Cobbett’s Legacy: The New Cobbett Prize for Chamber Music | Resonus Classics RES10243

Cobbett’s Legacy: The New Cobbett Prize for Chamber Music


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Label: Resonus Classics

Cat No: RES10243

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 2nd August 2019



Berkeley Ensemble


Hurlstone, William

Phantasie for string quartet

Lewis, Samuel Wesley

Sequenza for string quartet

Martin, Barnaby


Multiple composers

A Purcell Garland
» ...upon one note (Oliver Knussen)
» Fantasia 7 (George Benjamin)
» Fantazia 13 (Colin Matthews)

Osborn, Laurence

Living Floors for cello and double bass


Berkeley Ensemble


The name of Walter Willson Cobbett (1847–1937) is synonymous with chamber music from the first half of the twentieth century – his contribution to the genre was immense, particularly through his many commissions and the prize for chamber music that bore his name.

The Berkeley Ensemble have sought to build on this unique legacy, introducing ‘The New Cobbett Prize for Chamber Music’.

This new recording from the ensemble, brings together the three winning works from the inaugural competition with the work that won the first original competition – William Hurlstone’s Phantasie for string quartet. Also included is A Purcell Garland, three arrangements of a composer who inspired Cobbett by Oliver Knussen, George Benjamin and Colin Matthews.

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