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Brahms: String Quintets / Boston Symphony Chamber Players


Release Date: 05/28/1992 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 79068   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Composed near the end of Brahms’s life, the Op. 88 and 111 were the composer’s first string quintets. While the shadow of Beethoven loomed large for much of Brahms’s career, these works represent a liberation of sorts, both incorporating and superseding the master’s influence. The Boston Symphony Chamber Players, whose playing the Boston Globe has described as “consistently satisfying,” performs the works here. Composed near the end of Brahms’s life, the Op. 88 and 111 were the composer’s first string quintets. While the shadow of Beethoven loomed large for much of Brahms’s career, these works represent a liberation of sorts, both incorporating and superseding the master’s influence. The Boston Symphony Chamber Players, whose playing the Boston Globe has described as “consistently satisfying,” performs the works here. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Quintet for Strings no 1 in F major, Op. 88 by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Austria 
2. Quintet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 111 by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Austria 
Notes:  AUSTRIA 

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