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Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3; Schumann: Piano Quartet / Pro Arte Piano Quartet

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Quartet for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 60
>Schumann, Robert : Quartet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 47
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

American Record Guide, November/December 2014
The pieces themselves are played with a kind of alert elegance, led by the crisp pianism of Crowson. This is playing of high quality and integrity; it strikes me as true chamber music, music intended for a small intimate space, not projected into a large hall. Sonics are first rate, particularly considering the recording date.

Gramophone Magazine
The Brahms in particular gets a very sympathetic recording with a warm, full acoustic that suits it perfectly, and both here and in the Schumann the balance is such that while the piano's power is never inhibited the strings are not overpowered.

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Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 1971.



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Quartet for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 60
  • Ensemble: Pro Arte Piano Quartet
  • Running Time: 31 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1875

>Schumann, Robert : Quartet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 47
  • Ensemble: Pro Arte Piano Quartet
  • Running Time: 26 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1842