Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Forgotten CDs Shanghai Quartet and Chung Trio

There have been *so* many fine CD’s been produced the last three decades, and still so many *are* being produced, it’s logical older CD’s tend to be a bit forgotten. Like these two CD’s from 1994 and 1995 respectively.
The Shanghai quartet finest CD was the Delos recording with the a minor quartet of Mendelssohn and a very fine performance of the only finished quartet by Edward Grieg, the g minor quartet op 27.
It pairs well with a CD from an other Asian based chamber music ensemble, the Chung trio.
Featuring star violinist Kyung-wha, pianist/conductor Myung-whun and cellist Myung-wha, they rarely perform together, but when they do, they make a first class ensemble. The CD contains the first piano trio’s by Mendelssohn and Brahms, the latter in the composer’s later reworking.
Enjoy them again! :-)

                          (two hours and eight minutes chamber music on the highest level…)

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