Saint-Saëns' chamber music is enlivened
The Nash Ensemble deliver with this great set of Saint-Saëns' chamber music
Repertoire: Piano Quartet; Piano Quintet, Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, Tarantelle, Caprice
Artists: Nash Ensemble
Label: Hyperion CDA67431/2
With an awesome reputation built up over 40 years, the Nash Ensemble delivers yet another outstanding performance with this collection of chamber music from Saint-Saëns, which never disappoints from the arresting opening of the Septet to the unusual Caprice which closes this two-CD set. A legend in his own lifetime, Saint-Saëns tantalises us with distinctive, lively and imaginative pieces, explored and played with terrific vivacity and style by the Nash Ensemble.