Franck - String Quartet & Piano Quintet

Naxos: 8572009

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Franck - String Quartet & Piano Quintet

Awards:

Gramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - February 2010

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8572009
(8.572009)

Discs:

1

Release date:

26th Oct 2009

Barcode:

0747313200979

Length:

78 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Franck - String Quartet & Piano Quintet


Franck, C:

String Quartet in D major

Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 14

Cristina Ortiz (piano)


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Cristina Ortiz and the Fine Arts Quartet again join forces for this recording of Franck’s Piano Quintet.The extraordinary emotional range of this work is unified by the tight thematic relationships typical of the composer’s ‘cyclic’ structuring.

His String Quartet, composed ten years later, is a summit of Franck’s achievement, also cyclically conceived and revealing his admiration of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Brahms.

Cesar Franck: String Quartet in D major, M. 9

I. Poco lento - Allegro

II. Scherzo: Vivace

III. Larghetto

IV. Finale: Allegro molto

Cesar Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor, M. 7

I. Molto moderato quasi lento

II. Lento, con molto sentimento

III. Allegro non troppo ma con fuoco

BBC Music Magazine

Christmas 2009

****

“The Fine Arts Quartet… are at their very best in both slow movements, with Christina Ortiz matching their ebb and flow perfectly in the Quintet.”

Gramophone Magazine

February 2010

“Ortiz and her colleagues realise all of Franck's pent-up feeling in a performance of a special musical refinement and commitment… The Fine Arts Quartet, too, are entirely at home in the very different scope of the String Quartet, relishing both the music's contrapuntal intricacy and its full-blown romanticism.”

Penguin Guide

2011 edition

“very fine accounts of both masterpieces. They have ardour and finesse in equal measure.”

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