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Dvorak: String Quintet, Nocturne, Scherzo / Berlin Philharmonic String Quintet

Dvorak / Berlin Philharmonic String Quintet
Release Date: 01/31/2012 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186458  
Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic String Quintet
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 46 Mins. 

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This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

The Berlin Philharmonic String Quintet is unique in its composition: unlike other quintets, in which the string quartet of two violins, viola and cello is either expanded with an extra viola or a second cello, here the double bass completes the ensemble. Thus, all five string sections of the orchestra are represented here. Consequentially, the Philharmonic String Quintet goes beyond the conventional limits of a pure chamber-music ensemble to become a formation with symphonic dimensions. Here they present Dvorak's String Quintet in G, Op. 77.
This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

The Berlin Philharmonic String Quintet is unique in its composition: unlike other quintets, in which the string quartet of two violins, viola and cello is either expanded with an extra viola or a second cello, here the double bass completes the ensemble. Thus, all five string sections of the orchestra are represented here. Consequentially, the Philharmonic String Quintet goes beyond the conventional limits of a pure chamber-music ensemble to become a formation with symphonic dimensions. Here they present Dvorak's String Quintet in G, Op. 77.
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Works on This Recording

1. Quintet for String Quartet and Double Bass in G major, Op. 77/B 49 by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic String Quintet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 6/2011 
2. Nocturne for Violin and Piano in B major, Op. 40/B 48 by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic String Quintet
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1875-83; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 6/2011 
3. Quintet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 97/B 180: 2nd movement, Scherzo by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic String Quintet
Date of Recording: 6/2011 

Sound Samples

String Quintet in G major, Op. 77, B. 49: I. Allegro con fuoco - Piu mosso
String Quintet in G major, Op. 77, B. 49: II. Scherzo: Allegro vivace - Trio
String Quintet in G major, Op. 77, B. 49: III. Poco andante
String Quintet in G major, Op. 77, B. 49: IV. Finale: Allegro assai
Nocturne in B major, Op. 40, B. 47
String Quintet in E flat major, Op. 97, B. 180: II. Scherzo: Allegro vivo

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