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Haydn String Quartets Op 30 Nos 2, 3 and 5 –
Dudok Quartet Amsterdam

Dudok Quartet Amsterdam

Haydn String Quartets Op 20 – Volume 1

Quartet in G minor Op 20 No 3 Hob.III:33
Quartet in C Op 20 No 2 Hob.III:32
Quartet in F minor Op 20 No 5 Hob.III:35

Resonus Classics RES10248 |

For its Borletti-Buitnoni Trust-supported 2CD release on Resonus Classics of all six of his Op 20 Quartets, the Dudok Quartet Amsterdam has returned to one of its first loves: Haydn. Arguing that these works contain the germ of the whole quartet literature, the quartet commissioned new classical bows from bow maker Luis Emilio Rodríguez Carrington, based in The Hague. Volume 1 of the set, released on 27 September 2019, includes Op 20 Nos 2, 3 & 5. Volume 2, with Op 20 Nos 1, 4 & 6, will be released in spring 2020, on Resonus Classics.

Watch Dudok Quartet Amsterdam’s BBT film in search of new bows in preparation for these recordings here

Fantasy – Tessa Lark with Amy Yang

Tessa Lark violin
Amy Yang piano *


Telemann Fantasies Nos 1 in B-flat, 4 in D & 5 in A
Schubert Fantasie in C Major, D. 934 *
Tessa Lark Appalachian Fantasy
Kreisler Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta *
Ravel Tzigane *

First Hand Records FHR86 |

Supported by her 2018 BBT Fellowship, for her debut recital album on First Hand Records, violinist Tessa Lark plays solo Telemann and her own Appalachian Fantasy and is joined by pianist Amy Yang on a CD devoted to the Fantasy over 300 years. Three of Telemann’s Fantasies are interspersed by works from the classical, romantic and modern eras – Schubert, Kreisler and Ravel – and there’s a nice link from the Schubert (by way of a shared theme) to Tessa’s own Appalachian Fantasy, here receiving its world premiere recording.

Belle époque – Annelien Van Wauwe

Annelien Van Wauwe clarinet
Orchestra National de Lille
Alexandre Bloch conductor 

Debussy Première Rhapsodie
Manfred Trojahn Rhapsodie pour clarinette et orchestre
Pierné (arr Jelle Tassyns) Canzonetta
Brahms (arr Berio) Clarinet Sonata No 1 Op 120 in F Minor
Widor (arr Jelle Tassyns) Introduction et Rondo Op 72

Pentatone Classics PTC 5186 808 |

Taking inspiration from the golden age of the evocatively titled Belle époque, clarinettist Annelien Van Wauwe has teamed up with the Orchestra National de Lille and conductor Alexandre Bloch on Pentatone for her BBT-supported CD of rapturous music including the world-premiere recording of Manfred Trojahn’s Rhapsodie pour clarinette et orchestre. The longest work on the disc is Luciano Berio’s exquisite orchestration of Brahms’ late, autumnal masterpiece, his Clarinet Sonata Op 120 No 1.   Also included – and excerpted here – are  Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie and, both orchestrated by Jelle Tassyns), pieces by Pierné and Widor.

Beethoven Complete String Quartets

Quaretto di Cremona
Lawrence Dutton viola (Emerson String Quartet)*

Beethoven Complete String Quartets and String Quintet Op 29

Vol 1 Opp 18/6 • 95 • 135
Vol 2 Opp 59/2 • 127
Vol 3 Opp 18/4 • 133 • 59/1
Vol 4 Opp 18/1 • 131
Vol 5 Opp 29* • 132
Vol 6 Opp 18/5 • 130
Vol 7 Opp 18/2 • 59/3
Vol 8 Opp 18/3 • 74

Audite 21454 |

Originally released in eight volumes from 2013, the Quartetto di Cremona’s acclaimed Beethoven string quartet cylce is now available in an Audite box set, supported by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust.  The set also includes Beethoven’s Op 29 String Quintet, where the Quartetto di Cremona is joined by Lawrence Dutton from the Emerson String Quintet.

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