works


Related Artists: Kaoru Yamada, Sholto Kynoch, Rhona McKail, Nicky Spence, Olivier Messiaen, Arnold Schoenberg, Franz Schubert


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Catalogue No: 5060192780017


Reviews
 

This debut recital disc stands out for high-quality playing but also for the inclusion of three fascinating early works by Messiaen: the haunting La Mort du Nombre (1930), which includes parts for soprano (Rhona McKail) and tenor (Nicky Spence), the ethereal Theme and Variations and the Fantaisie, thought lost until 2007. All were written at the time of Messiaen’s tragic first marriage, to the violinist Claire Delbos who, left mentally incapacitated by surgery in the 1940s, spent the remainder of her life in an asylum. Schubert’s Fantasie and Schoenberg’s Phantasy provide stimulating companion pieces. (The Observer)

The Messiaen Fantasie and his nearly contemporaneous Thème et variations are very much in the contemplative vein of La Mort du nombre, and in some ways suit Yamada best. She also makes neat work of Schoenberg’s late (1947) Phantasy. (International Record Review)

This disc, cannily constructed and inter-thematically programmed, sheds light upon the various works performed. Its intelligence in this respect is matched by the performances, and good recorded sound. (Musicweb International)

For those who enjoy thematic collections, this highly appealing and deeply thoughtful one should be irresistible. Strongly recommended to everyone across the board. (Fanfare)

Track listing

  1. La Mort du nombre (Messiaen)
  2. Thème et variations (Messiaen)
  3. Fantaisie (Messiaen)
  4. Phantasy (Schoenberg)
  5. Fantasie, D.934, Op.159: Andante molto (Schubert)
  6. Fantasie, D.934, Op.159: Allegretto (Schubert)
  7. Fantasie, D.934, Op.159: Andantino (Schubert)
  8. Fantasie, D.934, Op.159: Tempo primo – Allegro vivace – Allegretto – Presto (Schubert)
  9. Sei mir gegrüsst!, D.741, Op.20 No.1 (Schubert)