An enjoyable selection of chamber music by a young Rossini

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‘In later life Rossini dismissed the quartets as ‘terrible’, but the truth – as made plain by the excellent performances on this recording – is that this music is much more than a mere prentice effort.’

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Hoffmeister/Rossini
Hoffmeister: Double Bass Quartets Nos 3 & 4; Rossini: Sonata a quattro Nos 4, 5 & 6
Minna Pensola (violin), Antti Tikkanen (violin, viola), Tuomas Lehto (cello), Niek de Groot (double bass)
BIS BIS-2318 (hybrid CD/SACD)   76:38 mins

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