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Date d'enregistrement : 31 July 2008
Program

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major K. 493

ERNST VON DOHNÁNYI
Sextet in C for piano, strings and winds, Op. 37

A rare musical genre during the Viennese Classical era, the Piano Quartet (performed here by Henning Kraggerud, Yuri Bashmet, and Miklos Perenyi) was composed by Mozart for his own use at concerts, the continuation of a project initially commissioned by his publisher Hoffmeister but then canceled because of the incredible challenges posed by the works to amateur players. Julian Rachlin, Leonard Elschenbroich, Lawrence Power, Martin Fröst, and David Guerrier join Angelich for the 1935 Sextet for clarinet, horn, string trio, and piano by Ernst von Dohnányi, a pianist, conductor, and composer strongly influenced by Brahms’s German Romanticism, whose strains run throughout this expansive and beautiful work.

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