Onslow: Piano Quintet op.70, Quintet ‘de la Balle’ op.38


Many of Onslow’s 34 string quintets allow for an instrumentarium of flexible constitution. Ensemble Monsolo performs his semi-programmatic op.38, subtitled ‘The Bullet’, in the version for string quartet and double bass. These players convey the drama of Onslow’s near-fatal hunting accident with admirable spontaneity in a cornucopia of mesmerising textures, ...

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