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Brahms: String Quintets Nos. 1 & 2 / Takács Quartet, Lawrence Power (viola)

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Quintet for Strings no 1 in F major, Op. 88
>Brahms, Johannes : Quintet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 111
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Notes & Reviews:

The Takács Quartet is quite simply one of the world's finest and most distinguished chamber ensembles. Here they collaborate with Britain's greatest living viola player, Lawrence Power, who with his long association with The Nash Ensemble among others has also proved himself a remarkable chamber musician. Brahms's String Quintets (Opp.88 and 111) both represent landmarks of the Romantic chamber music repertoire, and demonstrate the composer's utter mastery of the genre.

Sunday Times, 6th April 2014
These fine performances make a strong case for them.

BBC Music Magazine, May 2014
Everything sounds as though it has been thought through extensively...The Takács's Brahms is like a superbly engineered road: we always know where we're going, and the views can be magnificent, but there are some interesting contours hidden beneath the tarmac.

The Observer, 17th April 2014
Try this inspiring Takács Quartet disc with Lawrence Power as guest viola, his big-boned sound matching the expressive energy of the Takács's own Geraldine Walther.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (05/19/2013-05/22/2013).



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>Brahms, Johannes : Quintet for Strings no 1 in F major, Op. 88
  • Performer: Lawrence Power (Viola)
  • Ensemble: Takács Quartet
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (05/19/2013-05/22/2013)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1882

>Brahms, Johannes : Quintet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 111
  • Performer: Lawrence Power (Viola)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (05/19/2013-05/22/2013)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1890