Louise Farrenc - Piano Quintets
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Label: Brilliant Classics
Cat No: 94815BR
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 22nd September 2014
Louise Farrenc (1804‐1875) was one of the first successful female composers in 19th century France. Born into a family of high artistic activity, she became an accomplished pianist (having had lessons with Moscheles and Hummel), eventually holding a professorship at the Paris Conservatoire.
Her two piano quintets (with double bass) are firmly rooted in the classical tradition of Schubert, Schumann and Mendelssohn. They are delightful, brilliantly scored works, full of instrumental virtuosity and melodic invention.
They are played here with enthusiasm and good humour by the Quintetto Bottesini.
Booklet contains excellent liner notes and artist biographies.
- Alessandro Cervo: violin
- Federico Stassi: viola
- Amedeo Cicchese: cello
- Linda Di Carlo: piano
- Roberto Della Vecchia: double bass
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