℗ 2013 Chandos
 

Enescu: Piano Trio - Piano Quintet - Aria and Scherzino

Remus Azoitei, Schubert Ensemble

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Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 29  
1
I. Con moto molto moderato -
George Enescu; Schubert Ensemble
8:37
2
I. Andante sostenuto e cantabile
George Enescu; Schubert Ensemble
11:13
3
II. Vivace, ma non troppo - Più tranquillo - A tempo I - Più tranquillo -
George Enescu; Schubert Ensemble
4:56
4
II. L'istesso tempo
George Enescu; Schubert Ensemble
8:50
Piano Trio in A Minor  
5
I. Allegro moderato
George Enescu; Schubert Ensemble
7:00
6
II. Allegretto con variazioni. Allegretto moderato - Presto - Allegro piacevole - Tempo di Siciliano lento
George Enescu; Schubert Ensemble
5:50
7
III. Andante - Vivace amabile
George Enescu; Schubert Ensemble
8:11
Aria and Scherzino (edited by S. Lupu)  
8
Aria. Lent
George Enescu; Remus Azoitei; Schubert Ensemble
2:14
9
Scherzino. Assez vif
George Enescu; Remus Azoitei; Schubert Ensemble
3:07
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    59:58
"... a splendidly idiomatic performance from Romanian violinist Remus Azoitei, light of touch but deep of perception. The two chamber pieces that are the main works are admirably played by the Schubert Ensemble ..."
- Gramophone

"... I can’t recall a time that the Schubert Ensemble has disappointed me and their performances on this disc are no exception. This is a significant addition to Enescu’s chamber music discography and a beautifully produced recording that is strongly recommended to all.”
- Fanfare

In addition to being a world-class violinist, pianist, conductor and teacher, George Enescu was a renowned composer. This is the Schubert Ensemble’s second album devoted to works by Enescu, which includes the brief Aria and Scherzino for violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano and the Piano Quintet which, like the Piano Trio, was left unperformed for the duration of the composer’s lifetime. This work is inspired partly by folk dances and partly by the compositional style of Enescu’s teacher, Gabriel Fauré.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk; 1 and 2 October 2012 (Piano Trio) & 22 and 23 January 2013 (other works)
Recording producer: Jeremy Hayes
Sound engineer: Jonathan Cooper
Assistant engineer: Paul Quilter
Editor: Ben Connellan
A & R administrator: Mary McCarthy
Front cover: ‘Reflejo’, photograph © Carmen Moreno Photography / Getty Images
Design and typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative
Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen
Publishers: Éditions Salabert S.A., Paris (Piano Quintet), S.C. Editura Muzicală SRL, Bucharest (Piano Trio), Editura Institutului Cultural Român, Bucharest (Aria and Scherzino)

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