Piano Quintets

Small instrumental groups with or without piano
User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 1872
Joined: Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:51 am
Instruments played, if any: Piano, Harpsichord, Organ, Piano Accordian, Button Accordian, Anglo and Duet Concertinas, Oboe, Cor Anglais, 6 & 12 string guitars, 5-string banjo.
Music Scores: Yes
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: Piano Quintets

Post by fredbucket » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:25 am

ilu wrote:I am interested in a quintet for piano and strings by F. J. Haydn. M. Clementi or W. A. Mozart to be performed by piano student (intermediate level).
These three did not write any piano quintets - by which I take it you mean Pf,Vl1,Vl2,Va,Vc. It is generally thought that Luigi Boccherini was the first composer to write for this combination - there are two of his quintets on IMSLP. Otherwise, it was kickstarted as a combination by Robert Schumann.

I would look at the Boccherinis.


Posts: 886
Joined: Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:30 pm
Instruments played, if any: Piano
Music Scores: Yes

Re: Piano Quintets

Post by Jean-Séb » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:01 am

It seems that Giordani quintets might predate Boccherini's by a few years. But they are, of course, not as well known.
https://books.google.fr/books?id=YHVDcB ... &q&f=false

Posts: 644
Joined: Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:05 am
Instruments played, if any: Piano
Music Scores: Yes
Location: Mexico.

Re: Piano Quintets

Post by ilu » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:00 pm

Fred and Jean-Séb:

Thank you for the explanations and recommendations.

My first idea was to choose some divertimentos by F-J-Haydn, but as I recall include other instruments as well as strings.

I will look at the Boccherini's and Giodani's.

In this case, Steibelt's and Dussek's are great options, as suggested by Jean-Séb.

Best regards.

Quo melius Illac

Posts: 865
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:40 am
Instruments played, if any: guitar, bass guitar
Music Scores: Yes

Re: Piano Quintets

Post by caostotale » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:38 am

The score and parts of Oleg Eiges' piano quintet. I hope to someday access a copy of his piano trio.

Oleg Konstantinovich EIGES (EYGES)
Piano Quintet (1961)
Eiges, O - Piano Quintet (1961).pdf
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Post Reply