JULIUS ROENTGEN (1855-1932): String Trios, Vol. 2 - Nos. 5-8.
Catalogue Number: 08Q044
Label: Champs Hill
Description: More of the same as described in the blurb for Vol. 1 last month: easy melodic flow, general high spirits with the occasional dip into emotional profundity like the tender and deeply-felt adagio of No. 5. What more can be said than what Donald Francis Tovey said in his eulogy in The Times: "Röntgen's compositions, published and unpublished, cover the whole range of music in every art form; they all show consummate mastery in every aspect of technique; even in the most facile there is beauty and wit; each series of works culminates in something that has the uniqueness of a living masterpiece." Until a decade ago just words; now we can hear their truth. Lendvai String Trio.