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Ian Venables: Chamber Music | CD | Download | SOMM Recordings
Coull Quartet: Roger Coull, Philip Gallaway - Violins Gustav Clarkson - Viola Nick Roberts - Cello Graham J. Lloyd - Piano Mark Bebbington - Piano (Piano Quintet) His songs have been performed by national and internationally acclaimed artists that include: Andrew Kennedy, Roderick Williams, Patricia Rozario, Ian Partridge, Howard Wong, Nathan Vale, Peter Wilman and Nicholas Mulroy. However, the quality of his chamber music is no less impressive, and although he has written works for wind and piano and a powerful string quartet, the present disc represents his music for strings and piano and spans seventeen years of his creative life. Of the premiere recordings on this disc, The Piano Quintet Op. 27 (1995) - described by Roderic Dunnett in the Independent as '…lending a new late 20th- Century dimension to the English pastoral…' was premiered at the Malvern Festival in 1996 by The Duke Quartet and pianist Scott Mitchell. The Soliloquy for piano and viola Op. 26 was