Dodgson: Chamber Music With Harp & Guitar

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Label: NAXOS
Catalog: 8573857
Format: CD


Although he was particularly renowned for his music for harpsichord and for guitar, British composer Stephen Dodgsons was a versatile craftsman of chamber music. The examples here reveal his intricate but surprising turns of phrase, from the subtle exploration of sonorities in the Septet Variations to the sunlit beauty of the Pastoral Sonata. Dodgson’s mastery of color and texture is evident in his Solway Suite, while the early Capriccio and Finale treats the listener to a kaleidoscope of whimsical and witty interludes. Exciting, innovative and passionate, Karolos comprises some of the UK’s most eminent soloists and chamber musicians. Tailoring their programmes to suit each individual audience, Karolos is proud to offer concerts which range from core classics of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, to premieres and performances of works by prominent and emerging composers. The group’s discography reflects their commitment to rediscovering neglected masterpieces.

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