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MAHLER, G.: Piano Quartet / FRANCK, C.: Piano Quintet (Biret Archive Edition, Vol. 5)

Composer(s):Franck, CesarMahler, Gustav
Artist(s) London String Quartet, Ensemble • Biret, Idil, piano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.571278
Label Idil Biret Archive
Quality   320kbps
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“Schönberg, insisting on the legitimate interest that attaches to every aspect of the life and person of a great man, once said he would have liked to see how Mahler tied his tie. It is in something of that spirit that one approaches the earliest Mahler work to have come down to us, the single movement for piano quartet in A minor (apparently the first movement of a projected four-movement opus), which he wrote while a student at the Vienna Conservatory, probably late in 1876 when he was 16 years old. As Mahler put it in 1893 “in the end I sent it to Moscow for a competition and it got lost”. But in fact it was found among the effects of his widow Alma after her death in 1964, in a folder labelled “early compositions”…

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