Franck: String Quartet, Piano Quintet

Franck: String Quartet, Piano Quintet
Composer César Auguste Franck
Artist Mūza Rubackytė piano
Vilnius String Quartet
Format 2 CD
Cat. number 93716
EAN code 5028421937168
Release January 2009

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    About this release

    After Mūza Rubackytė’s dazzling disc of the piano music (released in May), the second Franck release on Brilliant pairs her with fellow Lithuanian musicians for the two major chamber works by the Belgian composer. Both the String Quartet and Piano Quintet are conceived on a grand scale, with the loose, long-limbed melodies and intensely worked counterpoint characteristic of Franck; as late works, they represent a summit of his musical achievement, but they demand fearsome levels of concentration from performers, which may be one reason why they are performed and recorded but rarely.

    Other information:
    - Recorded in 2008.

    Track list

    Disk 1

    1. String Quartet, D Major: Poco lento / Allegro
    2. String Quartet, D Major: Scherzo. Vivace
    3. String Quartet, D Major: Larghetto
    4. String Quartet, D Major: Finale. Allegro molto / Larghetto

    Disk 2

    1. Piano Quintet, F Minor: Molto moderato quasi lento
    2. Piano Quintet, F Minor: Lento, con molto sentimento
    3. Piano Quintet, F Minor: Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco