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Schumann: Klavierquintett, etc / Argerich, Hall, Imai, et al

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44
>Schumann, Robert : Andante and Variations for 2 Pianos, 2 Cellos and Horn in B flat major, Op. 46
>Schumann, Robert : Phantasiestucke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73
>Schumann, Robert : Marchenbilder for viola (or violin) & piano, Op. 113
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Argerich and her colleagues may be an ad hoc group, but they play very well together, with careful attention to unity of attack and matching timbres and sonorities. They give us an exhilarating account of the Quintet, with Argerich leading a typically brilliant performance that is tense, tempestuous, and lyrical." - Morin, ARG

Gramophone Magazine
A compelling live recording of vital, vivacious music-making...Argerich has rarely sounded more radiant and less fraught, inspiring her partners to an ultimate eloquence and vivacity...everything is so vital and concentrated that it sounds new-minted, recreated as it were in the first flush of inspiration.

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
After 'one memorable day of rehearsal', as the introductory note puts it, Martha Argerich and a group of friends recorded this programme at a public concert in Holland 'with the enthusiasm and intimate inspiration of a house-party'. The rarity is the Andante and Variations, Op 46, here brought up with all the spontaneous freshness of new discovery in a performance as enjoyable for its self-generating continuity as its diversity.

Argerich and her fellow pianist, Rabinovitch divide keyboard responsibilities in the remainder of the programme. Her own major triumph comes in the Quintet (with truly inspirational help from Maisky's cello). Every note tingles with life and colour in an arrestingly imaginative reading of exemplary textural transparency. In none of the more familiar works in the concert is that little extra stimulus of live as opposed to studio recording combined with more finesse and finish than here.

In the smaller pieces Argerich reaffirms herself as an artist of 'temperament', much given to the impulse of the moment. The recording itself is pleasingly natural. And there's heartening audience applause as a further reminder that we're at a live performance.



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Works Details

>Schumann, Robert : Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44
  • Performers: Mischa Maisky (Cello); Dora Schwarzberg (Violin); Lucia Hall (Violin); Nobuko Imai (Viola); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1842

>Schumann, Robert : Andante and Variations for 2 Pianos, 2 Cellos and Horn in B flat major, Op. 46
  • Performers: Mischa Maisky (Cello); Marie-Luise Neunecker (Horn); Alexandre Rabinovitch (Piano); Natalia Gutman (Cello); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Schumann, Robert : Phantasiestücke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73
  • Performers: Natalia Gutman (Cello); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849

>Schumann, Robert : Märchenbilder for viola (or violin) & piano, Op. 113
  • Performers: Nobuko Imai (Viola); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851