Piano Quartets of Schumann & Brahms

Piano Quartets of Schumann & Brahms


Artist: The Ames Piano Quartet

Composers: Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms

Format: 1 CD


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“I thought…that sooner or later someone would and must appear, fated to give us the ideal expression of the times, one who would not gain his mastery by gradual stages, but rather would spring fully armed like Minerva from the head of Kronion…”

The words are Robert Schumann's from his famous article “Neue Bahnen” in which he introduced the young Johannes Brahms to the musical community of Germany and thrust him to center stage in one fell swoop. The effects on Brahms were profound: it gave him a stature which otherwise might have been years in coming, but also created a burden of expectation which intensified his already severe tendency to self-criticism.

—George Work

Track List

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op. 47
1. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo
2. Scherzo: Molto vivace
3. Andante cantabile
4. Finale: Vivace

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25
5. Allegro
6. Intermezzo: Allegro ma non troppo
7. Andante con moto
8. Rondo alla Zingarese

Total time: 70:41
Release date: June 28, 1994
UPC: 053479019424

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