LAWRENCE ROSE CELLO SONATA Op. 20

SHOSTAKOVICH CELLO SONATA Op. 40

HAYDN PIANO TRIOS

Vol. 5 Nos. C1, F1, 1, 2 and 6

THE AQUINAS PIANO TRIO

OLIVER DAVIS CELLO CONCERTO MORPHEUS  PAUL BATEMAN

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

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SAINT-SAENS PIANO TRIOS NOS.1&2

THE AQUINAS PIANO TRIO

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MENDELSSOHN PIANO TRIOS OP.49/66

THE AQUINAS PIANO TRIO

KODÁLY AND DOHNÁNYI

CHAMBER WORKS FOR STRINGS

AUTUMNAL

CHAMBER MUSIC BY THOMAS HYDE

RECOMPOSED BY PETER GREGSON:

BACH - THE CELLO SUITES

REVIEWS

LAWRENCE ROSE CELLO SONATA Op. 20

SHOSTAKOVICH CELLO SONATA Op. 40

WITH ALISON FARR, PIANO

'Katherine Jenkinson, the wonderful cellist on this recording, proposed pairing Rose’s cello sonata with that of Shostakovich due to the stylistic and formal similarities of the two works. The result is an incredible disc of a renowned twentieth-century masterpiece alongside an astonishing premiere recording'  

Presto Music 

HAYDN PIANO TRIOS Vol. 5 Nos. C1, F1, 1, 2 and 6

THE AQUINAS PIANO TRIO

'As for the performances by the Aquinas Piano Trio, I love them. These players (Ruth Rogers, violin; Katherine Jenkinson, cello; and Martin Cousin, piano) know how to make this music sparkle with wit and touching emotion.…I can give the Aquinas my highest recommendation.' 

Fanfare 

OLIVER DAVIS CELLO CONCERTO MORPHEUS  PAUL BATEMAN/ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

'Davis has a keen eye for catchy tunes, dancelike rhythms and pleasant tonal patterns....'

Gramophone

SAINT-SAËNS PIANO TRIOS NOS. 1 & 2

THE AQUINAS PIANO TRIO

'This is music to enjoy, as the Aquinas Piano Trio clearly do in playing it. Although by no means without its moments of emphatic drama, the trio’s demeanour is predominantly one of delicacy and restraint, gently projecting its ideas through lucid textures....'

Gramophone

MENDELSSOHN PIANO TRIO NO.1 IN D MINOR OP.49/MENDELSSOHN PIANO TRIO NO.2 IN C MINOR OP.66

THE AQUINAS PIANO TRIO

'.....the emotional kinship between Mendelssohn and the Schumann–Brahms tradition has rarely been so powerfully conveyed.....the Aquinas Trio rejoices in these cherishable scores with a symphonic sweep and an insatiable forward momentum that imparts to the outer movements an elemental power...'

The Strad

KODÁLY AND DOHNÁNYI CHAMBER WORKS FOR STRINGS

 '.....there is a freshness to the playing and delight in the felicitous writing. Smith and his fellow musicians respond with focus and verve'

Classical Music Magazine (5 Stars)

RECOMPOSED BY PETER GREGSON:

BACH - THE CELLO SUITES

'These suites rearranged for a five-personnel cello ensemble, analogue synthesizers and solo cello create a magnificent sound world.'

BBC Music Magazine