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Offline The new erato

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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2009, 01:34:18 PM »
No love for the Curzon/Budapest on Naxos Historical?

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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2009, 01:44:51 PM »
I like the Rubinstein/Guarnieri in all the Brahms. Alas, i don't think they recorded all of the quintets.

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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2009, 03:53:16 PM »
I like the Rubinstein/Guarnieri in all the Brahms. Alas, i don't think they recorded all of the quintets.

Yup that's where I place my vote too.  And their Schumann is to die for. :)

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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2009, 04:08:44 PM »
Here's mine, Bruce!  ;D


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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2009, 12:16:25 AM »
I like the Rubinstein/Guarnieri in all the Brahms. Alas, i don't think they recorded all of the quintets.

Bruce, try to get the piano quartets by them as well.
The trios with Szeryng and Fournier are less desirable, though still very good.

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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2009, 12:27:22 AM »
My favorites:

Eschenbach with the Amadeus Quartet, very simple and natural, good dynamic in the last movement.

The Janacek Quartet, sublime, with Bernathova. But they would deserve a better pianist.

Aller and the Hollywood Quartet, very coherent but a bit pale in the first and fourth movements.

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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2009, 10:28:03 AM »
Here's mine, Bruce!  ;D

Looks like a suitably Apollonian reading.  ;D

Bruce, try to get the piano quartets by them as well.
The trios with Szeryng and Fournier are less desirable, though still very good.

Q

Thanks, I may just do that. 

My favorites:

Eschenbach with the Amadeus Quartet, very simple and natural, good dynamic in the last movement.

The Janacek Quartet, sublime, with Bernathova. But they would deserve a better pianist.

Aller and the Hollywood Quartet, very coherent but a bit pale in the first and fourth movements.

Sounds like I need to hear the Eschenbach, for sure.  Thank you, and everyone else, for these helpful comments. 

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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2009, 11:16:42 PM »
Nobody's mentioned the 2 I have:

Serkin/Budapest Qt. on (originally) Columbia - if Sony ever re-issued it, I missed it

Jando/Kodaly Qt. on Naxos - I bought this mainly to get the attached Schumann 5tet, but wound up listening a lot to the Brahms anyway. A swifter, lighter approach than the Serkin

I don't know how these stack up against others, but they were enough to convince me this is one of the greatest chamber works ever written, which says something in their favor I think.
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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2009, 12:15:22 AM »
Nobody's mentioned the 2 I have:

Serkin/Budapest Qt. on (originally) Columbia - if Sony ever re-issued it, I missed it


No love for the Curzon/Budapest on Naxos Historical?

This must be the same. What do you think about it, I have only heard it a couple of times but remember it as exciting.

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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2009, 12:40:13 AM »
This must be the same.

Nope, 2 different recordings - one is Serkin, one is Curzon.
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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2009, 01:59:40 AM »
Nope, 2 different recordings - one is Serkin, one is Curzon.
Stupid of me to oversee that. Sorry. I would love to hear the Serkin.

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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2009, 02:14:55 AM »
I would love to hear the Serkin.

It's a big-boned, symphonic-sounding performance with a lot of atmosphere - brings out the "massiveness" of the score quite well.
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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2009, 03:45:46 AM »
Any thoughts on Prazak Qtet/Klansky on Praga? It's hybrid SACD, DSD, O.B.E. and whatnot. Lemco from audad seems to like it a lot.

http://www.audaud.com/article.php?ArticleID=1198


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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2009, 10:28:28 AM »
Used copies of the one I have (and enjoy) can be had on amazon for $3:


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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2009, 02:15:04 PM »
Used copies of the one I have (and enjoy) can be had on amazon for $3:



The CD artwork reminds me of this picture on my computer ...

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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2009, 03:40:10 PM »
Bruce,

I have the Amadeus Quartet w/ Eschenbach.  Of course, just like everything else, it is the only recording I have.  0:)
I would like to second this recommendation (if indeed it is intended as one). It comes in a collection with the quintets and sextets in various formations. A very nice overview of Brahms's career, spanning as it does from op. 18 to op. 115

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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2009, 04:38:37 PM »
Another rendition I love is one by Dezso Ranki and (I think) the Bartok Quartet on a '70s Hungaraton recording--this one exceptionally lively and just raw enough to make you get the idea that musicians were having one hell of a good time playing the piece.

Just popping in to (finally) affirm that my memory was actually working here--it was indeed the Bartok Quartet w/ Ranki--and it was released both as an individual LP performance and as part of a multi-LP (2 box) package of Brahms' chamber works. Quite a nice one. Does anyone know if it was ever released on CD later?

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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2009, 05:11:05 AM »
Just popping in to (finally) affirm that my memory was actually working here--it was indeed the Bartok Quartet w/ Ranki--and it was released both as an individual LP performance and as part of a multi-LP (2 box) package of Brahms' chamber works. Quite a nice one. Does anyone know if it was ever released on CD later?

Dirk


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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2009, 06:54:57 AM »


Kewl. Thanks, Drasko. Strange, though...I note that one of your images came from Amazon, yet when I checked Amazon US last night after my post, I couldn't find the rascally little CD. Perhaps my search skills need further refinement.
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Re: Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34
« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2009, 10:09:02 AM »
I see the Gould/Juillard is on the March prerelease lists. Anybody know that?