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Gaudier Ensemble, The

The Gaudier Ensemble

The Gaudier Ensemble is a group of outstanding European musicians who come together to perform and record the chamber music repertoire for wind, strings and piano, bringing with them an international outlook and style. Its members have distinguished themselves as soloists, chamber musicians, and orchestral principals now working with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, English Chamber Orchestra, The Philharmonia and Nordeutsche Rundfunk orchestra. A two-year residency at Kettle's Yard in the University of Cambridge enabled them to develop their repertoire and establish their distinctive musical identity, before going on to forge an international concert and recording career.

In June 1989 The Gaudier Ensemble made their London debut at the Wigmore Hall and Anthony Payne of The Independent concluded that theirs was 'chamber music playing of the very highest order'. In 1990, their first recording of the Schubert Octet was recommended as first choice by David Murray on the BBC Radio 3 feature Building a Library, and subsequently featured as a Record of the Week by both the BBC World Service and The Sunday Times. Their growing reputation was confirmed by Andrew Clements of the Financial Times who placed them firmly 'in the first rank of chamber groups', and in 1993 their recording of the Beethoven Septet and Sextet was hailed as 'first rate on all counts' by Gramophone.

The Gaudier Ensemble's regular tours include appearances in major concert halls and festivals throughout Europe. In the UK these have included the Cheltenham and Edinburgh International Festivals , the Wigmore Hall, and BBC Lunchtime Concerts from St John's Smith Square, the Wigmore Hall and St George's, Brandon Hill. In Holland they have played in the Rotterdam Schubertiade and the Chamber Music series of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and in Germany in the Hannover Gesellschaft fur Neue Musikls Hommage fur Gubaidalina Festival (broadcast live by Nord Deutsche Rundfunk) and the Schleswig Holstein and Niedersachsen Festivals.

In July 1991 they inaugurated their own annual chamber music festival in Cerne Abbas, Dorset, and in 1997 started another annual Festival in Leersum, Holland. The Gaudier Ensemble's recordings for Hyperion include the Spohr Octet and Nonet, the Piano and String Quintets of Dvorak, two discs of works by Berwald and a recording of works by Jean Françaix.

Richard Hosford, 1 Court Lane Gardens, Dulwich, London SE21 7DZ, England. Telephone [0]20 8693 3973

'Beethoven: Septet & Sextet' (CDH55189)
Beethoven: Septet & Sextet
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'Beethoven: Serenade, Quintet & Trio' (CDA67526)
Beethoven: Serenade, Quintet & Trio
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'Berwald: Chamber Music' (CDD22053)
Berwald: Chamber Music
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'Dvořák: Piano Quintet & String Quintet' (CDH55472)
Dvořák: Piano Quintet & String Quintet
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'Françaix: L'heure du berger, Divertissement, Clarinet Quintet & À huit' (CDA67036)
Françaix: L'heure du berger, Divertissement, Clarinet Quintet & À huit
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'Mozart: Divertimenti K247 & 334' (CDA67386)
Mozart: Divertimenti K247 & 334
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'Mozart: Oboe Quartet, Horn Quintet & other works' (CDH55390)
Mozart: Oboe Quartet, Horn Quintet & other works
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'Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 11, 12 & 13' (CDH55333)
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 11, 12 & 13
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'Schubert: Octet' (CDH55460)
Schubert: Octet
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'Spohr: Octet & Nonet' (CDA66699)
Spohr: Octet & Nonet
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'Strauss Dances' (CDA67169)
Strauss Dances
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'Weber: Chamber Music' (CDA67464)
Weber: Chamber Music
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'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2' (HYP20)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
À huit (Françaix)
Annen-Polka, Op 137 (Strauss Sr.)
Cachucha-Galopp, Op 97 (Strauss Sr.)
Chineser-Galopp, Op 20 (Strauss Sr.)
Clarinet Quintet (Françaix)
Clarinet Quintet in B flat major, J182 Op 34 (Weber)
Divertimento No 10 in F major, K247 (Mozart)
Divertimento No 17 in D major, K334 (Mozart)
Divertissement (Françaix)
Duo for pianoforte and violin in D major (Berwald)
Eisele- und Beisele Sprünge-Polka, Op 202 (Strauss Sr.)
Exeter-Polka, Op 249 (Strauss Sr.)
Gitana-Galopp, Op 108 (Strauss Sr.)
Grand Septet in B flat major (Berwald)
Horn Quintet in E flat major, K407 (Mozart)
Jugendfeuer-Galopp, Op 90 (Strauss Sr.)
L'heure du berger (Françaix)
Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op 114 (Strauss Jr.)
Loreley-Rheinklänge, Op 154 (Strauss Sr.)
Nonet in F major, Op 31 (Spohr)
Oboe Quartet in F major, K370 (Mozart)
Octet in E major, Op 32 (Spohr)
Octet in F major, D803 (Schubert)
Piano Concerto No 11 in F major, K413 (Mozart)
Piano Concerto No 12 in A major, K414 (Mozart)
Piano Concerto No 13 in C major, K415 (Mozart)
Piano Quartet in B flat major, J76 Op 18 (Weber)
Piano Quintet No 1 in C minor (Berwald)
Piano Quintet No 2 in A major, Op 81 (Dvořák)
Piano Trio No 2 in F minor (Berwald)
Piano Trio No 4 in C major (Berwald)
Quartet for piano and wind in E flat major (Berwald)
Quintet for piano and wind in E flat major, K452 (Mozart)
Quintet in E flat major, Op 16 (Beethoven)
Quintet movement in F major, K580b (Mozart)
Salon-Polka, Op 161 (Strauss Sr.)
Scherz-Polka, Op 72 (Strauss Jr.)
Septet in E flat major, Op 20 (Beethoven)
Serenade in D major, Op 25 (Beethoven)
Seufzer-Galopp, Op 9 (Strauss Sr.)
Sextet in E flat major, Op 81b (Beethoven)
String Quintet in G major, Op 77 (Dvořák)
Thermen-Walzer, Op 245 (Strauss Jr.)
Tivoli-Rutsch-Walzer, Op 39 (Strauss Sr.)
Trio for flute, cello and piano in G minor, J259 Op 63 (Weber)
Trio in B flat major, Op 11 (Beethoven)
Wiener Gemüths-Walzer, Op 116 (Strauss Sr.)
Wo die Zitronen blühn, Op 364 (Strauss Jr.)
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