Brahms: Chamber Music
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This collection of five of Brahms's chamber music masterpieces includes four with piano and all of these feature the supreme artistry of Andras Schiff. Both the quintets – for clarinet and for piano – are included; the recording of the Clarinet Quintet with Peter Schmidl with members of the New Vienna Octet, receives its first release on CD. The rarest of the chamber works on this collection is the set of Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann. Composed in 1854 for piano four-hands, Brahms's biographer Malcolm MacDonald called it a 'special act of solace' for Clara Schumann, to whom they were dedicated. In fact, the title page reads, 'Minor Variations on a Theme by Him, Dedicated to Her'. Here, Schiff is joined by his Hungarian compatriot Sir Georg Solti, at the piano. Also representing Hungary on this collection is the Takacs Quartet.
|Primary Format - Music||CD|
|Artist||SCHIFF, ANDRAS / VIENNA OCTET / TAKACS QUARTET|
|Music Genre Primary||Classical|