Classissima My classical music

 

NEWS

December 11   -   My Classical Notes

The Quintets by Johannes Brahms

This recording features the Complete String Quintets by Brahms: Brahms: String Quintet No. 1 in F major, Op. 88 String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111 Performed by Roland Glassl (viola), with the Mandelring Quartet. Brahms’ string quintets resemble self portraits. In them he presents the contrasts that characterize his musical thinking: drawing from musical history and his own creative output, he achieved a vision of something that is both new and eternally valid. He made use of the larger instrumentation to suggest expansiveness, at the same time casting the work in a terse and concise expressive form. Brahms’ quintets, masterworks of his late style, demand a precise and sensitive approach to their Performances, combining cheerfulness and melancholy, expansive ideas and compressed form, reminiscences of the past (including his own early works) and the desire to express a new and valid musical message – all this needs to be both perfectly balanced and clearly articulated. The Mandelring Quartet with Roland Glassl has pulled off such an interpretation, masterfully balancing the works’ inner tensions. Here is the music: Brahms’ string quintet Op. 88:


Read this article in its entirety on My Classical Notes...

September 17   -  Rachmaninov Symphony #1

September 17   -  Isserlis Plays Haydn, Bach, and More

September 15   -  Sept. 22-23: NY Philharmonic Concerts

September 14   -  Heavenly Schubert

September 13   -  Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts

September 11   -  Introducing Francesca Dego, violinist

September 11   -  Oct. 19: Khatia Buniatishvili Concert in Vienna

September 9   -  Barbara Bonney in Recital

September 9   -  Anna Netrebko: New Recording

September 8   -  November 24 Argerich concert Vienna

>>

Medias | Blogs | Forums |

See also...

Classissima NEWS