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Brahms & Mahler: Piano Quartets / Barakhovsky, Zemtsov, Schmidt, Nebolsin


Release Date: 02/10/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572799  
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsGustav Mahler
Performer:  Wolfgang Emanuel SchmidtAnton BarakhovskyAlexander ZemtsovEldar Nebolsin
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After a period as a court composer at Detmold, Brahms returned to the city of his birth, Hamburg, in January 1860. Here, in relative tranquillity, he explored the then rare piano quartet repertoire. The Piano Quartet No. 2 received a very sympathetic hearing in Vienna, Clara Schumann even preferring it to its immediate predecessor, the Piano Quartet, Op. 25 (Naxos 8572798). Its lyricism is heightened by a romantically beautiful Adagio. Mahler's vibrant Piano Quartet in A minor dates from 1876, the end of his first year at the Vienna Conservatory, where the only completed movement was first performed. After a period as a court composer at Detmold, Brahms returned to the city of his birth, Hamburg, in January 1860. Here, in relative tranquillity, he explored the then rare piano quartet repertoire. The Piano Quartet No. 2 received a very sympathetic hearing in Vienna, Clara Schumann even preferring it to its immediate predecessor, the Piano Quartet, Op. 25 (Naxos 8572798). Its lyricism is heightened by a romantically beautiful Adagio. Mahler's vibrant Piano Quartet in A minor dates from 1876, the end of his first year at the Vienna Conservatory, where the only completed movement was first performed. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 26 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt (Cello), Anton Barakhovsky (Violin), Alexander Zemtsov (Viola),
Eldar Nebolsin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1861; Germany 
2.
Quartet for Piano and Strings in A minor by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt (Cello), Anton Barakhovsky (Violin), Alexander Zemtsov (Viola),
Eldar Nebolsin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1876-78; Vienna, Austria 

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