|Rhapsody Quintet's fourth CD recording is entitled "Rhapsody in Red." This recording will bring a smile to every face! As Halifax's Dr. Walter Kemp writes, "So wake up your listening, and enjoy the smooth sophistication, the sighs, and the surprises of the Quintet's latest collection of treats."
Featuring program notes by Walter H. Kemp.
Winner of Classsical CD of the Year in the 2005 Music Industry of Nova Scotia Awards. Nominated for an East Coast Music Award in 2006.
|Taste it before you buy
The links below allow you to sample the music of this CD. Each selection is from 30 to 55 seconds long, and will provide a sample of the delightful sound of Rhapsody Quintet.
Amparito Roca Waltz for a Princess
Steppin’ Out-with Irving Berlin Waltz in Swing Time
At Last Valse de la Baronnie
Ellinger Polka Tuckamore
The Butter’s Spread Too Thick Blind Date
Destiny Isn’t It Romantic?/ Lover
When I Grow Too Old To Dream So Rare
Jumping Bean Girl Crazy Medley
Wunderbar (from Kiss Me Kate)
"I just listened to Rhapsody in Red. WOW! What a beautiful CD! the playing is definitely the best I've heard from the group, and the recording quality is as usual top notch......... based on how good your other CD's are....... this is saying a lot. What I find most impressive is how "right on" the rhythmic interpretation of the arrangements the group has. I find, in general, classical groups don't "dig in" enough, at least for my taste, but you guys really nail it. It makes for an exciting contrast with the lyrical sections, and the whole CD is toe tapping as a result. The choice of tempos is excellent and that has a lot to do with how well the rhythm feels. The CD sounds like everyone is having a ball playing the music.... what more could you ask for? Congratulations to you all, and I'm sure "Red" will be a huge success!"
-- Mike Cowie.