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Sibelius - Complete Piano Quartets

Composer Jean Sibelius
Performer Folke Gräsbeck
Jaakko Kuusisto
Peter Lönnqvist
Taneli Turunen
Harri Viitanen
Satu Vänskä
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-1182 CD
EAN 7318590011829
Format CD
Release date Jan 2005
Total time 76'21


Fono Forum: outstanding.

As with all the great composers, the voice of Sibelius is both unique and familiar at the same time. Steeped in a Germanic tradition which he saw no need to overthrow, he nevertheless, and from the earliest times, composed music that is instantly recognizable as "Sibelian". BIS continues with its pioneering series of recordings of the earliest music of the great composer. Most of these works have been buried in libraries until now and they give us wonderful insights into the development of the composer's mind; as well as being highly listenable music in themselves. Especially when performed by these handpicked Finnish musicians. The preceding volumes of the youthful series have been warmly praised by the critics, both for their musicological value and for the performances and recording quality.
 
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  Jean Sibelius
  Quartet in D minor, JS 157 for two violins, cello and piano 32'33
01 I. Andante molto 11'34
02 II. Adagio 7'54
03 III. Menuetto 4'31
04 IV. Grave - Rondo 8'34
 
  Ljunga Wirginia. Quartet for violin, cello and piano four hands 15'40
05 I. Moderato quasi andantino - Cantabile - Recitativo 3'44
06 II. Prestissimo 3'54
07 III. Largo 1'50
08 IV. Andantino 1'27
09 V. Allegretto 0'25
10 VI. Allegro - Più vivo quasi Presto - Allegro con fuoco - Moderato 4'20
 
11 Scherzo in E minor, JS 165 for violin, cello and piano four hands 4'40
 
12 Andante Cantabile in E flat major, JS 30B for piano and harmonium 4'12
 
13 Quartet in G minor, JS 158 for violin, cello, piano and harmonium 8'47
 
14 Quartet in C minor, JS 156 for two violins, cello and piano 8'23
 
  Album total 76'21
PianoGrasbeck (Gräsbeck), Folke
Lonnqvist (Lönnqvist), Peter
ViolinKuusisto, Jaakko
Vänskä, Satu
ComposerSibelius, Jean
CelloTurunen, Taneli
HarmoniumViitanen, Harri

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