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Raphael Ensemble, The
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The Raphael Ensemble

The Raphael Ensemble was formed in 1982 with the aim of performing masterpieces of the quintet and sextet repertoire. Their debut recording of Brahms' Sextets for Hyperion Records was selected for BBC Radio 3's Critics' Choice of 1989 and Hi-Fi News and Record Review's Best Recordings of 1989. Their subsequent recordings include Dvorak's Quintet and Sextet; Korngold/Schoenberg Sextets; Martinu/Schulhoff Sextets, Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, Bruckner's Quintet, Schubert's Quintet (coupled with his String Trio in B-flat) and Brahms' two Quintets.

The Raphael Ensemble has given many BBC broadcasts particularly of many more unusual and neglected masterpieces. They have played at the Bath, Warwick and Edinburgh International Festivals and have given many performances at The Wigmore Hall and at London's South Bank Centre. In addition to extensive tours within the U.K., they have performed as featured artists in festivals and major series in France, Norway, Germany, Spain, Brussels, Greece and Malaysia and have recently triumphed with a major tour of venues across the North America.

Albums
'Arensky: String Quartet; Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence' (CDH55426)
Arensky: String Quartet; Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55426  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Brahms: String Quintets' (CDH55369)
Brahms: String Quintets
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55369  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Brahms: String Sextets' (CDA66276)
Brahms: String Sextets
Buy by post £10.50 CDA66276 
'Brahms: The Complete Chamber Music' (CDS44331/42)
Brahms: The Complete Chamber Music
Buy by post £40.00 CDS44331/42  12CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'Bridge: Early Chamber Music' (CDA67426)
Bridge: Early Chamber Music
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67426 
'Bruckner: String Quintet & Intermezzo; Strauss: Capriccio' (CDH55372)
Bruckner: String Quintet & Intermezzo; Strauss: Capriccio
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55372  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Dvořák: String Quintet & String Sextet' (CDH55405)
Dvořák: String Quintet & String Sextet
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55405  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Korngold: String Sextet; Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht' (CDH55466)
Korngold: String Sextet; Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55466  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Martinů & Schulhoff: String Sextets' (CDH55321)
Martinů & Schulhoff: String Sextets
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55321  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Mendelssohn: String Quintets' (CDH55377)
Mendelssohn: String Quintets
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55377  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht; Korngold: String Sextet' (CDH55466)
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht; Korngold: String Sextet
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55466  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Schubert: String Quintet & String Trio' (CDH55305)
Schubert: String Quintet & String Trio
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55305  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)   Download currently discounted
'Schulhoff & Martinů: String Sextets' (CDH55321)
Schulhoff & Martinů: String Sextets
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55321  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Strauss: Capriccio; Bruckner: String Quintet & Intermezzo' (CDH55372)
Strauss: Capriccio; Bruckner: String Quintet & Intermezzo
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55372  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence; Arensky: String Quartet' (CDH55426)
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence; Arensky: String Quartet
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55426  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1' (HYP12)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1
HYP12  Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2' (HYP20)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
HYP20  2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Capriccio, Op 85 (Strauss)
Intermezzo in D minor (Bruckner)
Lament for two violas (Bridge)
Prelude  Act 1 No 1 of Capriccio, Op 85 (Strauss)
Sextet for two violins, two violas and two cellos (Martinů)
Sextet for two violins, two violas and two cellos (Schulhoff)
String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 35 (Arensky)
String Quintet in C major, D956 (Schubert)
String Quintet in E flat major, Op 97 (Dvořák)
String Quintet in E minor (Bridge)
String Quintet in F major (Bruckner)
String Quintet No 1 in A major, Op 18 (Mendelssohn)
String Quintet No 1 in F major, Op 88 (Brahms)
String Quintet No 2 in B flat major, Op 87 (Mendelssohn)
String Quintet No 2 in G major, Op 111 (Brahms)
String Sextet in A major, Op 48 (Dvořák)
String Sextet in D major, Op 10 (Korngold)
String Sextet in D minor 'Souvenir de Florence', Op 70 (Tchaikovsky)
String Sextet in E flat major (Bridge)
String Sextet No 1 in B flat major, Op 18 (Brahms)
String Sextet No 2 in G major, Op 36 (Brahms)
String Trio in B flat major, D471 (Schubert)
Three Madrigals (Martinů)
Verklärte Nacht, Op 4 (Schoenberg)
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