Schumann Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44

Leif Ove Andsnes, Artemis Quartet - Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintets (2007) [Re-Up]

Leif Ove Andsnes, Artemis Quartet - Schumann, Brahms: Piano Quintets (2007)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 00946 395143 2 8 | Time: 01:08:31

EMI Classics pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and Virgin Classics' string quartet, the Artemis, have joined their formidable musical forces to record two of the most beautiful piano quintets of the Romantic chamber music repertoire. Their collaboration makes for what will certainly be considered a landmark recording, bringing a new vigour to these well-known masterpieces. The programme couples 2 major piano quintets by Brahms and Schumann. Brahms' Piano Quintet in F minor Op.34 is the composer's only piano quintet and is considered one of his finest compositions. The work began life as a string quintet, later evolving into a sonata for two pianos, before taking its final form in 1866. Of Schumann's Piano Quintet in E Op 44, Clara Schumann, who premiered it said: "A glorious piece, extremely brilliant and effective. Schumann's sole composition for piano quintet was composed in 1842, a year practically devoted to the composition of chamber works for piano and strings.
Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Robert Schumann: String Quartet, Op. 41, No. 3; Piano Quintet, Op. 44 (2009)

Robert Schumann - String Quartet in A major; Piano Quintet in E flat major (2009)
Takács String Quartet; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

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Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67631 | Time: 00:56:33

The peerless Takacs Quartet recently nominated for a Gramophone award for their second disc of Brahms's string quartets, continue their exploration of the Romantic chamber music tradition with this disc of Schumann. The Piano Quintet is by far Schumann's most popular chamber work and one of the most beloved works in the genre. Schumann was the first romantic composer to pair the piano with the string quartet. Schumann studied the string quartets of Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn and his quartet Op. 41 No. 3 demonstrates these influences. However, it contains many highly original strokes, particularly the casting of the scherzo as a set of variations. The Takacs Quartet are joined by Marc-Andre Hamelin in an invigorating partnership that has already been widely acclaimed on the concert platform.
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
Dohnanyi - Schumann Piano Quintets · Earl Wild & American String Orchestra, Isaiah Jackson [conductor][New Links]

Dohnanyi - Schumann Piano Quintets · Earl Wild & American String Orchestra, Isaiah Jackson [conductor]
Classical | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC lossless | Covers+booklet | TT 61:06 | 357 MB (incl 5%)
Label: Ivory Classics | Cat. No. 71003 | Released 2000

Earl Wild has augmented the strings and added a bass part to these great quintets. The result is a unique listening experience that packs a huge emotional punch. Wild plays both the Schumann and the Dohnanyi with breathtaking virtuosity and sumptuous poetry with strong support from the strings. This is the Schumann Piano Quintet as you have never heard it: passionate, yearning, and seething with authentic romantic fervor. This disc shows Wild at his brilliant best accompanied by absolutely gorgeous string playing. It's an astonishingly fine release.
American Record Guide, Oct. 2000
Antonín Dvořák - Piano Quintet in A major; Piano Quartet in E flat major (Schubert Ensemble) (2012)

Antonín Dvorak - Piano Quintet in A major; Piano Quartet in E flat major (Schubert Ensemble) (2012)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 330 MB
Label: Chandos Records | TT: 76:55

Dvorák's popular Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 87, and Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81, have received numerous performances by Czech ensembles, as well as plenty of foreigners who have attained fluency in the received Czech style (or not). This fine release by Britain's Schubert Ensemble takes the step of defining a non-Czech way of playing Dvorák, with fresh and persuasive results. The players are circumspect and precise in the classic British style, but what they do is bold: they reduce the emphasis on the Czech rhythms in the music, turning them into accents rather than structural determinants.
Himmelpfortgrund & Tobias Koch - Kreutzer: Septet in E-Flat Major, Op. 62 & Clarinet Trio, Op. 43 (2017)

