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Dohnanyi: Piano Quintet No 1, Sextet / Schiff, Takacs


Release Date: 02/01/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 421423   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ernö von Dohnányi
Performer:  András SchiffGábor Takács-NagyKároly SchranzAndrás Fejér,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Takács String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Here's yet another recording that never should be out of the catalog, restored to currency thanks to Arkivmusic.com's "on demand" program. Dohnányi's Brahmsian First Piano Quintet is a lovely work, but the real prize here is the Sextet, a lush, lyrical, stupendously engaging work from one of the few composers who was able to express humor in his music. Here you find it in the finale, a wonderfully funny romp based on a tune that you will swear you've heard before. I can only assume that the curious performing forces have prevented this piece from being a repertoire staple, but it surely deserves that status. The performances are as outstanding as the music is worthy. Schiff and the
Read more Takács (and friends) know this music, understand, and project it with unflagging passion and vitality. Neither of these works is over-recorded, so if you haven't heard them and you missed this extremely well-recorded disc the first time around, now's your chance to experience one of the most enjoyable chamber music recitals in the catalog.

– David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Piano and Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 1 by Ernö von Dohnányi
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano), Gábor Takács-Nagy (Violin), Károly Schranz (Violin),
András Fejér (Cello), Gabor Ormai (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Takács String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 07/1987 
Venue:  Schubertsaal, Vienna 
Length: 29 Minutes 7 Secs. 
2.
Sextet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Clarinet and Horn in C major, Op. 37 by Ernö von Dohnányi
Performer:  András Fejér (Cello), András Schiff (Piano), Kálmán Berkes (Clarinet),
Radovan Vlatkovic (French Horn), Károly Schranz (Violin), Gábor Takács-Nagy (Violin),
Gabor Ormai (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Takács String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 07/1987 
Venue:  Schubertsaal, Vienna 
Length: 29 Minutes 37 Secs. 

Featured Sound Samples

Sextet: IV. Finale: Allegro vivace, giocoso
Piano Quintet no 1: IV. Finale: Allegro animato

Sound Samples

Quintet in C minor for piano, 2 violins, viola & cello, Op.1: 1. Allegro
Quintet in C minor for piano, 2 violins, viola & cello, Op.1: 2. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
Quintet in C minor for piano, 2 violins, viola & cello, Op.1: 3. Adagio, quasi andante
Quintet in C minor for piano, 2 violins, viola & cello, Op.1: 4. Finale: Allegro animato
Sextet for piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet & horn, Op.37: 1. Allegro appassionato
Sextet for piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet & horn, Op.37: 2. Intermezzo: Adagio
Sextet for piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet & horn, Op.37: 3. Allegro con sentimento
Sextet for piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet & horn, Op.37: 4. Finale: Allegro vivace, giocoso

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Pleasant Hungarian surprise May 23, 2015 By Kent Minault (Sherman Oaks, CA) See All My Reviews "I bought this on a whim because I like other discs with Andras Schiff. I find I keep playing it, slipping through it again and again without really knowing why. The composer was a big deal in his time. Maybe with this and the terrific rendition of his two piano concertos on Hyperion, he'll be a big deal again." Report Abuse
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