Berlin Piano Quartet – Brahms, Faure & Schnittke: Piano Quartets (2016) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Berlin Piano Quartet – Brahms, Fauré & Schnittke: Piano Quartets (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:17:56 minutes | 734 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front cover | © RCA Red Seal / Sony Classical

Featuring the members of the Berlin Piano Quartet, strings from the world-renowned Berliner Philharmoniker and the French pianist Kim Barbier, this first album by the Berlin Piano Quartet on Sony Classical brings together works by Brahms, Fauré, and Schnittke. Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, op. 15 begins with a grand gesture. The piece was premiered on 14 February 1880 at a concert of the Société National de Musique, established to promote French orchestral and chamber music works. With irresistible momentum, it comes to an end in a rhythmically agile Finale, textured by juxtaposing triplets (predominantly in the piano) against punctuated rhythms in the strings.


Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Piano Quartet No.1 in C Minor Op.15
1 I. Allegro molto moderato 09:41
2 II. Scherzo. Allegro vivo – Trio 05:47
3 III. Adagio 07:18
4 IV. Finale. Allegro molto 08:34

Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
Piano Quartet in A Minor
5 Piano Quartet in A Minor: I. Allegro 06:44

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Piano Quartet No.1 in G Minor Op. 25
6 I. Allegro 13:37
7 II. Intermezzo. Allegro ma non troppo – Trio animato 07:54
8 III. Andante con moto 09:47
9 IV. Rondo alla Zingarese. Presto 08:35

Berlin Piano Quartet:
Christophe Horak, violin
Micha Afkham, viola
Bruno Delepelaire, violoncello
Kim Barbier, piano