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LABELS: Dabringhaus und Grimm Gold
WORKS: Sextet; Quintet; Duo; Trio
PERFORMER: Ensemble Villa Musica
CATALOGUE NO: MDG 304 0995-2
Brutally murdered in a concentration camp in 1943, Dutch composer Leo Smit hasn’t received anything like the same degree of attention as other victims of Nazi persecution. This expertly performed disc of neo-classical Gallic-influenced chamber works reveals a resourceful musical mind that might have achieved much more had he been allowed to survive. Erik Levi