Chamber Suite


Catherine Wilson, piano
Marie Berard, Violin
Steven Dunn, Viola
Max Mandel, Viola
David Hetherington, Cello
Joel Quarrington, Double Bass
Jack Mendelsohn, Cello

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Chamber Suite features the rarely recorded Sextet in D Major for Piano and Strings, Op. 110 by Felix Mendelssohn as well as Max Bruch’s Trio in c minor, Op. 5. It also includes the world premiere recording of Srul Irving Glick’s The Old Toronto Klezmer Suite for Piano and Strings, which the composer wrote for Ensemble Vivant.

  1. Felix Mendelssohn: Sextet for piano and strings in D major Op. 110 32:04
    – I Allegro vivace
    – II adagio
    – III Minuetto and Trio
    – IV Allegro vivace
  2. Srul Irving Glick: The Old Toronto Klezmer Suite Quintet for piano and strings
    – I Kensington Market
    – II The Roselawn Cemetery
    – III The United Baker’s Dairy Restaurant
    – IV The Rabbi’s Wedding at the Palmerston Shul
  3. Max Bruch, Trio for piano, violin and cello in C minor Opus 5
    – I & II Andante molto cantabile – Allegro assai
    – III Presto

“I couldn’t be more moved. Ensemble Vivant’s performance of The Old Toronto Klezmer Suite is rich with colour, imagination and deep soulful playing that reveals a profound understanding of this music. I was brought to tears by the tenderness and depth of pianist Catherine Wilson’s playing, and it is a joy to hear Catherine paired with the incomparable Joel Quarrington on double bass, and violinist supreme, Marie Bérard. The entire quintet is outstanding – this is a world-class ensemble in every way.”
– Srul Irving Glick, composer of The Old Toronto Klezmer Suite

“This big piano chamber repertoire is beautifully and masterfully performed…insightful interpretations…Catherine Wilson’s playing seems to inhabit the soul of each composer whose work she performs.”
– CD reviews online