℗ 2010 Chandos

Fauré: Piano Quintets Nos. 1 and 2

Schubert Ensemble

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Piano Quintet No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 89  
I. Molto moderato
Gabriel Fauré; Schubert Ensemble
II. Adagio
Gabriel Fauré; Schubert Ensemble
III. Allegretto moderato
Gabriel Fauré; Schubert Ensemble
Piano Quintet No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 115  
I. Allegro moderato
Gabriel Fauré; Schubert Ensemble
II. Allegro vivo
Gabriel Fauré; Schubert Ensemble
III. Andante moderato
Gabriel Fauré; Schubert Ensemble
IV. Allegro molto
Gabriel Fauré; Schubert Ensemble
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    60:14
"... committed performances vividly recorded."
- Gramophone

"Four Stars. It is hard not to be beguiled by the charms of Fauré when played with the kind of understanding displayed by the Schubert Ensemble ... each of the string players combines beauty with incisiveness."
- BBC Music Magazine

"Editor’s Choice ... Fauré’s music truly lives under the Schubert Ensemble’s fingers ... full textures are beautifully balanced, harmonic and melodic contrasts are expertly worked ... the musical lines breathe and soar ... the players beautifully draw out the progressive harmonies and textural variety."
- Classic FM

Award-winning chamber music group the Schubert Ensemble is passionate about the music of Fauré and has championed the reflective and highly individual Quintets on which Fauré broke new ground: in fusing pre-Baroque modes with the traditional tonal system, he created a fluid sense of constantly shifting harmony which is inimitably his own. The fluidity is apparently effortless, but if you listen closely to the two Piano Quintets on this album you will hear great drama, tension and profound emotion, all skilfully executed by the Schubert Ensemble.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

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