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Georges Onslow: String Quintets, Vol. 1: Nos. 20 and 26

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String Quintet No. 20 in D Minor, Op. 45  
1
I. Allegro grandioso
George Onslow; Elan Quintet
11:21
2
II. Menuetto
George Onslow; Elan Quintet
4:23
3
III. Andante cantabile
George Onslow; Elan Quintet
8:20
4
IV. Finale. Allegro innocente
George Onslow; Elan Quintet
7:09
String Quintet No. 26 in C Minor, Op. 67  
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I. Introduzione. Molto moderato e grandioso
George Onslow; Elan Quintet
13:13
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II. Scherzo
George Onslow; Elan Quintet
4:56
7
III. Andante
George Onslow; Elan Quintet
7:29
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IV. Finale. Allegretto quasi allegro
George Onslow; Elan Quintet
7:52
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    64:43
An aristocrat with a mixed heritage, Georges Onslow was highly regarded for his musical talents during his lifetime, being praised by Berlioz and Schumann and becoming known as the "French Beethoven." Onslow composed 34 string quintets at a time when the string quartet was dominant and his discovery of the double bass to replace the second cello was transformative. On this first volume devoted to his quintets, the Elan Quintet presents the world premiere recording of the String Quintet No. 20 paired with the String Quintet No. 26. Challenging notions of stringed instruments as being merely lyrical in character, these quintets are striking for their contrasts of warm expressiveness and great dramatic intensity, true hidden gems that rival the great chamber composers of the era.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded at the Auditorio de Rafelbunyol, Rafelbunyol, Valencia, Spain, December 12 - 15, 2015
Producer, engineer and editor: Phil Rowlands
Booklet notes: Katy Hamilton
Cover photo © Alex Baker
Violins: Italian, Turin, c. 1860 (I); Paolo Antonio Testore, 1737 (II)
Viola: Yuri Malinovsky, Moscow, 1991
Cello: Caressa & François, Paris, 1909
Double bass: unknown Tyrolean, c. 1750
Tuning: 442

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