Ensemble Epomeo

String Trio


Fanfare Magazine on Brahms- Serenade, Schoenberg- Verklärte Nacht

From Fanfare Magazine

“…Unlike the chamber version of the Brahms Serenade, Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht in its original string sextet version—my preferred way of hearing the piece, though the string orchestra version is magnificent—is no rarity on recordings. Happily, this is a competitive performance with no technical weaknesses, a taut interpretation, and all the more impressive for being recorded live. The three members of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo, one of whom is the conductor Kenneth Woods, playing cello, are joined by three “friends.” The six string players sound far more secure than the players of the Orchestra of the Swan in the Brahms, and the miking of the sextet seems better focused. Paul Orgel