Chamber Music

CD 22021

Super Audio Compact Disc

Kjell Fagéus, clarinet

Johannes Brahms:
Trio in A minor Op. 114

Mats Lidström, violincello
Bengt Forsberg, piano

Johannes Brahms:
Quintet in B minor Op. 115

Patrik Swedrup, violin - Anders Nyman, violin
Ingegerd, viola - Helena Nilsson, violincello

Kjell Fagéus works as a chamber musician, soloist, teacher at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and leader of courses and seminars.   He has performed in numerous radio programmes and recording sessions as well as extensive touring both at home in Sweden and abroad.   He has performed concerts in Norway, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Israel, the Ukraine, Poland, China, USA, and Mexico.

Kjell Fagéus Opus 3's recordings include, Mozart's Clarinet Concerto (played on Basset Clarinet), Brahms and Mozart's clarinet quintets together with the Zetterqvist Quartet and a solo clarinet recording Lonely Souls.   Nosag Records has released Csaba Deak's clarinet concerto and a Duo-CD with court singer Margareta Hallin.

Kjell studied at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm and the Juilliard School in New York.   He played principal clarinet with the Royal Orchestra, Stockholm 1976-1999 and was awarded a national concert tour scholarship in 1976 when he also became a member in the Stockholm Wind Quintet.

Currently he has a very full working schedule, playing by preference chamber music together with, among others, MariAnne Haggander, Love Derwinger, Bengt Forsberg, Mats Lidstrom, Nils-Erik Sparf, Talekvartetten and Z-kvartetten.

Kjell Fagéus is the founder and artistic leader of "Music-days in Gryt" (A Chamber Music Festival with some of Swedens foremost chamber musiciains), which in the year 2003 will celebrate its 10th anniversary.   He has performed with the following string quartets: Freskkvartetten, Zetterqvistkvartetten, Lysellkvartetten, Uppsala Chamber Soloists, Talekvartetten, Harjukvartetten, Orpheuskvartetten (Germany), Komitaskvartetten (Russia), Vilniuskvartetten (Lithuania).

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A few words on the recording:
This is the 5th pure Opus 3 DSD recording on Super Audio CD and the 12th in multichannel/surround sound.   The Quintet was recorded live and in surround at one of Stockholm's best mid-size concert halls, Nybrokajen 11, earlier called The Royal Musical Acadamy of Stockholm.   The audience was specially invited and they were so silent during the recording that it is not until the applause begins at the end of the performance that you realise that it was a live recording.
- Jan-Eric Persson, Opus 3

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Trio in A minor Op. 114
1. Allegro       7:51
2. Adagio       8:18
3. Andantiono grazioso       4:40
4. Allegro       4:43

Quintet in B minor Op. 115
5. Allegro       13:28
6. Adagio       11:25
7. Andantino       4:23
8. Con moto       10:01

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