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COLIN TWIGG: CHAMBER MUSIC

"...The first disc devoted to his music features five chamber works written over a 13-year span, the earliest being a String Trio 1996 whose modest length and undemonstrative idiom, that of the classical chamber tradition from Haydn to Bartók do not belie Twigg's mastery of this exacting medium or his questing approach to formal continuity across and between movements...Phantasy Variations on a Theme of Haydn 2009 is a resourceful take on this quintessentially English form, putting its indelible theme through a logical and satisfying process of developing variation. Performances, recording and Twigg's booklet notes are all exemplary, making for a worthwhile addition to Toccata Classics' enterprising catalogue."

 

Richard Whitehouse

 Gramophone August 2017

 

"I've found this CD album very rewarding, enabling me to explore some uncharted by-ways. The music is both accessible and deftly crafted, and the recording boasts warm, radiant sound. The composer has provided his own annotations, which not only offer a background portrait of himself, but also a detailed description of the music on offer. I have nothing but praise for this delightful release."

Stephen Geenbank
Music Web International June 2017

 

 

 

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