Enescu - Piano Quartet no.1, Piano Trio | Naxos 8573616

Enescu - Piano Quartet no.1, Piano Trio

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573616

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 25th February 2022

Contents

Artists

Stefan Tarara (violin)
Molly Carr (viola)
Eun-Sun Hong (cello)
Josu De Solaun (piano)

Works

Enescu, George

Piano Quartet no.1 in D major, op.16
Piano Trio in A minor

Artists

Stefan Tarara (violin)
Molly Carr (viola)
Eun-Sun Hong (cello)
Josu De Solaun (piano)

About

Chamber music was a crucial element in Enescu’s output and these two works, separated by seven years, represent very different phases of his compositional development. The large-scale Piano Quartet no.1 marks the climax of his early maturity. The Piano Trio in A minor, however, was unknown until 1965 and represents a more transitional stage – a compact but intricately expressive work with an animated and compelling sequence of variations at its heart.

Pianist Josu de Solaun won First Prize at the XIII George Enescu International Piano Competition, Bucharest. He recorded Enescu’s complete solo piano music on the Grand Piano label (3 discs on GP751X), in which Helsingin Sanomat wrote: ‘Works by a chameleon ahead of his time continuously reveal new aspects – pianist Josu De Solaun wins Enescu’s technical challenges lightly’.

Violinist Stefan Tarara won First Prize at 27 national and international competitions, including the ‘George Enescu’ Competition 2014, ‘H. Wieniawski and K. Lipiński’ Competition 2005 and the ‘Henry Marteau’ Competition 2005 where he also received a special prize for the best interpretation of a virtuoso work.

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