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Saint-Saëns: Piano Quintet & String Quartet No. 1
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Saint-Saëns: Piano Quintet & String Quartet No. 1

These two chamber works represent Camille Saint-Saëns’ early perfection and his expressive classical mature style. Brilliance and an unerring sense of form; calm, melancholy resting and energetic gestures; romantic vocal qualities and exquisite compositional art – the contrasts characterising Saint-Saëns’ musical idiom are perfectly realised by the Quartetto di Cremona. more...

Andrea Lucchesini | Andrea Lumachi
Quartetto di Cremona

Camille Saint-Saëns

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"Lucchesini plays with brilliant deftness, while the Cremona Quartet demonstrate their trademark combination of Italianate flair and immaculate ensemble." (Sunday Times) more...

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Six Italians and one Frenchman: a consummate realisation of Saint-Saëns' multifaceted musical idiom.

For its latest CD featuring works by Camille Saint-Saëns, the award-winning Quartetto di Cremona draws on sixteen years of giving concerts and making recordings. Leading Italian pianist Andrea Lucchesini joins the ensemble for the Piano Quintet: the third movement of the work is presented here in the rare version adding a double bass (ad lib.).

These two chamber music works of the French composer represent crucial stages in his oeuvre: the Piano Quintet, a work of early perfection, demonstrates Saint-Saëns' engagement with German Romanticism, particularly with Robert Schumann and his formal idiom. The String Quartet, marking the transition into his late style, represents the first chamber piece in which Saint-Saëns leaves out his own instrument, the piano. Here, his version of the classical style - clear forms and a colourful expressive spectrum - becomes especially clear. Brilliance and an unerring sense of form; calm, melancholy resting and energetic gestures; romantic vocal qualities and exquisite compositional art - the contrasts characterising Saint-Saëns' musical idiom are perfectly realised by the Quartetto di Cremona.

    Fanfare
    Fanfare | March 2017 | Jerry Dubins | March 1, 2017 | source: http://www.fanfa...

    It’s quite surprising, really, how few ensembles have taken up these two chamber works by Saint-Saëns. Currently there are fewer than half a dozen…

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    L’excellent Quartetto di Cremona, lancé pour le même éditeur dans une intégrale des Quatuors de Beethoven, brille d’un feu sombre dans le vaste Quintette, mariant son geste à celui si éloquent du pianiste, alors qu’il distille une lumière tout autre au long des prospectives et des inventions brillantes du Premier Quatuor (1899), bien plus couru au disque.…

    BBC Music Magazine
    BBC Music Magazine | February 2017 | Roger Nichols | February 1, 2017

    Although Saint-Saens is often called a youthful prodigy, as such he wasn't really of the calibre of Mozart or Mendelssohn. His Piano Quintet, written…

    American Record Guide
    American Record Guide | January 2017 | Donald R Vroon | January 1, 2017

    The Piano Quintet has not been recorded often; the same composer’s Piano Quartet has been recorded more. I have three recordings of the quintet, and…

    Gramophone
    Gramophone | December 2016 | Jeremy Nicholas | December 1, 2016

    The choice of the first of Saint-Saëns’s two string quartets is a rather apt pairing with the Quintet in that the early Op 14 was written to…

    Fono Forum Musik: 4/5 Sternen
    Fono Forum | Dezember 2016 | Christoph Vratz | December 1, 2016

    Groß ist die Auswahl an Einspielungen des Klavierquintetts von Camille Saint-Saëns nicht. Neuere Aufnahmen stammen von Cristina Ortiz und dem Fine…

    Rondo Rondo - 4 Noten
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    www.takt1.de
    www.takt1.de | 01.11.2016 | November 1, 2016 | source: https://www.takt...

    [...] das Streichquartett Nr. 1 zeigt eine tiefe Innerlichkeit, bricht aber immer wieder emotional aus: Kongenial komponiert und interpretiert: Strukturell klar und elegant, nicht überbauschend expressiv.…

    Sunday Times
    Sunday Times | 23.10.2016 | SP | October 23, 2016

    Lucchesini plays with brilliant deftness, while the Cremona Quartet demonstrate their trademark combination of Italianate flair and immaculate ensemble.…

    WDR 3
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    Im Porträt: Das Quartetto di Cremona

    Es gibt heute nur noch wenige renommierte italienische Streichquartett. Das Quartetto di Cremona ist seit 16 Jahren eines davon. Das Quartett wird…

    Radio Bremen
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    BROADCAST Magazin Klassikwelt

    Sendebeleg siehe PDF!…

    www.myclassicalnotes.com
    www.myclassicalnotes.com | September 28, 2016 | September 28, 2016 | source: http://www.mycla...

    I was hardly familiar with the chamber music by Camille Saint-Saens until I came across this new recording. [...] the music is beautifully presented by the Quartetto di Cremona.…

    Kulturspiegel
    Kulturspiegel | 09/2016 | Dr. Johannes Saltzwedel | September 1, 2016

    Edle Spätromantik mit dem Quartetto di Cremona und Andrea Lucchesini am Klavier.…

    Der neue Merker
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    Das schönste französische Klavierquintett und Streichquartett von sechs famosen Italienern glorios interpretiert – Vive l‘Italie!

    Bei Audite ist ein kompletter Streichquartettzyklus von Beethoven im Entstehen, und schon jetzt kann gesagt werden, dass er neue Maßstäbe setzt und in seiner strukturellen Klarheit, aristokratischen Eleganz, gediegenen Sanglichkeit und klanglichen Rafinesse schwer zu überbieten sein wird. …

Saint-Saëns: Piano Quintet & String Quartet No. 1 (audite 97.728)

article number: 97.728
EAN barcode: 4022143977281
price group: BCA
release date: 2. September 2016
total time: 63 min.

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