Vito Palumbo – Woven Lights

Vito Palumbo – Woven Lights

This recent disc from Italian composer Vito Palumbo (born 1972) is the second of two CDs of orchestral works issued by BIS. The first from 2018, featured a trio of concertos for cello, harpsichord, and recorder.  Each piece, including those within this recording, reflects Palumbo’s preoccupation with orchestral timbre and texture in works for soloist and symphony orchestra. In […]

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Haydn String Quartets Opus 76/I-III – Chiaroscuro Quartet [BIS]

The multi-national Chiaroscuro Quartet (from Russia, Spain, Sweden and France) has a memorably individual style. These musicians approach Haydn with great expressiveness involving skilful use of rubato which enlightens the significance of the melodies without impeding the progress of the music. I first experienced this in their memorable reading of the ‘Fifths’ Quartet in concert seven years

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