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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.


Arensky: String Quartet; Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence
CDH55426Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Brahms: String Quintets
CDH55369Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Brahms: String Sextets
Brahms: The Complete Chamber Music
CDS44331/4212CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Bridge: Early Chamber Music
Bruckner: String Quintet & Intermezzo; Strauss: Capriccio
CDH55372Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Dvořák: String Quintet & String Sextet
CDH55405Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Korngold: String Sextet; Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
CDH55466Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Martinů & Schulhoff: String Sextets
CDH55321Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Mendelssohn: String Quintets
CDH55377Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht; Korngold: String Sextet
CDH55466Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Schubert: String Quintet & String Trio
CDH55305Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Schulhoff & Martinů: String Sextets
CDH55321Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Strauss: Capriccio; Bruckner: String Quintet & Intermezzo
CDH55372Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence; Arensky: String Quartet
CDH55426Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1
This album is not yet available for downloadHYP12Super-budget price sampler — Deleted
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
This album is not yet available for downloadHYP202CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

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