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...... Gerard Schurmann's Duo is an expansive and vigorously impressionistic piece that Carlyss and Schein played with powerful sense of impulse."

Joan Reinthaler

"In the Duo Sonata in A, D. 574 - Schein describes it as "incredibly fragile" - they forged as urgent momentum that underlay interweaving traces of mellow reflection, dance, caprice and cascading fury."

Washington Post, Oct. 1998