The Fine Arts Quartet and Cristina Ortiz record Saint-Saëns Chamber Music
April 12, 2012
Fine Arts Quartet rehearsing with pianist Cristina Ortiz
The internationally renowned Fine Arts Quartet and the brilliant Brazilian pianist Cristina Ortiz have just recorded three magnificent chamber works by the French master Camille Saint-Saëns: the Piano Quintet, Op. 14, Piano Quartet, Op. 41, and the rarely performed Barcarolle, Op. 108 in the composer’s piano quartet version. This will be the quartet’s first recording with its eminent new cellist, Robert Cohen. The Fine Arts Quartet (violinists Ralph Evans and Efim Boico, violist Nicolò Eugelmi and cellist Robert Cohen), is celebrating its 66th anniversary in 2012. Sessions for this CD, the quartet’s 12th for Naxos, took place on 28–30 March 2012 at the Performing Arts Center of the State University of New York (Purchase College) and were produced and engineered by multiple Grammy® Award-winner Steven Epstein.
Cristina Ortiz Biography & Discography
Fine Arts Quartet Biography & Discography
Camille Saint-Saëns Biography & Discography