Sounds from the Drawing-Room:
Simon Russell Beale makes his entrance...
Coming soon: our new recording of quartets by Haydn, Mozart, Vanhal and Dittersdorf who played quartets together in Vienna in 1784. Michael Kelly, the Irish tenor who was the original stammering Don Curzio in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, tells us in his Reminiscences about the occasion and we are delighted that the world-famous actor, Simon Russell Beale, has recorded a script for us, adapted from Kelly, which sets the scene.
Mozart Chamber Music:
The Revolutionary Drawing Room's recording of Mozart chamber music, with Colin Lawson of with clarinet, was greeted by some excellent reviews.
★★★★☆ (Andrew Clements, The Guardian, Thursday 3 January 2013)
The Guardian praises the 'wonderful smoky smoothness' of Colin Lawson's tone (see here for full review online), while the Sunday Times notes: "Period-copy instruments by Daniel Bangham lend a piquancy both emotional and scholarly to this disc supplementing Mozart's sublime Quintet, K581, for basset clarinet in A and strings, with associated chamber fragments." (Sunday Times, 6th January 2013). The disc is also given 4 stars in The Week.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Clarinet Quintet In A K581
Andante Rondo for B flat clarinet and string quartet
Rondo in A major (First ever recording)
Clarinet Classics, ref. CC0068
The group has also made a number of recordings for CPO of Germany:Boccherini String Quartets Op 58 (2 disc set)
Boccherini String Quartets Op 33
Boccherini String Quartets Op 39/41
Donizetti String Quartets nos 7-9
Donizetti String Quartets nos 10-12
Donizetti String Quartets nos 13-15
Donizetti String Quartets nos 16-18