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August Klughardt: String Quartet Op. 42; Piano Quintet Op. 43 / Tobias Koch, piano

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... For any listener who loves chamber music of the romantic period, this is a must. It only took the first couple of achingly lovely seconds of the String Quartet in F Major by August Klughardt for me to feel that I had found a very special recording... Both works are characterized by sweeping gestures, a richness of sonority, and the meticulous development of motifs. The period instrument Pleyel Quartett, and fortepianist Tobias Koch provide superb performances. ... read more ...

August Klughardt, a Brahms contemporary, was a vivid personality at the turn of 19th century. As a pianist, conductor, and composer, he had an enormous reputation and influence on the cultural life of eastern Germany. His repertoire was played along with the works of Beethoven, Mozart, and Schumann. Klughardt was a close friend of the great violinist Joseph Joachim, and devoted both of these works to him.



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