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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
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55426  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Brahms: String Quintets' (CDH55369)
Brahms: String Quintets
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55369  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Brahms: String Sextets' (CDA66276)
Brahms: String Sextets
'Brahms: The Complete Chamber Music' (CDS44331/42)
Brahms: The Complete Chamber Music
MP3 £35.00FLAC £35.00ALAC £35.00Buy by post £40.00 CDS44331/42  12CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'Bridge: Early Chamber Music' (CDA67426)
Bridge: Early Chamber Music
'Bruckner: String Quintet & Intermezzo; Strauss: Capriccio' (CDH55372)
Bruckner: String Quintet & Intermezzo; Strauss: Capriccio
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55372  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Dvořák: String Quintet & String Sextet' (CDH55405)
Dvořák: String Quintet & String Sextet
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'Korngold: String Sextet; Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht' (CDH55466)
Korngold: String Sextet; Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55466  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Martinů & Schulhoff: String Sextets' (CDH55321)
Martinů & Schulhoff: String Sextets
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'Mendelssohn: String Quintets' (CDH55377)
Mendelssohn: String Quintets
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'Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht; Korngold: String Sextet' (CDH55466)
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht; Korngold: String Sextet
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'Schubert: String Quintet & String Trio' (CDH55305)
Schubert: String Quintet & String Trio
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'Schulhoff & Martinů: String Sextets' (CDH55321)
Schulhoff & Martinů: String Sextets
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'Strauss: Capriccio; Bruckner: String Quintet & Intermezzo' (CDH55372)
Strauss: Capriccio; Bruckner: String Quintet & Intermezzo
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy 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
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55426  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1' (HYP12)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1
This album is not yet available for download HYP12  Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2' (HYP20)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
This album is not yet available for download HYP20  2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
Complete works available for download
ANTON ARENSKY  (1861-1906)
String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 35
JOHANNES BRAHMS  (1833-1897)
String Quintet No 1 in F major, Op 88
String Quintet No 2 in G major, Op 111
String Sextet No 1 in B flat major, Op 18
String Sextet No 2 in G major, Op 36
FRANK BRIDGE  (1879-1941)
Lament for two violas with Louise Williams (viola), Asdis Valdimarsdottir (viola)
String Quintet in E minor
String Sextet in E flat major
ANTON BRUCKNER  (1824-1896)
Intermezzo in D minor
String Quintet in F major
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK  (1841-1904)
String Quintet in E flat major, Op 97
String Sextet in A major, Op 48
ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD  (1897-1957)
String Sextet in D major, Op 10
BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ  (1890-1959)
Sextet for two violins, two violas and two cellos
Three Madrigals with Anthony Marwood (violin), Sally Beamish (viola)
FELIX MENDELSSOHN  (1809-1847)
String Quintet No 1 in A major, Op 18
String Quintet No 2 in B flat major, Op 87
ARNOLD SCHOENBERG  (1874-1951)
Verklärte Nacht, Op 4
FRANZ SCHUBERT  (1797-1828)
String Quintet in C major, D956
String Trio in B flat major, D471
ERWIN SCHULHOFF  (1894-1942)
Sextet for two violins, two violas and two cellos
PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY  (1840-1893)
String Sextet in D minor 'Souvenir de Florence', Op 70
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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