Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 14 (with Debussy - String Quartet in G minor)

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Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 14 (with Debussy - String Quartet in G minor)
Takács Quartet, with Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

[ Hyperion / CD ]

Release Date: Sunday 5 June 2016

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Franck's Piano Quintet and Debussy's String Quartet make an apt and unusual coupling, each work its composer's only, unsurpassable, contribution to the genre. Both receive authoritative performances from Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács Quartet..

"When the seasoned artistry of the Takács Quartet blends with the thoughtful brilliance of Marc-André Hamelin, a rare alchemy occurs...To Debussy's luminous and under-appreciated String Quartet of 1893 the Takács bring all their intelligence, skill, taste and virtuosity." (Gramophone Editor's Choice June 2016)

"[The Franck has] the same big, romantic sound and emotional intensity of the violin sonata, beautifully brought out here by Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács in a stirring, virtuosic recording...there's no questioning the Takács's ability to play the Debussy String Quartet wonderfully. Something less corporeal, a little more elusive and vaporous, would have made it even better." (The Observer)

Tracks:

Debussy:
String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

Franck, C:
Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 14