2007-2019 Earl Carlyss

"Earl Carlyss was a calming, moderating influence, his tone always silken, his inclinations always lyrical...... In the B-flat Major Sonata, K. 454, Mozart turned from the vocal style that influenced so much of his instrumental writing and produced, instead, a piece that was pointedly idiomatic for the violin. Carlyss treated it to a gentle reading that stressed lin rather than inflection and weightlessness rather than energy."

Joan Reinthaler