“...a thoroughly enjoyable recital... [The Fire Pink Trio are] engaging advocates of their chosen repertoire... together they consistently achieve great heights of expression... I for one can't wait for the sequel!”
Journal of the American Viola Society [May 2016]
“This new release by the Fire Pink Trio is a most original compilation of classical and contemporary works for the unusual combination of flute, viola, and harp… the entire program has a cohesiveness that is at once pleasingly balanced, yet unselfconscious in its easy-going hybrid contemporaneity... [The Fire Pink Trio] plays with great lyricism, generous coloration and shading, and a lovely balance of blended tone and individual voice. .. the sound has naturalness and warm, rounded ambiance... Poetry in Motion is a delightful addition to the chamber repertoire for these three instruments, and the Fire Pink Trio is to be complimented for its programming and playing.”
Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold, Fanfare [July/August 2015]
“all three [members of Fire Pink Trio] have impressive resumes and, if I can judge from the performances on this disc, impressive talent as well. The unusual combination of flute, viola and harp is a refreshing one, at least to my ears, and fortunately, all the music on this disc, aptly titled Poetry in Motion, was actually written for that combination and thus does not involve arrangements... performances are excellent from all players. The sound reproduction on this MSR disc is clear and well balanced and the album notes by Benjamin K. Roe are enlightening. Recommended – even listeners hesitant to sample music for this particular combination of instruments should find this disc enjoyable.”
Robert Cummings, ClassicalNet [July 2015]
“there's a lot of pure delight for listeners as well as music-makers in this album...”
Phil Muse, Audio Society of Atlanta [June 2015]
“Sheila Browne…play[s] with admirable polish, tonal luster, and sensitivity….”This is a wonderful program from beginning to end, enriching the recorded repertoire on CD with ideal renderings of seldom - heard but very worthwhile music.”
-American Record Guide May / June ’07
“ One may not think that there is an extensive repertoire available for viola and cello, but violist Sheila Browne…disprove[s] that supposition. In fact, …[it is] an album filled with amazingly satisfying compositions…. Both Browne and Baldwin have an impressive list of accolades to their credit, and their skills at their instruments are a clear reflection of their accomplishments. Additionally, the two play together as if they have played nothing but duo music. Their musical visions match perfectly, everything from articulation to bow stroke and vibrato is well - considered and provides an exceptionally pleasant listening experience.”
Witold Lutoslawski: Bucolics- duos for viola and cello- Allegro with Wesley Baldwin, cello. Centaur CD
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This concerto was written for Sheila Browne.
Arianna String Quartet: Clarinet Quintet by Anthony Iannaccone
Listen to a recording!
Available for purchase!
Carol Wincenc - American Flute Quintets
To read Minnesota Public Radio article and to hear samples, please click here!
Arianna String Quartet:
Mozart, Brahms Clarinet Quintets
Eleanor Weingartner, clarinet
Arianna String Quartet, quartets of Beethoven, Op. 18.4, and Mendelssohn, Op. 13
Nonesuch, multiple Tony winner Audra MacDonald, “How Glory Goes”
PBS Documentary with Michael Tilson- Thomas, New World Symphony, “Beethoven Alive!”
Available for purchase!
The Story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq
George Rochberg - Sonata for viola and piano
Sheila Browne, viola
Julie Nishimura, piano
Paul Hindemith - Sonata Op.25.1 for Solo Viola
Fire Pink Trio, Manuel Moreno-Buendia, Suite Popular Española, mvts 1,2,3
Fire Pink Trio, Manuel Moreno-Buendia, Suite Popular Española, mvts 4,5
Frank Bridge: Lament for two violas
Joseph Genualdi and Sheila Browne
Antonio Vivaldi - Viola Concerto in E minor