Piano Quartets of Brahms

Piano Quartets of Brahms


Artist: The Ames Piano Quartet

Composer: Johannes Brahms

Format: 1 CD


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Mahlon Darlington, violin
Laurence Burkhalter, viola
George Work, cello
William David, piano

The conventional image of Brahms is that of the great Romantic classicist, the champion of absolute music written in the traditional forms, defying the call from the "progressive" followers of Liszt and Wagner to write programmatic "music of the future.” Certainly there is considerable truth in this view. Brahms wrote symphonies, not Lisztian symphonic poems; his many vocal compositions include no operas or Wagnerian music dramas; his mastery of "archaic" contrapuntal techniques was vast and his use of them pervasive.

—George P. Work

Track List

Piano Quartet No.2 in A Major, Op.26
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Poco adagio
3. Scherzo: Poco allegro
4. Finale: Allegro

Piano Quartet No.3 in C Minor, Op.60
5. Allegro non troppo
6. Scherzo: Allegro
7. Andante
8. Finale: Allegro comodo

Total time: 79:10
Release date: December 12, 1995
UPC: 053479021724

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