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Shostakovich: Piano Quintet; Prokofiev: Quintet in G Minor

Notes & Reviews:

An undisputed masterpiece of the russian repertoire - shostakovich's piano quintet is joined by the little known prokofiev quintet, which had a vexed gestation, and a rarity from the hungarian-born matyas seiber, who lived most of his life in britain. Featuring the world class melos ensemble of london. In it, peter pears takes the role of narrator of passages from the james joyce text. All recordings are released internationally on cd for the first time.

Penguin Guide
In its fairly light-hearted way [Prokofiev] mixes his tuneful humour with a degree of bitterness and sarcasm and a dash of the grotesque, to form this agreeable work, very well played and vividly recorded....A fascinating collector's piece in every way.



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