Category: Chamber Groups

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  CD-SAR 1
Shostakovich String Quartets
The Dartington String Quartet, Colin Sauer, Malcolm Latchem, Keith Lovell, Michael Evans

Available on CD for the first time is this much admired 1973 recording of two fiery quartets
  CD-SAR 2
Frederick Delius, Sonatas for violin and piano, Legende
David Stone, violin, Allan Schiller, piano

Accorded "Record Of the Month" by Hi-Fi News on its original release in 1974 and the performance is just as relevant and the sound just as brilliant today.
  CD-SAR 9
Beethoven Violin Sonatas (Vol. 1)
Ralph Holmes, Richard Burnett

A welcome return to the catalogue of this fine performance from Ralph Holmes (Stradivari violin) with Richard Burnett (Graf Fortepiano) of the Op.24 in F (Spring) and Op.30 no.2 in C minor sonatas. The reviews say it all!
  CD-SAR 11
Music For Two Flutes
Preston's Pocket

Authentic performances on original instruments
  CD-SAR 12
Hummel - Violin and Piano Works
Ralph Holmes, violin, Richard Burnett, fortepiano

Re-issue of the great violinist Ralph Holmes with his much acclaimed performances of these delightful works by Hummel. Richard Burnett accompanies the Strad violin with his sonorous Viennese Fortepiano of 1826 by Conrad Graf.
  CD-SAR 14
English Music of the 18th Century
London Baroque - on original instruments

  CD-SAR 16
Beethoven Violin Sonatas (Vol. 2)
Ralph Holmes, Richard Burnett

One of the last recordings made by Ralph Holmes before his untimely death and which illustrates the virtuosic talents of both artistes. Richard Burnett complements the fine Strad violin with a sonorous Viennese Graf fortepiano in the Op.47 in A (Kreutzer) and Op. 30 no. 3 in G sonatas.
  CD-SAR 17
Mozart Clarinet Quintets on original instruments
Alan Hacker, historic clarinet, basset horn, Salomon String Quartet, Lesley Schatzberger, basset horn

The Salomon String Quartet (historic strings) and Lesley Schatzberger (basset horn) join Alan Hacker in an authentic performance of Mozart's much loved Clarinet Quintet in A plus two lesser known clarinet quintet fragments in Bb and F.
  CD-SAR 22
Oboe Collection
Robin Canter with Melvyn Tan (harpsichord), Richard Burnett (fortepianos), Anthony Pleeth (cello) and James Wood (percussion)

Evolution of the oboe from primitive folk instruments (hichiriki, dulzaina, zurna, bombarde, shawm) to the sophisticated oboe of today with music by Marais, C.P.E. Bach, Kalliwoda, Walmisley, Pasculli + folk pieces from Spain, Japan, Turkey, France and England.
  CD-SAR 25
Mozart Divertimenti
Robin Canter with London Baroque

Some of Mozart's most delightful melodies appear in his divertimenti. They are uncomplicated and easy on the ear providing pleasant listening when weightier music is not required.
  CD-SAR 26
Beethoven Wind Music
Classical Winds on original instruments

Classical Winds' authentic instruments bring the powerful Octet and Sextet and the atmospheric Rondino to life.
  CD-SAR 31
Mozart Piano Quartets
Richard Burnett, Salomon String Quartet (members)

These outstanding quartets are admirably suited to the beautifully toned Viennese Rosenberger fortepiano of c.1800 and expressive original string playing.
  CD-SAR 34
Mozart - Music for Oboe
Robin Canter with London Baroque

Authentic performances on original instruments of three attractive works for oboe.
  CD-SAR 37
Brahms Clarinet Trio and Sonatas
Alan Hacker, clarinets, JenniferWard Clarke, 'cello, Richard Burnett, pianoforte

  CD-SAR 38
Mendelssohn Works for Clarinet & Piano
Alan Hacker (clarinets), Lesley Schatzberger (basset horns), Richard Burnett (pianos)

  CD-SAR 42
Thomas Arne Instrumental Works
Le Nouveau Quatuor - on original instruments

Nominated for Gramophone Award 1990
  CD-SAR 44
C.P.E. Bach Trio Sonatas
Le Nouveau Quatuor - On original instruments (flute, violin, cello and harpsichord)

  CD-SAR 47
Vivaldi Chamber Concertos
Le Nouveau Quatuor on original instruments, with Andrew Watts Bassoon

Original instrument group, Le Nouveau Quatuor, are joined by distinguished bassoonist, Andrew Watts to perform little known but delightful chamber concertos for flute, bassoon, violin and continuo RV 83, 84, 91, 96, 100 and 101. Vivaldi's music is always popular and these rarities add an extra dimension to the works already generally available
  CD-SAR 52
Rare Baroque Flute Concertos
Neil McLaren, flute, The Cambridge Baroque Camerata

The Cambridge Baroque Camerata (on original instruments) with Neil McLaren (flute) perform delightful and entertaining flute concerti which have recently come to light. Recorded in the warm and ample acoustic of Forde Abbey
  CD-SAR 54
Schumann Chamber Works
Richard Burnett, Viennese Graf fortepiano of 1822, Fitzwilliam String Quartet, original instruments

These poetic and powerful works are really brought to life in this original instrument performance of three of Schumann's finest chamber compositions. Period instrument performance choice, Building a Library, BBC Radio
  CD-SAR 57
The Music of Michel Corrette
Le Nouveau Quatuor

Le Nouveau Quatuor (on original instruments) perform a wide range of the highly imaginative, tuneful and inventive music of French baroque composer Michel Corrette
  CD-SAR 60
J. S. Bach, Music For Oboe
Robin Canter, Baroque oboe, Paul Nicholson, harpsichord

Using baroque style instruments and performance practices, Robin Canter (baroque oboe) and Paul Nicholson (harpsichord) recreate the warm baroque sound with some of Bach's most attractive music.
  CD-SAR 66
A Golden Treasury of Georgian Music
London Baroque, The Broadside Band, The City Waites

The musical life of Georgian England had three distinct strands running through it - the classical repertoire as performed in the concert hall and fine houses-the lighter, but polite, songs and instrumental music of the pleasure gardens and stage-and the bawdy ballads of tavern and street. This album juxtaposes the three types of music and provides an entertaining picture of the music of urban Georgian life. London Baroque play the music of the concert hall, The Broadside Band perform the songs of the pleasure gardens, and The City Waites give us the low songs.
  CD-SAR 68
A Golden Treasury of Baroque Music

A compilation of choice moments from our various authentic performance baroque recordings. An ideal sampler of the wide variety of music from this period.
  CD-SAR 71

Amon Ra is the classical division of Saydisc Records and is devoted to authentic performances on original instruments or copies. The unifying feature of all the music in this double album is its calm and tranquil nature. There is still enormous variety within this narrow framework in terms of period of music, instrumentation and style.
  CD-SAR 101
Quartet Cameos
The Dartington String Quartet

Ten favourite string quartet movements from one of Britain's leading quartets.
  CD-SDL 436
Pleasures and Treasures

The Music Includes world music, traditional British music, early classical music on original instruments, novelty numbers, jazz, music hall, musical boxes, guitar quartets, saxophone quartet, brass group, viol consorts, choral music and chant, handbells and church bells, poetry and readings - from mediaeval times to the present day. This double album forms part of Saydisc’s 50th Anniversary celebration releases and is drawn from recordings made over the years from mono open reel recording to high quality stereo digital.