This disc from the London-based Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective pairs piano quintets by Amy Beach and Florence Price with Samuel Barber’s haunting “Dover Beach.”
It took more than a century, but Amy Beach’s Piano Quintet has finally got the recording it deserves; it would be hard to beat the all-star line-up featured in The Cave of Wondrous Voice; and ready for some flawless Shostakovich?
Hyperion builds a CD around a superb performance of Amy Beach’s magnificent Piano Concerto.
So, is the “Gaelic” Symphony an unalloyed masterpiece? I’d argue in the affirmative.