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The essence of 20th century Dutch chamber music is, it seems from this collection, long, languid melodic lines. In Willem Pijper’s three works there are echoes of Brahms, Rudolf Escher and Alexander Voormolen veered towards French impressionism, while Ton de Leeuw exhibited a wit all his own. Polished performances make for rewarding listening.

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