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Krzysztof Meyer: Piano Quartet & Piano Quintet

Silesian String Quartet, Piotr Sałajczyk

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Piano Quartet, Op. 112
Krzysztof Meyer; Szymon Krzeszowiec; Łukasz Syrnicki; Piotr Janosik; Piotr Sałajczyk
Piano Quintet, Op. 76  
I. Maestoso - Più mosso - Tempo I
Krzysztof Meyer; Kwartet Śląski; Piotr Sałajczyk
II. Misterioso
Krzysztof Meyer; Kwartet Śląski; Piotr Sałajczyk
III. Inquieto
Krzysztof Meyer; Kwartet Śląski; Piotr Sałajczyk
IV. Adagio - Presto - Tempo I
Krzysztof Meyer; Kwartet Śląski; Piotr Sałajczyk
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    64:35
While perhaps best known for his twin series of symphonies and string quartets, Polish composer Krzysztof Meyer’s mastery of the chamber medium is also revealed in the two works presented here by the Silesian String Quartet under the direction of Piotr Sałajczyk. The Piano Quartet, heard in its world premiere recording, is unusual in Meyer’s output for its one movement structure with several contrasting sections. In its scale and impact, the Piano Quintet recalls similar such pieces dating back to Brahms.
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Recorded at the Concert Hall of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, Katowice, 8–9 September 2013 (Quartet) & 3–5 November 2013 (Quintet)
Producer, Engineer & Editor: Beata Jankowska
Booklet notes: Richard Whitehouse
Publisher: Edition Pro Nova, Sonoton Musikverlag, Munich
Cover image: Ints Vikmanis / Dreamstime

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