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Nash Ensemble
Brahms Piano Quartets 1 & 3

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Piano Quartet no. 1 in  G minor, op. 25
 
g-moll . sol mineur

1.I Allegro 14.12
2.II Intermezzo: Allegro ma non troppo 7.59
3.III Andante con moto 9.50
4.IV Rondo alla Zingarese: Presto 8.18
 
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, op. 60 
c-moll . ut mineur
 
5.I Allegro ma non troppo 10.23
6.II Scherzo: Allegro 4.23
7.III Andante 8.38
8.IV Finale: Allegro 10.12
 
Total timing: 74.03
The Nash Ensemble
Artistic Director: Amelia Freedman CBE, FRAM
 
Ian Brown piano
Marianne Thorsen   violin
Lawrence Power  viola
Paul Watkins  cello

Catalogue No: ONYX4029

This is the fourth release on ONYX from “Britain’s premier chamber ensemble” (The Times) and second in their ongoing Brahms series, a generous 74 minute coupling containing the G Minor and C Minor Piano Quartets. 
The Brahms String Sextet recording (ONYX4019) showed the world the quality of the current Nash ensemble, garnering rave reviews around the world, including a Gramophone Editor’s Choice “Gorgeous chamber music-making -  urgently recommended” (Fanfare) “A red wine, red-meat disc from the must-have boutique label" (Independent on Sunday)
This new recording is produced by the legendary Andrew Keener who will also produce the next title in the series, the String Quintets for ONYX in December and the remaining Piano Quartet coupled with the Clarinet Trio in 2009.
The Nash Ensemble, having recently celebrated their 40th Anniversary, are having something of a golden period, and their previous ONYX discs of Turnage world premieres (ONYX4005) and Mendelssohn Piano Trios (ONYX4011) receiving rave reviews.
 

 

 

 

 

 


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Title
Duration
MP3
1
Brahms, Johannes
Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor op. 25: I Allegro
14:13
2
Brahms, Johannes
Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor op. 25: II Intermezzo: Allegro ma non troppo
08:00
3
Brahms, Johannes
Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor op. 25: III Andante con moto
09:51
4
Brahms, Johannes
Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor op. 25: IV Rondo alla Zingarese: Presto
08:19
5
Brahms, Johannes
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor op. 60: I Allegro ma non troppo
10:24
6
Brahms, Johannes
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor op. 60: II Scherzo: Allegro
04:23
7
Brahms, Johannes
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor op. 60: III Andante
08:40
8
Brahms, Johannes
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor op. 60: IV Finale: Allegro
10:11

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1. Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor, op. 25: I Allegro
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2. Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor, op. 25: IV Rondo alla Zingarese: Presto
1:37
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3. Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, op. 60: I Allegro ma non troppo
1:35
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4. Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, op. 60: II Scherzo: Allegro
1:04
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5. Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, op. 60: III Andante
1:04
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