This page lists all recordings of Sextet for Clarinet, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello & Piano, by Krzysztof Penderecki (b.1933) on CD & download (MP3 & FLAC).
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Dohnányi & Penderecki: Sextets
Ensemble Kheops: Muhiddin Dürrüoglu (piano), Graf Mourja (violin), Lise Berthaud (viola), Marie Hallynck (cello), Ronald Van Spaendonck (clarinet) & Hervé Joulain (horn)
A great team of soloists united by their love for chamber music, two masterpieces in the rare repertoire of sextets for piano, wind and strings: this is a regal menu.
Dohnanyi has place of honour: giant of Hungarian culture, emulator of Brahms, contemporary of Bartók and one of the great victims of his country’s historical upheavals.
His fascinating Sextet illustrates the quality, creativity and vitality of his writing. Penderecki also composed a sextet for the same instruments at the end of last century. Ever since its premiere at the Musikverein in Vienna, this work has imposed itself as a cornerstone in the catalogue of the great Polish master.
“A really meaty coupling, this...As for the Ensemble Kheops, no praise could be too high: unbelievably, they sound as if they were born to play both works. They're not only technically superb but wholly convincing interpreters, and the crystal-clear recorded sound matches their playing in its excellence.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2012
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Juhani Lagerspetz (piano), Michel Lethiec (clarinet), Markus Maskuniitty (horn), Arto Noras (cello), Bruno Pasquier (viola), Regis Pasquier (violin)
"This is a laudable enterprise...The standard of performance on the Naxos disc is...high...All parts [in the Sextet] appear to be of equal importance, and Naxos has assembled six strong personalities. This is very rhythmically alive playing, dynamic and often revealing a comic side to the argument of the first movement...Of the soloists, the eloquent hornist and the clarinettist (lovely, liquid lines) should very definitely be mentioned...from Sextet we go to the Clarinet Quartet... Michel Lethiec had hinted at his abilities in the Sextet !V here they are displayed in all their glory...Memorable...There is much rewarding listening here. Recommended."
- Colin Clarke, musicweb.uk.net
“The standard of performance on the Naxos disc is high…. the clarinettist (lovely, liquid lines) should very definitely be mentioned… Memorable...There is much rewarding listening here. Recommended.” MusicWeb International
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