Dohnanyi: Piano Quintet; Sextet. Kodaly: String Quartet No. 2
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While Dohnányi's musical language was firmly rooted in the nineteenth century, the two chamber works on this reissue - championed by András Schiff and the Takács Quartet, no less - deserve much greater attention than they get. Dohnányi'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, Kodály's Quartet quickly became established in the repertoire and rivalled Bartók's contemporaneous Second Quartet in popularity. The rare Musikverein Quartet performance receives its first release on CD.
- DOHNÁNYI Quintet In C Minor For Piano, 2 Violins, Viola And Cello, Op. 1
- Sextet For Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Clarinet And Horn, Op. 37
- ZOLTÁN KODÁLY String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10*
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