Himmelpfortgrund & Tobias Koch - Kreutzer: Septet in E-Flat Major, Op. 62 & Clarinet Trio, Op. 43
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:58 min | 324 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

Today Conradin Kreutzer is regarded as an absolutely paradigmatic representative of the musical »Biedermeier,« which designates not so much an epoch as a style and a state of mind. Chamber music often clearly of more demanding execution also served the purposes of home performance in middle-class households. Viewed stylistically, Kreutzers music may be described as tranquil, with a basic stance of intimate lyricism and emotionally finely balanced expressive content.
TrioFenix - Beethoven: String Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 3 & Serenade in D Major, Op. 8 (2016)

TrioFenix - Beethoven: String Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 3 & Serenade in D Major, Op. 8 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:07:43 | 156 MB
Label: Fuga Libera

Cinq ans après la sortie de leur intégrale des trios à cordes de W. A. Mozart, le TrioFenix nous revient avec un nouvel opus consacré à ce répertoire moins connu mais exigeant, en prêtant leur jeu fin et naturel à un autre maître : Ludwig van Beethoven.
Mozart - Quintet in E-flat major, KV 452; Beethoven - Quintet in E-flat major, opus 16 (Jos van Immerseel, Octophoros) (1985)

Mozart - Quintet in E-flat major, KV 452; Beethoven - Quintet in E-flat major, opus 16 (Jos van Immerseel, Octophoros) (1985)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 204 MB
Label: ACCENT | TT: 51:28

Authentic and authoritative, these 1985 recordings of Mozart and Beethoven's quintets for piano and winds have almost everything going for them. Performing on a pianoforte modeled on a 1790 Viennese instrument, Jos van Immerseel is an adroit player, while the quartet drawn from the period instrument wind band Octophoros – Paul Dombrecht on oboe, Elmar Schmid on clarinet, Piet Dombrecht on horn, and Danny Bond on bassoon – are likewise all skillful instrumentalists. But while their playing is beyond contention – listen to their keen balances, their smooth ensemble, their unified rhythms – their interpretations miss the one thing that defines these works: their sense of fun..
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major Op. 55 'Eroica' - Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan (DVD5) (request)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major Op. 55 “Eroica” – Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan
(live performance – Berlin, April 30, 1982)

Classical | DVD5 (no compression) | 3.10 GB; 3% recovery | Audio: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital | Full scans | Filesonic links
Publisher: Sony Classical | Recorded: 1982 | Published: 2005

Jubilee Concert: 100 Years of Berliner Philharmoniker, April 30th, 1982
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The performance itself ? Nothing short of revelatory. You are not likely to see or hear a reading of the tragic slow movement which digs as deeply as this one. Karajan and his orchestra present a very profound experience ; the visual aspect of the performance helps us to see the emotion being poured into this sublime movement, and the intense response from the players. The first movement doesn't exactly ignite initially, but it soon gathers steam, and the Karajan charisma settles in for a coda which blazes its way to the final chords. The third and fourth movements are beautifully played, too. - from Amazon.com

Martha Argerich - Le Piano Roi (2014) [3CD Set] {Warner Classics}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 16, 2015
Martha Argerich - Le Piano Roi (2014) [3CD Set] {Warner Classics}

Martha Argerich - Le Piano Roi (2014) [3CD Set] {Warner Classics}
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© 2014 Warner Classics | 08256 463188 2 7
Classical / Chamber Music / Piano

Who else in todays piano world could be associated with the concept of the master of piano? A definitive icon of contemporary piano performance, Martha Argerichs unique musical profile is illustrated by this 3-CD anthology that draws upon her 1965 Chopin recordings and her yearly chamber performances given in Lugano. Featuring outstanding musical partners including Renaud Capuçon, Nelson Freire, Gidon Kremer, Maria-João Pires, Gautier Capuçon, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Charles Dutoit, and Daniel Barenboim, this 3-CD set presents outstanding mastery on all fronts. CD Listing: CD 1: Concertos CD 2: Musique de Chambre CD 3: Piano Solo.