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Enticing and powerful, 'Silenced Voices' is distressingly true to its word / LIMELIGHT

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I've never heard of the United States' Black Oak Ensemble, or any of the works on this album. And that's what makes it all the more enticing – and powerful. Kattenburg's Trio à Cordes opens the album with a lively gust of colour; Kuti's Serenade for String Trio continues this spirit of bite-sized chunks of lesser-performed, 20th-century composition. And after it, Krása's Passacaglia & Fuga for String Trio marks a somewhat mournful centre of the album.

Silenced Voices is distressingly true to its word. 

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