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Krug: String Sextet & Piano Quartet / Linos Ensemble


Release Date: 05/04/2018 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 555030  
Number of Discs: 1 
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 Sextet Good; Piano Quartet Sensational July 13, 2018 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "Here we go again! CPO continues its remarkable series of rediscovery recordings, which feature works by composers (largely Continental European) whose names simply do not register in our modern era. This excellent new CPO release is part of the CPO tradition in the fullest sense of the word. Based on this program of chamber music, German composer Arnold Krug, a contemporary of Johannes Brahms, is someone who merits further investigation by any classical music fan. Contained on this disk are 2 excellent works, a fine string sextet and a simply exquisite 38 minute long piano quartet. The string sextet has a gorgeous slow middle movement, and the work as a whole sets the stage for the disk's star attraction, Krug's Op.17 Piano Quartet. This is a masterwork of the highest quality, taking the listener on a remarkable musical journey, leading off with its tragic and intense opening movement and working up to a fiery tarentalla-like finale, appropriately labelled 'Carneval.' These works are made to order for Germany's outstanding Linos Ensemble, which plays Krug's music with authority and conviction. Needless to say, CPO's audio engineering is beyond reproach. It is hard to imagine any serious music lover finding fault with this recording. It's really good, and I give it a solid recommendation." Report Abuse
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