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Track(s) taken from CDH55379

Piano Quartet No 3 in G major

composer
1946

Room-Music, Charles Sewart (violin), Yuko Inoue (viola), Philip De Groote (cello), Stephen Coombs (piano)
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Recording details: May 2003
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: February 2004
Total duration: 21 minutes 53 seconds

Cover artwork: The Balloon (detail) (1899) by Felix Vallotton (1865-1925)
Musée d'Orsay, Paris / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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Allegro assai  [1'45]
3
Andante  [8'13]
4
Allegro assai  [4'48]

In the Piano Quartet (1946), the opening Allegretto moderato, after the easy and graceful opening subject, adopts a more muscular and impassioned character. Melodic charm and restfulness in the Andante are interrupted by the central passage which sails into troubled and expressive waters and the finale (Allegro assai) rolls gracefully to its compelling conclusion.

from notes by Jeremy Filsell © 2004

Dans le Quatuor avec piano (1946), l’Allegretto moderato initial (après l’aisance et la grâce du thème initial) adopte un climat plus noueux, plus passionné. Le charme mélodique et le repos de l’Andante sont interrompus par le passage central qui vogue en eaux troubles et expressives, et le finale (Allegro assai) avance avec grâce vers sa conclusion impérieuse.

extrait des notes rédigées par Jeremy Filsell © 2004
Français: Isabelle Battioni

Der erste Satz, Allegretto moderato, des Klavierquartetts (1946) nimmt nach einem leichten und anmutigen ersten Thema einen kraftvolleren und leidenschaftlicheren Charakter. Die Ruhe und der melodische Charme des Andante werden durch einen Mittelteil unterbrochen, der sich in aufgewühlte und expressive Gefilde begibt, während das Finale (Allegro assai) auf sehr elegante Weise zu einem bezwingenden Schluss kommt.

aus dem Begleittext von Jeremy Filsell © 2004
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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