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Piano Quintets

Paul Komen, Rubio String Quartet

Piano Quintets

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Globe
UPC: 8711525517707
Catnr: GLO 5177
Release date: 19 August 2002
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Globe
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8711525517707
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GLO 5177
Release date
19 August 2002
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Schumann was the first great composer to combine his own instrument, the piano, with a string quartet and his Quintet in E flat is without doubt his supreme achievement in the realm of chamber music. Brahms' Quintet in f minor is also one of the most exceptional chamber music works in history. Put together, these two works form an ideal combination, especially when they can be heard in such outstanding performances as are given here by Paul Komen and the Rubio Quartet who have played these works all over Europe to great acclaim. Performances that are both fresh and spontaneous while at the same time showing a profound insight into the inner words of both the composers.
Exceptionele en frisse kamermuziekwerken met diepgang
Schumann was de eerste grote componist die zijn eigen instrument, de piano, combineerde met een strijkkwartet, en zijn Kwintet in Es is zonder twijfel zijn hoogste prestatie op het gebied van kamermuziek. Brahms’ Kwintet in f mineur is ook één van de meest exceptionele kamermuziekwerken in de geschiedenis. Bij elkaar vormen deze twee werken een ideale albumcombinatie, zeker wanneer ze uitstekend worden uitgevoerd door Paul Komen en het Rubio Kwartet die deze werken over heel Europa hebben gespeeld en met groot succes. Uitvoeringen die zowel fris als spontaan zijn terwijl ze tegelijkertijd ook diepgang bevatten.

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Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing. Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder (songs for voice and piano); four symphonies; an opera; and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. Works such as Carnaval, Symphonic Studies, Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, and the Fantasie in...
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Robert Schumann was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing.
Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder (songs for voice and piano); four symphonies; an opera; and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. Works such as Carnaval, Symphonic Studies, Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, and the Fantasie in C are among his most famous. His writings about music appeared mostly in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (New Journal for Music), a Leipzig-based publication which he jointly founded.
In 1840, Schumann married Friedrich Wieck's daughter Clara, against the wishes of her father, following a long and acrimonious legal battle, which found in favour of Clara and Robert. Clara also composed music and had a considerable concert career as a pianist, the earnings from which, before her marriage, formed a substantial part of her father's fortune.
Schumann suffered from a mental disorder, first manifesting itself in 1833 as a severe melancholic depressive episode, which recurred several times alternating with phases of ‘exaltation’ and increasingly also delusional ideas of being poisoned or threatened with metallic items. After a suicide attempt in 1854, Schumann was admitted to a mental asylum, at his own request, in Endenich near Bonn. Diagnosed with "psychotic melancholia", Schumann died two years later in 1856 without having recovered from his mental illness.

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Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. His reputation and status as a composer is such that he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the 'Three Bs' of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.   Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, and voice and chorus. A virtuoso pianist, he premiered many of his own works. He worked with some of the leading performers of his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann and the violinist Joseph Joachim (the three were close friends). Many of his works have become...
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Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. His reputation and status as a composer is such that he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.
Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, and voice and chorus. A virtuoso pianist, he premiered many of his own works. He worked with some of the leading performers of his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann and the violinist Joseph Joachim (the three were close friends). Many of his works have become staples of the modern concert repertoire. Brahms, an uncompromising perfectionist, destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.
Brahms has been considered, by his contemporaries and by later writers, as both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters. While many contemporaries found his music too academic, his contribution and craftsmanship have been admired by subsequent figures as diverse as Arnold Schoenberg and Edward Elgar. The diligent, highly constructed nature of Brahms's works was a starting point and an inspiration for a generation of composers. Within his meticulous structures is embedded, however, a highly romantic nature.

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01.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in E Flat Major, Op. 44: I. Allegro Brillante
08:53
(Robert Schumann) Paul Komen, Dirk Van de Velde, Dirk Van den Hauwe, Marc Sonnaert, Peter Devos
02.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in E Flat Major, Op. 44 : II. In Modo d'una Marcia. Un Poco Largamente
08:15
(Robert Schumann) Paul Komen, Dirk Van de Velde, Dirk Van den Hauwe, Marc Sonnaert, Peter Devos
03.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in E Flat Major, Op. 44 : III. Scherzo. Molto Vivace
04:55
(Robert Schumann) Paul Komen, Dirk Van de Velde, Dirk Van den Hauwe, Marc Sonnaert, Peter Devos
04.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in E Flat Major, Op. 44: IV. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
07:21
(Robert Schumann) Paul Komen, Dirk Van de Velde, Dirk Van den Hauwe, Marc Sonnaert, Peter Devos
05.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in F Minor, Op. 34: I. Allegro Non Troppo
15:01
(Johannes Brahms) Paul Komen, Dirk Van de Velde, Dirk Van den Hauwe, Marc Sonnaert, Peter Devos
06.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in F Minor, Op. 34 : II. Andante, un Poco Adagio
08:14
(Johannes Brahms) Paul Komen, Dirk Van de Velde, Dirk Van den Hauwe, Marc Sonnaert, Peter Devos
07.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in F Minor, Op. 34: III. Scherzo. Allegro
07:22
(Johannes Brahms) Paul Komen, Dirk Van de Velde, Dirk Van den Hauwe, Marc Sonnaert, Peter Devos
08.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in F Minor, Op. 34: IV. Finale. Poco Sostenuto-Allegro Non Troppo
10:24
(Johannes Brahms) Paul Komen, Dirk Van de Velde, Dirk Van den Hauwe, Marc Sonnaert, Peter Devos

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