This page lists all recordings of Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 1 (1895), by Ernö Dohnányi (1877-1960) on CD, SACD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.
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Dohnányi - Chamber Music II
"in a fine performance such as this, the work still amazes…The Cello Sonata allows us to savour a superb partnership between Michael Kanka and Jaromir Klepac - they surmount every difficulty and Kanka's phrasing is often delightful." The Strad, November 2008
“in a fine performance such as this [Piano Quintet no 1], the work still amazes…The Cello Sonata allows us to savour a superb partnership between Michael Kanka and Jaromir Klepac – they surmount every difficulty and Kanka’s phrasing is often delightful.” Tully Potter, The Strad
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Dohnányi: Piano Quintets and Serenade
The Schubert Ensemble of London: William Howard (piano), Mayumi Seiler (violin), Douglas Paterson (viola), Jane Salmon (cello) & Peter Buckoke (double bass)
Erno” Dohnányi is the least celebrated of the seminal triumvirate of twentieth-century Hungarian composers; Zoltán Kodály and Béla Bartók have become household names, yet Dohnányi’s posthumous fame hangs upon an unrepresentative handful of compositions. This recording brings together three of his finest chamber works; the two masterful yet hugely contrasting Piano Quintets, and his remarkable essay in that most underutilized of instrumental genres, the string trio.
The Serenade in C for string trio falls within the direct lineage of models in the genre by Mozart and Beethoven, yet proves a decisive watershed for Dohnányi himself, fully articulating his nationally infused mature style for the first time. The Piano Quintets reflect an enduring and deep-rooted regard for both Brahms and Schumann, and even Mendelssohn.
“Fresh, vital and spirited performances” BBC Music Magazine
“Soaring performances … a stunning recording … this disc is easily recommended” Fanfare
“This excellent group plays with calm confidence throughout and features some notably silvery violin tone. A delightful disc” Hi-Fi News
“A clear three-star recommendation” Penguin Guide
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Dohnanyi: Piano Quintets
Lydia Artymiw (piano)
Audubon Quartet, The
Earl Wild: Schumann/Dohnányi Piano Quintets
Earl Wild (piano)
American String Orchestra, Isaiah Jackson
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“Dohnányi's First Piano Quintet, Op 1, written when the composer was only 18, is a work of abounding confidence and energy that's played here with suitable verve and exuberance. Roscoe and the Vanbrugh Quartet luxuriate in lush, romantic textures in the first movement, and delight in the melodic exchanges of the warmly expressive Adagio. Moreover, their expression of Hungarian flavour, evident in the Scherzo's jaunty cross-rhythms and the engagingly dancelike finale, has considerable charm.
The Second Quintet, written some 19 years later, shows a striking advance in technique.
Sensitive evocation of atmosphere in the first movement by Roscoe and the Vanbrugh Quartet highlights both Dohnányi's more searching harmonic language and his remarkably fresh and imaginative approach to form.
The performers deftly blend the Intermezzo's faintly Viennese character with the flamboyant toccata material, and the final movement's fusion of slow movement and finale is ingeniously turned from sombre minor to radiant major. Both the quintets display Dohnányi's considerable pianistic skills; the Suite in the OldStyle being a highly effective display of the composer's parody of Baroque keyboard techniques.
Roscoe's evident sympathy for his music contributes to this arrestingly persuasive account, which fully exploits the work's rich variety of style and technique.” Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010
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Martha Argerich & Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2007
Violin Sonata No. 1, BB 84, Sz. 75
Renaud Capuçon (violin) & Martha Argerich (piano)
Piano Trio No. 5 in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 'The Ghost'
Martha Argerich (piano), Renaud Capuçon (violin) & Mischa Maisky (cello)
Piano Quartet, WoO 36 No. 2 in D major
Karin Lechner (piano), Alissa Margulis (violin), Lida Chen (viola) & Mark Dobrinsky (cello)
Fantasie für eine Orgelwalze (Mozart/Busoni)
Martha Argerich (piano) & Lilya Zilberstein (piano)
Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 1 (1895)
Nicholas Angelich (piano), Dora Schwarzberg (violin), Lucy Hall (violin), Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg (viola) & Jorge Bosso (cello)
Grand Sextet in E flat major for piano, string quartet & double bass
Alexander Mogilevsky (piano), Lucy Hall (violin), Alissa Margulis (violin), Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg (viola), Mark Drobinsky (cello) & Enrico Fagone (doublebass)
Variations on a Theme by Paganini, for two pianos
Martha Argerich (piano) & Mauricio Vallina (piano)
Theme and Variations for Violin and Piano
Alissa Margulis (violin) & Francesdco Piemontese (piano)
Ma Mère l'Oye
Martha Argerich (piano) & Alexander Mogilevsky (piano)
Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 2 (for 2 pianos)
(transcribed for two pianos by Lucien Garban)
Sergio Tiempo (piano) & Karin Lechner (piano)
Andante and Variation for two pianos Op. 46
Martha Argerich (piano) & Gabriela Montero (piano)
Kinderszenen, Op. 15
Martha Argerich (piano)
“Some superlative music-making from Martha Argerich herself, and indeed from the classy line-up of colleagues around her.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2008 ****
“EMI's latest collection of Lugano recordings is one of the best so far, largely because it is dominated by the great lady herself - and because this is clearly the atmosphere in which Argerich is most relaxed and able to give of her dazzling, inspirational best...All the performances convey a sense of sheer enjoyment.” The Guardian, 25th April 2008 ****
“These annual live sets from the Lugano festival are one of the delights of the year.” The Observer
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