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RECORDINGS

Janaki String Trio brings together three friends and virtuoso musicians whose passion and commitment captivate their audiences as they tackle their music with freshness, energy and maturity. Founded at The Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles in early 2005, the group soon won the 59th Annual Coleman Chamber Music Competition, and in March 2006, the threesome came to national attention as the first string trio ever to win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. The Trio also garnered the inaugural BMI Foundation Commission Prize.-Yarlung Records

Composed around 1771, Vanhal’s Flute Quartets, Op. 7 Nos. 2, 3 and 6 are beautifully proportioned works, unfailingly elegant in their structural detail and above all masterly examples of this most urbane of genres. Their contemporary popularity rested less on their technical accomplishment than on their melodic freshness and air of quiet sophistication. Written shortly after their composer had committed himself irrevocably to living as a freelance musician, these quartets illustrate most eloquently the reasons why he enjoyed such lasting success.