Leo Ornstein - Piano Quintet, String Quartet No.2 | Hyperion CDA68084

Leo Ornstein - Piano Quintet, String Quartet No.2

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Label: Hyperion

Cat No: CDA68084

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 28th August 2015

Contents

Artists

Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
Pacifica Quartet

Works

Ornstein, Leo

Piano Quintet, op.92
String Quartet no.2, op.99

Artists

Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
Pacifica Quartet

About

The young pianist-composer Leo Ornstein went from wowing the ladies with his virtuosity to writing a Violin Sonata in 1915 of such atonal violence that it frightened even him.

By the time of the two works recorded here, his style was more rounded. The mix of enfant terrible and Lisztian piano-slayer is now tempered by an intense lyricism, the rhythmic energy balanced by searing poetry.

In the exhilarating hands of Marc-André Hamelin and the Pacifica Quartet these performances fizz with exuberance. A real treat.

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