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András Schiff / Takács Quartet / Musikverein Quartet

Dohnanyi: Piano Quintet No. 1, Sextet / Kodaly: String Quartet No. 2 (CD)

While Dohnanyi's musical language was firmly rooted in the nineteenth century, the two chamber works on this reissue - championed by Andras Schiff and the Takacs Quartet, no less - deserve much greater attention than they get. Dohnanyi's Piano Quintet was written when he was seventeen and bears the strong imprint of Brahms, courtesy of whom it received its first performance in 1895 in Vienna.

Using more idiomatic 20th-century language and published in 1921, Kodaly's Quartet quickly became established in the repertoire and rivalled Bartok's contemporaneous Second Quartet in popularity. The rare Musikverein Quartet performance receives its first release on CD.


TRACK LIST
RNŐ DOHNÁNYI
Quintet in C minor for Piano, 2 Violins, Viola & Cello, Op. 1

András Schiff, piano
Takács Quartet

Sextet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Clarinet & Horn, Op. 37

András Schiff, piano
Kalman Berkes, clarinet
Radovan Vlatkovic, horn
Members of the Takács Quartet

ZOLTÁN KODÁLY
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10*
Musikverein Quartet

*FIRST RELEASE ON CD