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Goldner Quartet and Piers Lane

The acclaimed Australian string quartet play Webern's Langsamer Satz, Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 9 in E flat and are joined by Piers Lane for Korngold's Piano Quintet.

The acclaimed Australian string quartet are joined by their compatriot Piers Lane for a 20th century programme. Webern's Langsamer Satz from 1905 is a lush, Romantic-sounding work, closer to Brahms than his subsequent austere and pared-down 12-tone music. Korngold's 1921 Piano Quintet, too, is very much of a part of the same late-Romantic Viennese idiom - a style Korngold would shortly to take to Hollywood. From 1964, and dedicated to his third wife, Shostakovich's ninth quartet, in contrast to much of his quartet output, shows the composer in a relatively positive mood.

Recorded yesterday at Wigmore Hall and introduced by Martin Handley.

Webern: Langsamer Satz
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 9 in E flat, Op. 117

Interval

Korngold: Piano Quintet in E, Op. 15

Goldner String Quartet
Piers Lane (piano)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Anton Webern

    Langsamer Satz

    Ensemble: Goldner String Quartet.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    String Quartet No 9

    Ensemble: Goldner String Quartet.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Much Ado About Nothing Suite, Op 11

    Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg. Conductor: Marc Albrecht.
    • Pentatone.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Piano Quintet

    Performer: Piers Lane. Ensemble: Goldner String Quartet.
  • Frédéric d’Erlanger

    Piano Quintet (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Piers Lane. Ensemble: Goldner String Quartet.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Keyboard Fantasias, TWV 33 - 2. Douzaine

    Performer: John Butt.

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