Hummel / Onslow - Piano Quintets | Brilliant Classics 94023

Hummel / Onslow - Piano Quintets

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Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 94023

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 13th December 2010

Contents

Artists

Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet (on period instruments)

Works

Hummel, Johann Nepomuk

Piano Quintet in D minor, op.74

Onslow, Georges

Piano Quintet in B minor, op.70

Artists

Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet (on period instruments)

About

Hummel was one of the most famous piano virtuoso of his era, and in this quintet he shows how a virtuoso fortepiano part can be implemented in some great chamber music. Although first known as a septet, it became immediately famous at its first performance in 1816, and would serve as a model for Schubertís Trout Quintet.

During his own lifetime and up to the end of the 19th century, George Onslow was held in the highest regard, particularly in Germany, Austria and England where he was regularly placed in the front rank of composers.

Another recording by the Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet, whose previous recordings, received much praise from the specialist press. Playing on famous instruments from the Edwin Beunk collection, the Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet were able to select the best instruments for each piece.

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