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Piano Quartets - MOZART, W.A. / HUMMEL, J.N. / BEETHOVEN, L. van (Ames Piano Quartet)

Composer(s):Beethoven, Ludwig vanHummel, Johann NepomukMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Artist(s) Ames Piano Quartet, The, Ensemble
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue DSL-92120
Label Dorian Sono Luminus
Quality   320kbps


Charming Quartet!
Review By WH99400,March 2011

Three excellent examples of Chamber Music are featured on this disc: Mozart’s Quartet in E-flat Major, KV 452, Hummel’s Quartet in G Major, and Beethoven’s Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 16. The Mozart Quartet begins with charming and somewhat noble, playful music. The 2nd movement opens with some warm and introspective tunes (extremely well played), giving way to a rather punchy 3rd movement (Allegretto) with a catchy motive that forms the basis for the concluding section of the piece.

The Hummel Quartet is a short two movement work that opens with thematic material being passed from piano to strings, forming the basis for a dialog between the two that is both warm and organic. The 2nd movement opens with strings, but quickly gives way to striving piano music that leads to more....


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