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Sir Donald Tovey: Chamber Music, Vol. 2

Ormesby Ensemble

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Variations on a Theme by Gluck, Op. 28  
1.1
I. Tema. Andante espressivo alla siciliana, non troppo lento
Donald Francis Tovey; Ormesby Ensemble
1:49
1.2
II. Var. 1
Donald Francis Tovey; Ormesby Ensemble
1:20
1.3
III. Var. 2
Donald Francis Tovey; Ormesby Ensemble
1:50
1.4
IV. Var. 3, Larghetto pesante e maestoso
Donald Francis Tovey; Ormesby Ensemble
1:49
1.5
V. Var. 4, Allegro agitato ma non troppo presto
Donald Francis Tovey; Ormesby Ensemble
1:15
1.6
VI. Var. 5, Adagio sostenuto
Donald Francis Tovey; Ormesby Ensemble
3:56
1.7
VII. Var. 6, Andante come tema, ma un poco meno mosso
Donald Francis Tovey; Ormesby Ensemble
2:44
Piano Quintet in C Major, Op. 6  
1.8
I. Allegro maestoso
Donald Francis Tovey; Ormesby Ensemble
17:53
1.9
II. Allegro moderato, un poco giocoso e teneramente
Donald Francis Tovey; Ormesby Ensemble
10:49
1.10
III. Largo appassionato
Donald Francis Tovey; Ormesby Ensemble
12:23
1.11
IV. Allegro largamente
Donald Francis Tovey; Ormesby Ensemble
13:59
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    69:47
Primarily remembered today as a musicologist and music theorist, Sir Donald Tovey was also a composer, and by no means a dry academic one. This release from the Ormesby Ensemble is the second volume to explore chamber works by this eminent English figure, and includes the engaging and often unexpected Variations on a Theme by Gluck with the Brahmsian Piano Quintet in C Major, making for an expertly performed introduction to Tovey's creative works.
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