Piano Quartets

Small instrumental groups with or without piano

Re: Piano Quartets

Postby Timtin » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:39 pm

lutoslawski wrote:Does anyone know or have some music for piano quartets with the combination 2 violin, cello and piano?

Until now i only discovered that korngold wrote a suite for that combination.

Tony

Korngold's seems to be the best known, but there are also several Trio Sonatas
by Corelli, Handel, Purcell and Telemann where there are published versions
which use this combination.
Also, there are some light-weight works by Haydn, Neil Edwards, and Jeremie Brenner, apparently.

http://www.jwpepper.com/Strings_Solo_En ... Piano.list

http://www.free-scores.com/free-sheet-m ... TEGORIE=80
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Re: Piano Quartets

Postby lutoslawski » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:53 pm

Thank you timtin for your help. I think the baroques are the best to arrange. Afterall a violin can play a flute o an oboe part.

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Re: Piano Quartets

Postby Timtin » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:59 am

Following the recent release on Chandos of the Schubert Ensemble's recording
of the 2 Enescu Piano Quartets, I have three questions:- it is worth buying,
are the full scores available anywhere, and is there any justification in the
claim, sometimes made, that he was the greatest composer whose greatness
wasn't recognised. (To me, this third question is self-contradictory!)
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Re: Piano Quartets

Postby rob » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:21 am

I have a recording of Enescu's Second Piano Quartet - very beautiful piece...
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Re: Piano Quartets

Postby minacciosa » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:31 pm

Enesco should be mentioned in the same category as Bartok, Shostakovich and Stravinsky. For proof, hear the 3rd Symphony and the opera Oedipe.
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Re: Piano Quartets

Postby rob » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:29 pm

minacciosa wrote:Enesco should be mentioned in the same category as Bartok, Shostakovich and Stravinsky. For proof, hear the 3rd Symphony and the opera Oedipe.

I think I would probably agree if I knew more of his works, though I have almost everything, so I have no excuse really! The recording I have of the Second Quartet is by Gidon Kremer and is stunning, but no longer available it seems.

Shall I start an Enescu thread? We don't have enough single composer threads.
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Re: Piano Quartets

Postby WCosand » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:46 am

This post has nothing to do with piano quartets, although I love them.
The Enesco octet always seemed impressive to me, especially for a teenaged composer. The most interesting piece of his I have performed is the violin sonata number three:
http://waltercosand.com/CosandScores/Co ... Cosand.mp3
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Re: Piano Quartets

Postby alfor » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:56 pm

A true 19th-century masterpiece:

Friedrich GERNSHEIM
Quartett (No. 3 F-dur) für
Pianoforte, Violine, Viola und Violoncell op. 47
Gernsheim Piano Quartet op.47 A.pdf
Gernsheim Piano Quartet op.47 B.pdf
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Re: Piano Quartets

Postby caostotale » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:34 pm

Here's an unusual piece. Looking through what works lists are available, I suppose the 'sonata no. 1' is the solo piano one he wrote 50 years earlier during his student years. Whatever the case may be, Aladov ('Aladau' in Belorussian) was one of the major composers active in Minsk and left behind a huge body of chamber works, symphonies, etc... during his career. Very few of these works saw publication outside of that region. We've previously seen his first string quartet and a few pieces for violin and piano:

Nikolai Ilyich ALADOV (ALADAU) (Belarus)
Sonata no. 2, for two violins, cello, and piano, op. 131 (1962)
Aladov - Sonata no. 2, for two violins, cello, and piano, op. 131 (1962).pdf
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Re: Piano Quartets

Postby Timtin » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:43 pm

The RCM wants funds to restore scores.
http://www.rcm.ac.uk/supportus/waystosu ... 0final.pdf
Mozart's Piano Concerto K595 arranged as a piano
quartet by Hummel would be nice to see restored!
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