Piano Quintet

Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin - Franck: Piano Quintet; Debussy: String Quartet (2016) [TR24][OF]

Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin - Franck: Piano Quintet; Debussy: String Quartet
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 62:18 min | 1.04 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács Quartet follow up their 2016 Grammy nominated recording of Shostakovich with a program featuring Franck's Piano Quintet and Debussy's String Quartet. These authoritative performances make an unusual yet apt coupling as each work respectively is the composer's only, unsurpassable, contribution to a genre.
Maria João Pires, Claudio Abbado - Schumann: Piano Concerto, Piano Quintet (2000)

Maria João Pires, Claudio Abbado - Schumann: Piano Concerto, Piano Quintet (2000)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) - 249 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 150 MB | Covers Included | 01:02:03
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 463179

Deutsche Grammophon has another excellent Schumann Concerto in its catalog, the Pollini/Abbado, with the Berlin Philharmonic, coupled with a good but not great Schoenberg Piano Concerto. Not surprisingly, Pollini is more muscular and evenly balanced in the Schumann, even if he is, as usual, a bit straitlaced. Pires is always the sensitive and probing artist, or so it seems. Here, she is alert from the opening descending chords to the expressive potential in every bar. She puts much more thinking and feeling in her interpretation than Pollini and most others I've heard.
Johannes Brahms - Alban Berg Quartett - String Quartets & Piano Quintet (2016) {2CD Warner Classics}

Johannes Brahms - Alban Berg Quartett - String Quartets & Piano Quintet (2016) {2CD Warner Classics}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 642 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 340 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 87 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Warner Classics / Parlophone | 2564677147
Classical / Romantic / Chamber Music

All three of Brahms’ string quartets appear in this 2-CD set, along with his piano quintet, recorded live at the Vienna Konzerthaus, where Elisabeth Leonskaja joined the members of the Alban Berg Quartett. The ensemble’s name honours the continuity and vigour of Vienna’s long musical tradition, which reached one of its Romantic highpoints with these chamber masterworks, composed in the 1860s and 1870s.
Pierre Boulez conducts Anton Webern - Piano Quintet; Songs & Choruses; 5 Pieces; Quartet; Concerto (1995)

Anton Webern - Piano Quintet; Songs & Choruses; 5 Pieces; Quartet; Concerto (1995)
Pierre Boulez, conductor; Ensemble Intercontemporain; Françoise Pollet, soprano; Christiane Oelze, soprano; BBC Singers

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 82 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 437 786-2 | Time: 01:09:25

It is almost exactly a quarter of a century since Pierre Boulez recorded his complete Webern survey. This new collection, apart from being useful for anyone who doesn't want to buy three whole CDs of Webern, offers an interesting insight into how Boulez's way with a composer probably more central to him than any other has changed. For a start he gives him a little more time: most of the pieces here are slightly but significantly slower than they were in 1970. This allows lines to be more subtly moulded, phrases to acquire a touch more poise. This is not to say that Boulez has softened and now phrases Webern as though he were Chopin, but grace and even wit (the second movement of the Quartet) are now noticeable alongside his customary precision. The Ensemble InterContemporain have been playing these pieces constantly since they were first founded, and it shows in the absolute assurance of their performances.
Schumann - Melnikov / Jerusalem Quartet - Piano Quartet & Piano Quintet (2012, Harmonia Mundi # HMC 902122)

Robert Schumann - Piano Quartet op.47 / Piano Quintet op.44
Alexander Melnikov / Jerusalem Quartet
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 233 MB | Full Artwork: 106 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMC 902122 | Country/Year: France 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano

"These performances are notable for the blending of piano and strings into impeccably balanced textures. It’s an approach that’s better suited to the subtle Piano Quartet, a masterwork that owes much to classical models, than to the Piano Quintet. (…) These highly recommendable performances (…) join many other polished, modern accounts such as Takács/Hamelin and Mandelring/Le Guay that have been praised in these pages…" ~Fanfare
Diogenes Quartett - Humperdinck: String Quartets & Piano Quintet (2012)

Diogenes Quartett - Humperdinck: String Quartets & Piano Quintet (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 359 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 211 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog Number: 777547

The music world associates Humperdinck first and foremost with his fairy-tale operas. Chamber music accounts for only a relatively small portion of his oeuvre, but should not be underestimated in its importance. This release presents the String Quartets and première recording of the Piano Quintet. In the Piano Quintet especially, the catchy themes and its wonderfully melodious middle movement, represent a valuable contribution to late-romantic literature off the beaten track.
Jaan Rääts - Sonata for 2 Pianos, Piano Trio No. 6, Piano Quintet No. 3, Violin Concerto No. 2

Jaan Rääts - Sonata for 2 Pianos, Piano Trio No. 6, Piano Quintet No. 3, Violin Concerto No. 2
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 302 Mb
Label:Antes - Date:1996

Jaan Rääts is a composer with a fairly constant sound and style. The bulk of his work consists of instrumental music. From 1957–1993, Rääts completed ten symphonies. He has also written 24 concertos for orchestra and soloist(s) and two concertos for chamber orchestra, symphonic pieces and a lot of chamber music……..
Lahti Sinfonia Ensemble - Englund - Piano Quintet; String Quartet (2005)

Lahti Sinfonia Ensemble - Englund - Piano Quintet; String Quartet (2005)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 228 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1197

Einar Englund's music might not be as deeply original as that of his elder countryman Sibelius, but it is wonderful, beautifully made music nonetheless. The Piano Quintet dates from 1941. It was Englund's graduation exercise, and it attracted the favorable attention of Sibelius himself. Already you can hear the qualities that characterize all of Englund's music: the late-Romantic, Russian-leaning sound of Shostakovich and Prokofiev, the clean lines, tight formal control, and memorable melodic ideas.
George Enescu - String Octet, Piano Quintet (Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica)

George Enescu - String Octet, Piano Quintet (Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 450 Mb
Label:Nonesuch - Date:2002

Featuring the first recording of two works by George Enescu – the String Octet, Op. 7, and the Piano Quintet, Op. 29 – this album introduces the listener to the fascinating, multifaceted, and intriguing world of the Romanian master's chamber music. Enescu's music is expertly performed by members of the extraordinary KREMERata BALTICA under the direction of Gidon Kremer, who plays first violin in both pieces. Kremer wisely chose the music, for the two …..
Zoran Minderovic @ AllMusic.com
The Nash Ensemble - Josef Suk: Piano Quintet, Piano Quartet (2012)

The Nash Ensemble - Josef Suk: Piano Quintet, Piano Quartet (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 291 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 55416

The music of Josef Suk, pupil of Dvorák and married to the elder composer’s daughter, is only now beginning to be recognized for its true worth. Presented here are three relatively early works, brimming with youthful enthusiasm but already showing considerable individuality, a highly developed approach to structure, and, occasionally, a touch of the melancholy introspection which was to inform many of the composer’s later works. A talented violinist, Suk lends to his chamber compositions a true understanding of the genre, while his thoroughly ‘Czech’ musical upbringing ensures strong representation for the folk and dance influences to be found in the music of many of his contemporaries.