Sir Donald Tovey: Chamber Music, Volume Two

The exploration of Sir Donald Tovey’s music on Toccata Classics continues apace with two highly contrasted works: the bright, Classically oriented Variations on a Theme by Gluck, Op. 28, for flute and string quartet written in 1913 and the Piano Quintet from thirteen years earlier – an expansive, Brahmsian work of symphonic scale: it is almost an hour in length.

Ormesby Ensemble
Sarah Brooke, flute (Tracks 1–7)
Robert Atchison, violin
Jacqueline Hartley, violin
Bill Hawkes, viola
David Jones, cello
Olga Dudnik, piano (Tracks 8–11)


Catalogue No: TOCC0226
EAN/UPC: 5060113442260
Release Date: 01.09.2017
Composer: Sir Donald Tovey
Artists: Ormesby Ensemble

Listen To This Recording:

    Variations on a Theme by Gluck, Op. 28, for flute and string quartet (1913)

  1. Tema: Andante espressivo alla siciliana; non troppo lento
  2. Var. 1 —
  3. Var. 2 —
  4. Var. 3: Larghetto pesante e maestoso
  5. Var. 4: Allegro agitato ma non troppo presto
  6. Var. 5: Adagio sostenuto
  7. Var. 6: Andante come tema, ma un poco meno mosso
  8. Piano Quintet in C, Op. 6 (1900)*

  9. I Allegro maestoso
  10. II Allegro moderato, un poco giocoso e teneramente
  11. III Largo appassionato
  12. IV Allegro largamente

First Recordings


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