Ames Piano Quartet: Complete Dorian Recordings 1989-2009

Ames Piano Quartet: Complete Dorian Recordings 1989-2009

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Artist: The Ames Piano Quartet, Mahlon Darlington (violin), George Work (cello), Jonathan Sturm (violist), William David (piano)

Composers: Antonin Dvorak, Gabriel Faure, Richard Strauss, Charles-Marie Widor, Robert Schumann, Johanness Brahms, Joseph Suk, Vitezslav Novak, Bohuslav Martinu, Paul Juon, Sergei Taneyev, Alexander Borodin, Ernest Chausson, Camille Saint-Saens

Format: 1 CD

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The Ames Piano Quartet, the resident chamber music ensemble at Iowa State University, holds a unique position in the chamber music field as one of the few piano quartets in the world. The combination of their lush string sound, blended with the orchestral quality of the piano, produces an exquisite and rare sonority that The Washington Post aptly described as "one of the most heavenly combinations of instruments around."

This set, which contains passionate and brilliant interpretations of some of the greatest music in the piano repertoire, embodies all of the releases by the ensemble over the last 20 years on Dorian Recordings, plus a bonus CD of two works that have never before been released on Dorian.


Track List

Disc 1-Antonin Dvořák: The Two Piano Quartets
Piano Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 23
1. Allegro Moderato
2. Andantino
3. Finale
Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 87
4. Allegro con fuoco
5. Lento
6. Allegro Moderato, grazioso
7. Finale

Disc 2-Fauré: The Two Piano Quartets
Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15
1. Allegro molto moderato
2. Scherzo: Allegro vivo
3. Adagio
4. Allegro molto
Piano Quartet No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 45
5. Allegro molto moderato
6. Allegro molto
7. Adagio non troppo
8. Allegro molto

Disc 3-Strauss and Widor Piano Quartets
Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 13
Richard Strauss
1. Allegro
2. Scherzo: Presto
3. Andante
4. Finale: Vivace
Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 66
Charles-Marie Widor
5. Allegro moderato
6. Adagio
7. Vivace
8. Allegro ma non troppo

Disc 4-Piano Quartets of Schumann and Brahms
Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47
Robert Schumann
1. Sostenuto assai-Allegro ma non troppo
2. Scherzo: Molto vivace
3. Andante cantabile
4. Finale: Vivace
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25
Johannes Brahms
5. Allegro
6. Intermezzo: Allegro ma non troppo
7. Andante con molto
8. Rondo alla Zingarese

Disc 5-The Russian Piano Quartet
Paul Juon
Rhapsody, Op. 37
1. Moderato
2. Allegretto
3. Sostenuto
Sergei Taneyev
Piano Quartet in E Major, Op. 20
4. Allegro brillante
5. Adigio più tosto largo
6. Finale: Allegro molto
Alexander Borodin
Polovetsian Dances
7. Polovetsian Dances

Disc 6-The Russian Piano Quartet
Paul Juon
Rhapsody, Op. 37
1. Moderato
2. Allegretto
3. Sostenuto
Sergei Taneyev
Piano Quartet in E Major, Op. 20
4. Allegro brillante
5. Adigio piu tosto largo
6. Finale: Allegro molto
Alexander Borodin
Polovetsian Dances
7. Polovetsian Dances

Disc 7-Czech Piano Quartets
Joseph Suk
Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 1
1. Allegro appassionato
2. Adatio
3. Allegro can fuoco
Vitezslav Novák
Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 7
4. Andante
5. Scherzino: Allegretto comodo
6. Rondo: Allegro
Bohuslav Martinu
Piano Quartet (1942)
7. Poco allegro
8. Adagio
9. Allegretto poco moderato

Disc 8-Piano Quartets of Chausson and Saint-Saëns
Ernest Chausson
Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 30
1. Animé
2. Très calme
3. Simple et sans hâte
4. Animé
Camille Saint-Saëns
Piano Quartet in B flat Major, Op. 41
5. Allegretto
6. Andante maesteso ma con moto
7. Poco allegro più tosto moderato
8. Allegro


Total time: 9:21:44
Release date: 2009
UPC: 053479090829

[This box set] consolidates twenty years of recording activity that reveals consistency, tonal homogeneity and a probing attitude to the repertoire, as well as a dignified approach to the established canon.
— Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International

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