Piano Quintets: Bela Bartok & Ernst Von Dohnanyi

Zemlinsky Quartet, Paolo Giacometti

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Format: CD

Cat No: EPRC0063

Release Date:  05 July 2024

Label:  EPR-Classic

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  0608917725025

Genres:  Classical  Chamber Music  

  • Description

    The disc presents two quintets for piano and string quartet by two distinguished Hungarian composers from the 20th century: Bela Bartok and Ernst von Dohnanyi. While Bartok's Piano Quintet is an outstanding juvenilia, Dohnanyi's sophisticated work represents its author at its best.

    This disc sees the first time collaboration between the Zemlinsky Quartet and Paolo Giacometti and is a must for anyone interested in the great tradition of Mitteleuropa chamber music. The unique coupling of these two beautiful and rarely recorded works are underrated by discography.

    The two Quintets were composed within a ten year span (1904-1914), a period of fantastic musical flourishing.

    Zemlinsky Quartet belongs to the glorious tradition of Centre-European string quartets, characterized by nobility and spontaneity of expression, flawless technique, lack of mannersisms, profound and humble insight of the score.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Bartok: Piano Quintet C Major Sz. 23 - I. Andante. Allegro molto
      • 2. Piano Quintet C Major Sz. 23 - II. Vivace (Scherzando)
      • 3. Piano Quintet C Major Sz. 23 - III. Adagio
      • 4. Piano Quintet C Major Sz. 23 - IV. Poco a poco piu vivace. Vivace molto
      • 5. Ernst von Dohnanyi: Piano Quintet No. 2 E flat Minor Op. 26 - I. Allegro non troppo
      • 6. Piano Quintet No. 2 E flat Minor Op. 26 - II. Intermezzo. Allegretto
      • 7. Piano Quintet No. 2 E flat Minor Op. 26 - III. Moderato