Onslow: String Quintets, Vol. 4 / Elan Quintet

Release Date: 4/9/2021
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8574187
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 58 Minutes

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Georges Onslow is best known for a body of chamber music that follows the musical lineage of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. A master of the quintet medium, Onslow offered variations of ensemble to players, the two presented here being cast for string quartet and double bass. The tempestuous Quintet No. 23 in A minor is charged with almost ceaseless nervous energy and Schubertian lyricism; the mature Quintet No.31 in A major is both subtle and elegant, with a brilliant assemblage of details such as walking bass and violin-cello duets.

Works on This Recording
1. I. Allegro grazioso by George Onslow
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elan Quintet
Written: 1847-8 ;
2. II. Scherzo: Allegro by George Onslow
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elan Quintet
Written: 1847-8 ;
3. III. Andante sostenuto by George Onslow
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elan Quintet
Written: 1847-8 ;
4. IV. Finale: Allegretto by George Onslow
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elan Quintet
Written: 1847-8 ;
5. I. Allegro non tanto vivo by George Onslow
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elan Quintet
Written: 1836 ;
6. II. Adagio sostenuto by George Onslow
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elan Quintet
Written: 1836 ;
7. III. Menuetto: Allegro impetuoso by George Onslow
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elan Quintet
Written: 1836 ;
8. IV. Finale: Allegro non tanto vivace by George Onslow
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elan Quintet
Written: 1836 ;
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