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Brahms: Piano Quartets 1 & 3 / Milander Qrt

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, Op. 25
>Brahms, Johannes : Quartet for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 60
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Notes & Reviews:

"Four excellent instrumental soloists have created a perfect ensemble" was the critical response following the Milander Quartet's debut at the Philharmonie in Munich. Since then, the Quartet has quickly become popular throughout Europe. With this release, the first of two surveying the Brahms Piano Quartets, the Milanders make their recording debut. Anchored by pianist Milana Chernyavska - who has collaborated with Julia Fischer and Adrian Brendel, and recorded a solo disc for EMI - this continental ensemble of Ukrainian, French, and Swiss-Hungarian musicians has been praised for its dedicated, sensitive, and passionate playing. This debut extends the legacy of late producer John Barnes, who brought many young artists to Avie including award-winning pianist Luiza Borac and violinist Rudens Turku. This recording was among John's final projects.

"This is truly lovely disc...the way these four musicians play together is wonderfully cohesive, sensitive and warm-hearted, and the results recall some of the finest chamber music playing of earlier decades. The sense of ensemble is something to marvel at, not just in terms of how well they play together but their collective sound: beautifully balanced and perfect for Brahms" -International Record Review

"The German-based Milanders play [Op. 25] with irresistible fire and passion. Maybe the intermezzo needs a slightly lighter touch, but they are splendid in the andante and in the Hungarian finale. The C minor seems to me a less fully realized work, but the performance is, again, very fine." -Sunday Times****

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Hochschule für Musik, Munich, Germany (03/27/2007-03/29/2007).



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>Brahms, Johannes : Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, Op. 25
  • Ensemble: Milander Quartet
  • Notes: Hochschule für Musik, Munich, Germany (03/27/2007-03/29/2007)
  • Running Time: 39 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1861

>Brahms, Johannes : Quartet for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 60
  • Ensemble: Milander Quartet
  • Notes: Hochschule für Musik, Munich, Germany (03/27/2007-03/29/2007)
  • Running Time: 35 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1875