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Elan Quintet's 2nd volume of the George Onslow String Quintet Cycle - released Sept 2017

Elan Quintet's 2nd volume of the George Onslow String Quintet Cycle - released Sept 2017

Elan Quintet's 1st volume of the George Onslow String Quintet Cycle - released September 2016

Elan Quintet's 1st volume of the George Onslow String Quintet Cycle - released September 2016

The Elan Quintet, comprising members of the opera orchestra of Valencia’s Palau de les Arts, performs Onslow’s version for string quartet and double bass with unanimity and well-blended sonority
— Robin Stowell - The Strad, December 2017
Their tonal quality is ravishing, their ensemble perfect
— David Barker. "MusicWeb International" (11/16)
“The performances by the Elan Quintet are outstanding - brilliant playing all around, really”
— Jerry Dubins - Fanfare Magazine (4/17)
The group’s performance here captures the subtle shades and shifting dynamics with great lyricism: sagacious, thoughtful and expressive.”
— Rob Nairn, Bass World (ISB - 4/17)
This is playing of great charm
— Richard Bratby, Gramophone Magazine (12/16)
The recently formed Spanish based Elan Quintet are in every way outstanding”
— David Denton, Yorkshire Evening Standard (8/17)
 

 The Elan Quintet began from a combination of performance experience in lyric, symphonic and chamber music shared between its members, all musicians of the opera orchestra of the Palau de les Arts. The combination of string quartet with double bass has opened up a richness of tone and distinct soundscape that the Elan Quintet has dedicated to exploring, celebrating works by composers such as Schubert, Dvorak and Piazzola, working with contemporary artists in creating new works for quintet, and rediscovering forgotten masterpieces such as by Onslow and Bridge.

The Elan Quintet has recorded and performed with Grammy Award winning Argentinian composer Claudia Montero for her 2016 CD "Irremediablemente Buenos Aires" as well as for the international clarinet soloist, Joan Enric Lluna. In 2015, the quintet began their project with Naxos to record the little known string quintets of George Onslow and are now releasing their 3rd album of the series.

Photography courtesy of Alex Baker Images.

 
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The Elan Quintet performs 'Scherzo' from George Onslow's Quintet in G minor, no. 26 op. 67

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The Elan Quintet performs 'Scherzo' from George Onslow's Quintet in G minor, no. 26 op. 67