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Dohnanyi: Piano Quintets Nos 1 & 2, String Quartet No. 2 / Hamelin, Takacs Quartet

Takacs Quartet / Hamelin,Marc-andre
Release Date: 11/01/2019 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68238  
Composer:  Ernö von Dohnányi
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Takács String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The celebrated partnership of Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács Quartet has already set down reference recordings of piano quintets by Schumann, Franck and Shostakovich, and this latest addition is equally illustrious; an important milestone in the critical re-evaluation of the work of Ern? Dohnányi.

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REVIEWS:

The Takács Quartet and Marc-André Hamelin capture the freshness and vitality of this youthful work (Op. 1) to perfection, its outer movements and Scherzo projected here with all the necessary exhilaration and rhythmic vigourT. he performance [of the Second Piano Quintet] from Hamelin and the Takács is totally compelling, encapsulating a vast
Read more array of colours and textures. The Takács gives a superbly committed reading [of the Second Quartet] which once again maximises the music’s textural and dynamic variety. A treasurable disc.

– BBC Music Magazine

He has an unbeatable ability to convey and inspire belief in the value of the music he is performing, especially when that music is in need of special advocacy. Hamelin and the Takács bring a remarkable breadth of conception to bear, not just within each movement [of the Second] but across the entire work. They allow every passionate detail to come across yet preserve a sense of nobility and innate grace that I always associate with Dohnányi.

– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in E flat minor, Op. 26 by Ernö von Dohnányi
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Takács String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Berlin, Germany 
2.
Quintet for Piano and Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 1 by Ernö von Dohnányi
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Takács String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; Budapest, Hungary 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in D flat major, Op. 15 by Ernö von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Takács String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Berlin, Germany 

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