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In contrast to Mark-Anthony Turnage’s abrasive large-scale works, here is a feast of warmth and lyricism. Nicky Spence delivers the song cycle A Constant Obsession with smoothness yet crystalline clarity, the sweetness of Kemp’s violin in Four Chants blends seamlessly with Andrew West on piano, and even the jazz influences of Three for Two find the piano quartet in mellow mood. But upbeat anarchy prevails in the finale Grazioso. Download-only label Resonus offers these premiere recordings in mp3 and ‘lossless’ Flac formats.

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