CRYSTAL RECORDS ®
50 Years of Recording Excellence (1966-2016) 50th Anniversary
Join the party. Visit www.crystalrecords.com and look for the 50th Anniversary Special on select CDs in every category. Find them on almost every page, and while there discover our 300 fantastic instrumental solo and ensemble CDs.
"Crystal is the go-to place for wind and brass chamber repertoire" – Gramophone. And don’t forget Strings, etc.
Newer releases – Wonderful Gramophone reviews:
Cynthia DeAlmeida, "principal oboe of the Pittsburgh Symphony, is a poetic artist who teams beautifully with superb orchestra colleagues, [including] Noah Bendix-Balgley, now concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic...The old and new composers they perform so expressively" (Gramophone). pressively" (Gramophone). pressively" "One of the best oboe players in the world" (American Record Guide) CD825.
The Verdehr Trio has commissioned more than 225 works and performed over 2000 concerts. "The breadth of these commissions is amazing." (Fanfare) "The quality of the results is amazingly high." (STRAD Magazine) "As always with the Verdehr Trio, the playing is of a high order." (Gramophone) This CD features 4 of these commissions plus a wonderful adaptation of Gershwin. CD972.
George Pope, flute. "The wonder of Pope's playing is how engagingly, articulately, flowingly he pours himself into [this] music...Resanovic, Riley, Newman, Daley, Charnfsky, Zahab, and Makholm have written for him music that reflects his mellifluous aesthetics and wide-ranging stylistic tastes, with an emphasis on 'beautiful melodies and colours'." (Gramophone) CD718.
"The Webster Trio's recordings of music by five American composers show that the combination of flute, clarinet and piano has considerable range and depth, in addition to its obvious mellifluous charms" Composer Larsen's "rousing set", To en sing's "spiritual journey", Sirota's "paradise", Brandt's "brilliantly suspenseful", and Schoenfeld's "magnificent...dances" (Gramophone) CD717.
"Béla Bartók composed 44 duos for violins. His son, Peter, arranged 23 of them for viola and cello. These little masterpieces...receive thoughtful and buoyant performances...Read Thomas' Dream Catcher [solo viola] is Catcher [solo viola] is Catcher a burst of expressive ideas...Del Tredici's Cello Acrostic conveys an aura of fantasy [and] songfulness. Piston's Duo is poised and lyrical." (Gramophone) CD880.
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