Weinberg, Bloch: Piano Quintets
The Stamic Quartet & Aneta Majerová

Weinberg, Bloch: Piano Quintets

On this album, the pianist Aneta Majerová and the Stamic Quartet present two masterworks of 20th-century chamber music. The Piano Quintet op. 18 by the unjustly neglected Polish composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg who spent most of his life in the USSR is part of a large compositional legacy by an author who is rightfully considered by some to have been – along with Shostakovich and Prokofiev – one of the three foremost Soviet composers in the 20th century. While Weinberg´s quintet is an example of the composer’s early style, Ernest Bloch´s piano quintet is one of the pieces that conclude the author’s oeuvre. Bloch, like Weinberg, was of Jewish origin and lived alternately in Switzerland and the USA.

2016
ANI 057-2
9,50 €
Moderato con moto
(Mieczysław Weinberg: Piano Quintet op. 18 (1944))
Alegretto
(Mieczysław Weinberg: Piano Quintet op. 18 (1944))
Presto
(Mieczysław Weinberg: Piano Quintet op. 18 (1944))
Largo
(Mieczysław Weinberg: Piano Quintet op. 18 (1944))
Allegro agitato
(Mieczysław Weinberg: Piano Quintet op. 18 (1944))
Animato
(Ernest Bloch: Piano Quintet no. 2 (1957))
Andante
(Ernest Bloch: Piano Quintet no. 2 (1957))
Allegro
(Ernest Bloch: Piano Quintet no. 2 (1957))
Personnel and sound:

Aneta Majerová – piano
The Stamic Quartet:
Jindřich Pazdera – violin
Josef Kekula – violin
Jan Pěruška – viola
Petr Hejný – violoncello

Recorded at: Weinberg: Czech Radio Studio No. 1, Prague / Jakub Hadraba
Bloch: HAMU Sound Studio, Prague / Ondřej Urban
Recording director: Jiří Gemrot
Mastering: Ondřej Urban

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